Tom Brady Football Cards, Rookie Card Checklist and Memorabilia Guide

Tom Brady

Date of Birth: 8/3/1977
Rookie Card Year: 2000
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

His on-field success and red carpet lifestyle off the field has insured that Tom Brady cards and memorabilia are high-stakes investments. Playing in a major market like Boston and being a Michigan Wolverines alumni means Brady has tons of fans and collectors. All of his rookie cards debuted in 2000. Most notable is his card #144 from 2000 Playoff Contenders. It is the only autographed Tom Brady rookie card and commands big dollars on the secondary market.

Despite the number of other cards produced during his rookie campaign, high-grade samples continue to increase in value. Being a three-time Super Bowl Champion in New England means your autographed material is always in demand. Single-signed and team signed balls from the championship years carry a premium.

Top 3 Tom Brady Rookie Football Cards

Population reports current as of 10/13.

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady RC #144 Autograph

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady 215x300 Image

Tom Brady's definitive rookie card, it is his only one that's autographed. As such, it commands top dollar on the secondary market. Featuring a young Brady in a classic drop back stance, the Rookie Ticket motif is a collector favorite. His popularity amongst fans and collectors creates huge demand for this card that cannot keep up with supply.

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 453
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 14
Mint 9: 185

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 105
Gem Mint 10: 12
Mint 9: 17

2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady RC #236

2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady RC 215x300 Image

This is certainly not one his most expensive, but it's definitely one of the most popular Tom Brady rookie cards. Featuring the iconic, Chrome card stock and being part of the Bowman brand ensures that this card is a staple of a lot of Tom Brady collection. The card also grades very well in high condition making it a favorite of graded rookie card collectors.

2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 2,010
Pristine 10: 89
Gem Mint 9.5: 1,015
Mint 9: 624

2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady RC  PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 705
Gem Mint 10: 134
Mint 9: 261

2000 Leaf Limited #378 Tom Brady RC #/350

200 Leaf Limited Tom Brady 215x300 Image

This is one of Tom Brady's most limited, rookie cards, hence the name. With just 350 serial numbered copies in existence, much of its value comes from its rarity.

2000 Leaf Limited Tom Brady RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 59
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 9
Mint 9: 28

2000 Leaf Limited Tom Brady RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 27
Gem Mint 10: 11
Mint 9: 11

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TOM BRADY Patriots 2006 UD Exquisite Collection Foursomes Quad Patch 15 15 SP
$69.99
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Tom Brady 2000 Skybox Dominion RC Lot(2) New England Patriots
$32.95
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2005 Topps Turkey Red Red #157 Tom Brady
$5.00
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TOM BRADY Leaf ROOKIE STAR Football Card NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
$9.99
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Tom Brady - 2003 - Score - 81 - Patriots
$5.95
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Tom Brady - 2003 - Topps Total - 299 - Patriots
$5.95
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TOM BRADY NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS CARD LOT REFRACTOR XFACTOR & MORE
$10.00
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2004 Playoff Class reunion Honors dual jersey Tom Brady, Chad Pennington 148 150
$9.50
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2008 TOPPS CHROME TC3 TOM BRADY - GOLD REFRACTOR PSA 9
$44.95
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TOM BRADY Pats 2000 Aurora Rookie #84 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002 to 2013
$27.74
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TOM BRADY 2000 Dominion Rookie Card #234 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002-2013
$18.74
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TOM BRADY 2000 Fleer Tradition GLOSSY Rookie #352 SP RC + 12 Cards 2002-2013 !!
$20.99
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TOM BRADY 2000 Press Pass Rookie #37 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002 to 2013
$22.49
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2005 Finest Refractors Tom Brady #105 New England Patriots BGS BCCG 10 DO38271
$12.99
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2004 TOPPS CHROME RING OF HONOR #RH-38 TOM BRADY PATRIOTS PSA 10 F1603682
$7.99
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TOM BRADY 2000 Fleer Tradition Rookie #352 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002-2013
$18.74
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Rookie Cards

