The famed Tom Brady-autographed U.S. flag on the heart of a lawsuit with the Patriots Corridor of Fame final 12 months can now be all yours — for those who’ve obtained some DEEP pockets.
TMZ Sports activities has realized … the celebs and stripes that Brady signed after which re-signed following a person’s dispute with New England’s HOF in 2021 goes up on the market on eBay later this month — and its beginning price ticket is $299,999.
Unclear what it is in the end anticipated to promote for … however we’re advised the income will go to trigger nonetheless.
Dan Vitale — the proprietor of the flag who feuded with Patriots officers after he alleged they ruined the merchandise after placing it on show on the crew’s HOF — is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Behavioral Well being and Developmental Providers of Strafford County, Inc. — a non-profit whose objective is to assist these with autism. Vitale says the remainder of the funds will go right into a belief for his daughter, who has autism.
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When it will definitely sells, the brand new proprietor of the flag can be getting a candy piece of Brady memorabilia — one which has fairly the story hooked up to it too.
As we reported, it initially flew over Foxboro Stadium throughout a New England vs Miami sport in ’01 — the identical 12 months Brady first took over as Patriots starter. Brady then signed it years later.
Vitale in the end purchased it and handed it off to the Pats Corridor of Fame to show it — however he claims officers there induced the signature to fade once they improperly took care of it. He sued in 2022, alleging their errors decreased the worth of the piece by $1 million.
Brady, although, got here to the rescue … re-signing it in huge, black ink following the Buccaneers vs. Seahawks sport final 12 months. Vitale mentioned he was stoked with the brand new signature — and believed it was value over $1 mil once more.
“Whereas the flag holds a number of worth to me personally,” Vitale mentioned, “I couldn’t be extra thrilled to public sale it on eBay so one other collector can personal this uncommon piece of sports activities historical past and within the course of, help these with autism — together with my youngest daughter.”
Bidding on the merchandise begins on March 23 … and can finish on April 1.