A national treasure; a football legend; and now a digital art superstar. One thing is for sure: when Tom Brady sets his mind to something, he does it 100%. He is one of the first celebrity names people think of when discussing NFTs, mainly because of his two ultra-successful collections.
Before we go into detail about all of Tom Brady’s NFT glory, let’s take a very brief look back at what made him a star in the first place.
- Tom Brady played football for the New England Patriots for almost 20 years.
- He is a seven-time Super Bowl champion.
- Most Americans consider him one of the greatest football players of all time.
- His list of accolades and awards over the years is one of the most impressive of any player in the sport’s history.
Okay, so Tom Brady is pretty good at football. As it turns out, he is also pretty good at creating and selling NFTS- he even has his own platform!
Tom Brady and the Autograph Marketplace
Honestly, when Tom Brady decided to launch his very own NFT marketplace, there was never any doubt that it would be a touchdown (no more football puns, we promise). The platform, Autograph, is a marketplace dedicated to NFTs featuring some of the sports world’s biggest stars.
Some of the most exciting partners include Usain Bolt, Naomi Osaka, and Tony Hawk- just to name a few! With all that star power in one place success was always a certainty. Every celebrity sports man and woman on the platform has at least one collection of signed NFTs cards. Others have several collections with iconic images, cartoon images, or mystery boxes.
Of course, Tom Brady has the most extensive collection since he is the founder of the marketplace. Thus far, he has released two highly successful collections.
Tom Brady’s NFT Collection
When Brady first launched Autograph in the second half of 2021, he released a collection of signed NFT tokens. They swiftly sold out in less than two minutes. Thanks to the success of these tokens, and the tokens of some of the other affiliates on the site, new big names signed up to join the Autograph movement. Brady released NFTs in various styles and rarities, ranging from collections with 5000 editions to a little over 10.
Tom Brady’s Second NFT Collection
If something ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Right? Well, Tom Brady certainly agrees. In mid-December 2021, he launched the drop of a second collection, the Tom Brady Origins Collection.
These tokens depict his early career, showcasing items such as his rookie draft certificate and college resume. Just like his first collection, this one also sold out in the blink of any eye.
What Average Price do Tom Brady NFTs Sell For?
Reportedly, most NFTs on Tom Brady’s marketplace, Autograph, sell for anywhere between $12 and $1500. The cards featuring Brady himself also fit mostly within this price range, with the rarity of the card determining what end of the scale the card falls at.
Most of the expensive Tom Brady NFTs (around $1500) are limited edition signed digital images of the football star. At the other end are unsigned images with several thousand editions.
There are also the odd NFTs available that soar into the much higher figures, some asking for five or six figures, but these are not such common price points right now.
One difference worth noting between the two collections is the inclusion of the mystery boxes. When Autograph originally opened, you would pay anywhere within the $12 to $1500 bracket for a card that matched the price. With the mystery box, the buyer pays a set fee and gets a random token of unknown rarity.
The most expensive collectible football card ever sold was a Tom Brady rookie card, at a very cool 2.5 million dollars, beating the previous record of 1.7 million- which was also for a Tom Brady card. Maybe this success could cross over to NFTs one day soon!
Tom Brady can pretty much do no wrong, and so far, his NFT career is going strong. His marketplace has sold more than 10,000 NFTs so far, most collections selling out with ease. NFT hype lends itself well to the world of celebrities, especially somebody as nationally iconic as Tom Brady. On top of being a guaranteed way to get fans excited, the collectible value long-term is immeasurable- especially for those who get in early.
Whether you are a Tom Brady fan, an NFT fan, or an investment fan, these Autograph collectibles could be worth a watch.