Tom Brady Rookie Card Checklist

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Tom Brady 2000 Skybox Dominion RC Lot(2) New England Patriots
$32.95
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TOM BRADY Leaf ROOKIE STAR Football Card NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
$9.99
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TOM BRADY Pats 2000 Aurora Rookie #84 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002 to 2013
$27.74
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TOM BRADY 2000 Dominion Rookie Card #234 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002-2013
$18.74
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TOM BRADY 2000 Fleer Tradition GLOSSY Rookie #352 SP RC + 12 Cards 2002-2013 !!
$20.99
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TOM BRADY 2000 Press Pass Rookie #37 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002 to 2013
$22.49
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TOM BRADY 2000 Fleer Tradition Rookie #352 SP RC + 12 Cards Every Year 2002-2013
$18.74
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2000 DONRUSS TOM BRADY NE PATRIOTS ROOKIE RC 568 1325 RARE!!! PSA NM 7 GRADED!!
$324.99
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Tom Brady 2000 Upper Deck Rookie
$49.95
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2000 SKYBOX IMPACT TOM BRADY ROOKIE
$9.00
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2000 E-X Tom Brady Rookie Graded BGS 9 Mint SN# 808 1500
$175.00
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2000 Tom Brady Bowman RC #236... Graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint w all 9.5
$179.99
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2000 Press Pass Platinum Blue Parallel #37 Tom Brady RC Michigan Patriots Rookie
$19.99
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TOM BRADY 2000 UPPER DECK VINTAGE # 1000 ROOKIE BGS BCCG 10 SP #14!
$199.99
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Tom Brady 2000 Collector's Edge Supreme RC #1469 2000 UNGRADED MINT
$79.99
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2000 Paramount TOM BRADY Rookie RC #138 BGS 9.5 {Inv# G4456}
$99.99
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Autograph Guide

Tom Brady Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Tom Brady autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Cut Signature Exemplar

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Tom Brady Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tom Brady signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Over-sized letter "T", not connected
  2. Scribbled "om"
  3. Pronounced "B"
  4. Line coming off the letter "B" into a looping motion for the letter "y"
  5. Often accompanied by his jersey number "12"

Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Tom Brady Signed Footballs

Tom Brady Signed Football 260x291 Image  Tom Brady Signed Football LOA 210x300 Image    Tom Brady Signed Football Close up 260x173 Image  Tom Brady Signed Football w tciker 260x166 Image

Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Tom Brady Signed Jerseys

Tom Brady Signed Jersey 213x300 Image  Tom Brady Signed Jersey w LOA 260x197 Image  Tom Brady Jersey Tag 260x107 Image

Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

Active Listings for Tom Brady Signed Photographs

Tom Brady Signed Photo 225x300 Image  Tom Brady Signed Photo COA 225x300 Image

Signed Helmet Pricing (Full-size and Mini):

Active Listings for Tom Brady Signed Helmets

Tom Brady Signed Helmet 260x258 Image  Tom Brady igned Helmet Close up 260x195 Image

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TOM BRADY Signed New England Patriots "SB 38 MVP" Proline Helmet TriStar
$1,495.00
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TOM BRADY Signed New England Patriots "2007 NFL MVP" Proline Helmet TriStar
$1,495.00
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TOM BRADY Signed New England Patriots "SB 36 MVP" Proline Helmet TriStar
$1,495.00
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TOM BRADY Hand Signed Authentic Super Bowl XXXIX 3X Champions Football TriStar
$850.00
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TOM BRADY Signed Proline Authentic Revolution Proline Helmet TriStar
$1,295.00
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Tom Brady Signed 2000 Paramount Rookie Card BGS 9 Auto Patriots JSA Cert #X83558
$499.99
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TOM BRADY DREW BLEDSOE Signed AUTO WILSON NFL FOOTBALL PSA DNA LOA HUGE AUTO
$350.00
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TOM BRADY SIGNED SUPER BOWL TICKET JSA AUTH PATRIOTS FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPH XXXIX NE
$799.99
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Tom Brady Signed Michigan Football - JSA GAI
$385.00
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Tom Brady Signed Helmet with "3X SB Dynasty" Very Rare - MM And JSA Full Letter
$1,295.00
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TOM BRADY Hand Signed Authentic Super Bowl 38 Football TriStar
$995.00
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TOM BRADY Hand Signed New England Patriots Proline Helmet TriStar
$1,295.00
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Tom Brady Autographed Patriots NFL Jersey PSA DNA COA Signed
$712.00
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New England Patriots Tom Brady Autograph Signed Auto Riddell Mini Helmet JSA COA
$499.99
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DREW BREES AUTOGRAPH SIGNED TRISTAR JERSEY & BREES HOLOGRAM NOT TOM BRADY
$174.95
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TOM BRADY SIGNED MICHIGAN WOLVERINES F S AUTHENTIC PROLINE HELMET TRISTAR
$1,099.99
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Fan Shop

