Earliest known Tom Brady item used in football is up for auction

TAMPA, Florida (TodayNews) — The earliest known item used for football purposes by then-rookie quarterback Tom Brady is up for auction.

A pair of “amazing” training shorts worn by New England Patriots rookie Tom Brady in 2000 is up for auction as part of the 2023 Lelands Summer Classic Auction, which runs through August 5.

The blue shorts with red trim feature an embroidered Adidas logo on the right thigh next to the number 12 hot pressed in white. There is an embroidered Patriots logo on the opposite thigh, and an NFL shield patch is located in the middle of the back near the waistband.

(Courtesy of Lelands)

“This style dates back to May 2000 (the Pats wore a different style starting next season) and is the earliest known Tom Brady item used in football as it dates back to the month of May, just a month after it was chosen by the Patriots,” Lelands said in a post.

Brady’s unrivaled list of records and accomplishments leaves little room for arguments that he is the absolute goat in football. He won seven Super Bowl titles (five as MVPs), 7,753 completions, 649 touchdowns and 89,214 yards.

“This is one of the extremely rare occasions where you can find an authentic item used by Tom Brady’s team from his Rookie Year, or even any year early in his career,” Lelands said.

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