The Last TD Ball Tom Brady Threw Before Unretiring Sold for $129,657

Just Collect Is Buying Tom Brady Collections
  • January 14, 2023

Remember when Tom Brady retired from the NFL? ...for a few weeks. The football Brady launched for this "last" touchdown was sold at auction and even though Brady is still playing, the ball is worth a pretty penny. Our very own Leighton Sheldon also got to hold the ball!

On January 23rd, 2022 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional round of the playoffs. With 3:20 left in the fourth quarter, Tom Brady threw a 55-yard touch down pass to Mike Evans bringing the Bucs within 7 points. Evans tossed the ball into the crowd which isn't usually a bad thing; great souvenir for a fan. However, the Rams would go on to win the game on their way to a Super Bowl championship, and Tom Brady retired! Evans threw (at the time) the last Touch Down pass of Brady's legendary career.

Tom Brady Last Touchdown Football

We all know what happened - Brady unretired shortly thereafter. Initially the ball was offered at auction but after the news broke of Brady coming back to the league, the sale was voided. That same ball was sold at auction after the dust settled, and the final price was 129,657.60

Brady has thrown more touch down passes since this ball but this is still a very rare piece of history. We imagine very few of Brady's 649 TD balls will become available. While the ball may not be Brady's last TD, it's a touch down from Brady, and that is incredible.

Our owner, Leighton, was able to hold this very ball! Even though he's a Jets fan, he could not pass up the chance to hold history.


Tom Brady is back in the playoffs as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Wild Card round on Monday night. If you're wondering how many playoff TDs Brady has thrown, he is at 86 for his stories career. Do you think he'll add to this total on Monday?

If you have Tom Brady memorabilia, autographs, or rookie cards in your collection that you would like to sell, we are buying! We purchased a BGS 9.5 2000 Bowman Chrome rookie card that you can read about HERE.


Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want to be appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

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We offer many ways to evaluate your cards other than using our website, too.

  • Travel to us

If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

  • Come to a convention

We keep a LIST of the card shows we'll be attending.  Come stop by the Just Collect table and chat.

  • Meet in-person

If you have a valuable collection and want us to come to you, we'll hop on the next plane out. We recently took a trip to California to purchase a collection that included three Jackie Robinson 1948 Leaf rookie cards that you can read about here.

  • Meet in New York City

We have another location in New York you can meet us at; read all the information here.

  • SHIP your collection 

If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back with shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.

Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 


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