New England Patriots Collectibles And Memorabilia
New England Patriots Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts.
The team was originally named the Boston Patriots until 1971, and the team colors are blue, red, silver and white.
The New England Patriots have won three Super Bowl Championships in 2001, 2003 and 2004, six Conference Championships in 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007, and 14 different Division Championships. The Patriots have also appeared in the Playoffs 19 times since their formation.
Some of the most notable players who once played for the team include Tom Brady (who has been playing for the team since 2000), Doug Flutie (who played for the team in 2005), Corey Dillon (who played for the team from from 2004 to 2006), Teddy Bruschi (from 1996 to 2008), John Hannah (1973 to 1985), Nick Buoniconti 1962 to 1968), Gino Cappelletti (1960 to 1970), Bob Dee (1960 to 1967), Jim Lee Hunt (1960 to 1971), Steve Nelson (1974 to 1987) Babe Parilli (1961 to 1967), Mike Haynes (1976 to 1982) and Steve Grogan (1975 to 1990).
Types of New England Patriots collectibles and memorabilia
Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold:
- Tom Brady's game-used 2004 New England Patriots jersey for $3,800 in September of 2006.
- Doug Flutie's game-used and alternate New England Patriots jersey for $800 in September of 2006.
- Corey Dillon's game-used 2005 New England Patriots jersey for $950 in September of 2006.
- Teddy Bruschi's game-used 2004 New England Patriots jersey for $3,000 in September of 2006.
Seized Assets Auctioneers in Westlake Village, California sold Tom Brady's framed and signed New England Patriots jersey for $575 in May of 2009.
The National Football League sold a painting by Russell Irwin depicting the Super Bowl XXXVIII game between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers titled "Among the Elite" for $21,000 in February of 2005.
Skinner Inc. in Massachusetts sold a signed painting by artist Ernie Eugene Barnes Jr. depicting Gino Cappelletti in a New England Patriots jersey and kicking a football for $1,300 in May of 2007, and another copy of the same painting for $700 in October of 2007.
Guide for collectors
Memorabilia that was once owned, used or signed by Tom Brady (who has been playing for the team since 2000), Doug Flutie (who played for the team in 2005), Corey Dillon (who played for the team from 2004 to 2006) or Teddy Bruschi (from 1996 to 2008) is considered to be the most valuable, as well as any memorabilia from the New England Patriot's victory season in 2004.
New England Patriots memorabilia that dates back to before the 1980s or when the team was called the Boston Patriots is considered to be more rare then memorabilia from the 1990s to present.
Restoration of a New England Patriots jersey, helmet, uniform, football, program, painting, Championship ring or Championship coin is not recommended.
For more information regarding where to find New England Patriots memorabilia, visit the New England Patriots' official website, the NFL Shop or Football Fanatics.
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