Retired QB Tom Brady's final touchdown ball goes for $518K at auction

The ball from the last career touchdown pass quarterback Tom Brady threw as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has sold for $518,000

With 3:20 to go in the fourth quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams,

Brady heaved a 55-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Evans, cutting the Rams' lead to 27-20.

Because Brady had not given any indication that he would retire

at that point, there were only rumors that he was contemplating hanging it up,

Evans threw the ball into the stands. The fan who caught the ball consigned the item.

Brady's first career touchdown pass (to Terry Glenn) as a member of the New England Patriots

He was previously auctioned off on the site last year for $428,841.

A total of 23 people placed bids on Brady's last touchdown ball, with the starting bid at $100,000. 

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