FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — A Rhode Island man is selling an incredible piece of football history.
Tom Brady’s first NFL touchdown pass football is on the auction block.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion has 581 touchdown passes and counting, but it all started on Oct. 14, 2001 when he threw a 21-yard strike to Terry Glenn against the Chargers.
Glenn then threw the ball into the stands where it was caught by a 48-year-old Rhode Islander and long-time Patriots fan and season ticket holder, who wants to remain anonymous.
He says he had kept the football in a bank-safe deposit box for most of the past 20 years, and would only go see it before Patriots playoff games.
“It’s been a great thrill to own Tom Brady’s first career touchdown pass because he’s the greatest quarterback in NFL history, and he’s also my favorite player ever,” the man said. “But now it’s time for someone else to enjoy it.”
The ball is being auctioned off by Lelands.com through June 4.
The current bid is at nearly $79,000.