BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A lucky Tom Brady fan could soon walk away with an important piece of memorabilia from his final game in the NFL—the ball used in his final touchdown pass.
Brady threw his final touchdown pass in his storied 22-year NFL career in the fourth quarter of an NFL Divisional Round matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. After Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Evans caught the 55-yard touchdown pass, he tossed the ball into the stands. The ball is now up for auction on Lelands Auctions.
"As is his habit when he scores, Evans tossed the ball into the stands, where it was caught by our consignor," Lelands' website reads. "Obviously, with the game not yet decided, and Tom Brady having given no formal indication that he was retiring at the conclusion of the Buccaneers’ season, no one could have realized the ball’s historical significance at the time."
Brady retired eight days after the loss to the Rams in a formal announcement on his Instagram. This touchdown was his 86th career playoff touchdown and 710th all-time, counting both regular and postseason stats.
The auction will end on March 12 at 10 p.m. eastern time. The starting bid is at $100,000. Lelands recently auctioned off the ball from Brady's first career touchdown last year, which sold for $428,841. That ball had also been tossed into the stands by the receiver who caught the pass.