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Tom Brady and his top 3 rookie cards

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It’s hard to argue against Tom Brady being the GOAT of NFL quarterbacks, especially after seeing his conference championship performance against the Kansas City Chiefs (2019).

He already has five Super Bowl rings and named the MVP of the Super Bowl four of those times.

He’ll be going for his sixth ring in Super Bowl 53, but win or lose, you can bet his rookie cards will continue to increase in value.

Here are his three best rookie cards in our opinion (with links to bid or buy below).

1. 2000 Playoff Contenders #144

Let’s start with arguably his most valuable (at least financially), which is hands down the 2000 Playoff Contenders rookie card.

It’s considered his only autographed rookie card plus the Playoff Contenders set is popular amongst rookie football card collectors. Any well-graded card currently has tremendous value (particularly those graded mint or higher).

Plus there’s a parallel “Championship Ticket” set, which is numbered to 100. A high grade on those will cost six-figures.

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady ROOKIE RC AUTO #144 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$2,500,000.00  
End Date: Thursday Sep-02-2021 15:15:54 EDT
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2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady ROOKIE RC AUTO #144 PSA 9 MINT

$500,000.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-28-2021 22:17:39 EDT
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2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Auto Rookie #144 RC PSA Auth 10 Autograph

$42,500.00  
End Date: Wednesday Sep-01-2021 19:28:36 EDT
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TOM BRADY 2000 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS BGS 9 10 AUTO ROOKIE RC SUBS 9.5 9 9 9 NO 8.5s

$149,999.99  
End Date: Friday Aug-20-2021 01:39:07 EDT
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Tom Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders ROOKIE RC PSA/DNA 9 AUTO #144 PSA Authentic

$33,313.13  
End Date: Saturday Aug-21-2021 15:13:39 EDT
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Tom Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders Auto Rookie Ticket PSA Authentic 10 Auto RC

$50,000.00  
End Date: Monday Aug-30-2021 18:38:24 EDT
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2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket #144 Tom Brady RC AUTO PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA

$400,000.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-11-2021 10:29:19 EDT
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2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket #144 TOM BRADY RC Rookie Signed AUTO

$27,000.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-08-2021 08:53:49 EDT
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2. 2000 SP Authentic #118

While the SP Authentic brand might be more popular for hockey card collectors, this one is still in great demand from those chasing rookie football cards.

In particular, Brady’s rookie card, numbered to 1250, is sought after by many collectors.

While not as costly as his autographed Playoff Contenders rookie, this will still cost you in the thousands for well-graded cards.

2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 PSA 9 MINT

$35,000.00  
End Date: Friday Sep-03-2021 18:44:02 EDT
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2000 SP Authentic 🔥TOM BRADY ROOKIE RC🔥 /1250 #118 PSA 9 MINT - **MUST HAVE**

$35,000.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-08-2021 22:26:14 EDT
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2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

$74,999.99  
End Date: Thursday Sep-02-2021 21:26:19 EDT
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Tom Brady 2000 SP RC Authentic ORIGINAL Print PSA 9 Mint! 

$29,000.00  
End Date: Wednesday Sep-01-2021 11:33:44 EDT
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2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$165,000.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-21-2021 00:05:26 EDT
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2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+

$20,000.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-25-2021 12:49:29 EDT
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2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$132,000.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-15-2021 15:17:42 EDT
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2000 Sp Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 BGS 10 PRISTINE

$400,000.00  
End Date: Monday Aug-23-2021 18:18:55 EDT
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3. 2000 Bowman Chrome #236

Compared to the other two aforementioned rookie cards, here’s one that’s more affordable and definitely more accessible.

It’s not serial numbered (neither the base or refractor parallel), but the graded cards still holds its value well.

The shiny Bowman Chrome stock is a nice added touch.

2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady ROOKIE RC #236 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$15,400.00  (31 bids)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-04-2021 21:00:23 EDT

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Tom Brady Buccaneers 2000 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card Rc # 236 PSA 9 Mint

$5,295.00  
End Date: Thursday Aug-05-2021 12:47:19 EDT
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2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady ROOKIE RC #236 PSA 9 MINT

$5,899.00  
End Date: Thursday Aug-05-2021 20:03:39 EDT
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2000 Bowman Chrome 236 Tom Brady BGS 8.5 NM - Mint RC Rookie Card

$7,999.99  
End Date: Friday Aug-06-2021 03:54:35 EDT
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2000 Bowman 236 Tom Brady BGS 8.5 Gem Mint RC Rookie Card

$5,999.99  
End Date: Friday Aug-06-2021 03:56:17 EDT
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