We recently obtained a 2018-19 Leaf Pearl Magnum Opus Tom Brady / Larry Bird Game Used Logoman & Shield Patches 1/1 card. This rare one of a kind card dons game used patches from two of the greatest players from their respective sport.
Brady, considered the GOAT in the NFL after he captured his sixth Super Bowl title at Super Bowl 53 in 2019. The current Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback is looking to bring the Bucs to another championship and his tenth Super Bowl appearance.
The former New England Patriots QB has built a resume that makes it difficult for haters to say he's not the Greatest of All-Time. He's a 14x Pro Bowler, 3x All-Pro, a 3x NFL League MVP, the 2007 AP Offensive Player of the Year, the 2009 AP Comeback Player of the Year, the 2010 AP Offensive Player of the Year and a 6x Super Bowl Champion.
The Bucs QB has passed for 78,067 yards in his career entering week 15 in the 2020 NFL season. This ranks him second on the all-time leader list. Brady has about seven thousand more yards than No. 3 ranked Peyton Manning and is about 1,600 yards behind the all time leader, Drew Brees.
Tom Brady is also the all-time leader in career passing touchdowns at 571. Brady also passed Brett Favre (186) as the all-time Leader in career wins as a starting quarterback (currently at 227). To put it into perspective, Brady has 105 more wins than Aaron Rodgers.
Larry Bird, a Boston Celtics Hall of Famer with an impressive resume. Unlike Brady, he's not the GOAT of the NBA (we all know Michael Jordan is), but he definitely boasts a career to celebrate. Bird played his entire career with the Boston Celtics. Playing 897 games with the green and white, Bird played thirteen seasons in Boston.
In the 13 season Bird played in the NBA, he was a 12x All Star, 10x All-NBA, 1979-80 All-Rookie, 1981-82 AS MVP, 2x NBA Finals MVP, 1979-80 Rookie of the Year, 3x All-Defensive team, 3x NBA League MVP and 3x NBA Champion.
Unlike like Bird's counter partner on this Magnum Opus Card, Bird was selected sixth overall in the first round of the 1978 NBA Draft. He was selected to the Hall of Fame in 1998 along side Joey Conradt, Alex Hannum, Marques Haynes, Aleksandar Nikolic, Arnie Risen and Lenny Wilkens.
Bird is ranked No. 17 all-time on the points per game list with 24.29. He's ranked No. 32 on the all-time 2-Pt Field Goals list with 7,942, the No. 78 all-time leader in Free Throws (3,960), the No. 24 all-time leader in career Defensive Rebounds, the No. 42 all-time in Assists (5,696), the No. 37 all-time in Steals (1,556) and seventh all-time for Triple-Doubles (59).
When Bird played the game, entering the league in '79 - playing through to 1992, it was a more physical league. NBA players played tougher defense and forced offenses to battle through contested shots. Now the NBA is a shooters league and softer, similar to the NFL. It has become easier to score and tougher for defensive players to defend due to the evolution of the rules.
This 2018-19 Leaf Pearl Magnum Opus Tom Brady / Larry Bird Game Used Logoman & Shield Patches 1/1 is the only one of it's kind. These two Boston icons patches' on the same card make this 1/1 a must have for a true Boston fan. Tom Brady and Larry Bird. What a combo!
If you are interested in purchasing this card, please contact SMR Collectibles Owner, Steven Rosenblum via phone (732) 547-4381 and by email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is currently on sale for $12,000 or best offer.