Tom Brady Fan Shop Apparel and Souvenir Guide

Due to Tom Brady's tenured career,  he has a wide array of jerseys and other NFL licensed apparel available. Additionally, fan shop items ranging from bobble heads to home and office decor make great gifts, with something for the fan or collector on your list. Manning has played with just one NFL team, the New England Patriots. He led the Michigan Wolverines during is collegiate days. Jerseys and other items can be found for both of the teams that he has played for in his career.

Jerseys and Apparel

Manufacturers: Nike, Reebok, Adidas

Nike is currently the licensed provider of NFL jerseys. However, the league has also had licenses with Reebok and Adidas. Tom Brady's earlier New England patriots jersey's were made by Reebok, while the majority of his collegiate jerseys from Michigan were made by Adidas.

The current Nike jerseys are available in three styles each with lightweight and moisture-resistant fabric. Nike's Game jersey has numbers that are screen printed and is perfect for everyday wear. The Nike Limited jersey is a higher quality design, with a tailored fit and twill numbers. Nike's Elite jersey is the closest thing you can find to what the pros wear every game. With features that include twill numbers, airflow ventilation, and a durable, stretch-resistant material, you'll look like a pro.

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Bobbleheads and Figures

Like other players of his stature, Tom Brady has been immortalized in 3D likeness with numerous bobbleheads, figures, and toys. Some of the more popular being his bobbleheads by Forever Collectibles and Fanatics along with  his SportsPicks action figures from McFarlane.

Manufacturers: Forever Collectibles, Fanatics, McFarlane SportsPicks, Oyo, Starting Lineups, Upper Deck

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Photographs, Framed Pieces and Posters

The most important thing to keep in mind when buying any kind of NFL photographic piece is that it be officially licensed by the league. This can, typically, be determined by whether or not the image comes with an NFL hologram. Some of the more notable rights holders are listed below.

Rights Holders: PhotoFile, ProLook, Highland Mint, Mounted Memories, Tristar

Tom Brady Photo 239x300 Image  Tom Brady Poster 260x260 Image

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EUC Reebok NFL Equipment XXL NE Patriots HOF Tom Brady #12 Jersey Blue
$79.99
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New England Patriots Tom Brady Navy Blue Nike Game Jersey size 52
$70.00
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New England Patriots NFL EQUIPMENT Stitched Football Jersey (#12 Brady) Size 60
$99.99
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Tom Brady New England Patriots - Nike Elite Authentic Jersey Size 48 100% Legit
$159.99
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Nike New England Patriots alternate RED Tom Brady NFL jersey Large Super Bowl
$89.99
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New England Patriots NFL EQUIPMENT Stitched Football Jersey #12 Brady Sz60 NWOT
$61.99
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Tom Brady New England Patriots Nike Elite Authentic Jersey Size 52 Legit
$149.99
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NFL Players TOM BRADY No. 12 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (LG) Baseball Jersey
$100.00
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REEBOK NFL Equipment OnField Stitched Jersey - Tom Brady #12 - Size XL
$88.88
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NEW RARE NIKE LIMITED LIGHTS OUT BLACK PATRIOTS # 12 BRADY SEWN JERSEY SIZE 52
$99.99
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Nike Men's New England Patriots Tom Brady Elite Throwback AFL Jersey
$150.00
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Mitchell And Ness Tom Brady Throwback Jersey Size 50
$75.00
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