The jersey that adorned Tom Brady, a five-time Super Bowl MVP, during the concluding game of his illustrious 23-season career is set to take center stage at RM Sotheby’s Las Vegas auction on November 17. This historic garment was worn by the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer as he and his team squared off against the Dallas Cowboys in Florida on January 16, 2023. During the NFC Wildcard Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium, the iconic quarterback set a record with 351 passing yards and scored two touchdowns. Despite the Buccaneers losing 31 to 16, this jersey signifies a pivotal moment in Brady’s legendary NFL journey.
The size 44 jersey prominently displays his renowned number 12 and captain’s patch, showcasing the battle scars of the game in the form of grass stains and field marks. RM Sotheby’s estimates its worth to be between $1.5 million and $2.5 million, potentially making it the most expensive football jersey ever to be sold. (Currently, the record is held by a Joe Montana jersey that sold for $1.2 million at Goldin earlier this year.)
Before his stint with the Buccaneers, Brady spent two decades with the New England Patriots, where he solidified his status as a football powerhouse. With unwavering leadership and an unmatched competitive spirit, he has amassed no fewer than 17 NFL records. In early 2023, Brady announced his retirement via social media, stating on Instagram, “I’ll get straight to the point… I’m retiring. For good.”
Even in retirement, the athlete remains as active as ever. He is engaged in at least five entrepreneurial ventures, including the Brady clothing line and an NFT platform named Autograph. Additionally, he has developed a reputation as a discerning watch collector.
The Las Vegas auction on November 17 will not only feature Tom Brady’s jersey but also include F1 racer Lewis Hamilton’s 2013 Mercedes-Benz F1 W04. The car is anticipated to fetch between $10 million and $15 million. Mark your calendars for this exciting event on November 17.