September 23, 2001 New England Patriots vs. N.Y. Jets Full Ticket w/Tom Brady Autograph – Brady Replaces an Injured Bledsoe - Signed "Tom Brady – The Beginning" – BGS 10 GEM MINT AUTO/BGS AUTHENTIC FULL TICKET
THE GOAT'S BEGINNING!!! This significant September 23, 2001 Full Ticket represents the game that Tom Brady replaced Drew Bledsoe as the Patriots' starting quarterback; Drew Bledsoe who suffered a crippling-like hit at the hands of N.Y. Jets linebacker Mo Lewis. Brady would enter the game in the later 3rd quarter and could not generate enough offense to best the Jets who would win the Foxboro game 10-3. Brady would only complete 5 of 10 passes for a meager 46 yards, yet the following week, he would step up his game in his inaugural starting-roll to lead New England to a dominating 44-13 win over the Colts (that game's ticket is also presented in this auction). This most significant Full Ticket offering for that historical N.Y. Jets game has been signed "Tom Brady – The Beginning" in bold blue sharpie.
Authenticated and encapsulated by the renowned Beckett Grading Service (BGS), revealing a perfect BGS 10 GEM MINT assessment! It truly represents the beginning of what ultimately becomes an unparalleled career with virtually every astute football enthusiast listing Brady as the NFL's greatest all-time NFL quarterback. Issued by Ticketmaster, its imposing aesthetics are highlighted by the previously mentioned BGS 10 autograph and salutation, with no glaring surface flaws evident on either side. Seating information includes "SECTION 312: ROW 12; SEAT 6", and both the upper and lower edges reflect standard perforations. The first game played at Foxboro in 2001, it conjures up vivid memories of how the GOAT stepped in for starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe, and similar to Lou Gehrig replacing Wally Pipp at first base, Brady would never look back throughout his remarkable career!
MIN BID $1,000