The price sure wasn’t deflated.

A rare Tom Brady rookie card recently sold for an unmatched $2.25 million.

The sum fetched Friday night through online sports auction house Lelands broke a record for the sale of a football card — which was previously also held by the NFL star.

Another of his rookie cards had been purchased by Fitbit CEO James Park for $1.32 million on PWCC Marketplace last month.

“Tom Brady continues to shatter records both on and off the football field,” Lelands President Mike Heffner said in a statement.

The autographed 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket had an opening bid of $75,000 during Friday’s auction.

An anonymous buyer walked off with the prize after 67 bids were recorded.

“I wasn’t shocked (by the price), but I was certainly surprised,” Lelands president Mike Heffner told ESPN.

he autographed 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket had an opening bid of $75,000 during Friday's auction.
The autographed 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket had an opening bid of $75,000 during Friday’s auction.
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“I know the market is headed upward, especially with rare and desirable cards such as that one, but I didn’t really anticipate it,” he added.

The Brady memento was numbered 99 out of 100, meaning only 100 copies were produced.

It was purchased on eBay over a decade ago and stayed tucked away in a private collection before being offered up for auction, according to the lot listing.

Brady, 43, began his professional football career with the New England Patriots, where he won six Super Bowls.

During that time, he was infamously wrapped up in the “Deflategate” scandal, where it was alleged that he ordered the deflation of footballs used in the Patriots’ victory against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 American Football Conference Championship Game. 

The star quarterback parted ways with the Patriots in 2020 and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earning his seventh Super Bowl win when the team beat the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year.

Another of his rookie cards had been purchased by Fitbit CEO James Park for $1.32 million on PWCC Marketplace last month.
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