Tom Brady is a true legend, on or off the game. He has remained a record-setter in the game and in terms of memorabilia collection as well. The NFL GOAT set a record on the sale of his jersey at an auction. But his childhood hero Joe Montana shattered it after the auction of a legendary piece of memorabilia.
The NFL has had legendary moments over the years. But an essential segment of it would be the memorabilia involved with it. Be it the Packers‘ 1921 Franchise Certificate, the Deflategate ball, or O. J. Simpson’s 1968 Heisman Trophy. Brady’s lost Patriots jersey also has a heritage.
Joe Cool outpaced Tom Terrific!
Joe Montana is off the game. But 30 years after, the former QB1 is making records. The jersey donned by the San Francisco 49ers legend fetched $1,212,000 on Wednesday. It surpasses the $480,000 record set in the previous year for a Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey. Auctioneer and company founder Ken Goldin said, “It’s only right that the two greatest quarterbacks of all-time are still trading off records, even in retirement.”
Joe Montana's 'The Drive' Super Bowl jersey sold for a record-breaking $1.212 million
It more than doubles the previous record set by a game-worn Tom Brady Bucs jersey for $480K.
(via @DanHajducky) pic.twitter.com/Xh8z3r2I0m
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) March 2, 2023
Joe Cool’s jersey is not ordinary. He wore the uniform in Super Bowl XIX and XXIII, initially wearing for the 38-16 win over the Dolphins. Four years later, Montana’s wife Jennifer pulled it out from the scrapbook and put it in his bag with a note. It mentioned, “Maybe you want to wear it again.” The former QB made history in 1988 against the Bengals with an 11-play, 92-yard drive with a TD connection with Josh Taylor. The sequence is now famous as ‘The Drive.’
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Speaking of Joe Montana, the Niners are currently in a dilemma with their quarterback position. Since Trey Lance and Brock Purdy are dealing with injuries, they have to battle it out to become the starter. But Joe Cool has different thoughts.
Joe Montana wants Niners to retain multi-time SB Champ
The speculations are rising on who will become the Red and Gold’s starter for 2023. Many could choose Brock Purdy, as he outperformed expectations this year. But Joe Montana has a different athlete in mind as a starter.
"You gotta go with the guy that's been winning the games"
—@JoeMontana gives @MikeSilver his surprising pick for the @49ers starting QB next season pic.twitter.com/HIiqvpgBCs
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) February 5, 2023
During an appearance in the Open Mike Podcast, Montana did not flinch while calling for Jimmy Garoppolo to become the starter. The former NFL QB mentioned, “How many games has Jimmy won? For the longest time, questions were out with Jimmy for a while. But the one thing he has been able to do is win games for those guys.”
It is yet to witness how the situation would play out.
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