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This handwritten note sheet recounts the Patriots 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, the final game of the 2004 NFL season. On this 8 ½ x 11 inch sheet, Brady wrote down the result of each offensive play the Patriots ran and what offensive protection he calls out at the line of scrimmage. Each play is described in three columns, one for down and distance, one column for the play, and a final denoting the defensive front trotted out by Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. What makes this particularly of interest is that this play sheet could provide definite evidence that Tom Brady "Knew" what defensive form was coming next and perhaps was written down in order to track the formations of the Eagles defense and could be evidence from the "Spygate" investigation. Each of the 12 New England drives, with the exception of the final kneel down as time expired, is noted on this sheet. Thick blue and green lines separate each drive on the handwritten sheet. Brady meticulously wrote his notes on this sheet in blue pen. At the top of the sheet, below the three hole punches, Brady wrote the date, “Feb. 2005”, and his opponent, “Eagles”, in blue marker.

Brady would cut his hand in the 4th quarter, which is why there's blood on the right hand side from his final drive entry. The fashion in which this sheet was written is not typical for quarterbacks to do this. This could explain how the pats "knew" what defense was coming (spygate) or could have been used in conjunction with prior coaches tape (spygate) to make more informed decisions. Many eagles after the game claimed Brady "knew there plays" and checked out of certain plays at times where the defense felt they had the proper formation. This was also claimed by the Panthers.

This handwritten drive sheet is in good condition, although there is a small water stain on the lower left corner and a smaller stain that near the top that slightly impinges upon the “Feb. 2005” inscription. There appears to be a small blood stain on the right side of the page, on both the front and back sides. This would be consistent given that Brady did have a cut on his right wrist that corresponds where he would have filled out lines 61 and 62. The sheet has been signed in blue pen and comes with a Authentication from TriStar for the signature and an LOA from James Spence Authentication for the Tom Brady handwritten plays.

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Auction closed on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
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