For the Patriots, It’s business as usual. Heading into their fourth NFL Championship game in the last five years, New England fans are no strangers to the big stage. On the other end of the spectrum, the Rams are looking for their first title since 2000, back when they were the St. Louis Rams. Now in their third year in Los Angeles, Rams fans are hoping a new dynasty is about to shake up the status quo.
We can’t predict who will win the game, but taking a quick look through eBay data, we can safely say that when it comes to merchandise sales, the Patriots remain the favorite heading into Sunday’s game.
As far as the individual matchup between quarterbacks, Tom Brady jersey sales have increased at a much quicker rate than Rams QB Jared Goff. In fact, Brady has sold 15x more jerseys on eBay than Goff in the 2018-2019 NFL season.
When it comes to legacy, Brady’s rookie trading card value has skyrocketed over the last few years, anywhere from 3 to 16 times in value. Last February, a 2000 Tom Brady Playoff Contenders card sold for $250,000 on eBay, becoming the highest price paid for a collectible. The exact same Brady rookie card was bought by a previous owner in 2015 for just $15,000, representing a price increase of more than 1,500% in three years.
“Love him or hate him, Tom Brady is the GOAT of sports memorabilia,” said Sam Bright, VP of Sports, Collectibles and Memorabilia at eBay. “Goff is green, but we’re seeing sales of his merchandise heat up as he prepares to face Brady on the biggest stage. But in a head-to-head QB matchup, not even Peyton Manning can come close to what Brady commands as he chases his sixth ring.”
And if you want to see this living legend try and capture his fifth championship, the good news is there are still tickets available. According to StubHub data (as of this morning), the average price for a super bowl ticket is $4,555, with the lowest available price coming in at $2,517.
See below for some other interesting stats around Super Bowl LIII ticket sales.