SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) – A rare football card featuring Tom Brady in the year he won his first Super Bowl sold for $118,000 at auction in Maine. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
The 2002 Topps Finest X-Fractor card was one of only 20 featuring the NFL quarterback who’d won his first Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2002. Before retiring, he won a total of of seven Super Bowls – six with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The winning bidder was identified only as a Brady fan from New England, said Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction.
The live auction wrapped up Monday evening, hours before Brady formally announced his retirement Tuesday.
No one is hotter in the collectible card industry right now than Brady. A pair of signed rookie football cards sold for $2.25 million and $3.1 million last year.
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Auction Central News International contributed to this report.