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The interest of sports collectables -particularly sports cards – has waned some over the past decade when card and memorabilia shops were a common sight around most U.S. cities.

But when it comes to Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, the interest is as strong as ever. In fact, record-setting strong.

Brady’s rookie card recently sold at auction for a record $1.32 million and that price is believed to be the highest price paid for a football card, soaring past the previous record by nearly $500,000.

Big Brady fan and known card collector James Park, purchased the card.

“I lived in Boston for 10 years and so am a huge fan of Brady,” Parks said. “I’ve also had a love of collecting cards since I was a kid. Given Brady’s uncontested status as GOAT in football, this card is an important piece of sports history and of any collection.”

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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Dave
6 months ago

Man, I was a sport card collecting junkie when i was a kid. There was a a card shop directly across the street from my elementary school. And I’d save my lunch money every day and always go to the card shop and buy 4 packs of cards, an apple juice, and a bag of wise chips. The amount of cards I had was endless. And the amount of really really valuable cards I had at some point is depressing. I’m talking rookie cards of some of the greats. Ken Griffey Jr, Derek Jeter, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Garnett, Barry Bonds.… Read more »

scubog
Reply to  Dave
6 months ago

Me too, Wish I’d kept my 67 RS Camaro too.

chefboho
Reply to  Dave
6 months ago

Me too cuz. I collected every baseball card I could get my hands on. Comics too. I just sold the upper deck SP Derek Jeter for $700. I just bought a Mike Evans signed rookie card along with a signed Vita Vea and Devin White signed rookie cards. I’ll hold on to them and hope one day I can sell them for me daughters college tuition lol

Dave
Reply to  chefboho
6 months ago

Oh nice dude! Not a bad haul. Yeah I’m trying to think what my most valuable card I had was. God I had too many to name. One card I know that’s sold for a decent chunk of change, is the 89 UD K.Griffey Jr RC. I’ve heard of it being sold for $6500 at a 10 PSA. Mine was at minimum, 8 PSA. If not a 9 or 10. So who knows how much I could have gotten for it. Probably at least $5000. And I also had a Derek Jeter rookie card. I remember that I got a… Read more »

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Hammerhead
6 months ago

Guy could have financed 27 Habitat For Humanity homes for the money he spent on a piece of card stock with a picture on it.

AlbJack65
Reply to  Hammerhead
6 months ago

Free enterprise man. Not really anyone’s business what the guy spends his money on as long as it’s legal. A cat with that kind of money has most likely purchased homes, cars, boats, furniture and who knows what else that generates good paying jobs where people don’t need Habitat for Humanity homes. Besides, you have no idea how much the guy donates to charities. None of us do. Charity donations are supposed to be made in private because it’s the right thing to do, not announced to the world for glory and accolades.

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