Rookie Card Year: 2000
Investment Rating: 8.0
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.
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
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
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
2013 TOPPS 100 TOM BRADY WHITE JERSEY PSA 10
2013 TOPPS 100 TOM BRADY WHITE JERSEY PSA 9 Mint
2014 PRESTIGE DRAFT DAY LOT (24): RUSSELL WILSON TOM BRADY GORE MATHIEU MJD +++
2013 TOPPS PLATINUM 74 TOM BRADY PSA 10 Pop 2
Tom Brady Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
- 2000 Bowman #236
- 2000 Collector's Edge Supreme #176 (/2000)
- 2000 Donruss #230 (/1325)
- 2000 Fleer Tradition #352
- 2000 Leaf Quantum Leaf #343
- 2000 Metal #267
- 2000 Pacific #403
- 2000 Pacific Aurora #84
- 2000 Pacific Crown Royale #110
- 2000 Pacific Paramount #138
- 2000 Score #316
- 2000 SkyBox Dominion #234
- 2000 SkyBox Impact #27
- 2000 Ultra #234
- 2000 Upper Deck Encore #254
- 2000 Upper Deck Victory #326
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
- 2000 Bowman Chrome #236
- 2000 Donruss Elite #183 #/1500
- 2000 E-X #122 #/1500
- 2000 Fleer Mystique #103 #/2000
- 2000 Fleer Showcase #136 #/2000
- 2000 Leaf Certified #207 #/1500
- 2000 Leaf Rookies and Stars #134 #/1000
- 2000 Pacific Omega #191 #/500 with Chris Redman
- 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects #156 #/1000
- 2000 Pacific Private Stock Retail #128 #/650
- 2000 Pacific Vanguard #139 #/762
- 2000 Playoff Absolute #195 #/3000
- 2000 Playoff Momentum #180 #/750
- 2000 Playoff Prestige #286 #/2500
- 2000 UD Graded #104 #/1325
- 2000 UD Ionix #77 #/2000
- 2000 Ultimate Victory #146 #/2000
- 2000 Upper Deck #254
- 2000 Upper Deck Black Diamond #126 #/2400
- 2000 Upper Deck Gold Reserve #215 #/2500
Premium Rookie Cards
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
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:
- Over-sized letter "T", not connected
- Scribbled "om"
- Pronounced "B"
- Line coming off the letter "B" into a looping motion for the letter "y"
- Often accompanied by his jersey number "12"
Signed Football Pricing:
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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:
Signed Helmet Pricing (Full-size and Mini):
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
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
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