Tom Brady is the greatest … just take a look at his autograph prices


You probably have seen all of the on-field superlatives that add to the legacy of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and that debate that’s really not a debate at all.

If he wasn’t already (he was), his team’s overtime victory in Super Bowl LI solidified that status on Sunday night in Houston — but that’s not the only way that it’s obvious that he’s the best.

The easiest way to know is to look at his autograph fees … and, yes, he still signs.

Minutes after the final touchdown, TRISTAR revealed its plans for a private singing with Brady next month with orders due by March 15. His prices aren’t dramatically higher than in the past but it’s $849 for a signed 8-by-10 Super Bowl photo or $50 more for a photo twice as big. Mini helmets will cost you $899, while official NFL balls, Nike replica jerseys and full-size replica helmets are $999. An authentic  helmet or Nike jersey is $1,199. His inscriptions noting this win or others are where the extra cost comes in — those are $299 or $399 depending on the phrase. You can see them all here.

There is a cheaper way to get a Brady graph via TRISTAR — you can mail in your own items for a slightly lower rate. The starting price there is $499 to sign your licensed football card. More info here.

s-l1600-2Finding a Brady autograph in a pack of cards is not impossible (though it’s not easy, either) as he’s found in low volume in Panini America‘s NFL releases and he’s appeared on just under 1,000 different low-volume autographs in the last 17 years. Many of them will cost you dearly — just not as much as the asking prices on those 2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Card autos. (Those are insane.) The cheapest price on a low-end Brady certified auto will be at least $400 on eBay — and that’s if they actually deliver.

TRISTAR also isn’t alone selling Brady (and other Patriots) Super Bowl items as Steiner Sports also had its sales push in email inboxes minutes after the game. Prices are essentially the same with a Super Bowl logo helmet at $1,199 and footballs at $999 — from a number of past Super Bowls, too.

None of those other top names from past Super Bowl championships — Montana, Bradshaw and, well, all the rest — come close.

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