Lot # 159: November 23, 2000 Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots Full Ticket w/Tom Brady Autograph – Tom Brady NFL Debut – PSA 7 NM Ticket Grade/PSA 9 MINT AUTO Grade – “POP 5”; Only 2 PSA Examples Graded Higher!

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $1,750.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM




(LOT 159)
November 23, 2000 Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots Full Ticket w/Tom Brady Autograph – Tom Brady NFL Debut – PSA 7 NM Ticket Grade/PSA 9 MINT AUTO Grade – "POP 5"; Only 2 PSA Examples Graded Higher!

BRADY'S NFL DEBUT!!! The undisputed "GOAT" of the NFL, Tom Brady's unparalleled career got off to a slow start, with Brady designated as New England's fourth string quarterback behind Drew Bledsoe, John Friesz and Michael Bishop. His official NFL debut came on November 23, 2000, when he entered the traditional Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions at the renowned Silverdome. Brady completed his first pass to tight-end Rod Rutledge for six yards, finishing the game 1-for-3 passing in the Patriots 34-9 loss. The following 2001 campaign, due to an early season injury to Bledsoe, Brady would take over as New England's starting QB and lead the Patriots to their first championship, besting the St. Louis Rams on February 3, 2002 in Super Bowl XXXVI by a 20-17 score.

As a grand memento from Brady's historical NFL debut against the Lions, presented here is an outstanding PSA 7 NEAR-MINT Full Ticket that has been boldly signed "Tom Brady – NFL Debut". PSA has appropriately assigned a "9 MINT" assessment for the bold blue sharpie signature, and the overall awe-inspiring aesthetics are consistent with the esteemed "7" ticket grade. One of only five PSA encapsulated copies, it has been bested by a mere two examples, with these population figures not taking into account the additional scarcity of the Tom Brady signature. The ticket itself has eluded any notable flaws, with the crisp surfaces, sparkling silver/blue hues, and fine edging all supporting the highly coveted "NM" assessment. Brady's unprecedented seven Super Bowl wins and countless passing records including most lifetime completions, yards and touchdowns truly substantiate his all-time pinnacle NFL standing, with his unrivaled playing career commencing the Thanksgiving Day 2000 game this full ticket represents!

MIN BID $1,750
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