One of just 20 special football cards from the year Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl is coming up for auction. The 2002 Topps Finest X-Fractor card is expected to draw six figures, underscoring the hot market for memorabilia associated with the quarterback dubbed the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time, said Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction. Brady won his first Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2002.
He’s competing with Father Time and on the verge of winning by doing exactly what he set out to do — playing until age 45. It’s not in Brady’s nature or his DNA to leave another MVP-caliber season and Super Bowl run on the cutting-room floor of his career. Plus, there’s no better testimonial for the TB12 Method and his work with guru Alex Guerrero or advertising for BRADY brand, his new apparel line, than Brady continuing to play at the highest level.
Tom Brady may retire from the NFL this offseason, but the truth is, he’s been living in his own world for years. Through self-produced docuseries and projects, Brady has provided us with curated glimpses of his introspection, and shifting priorities in life. When he talks about taking his football future day-by-day, we know the reasons why.