Presented is one of modern-card collecting's most significant trading cards and one of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's most important rookie cards: a 2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph. The offered example is graded NM-MT 8 by BGS and bears a bold black signature (graded GEM MINT 10) across the front. In an era where players often grace the fronts of rookie cards from multiple card manufacturers, this Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket and its related (and more limited) Championship Rookie Ticket have drawn serious interest from collectors over the years and risen to the top of the list of the most desirable Tom Brady rookie cards. Gem Mint examples of the offered card have sold for at or slightly over $100,000 while a perfect example of the Championship Rookie Ticket is reported to have exceeded $400,000 at auction. The offered example boasts near perfect centering and surface, with subgrades of 9.5 and 9, respectively. There are ever-so-slight touches of wear visible under close inspection along the fragile blue edges (subgrade 7.5) and at the corners (subgrade 8). This remains a superb high-grade example worthy of even the most advanced Tom Brady or modern football-card collection. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.