Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI jersey is worth a small fortune

Someone apparently took New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey from his locker after the game, and whoever did it stole something Houston police say is worth a half a million dollars.

According to Syan Rhodes of KPRC2 in Houston, the police report for Brady’s missing jersey values the “Shirt/Blouse/T-Shirt” at a cool $500,000. More than two weeks after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI, the jersey is still missing.

Pretty big markup from the Brady jerseys you can buy at the team store.

While the Honus Wagner baseball card would laugh at a mere $500,000, it seems high for a jersey from 2017. Some jerseys have been auctioned for more but most of them are almost a century old and worn by Babe Ruth, including a 1920 jersey that went for $4.4 million. But Brady’s jersey is certainly valuable, and probably more valuable now that it has a story attached to it.

USA Today quoted Josh Evans, the founder and chairman of the auction website Lelands.com, as saying Brady’s jersey could sell for a million in an auction. Before the theft, Evans said it might have been worth about $250,000.

The jersey is infamous due to the bold theft, and whoever has it owns a $500,000 (or more) article of memorabilia he or she can’t sell or display because it was obtained illegally. Smart.

Given that Brady wore that jersey as he won his record-setting fifth Super Bowl, he probably couldn’t even put a price on it, no matter how high that price is getting.

Tom Brady had his Super Bowl LI jersey stolen. (AP)
Tom Brady had his Super Bowl LI jersey stolen. (AP)

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