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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.
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.
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.