The Buccaneers have won big after investing in Tom Brady, but they are far from the first.
Even at this stage of his career, Tom Brady is one of the most dependable investments in the NFL, and the Buccaneers are familiar with this firsthand. There is no stock equivalent that has gone up as consistently over the past 20 years other than Apple or Amazon, but Brady makes a compelling case in his own regard.
Each season, Brady gets average to below-average contract offers and carries teams to the Super Bowl. Brady usually plays on a mediocre contract for quarterback standards, yet the reward for the team is massive.
By investing in Brady as a player, a team ensures itself a healthy fight for the playoffs at a bare minimum, but they also guarantee themselves one of the best shots at the Super Bowl of every team in the league.
The Brady effect was evident in Tampa in the form of a team winning the Super Bowl after missing out on the Super Bowl a year prior. There were obviously some moving pieces that played a role, but it is impossible to deny Brady’s impact on another team-friendly deal.
In addition to Brady’s dependability off the field, Tom Brady is an excellent investment on the trading card front as well.
The trading card industry has exploded over the past few years. Just try to find anything at your local store. It feels like just a few years ago, sports cards lined an entire row, with plenty of options, and now, stores limit purchases, and they are next to impossible to find in person.
As these cards have become more popular, it is only fitting that Brady would be the most expensive cards sold. ESPN’s Mike Reiss shows just how impressive the market has become for cards featuring the greatest quarterback of all time.
GOATs do GOAT things, and being on the cover of a $3.107 million football card shows just how great Brady is and just how much the market has spiked. Just for reference, a pack of football cards in the early 2000s was a few dollars. If Brady’s cards go for millions now, this blows Apple and Amazon stock out of the water by comparison.
This auction comes on the heels of another Brady card setting the previous record of $2.25 million just a few months ago. Two football cards selling for a combined five million dollars in a short span shows just how dependable the Tom Brady investment is, but Bucs fans already know about that.
While it will be difficult to get in on the ground floor of the Brady investment now (his rookie cards are extremely expensive and hard to earn a return on), Buccaneers fans can take heart in the fact that he will continue bringing more success to the city of Tampa for the foreseeable future, building upon a modest investment from the Bucs a year ago.
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