A Tom Brady rookie card has sold for a record amount as the trading card market continues to boom.
According to a report from ESPN.com, an autographed 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket card that is one of just 100 copies produced sold on Friday for a whopping $2.25 million.
A similar card had previously sold in March for $1.32 million.
The previous record is believed to have been a Patrick Mahomes autographed card that was one of five which sold for $861,000 at the beginning of February.
While the price is astronomical, those who auctioned off the card are not surprised.
“I wasn’t shocked (by the price), but I was certainly surprised,” Lelands president Mike Heffner said. “I know the market is headed upward, especially with rare and desirable cards such as that one, but I didn’t really anticipate it. I had an inkling just feeling the performance of the other cards over the past month, it was certainly a possibility but these modern cards are definitely for real.”
The most expensive trading card to ever sell was a one-of-a-kind and features the NBA Logoman patch from a game-worn Dallas Mavericks jersey along with Doncic’s signature. The card came from a box of 2018-2019 Panini National Treasures Basketball and was first opened in May 2019.
At the end of February, the card sold for a whopping $4.6 million.
The card is the second most expensive trading card ever, just behind a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card that sold for $5.2 million. Rounding out the top three is a 2009 Mike Trout Superfractor that sold for $2.9 million.