Deflategate Causes Jimmy Garoppolo’s Trading Card Value to Skyrocket

By Rachel Wold

Ever since the NFL mandated four-game suspension was slapped on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, backup Jimmy Garoppolo has became famous.

Even his trading card value has shot through the roof. A rep for COMC, a top online auction site, is reporting a dramatic increase in signed Garoppolo rookie card values (via TMZ Sports).

“His (signed rookie) card was originally selling for $2.25, but as soon as Tom Brady’s suspension was announced, Garoppolo’s card skyrocketed to $278.”

If you happen to collect cards and you purchased a Garoppolo card for the original price, then sell that bad boy. After the math, this equates to a 12,256 percent increase in value. Garoppolo’s card now sells for close to what Brady’s rookie card is selling for.

A basic eBay search netted similar results.

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Garoppolo has caught up to Brady in one department. He now needs to add the mansions, model wife and three more Super Bowl rings.

Get on that, Jimmy.

Photo: USA Today Sports