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Lot # 5: Tom Brady's First Career Touchdown Football (Photo-Matched)

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $75,000.00

Bids: 33 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Mid-Spring Classic 2021",
which ran from 5/9/2021 7:00 PM to
6/4/2021 11:00 PM

The most historic football to ever surface and quite possibly the most important football artifact ever offered in a public auction - very literally a one-of-a kind piece of global sports history - the FIRST EVER TOUCHDOWN ball from Tom Brady's elite career! Who could have imagined what was to follow when, on October 14th, 2001 against the San Diego Chargers, the man who would become the GOAT threw a perfect 21-yard spiral to Terry Glenn for his first career touchdown in a 29-26 victory at Foxboro Stadium. In his excitement over the second-quarter strike, Glenn caught the ball and proceeded to throw it into the stands - this is that ball and it has been tucked away since. The Official NFL (Tagliabue) Wilson football has "PATS" handwritten in black marker near the laces and a faint "17" can be seen written on the opposite side, consistent with identifying team game balls. Of the all-time record 581 regular-season touchdown balls that TB12 has accounted for, it must again be stressed that this is the very first. Among the staggering numbers and accomplishments that go with his 10 Super Bowl appearances, seven Championships, and five SB MVP awards, his astounding 83 career playoff TD tosses (and counting?) nearly doubles his nearest Hall of Fame caliber contenders (Joe Montana and Aaron Rodgers - 45 each). Simply one of the most significant game-used milestone items extant in any sport. Photo-matched perfectly to Terry Glenn celebrating in the end zone (Getty 147171835).

NOTE: This ball will come with a notarized letter from the consignor. 

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