Come together to own a piece of professional football legend. Part of a game day uniform worn, autographed and personalized by star quarterback Tom Brady is on sale at Goldin Auctions, the manager of which expects the item to sell at seven figures.
“I wouldn’t be shocked if the sale price hit US $ 1 million,” says Ken Goldin, founder and executive chairman of the collectibles and collectible cards marketplace. “I would be pleasantly surprised. But I wouldn’t be shocked if he approached the million mark.
As of Tuesday afternoon, and with nearly two weeks remaining, 13 offers had brought the price up to US $ 280,000.
Its unique status helps to increase the value of the jersey. Brady wore the black Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey emblazoned with his iconic No.12 when he led the team to a 44-27 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on January 3. The victory came just weeks before Brady. spearheaded the Bucs’ 31-9 Super Bowl victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Florida.
Brady personalized the Bucs shirt in an unprecedented way, notes Goldin’s promotional material. He recorded his match day stats (26/41 for 399 yards and 4 TDs) as well as SB LV MVP, then added GOAT, a self-referential nod to his widely recognized status as the greatest of all the time.
Goldin believes the size 44 Nike jersey, which the auction house said was ‘matched in the photo by Sports Investors Authentication,’ represents the only time Brady has put GOAT on a jersey he has sweated for. a match.
“No one has brought to our attention another element used by the game they wrote about (GOAT),” Goldin explains. “It’s very unusual for an active player to call himself the greatest of all time. It could be something Muhammad Ali would do. But not an active football player.
The fact that a Brady jersey is for sale is a rarity in itself, according to Goldin. “Brady is making it public that he keeps all of his things, so his things are not available,” he said. He especially keeps all of his key playing elements.
Fanatics, a leading player in licensed sporting goods with headquarters in several cities including New York City, was instrumental in landing the jersey in Goldin. “Brady had a marketing deal with Fanatics,” Goldin explains, “and my client was able to acquire the Fanatics jersey. ”
Goldin sold “a decent amount of Brady items,” he says. “However, they haven’t increased in the past few years, not since the market exploded.” Brady’s game day jersey is part of a large holiday auction that ends Jan. 8.
Goldin does not expect Brady’s item to be the Greatest Of Auction Tackles (GOAT) in this sale. “In fact, I expect it to be maybe the second or third most expensive item,” he says. “We have a LeBron James rookie card here that could approach $ 2 million.
Listed as an “Exquisite Collection” UD 2003-04 Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) card, the auction Tuesday afternoon was US $ 780,000.