Patrick Mahomes is breaking a record, but off the field this time.
A 2017 National Treasures NFL shield Patrick Mahomes rookie autograph 1-of-1 trading card sold for $4.3 million this week as it was given a grade of 8.5 by Beckett Grading Services, making it one of the most valuable 8.5-graded cards ever.
The card is described as one of the most important in the modern trading card era.
“Patrick Mahomes has already won an MVP and a Super Bowl by the age of 25. He’s on a great team, has a great brand, and is poised to take over the reins from Tom Brady as the next superstar quarterback in the NFL,” PWCC Marketplace Director of Business Development Jesse Craig told FOX Business.
“The National Treasures product is the most desirable modern card brand, and this particular card, with a perfect autograph and a jersey patch featuring the iconic NFL shield, is the only one ever produced, making it quite literally one of a kind.”
The Mahomes sale breaks a record previously set by a Tom Brady card that sold for $3.1 million in June.
“Mahomes is young and has already had incredible success in the league. Collectors and investors are betting on him continuing his upward trajectory and winning multiple Super Bowls and MVPs,” Craig said.
After sitting behind veteran Alex Smith in his rookie season, the Texas Tech product led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game in his first season as starter in 2018, and then won the Super Bowl the very next year. He made it back to the big game last season, but would lose to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mahomes has gone an incredible 43-10 including postseason games since he took over as Kansas City’s full-time quarterback.