Days ahead of Super Bowl LII, a Tom Brady rookie card has fetched $250,000 on eBay.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the card sold on Thursday (Feb. 1), and set a new record for the highest price paid for a Brady collectible and second-highest paid for a modern-day sports card.
The card is a Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket championship version, which is limited to just 100 produced. This version was give a grade of 9 MINT by Beckett.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 2, 2018
The previous high for a Brady collectible was as a game-used jersey, which sold for $57,500 last February. The highest amount paid for modern-day card was $312,000 in 2016 for a 1 of 1 LeBron “Logoman” rookie card.
Apparently, the collector Joe Prizio says he bought the card three years ago for $15,000.
“I wanted to enjoy Brady cards, but I also wanted to make good investments,” he said. “Brady, in the card world, is now being mentioned in the same breath as Jordan and Mickey Mantle.”
This sale comes just days before Brady will go for his sixth Super Bowl ring.