Tom Brady rookie card sells for $400,000

A Tom Brady rookie card has sold at auction for $400,100, the highest auction price in history for a football card.

Sold in a joint operation by PWCC Marketplace and ebay, the card is part of the ultra-rare 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket. Only 100 copies of the card were produced, and only two, including the one just sold, have been graded at 9 or higher.

“The offered BGS 9 is the highest graded example in the books, matched by only one other copy,” PWCC said in its listing. “Arguably the single finest example in the world and boasting many attributes of a GEM MINT card. While we see faint wisps of corner wear, the overall presentation is undeniably pack fresh.” (Friends, strive to live your life so that you’re always described as “pack fresh.”)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: 2019 Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen arrive at the Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen arrive at the Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Gisele Bündchen after his 13-3 win against Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bundchen after the Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bündchen after the Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 3: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady kisses his wife Gisele Bundchen following Patriots training camp at the Gillette Stadium practice facility in Foxborough, MA on Aug. 3, 2018. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (Photo by Angela WEISS / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Angela WEISS has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Gisele Bundchen] instead of [Gisele Brundchen]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - MAY 01 : Co-Chairperson Gisele Bundchen (L) and Tom Brady (R) attend the 'Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala 2017 at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, United States on May 01, 2017. (Photo by Philip Rock/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: NFL player Tom Brady (L) and model Gisele Bundchen attend 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with wife Gisele Bundchen and daughter Vivian Brady after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Tom Brady, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Gisele Bundchen and Jordan Spieth attend the Under Armour Boston Brand House Opening Celebration on November 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Under Armour)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Gisele Bundchen, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Tom Brady attend the Under Armour Boston Brand House Opening Celebration on November 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Under Armour)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Professional Football player Tom Brady and wife, model Gisele Bundchen attend National Geographic's 'Years Of Living Dangerously' new season world premiere at the American Museum of Natural History on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Executive producer and YEARS correspondent Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attendsNational Geographic's 'Years Of Living Dangerously' Season 2 World Premiere at American Museum of Natural History on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: NFL player Tom Brady (L) and model Gisele Bundchen attend National Geographic's 'Years Of Living Dangerously' new season world premiere at American Museum of Natural History on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
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"This sale was record-setting but also largely predicted," PWCC Marketplace CEO Brett Huigens said in a statement, per ESPN. "The trading card market is rapidly maturing among tangible asset investors and record prices are becoming increasingly frequent, especially among the market's most desired issues."

PWCC’s description dubbed it “certainly the most important modern football card ever auctioned publicly.”

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