A Tom Brady card, numbered 1 of 1, meaning it’s one of a kind, sold at auction Thursday for $396,000. As it turns out, he’s not the only one of his kind.
Beckett Grading Services’ 2000 Fleer Showcase Masterpiece Brady Rookie Card with an 8.5 NM-MT+ rating is sold on the PWCC marketplace, but there is also an accurate PSA rating card.
Fleer Showcase has confirmed that card makers printed multiple 1-in-1 cards while working on production. Duplicate cards were not supposed to leave the factory they were made in, but clearly some of them are.
PWCC found Brady’s 1-of-1 card, but an anonymous person approached them with another rookie card. tagged “The only 1 of 1 masterpiece.” The card is still with them and is not for sale.
Both a BGS rated card and a PSA rated card are considered genuine. A person who purchases a product with a Beckett rating of 1 out of 1 will receive an authenticity email.
The former owner of the Beckett-rated version said they bought the card on eBay for about $2,000 in 2005. [and production]especially in big games.”
In the 1990s, the sports card market collapsed, and one result of this was an unknown number of cards issued. The first 1-in-1 card was released in the late 1990s.