The New England Patriots are one of the top franchises in the NFL. With eight Super Bowl appearances in the last 25 years, the Patriots have made it to the championship game more than any other team during that stretch. The Patriots success can be directly tied to the hiring of Bill Belichick in 2000 to serve as the team’s head coach. Under Belichick, the Patriots have not had a losing season since 2000, and have won all but a couple of AFC East titles since 2001.
The Patriots have been the best and most consistent team in the NFL throughout recent history. Between 2001 and 2005, New England became just the second team in history to win three Super Bowls in a four-year span. Bill Belichick and superstar quarterback, Tom Brady, have been breaking records together since 2001; the most noted of their records being the longest win streak including regular season and postseason games in NFL history, a 21-game streak that spanned over two seasons. The Belichick/Brady era won their first Super Bowl against the St. Louis Rams following the 2001 season, in which Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP after leading the Patriots to a 20-17 victory. Two years removed from the first title in franchise history, the Patriots put together one of the best seasons ever and once again played in the championship game. Brady and the Patriots faced off against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII and squeaked out a 32-29 victory on a last-second field goal.
In 2004, the New England Patriots went on to become the seventh team in NFL history to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles. The Patriots entered the playoffs after a 14-2 regular season, and were the prohibitive favorites to win the title. Once in the playoffs, the Patriots got past the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers in order to advance to Super Bowl XXXIX against the Philadelphia Eagles. New England etched its name in history with a 24-21 win over the Eagles; the team’s run from 2003-2004 was the most successful two-year stretch by a team in NFL history, the 34 total wins in that span set an NFL record. A great way to commemorate the Patriots’ triumph over the Eagles in the Super Bowl, fans can add this Teddy Bruschi plaque which highlights the team’s road to the Super Bowl and their win over Philadelphia. Bruschi was the anchor on a Patriots defense that held the high-powered Eagles to just 21 points on the biggest stage the NFL has to offer.
The New England Patriots have served as the NFL’s marquee franchise over the past 15 years. It’s easy to see why the Patriots have built a national fan base and Pats memorabilia is collected worldwide. With three Super Bowl victories since 2001, the Patriots have been on top of the NFL world more often in recent history than any other team. With a future Hall of Famer in Tom Brady and impact players, like Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots provide collectors with a number of options as to where to turn to add depth and uniqueness to any sports collection.
- Tom Brady Autographed Footballs: Tom Brady will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. As a four-time champion and three-time MVP, Brady has consistently led his Patriots to winning season after winning season, making him a Patriots legend and football icon. The time to invest in Tom Brady memorabilia is now, and not when this all-time great hangs up his cleats for the last time. An autographed Tom Brady football elevates an average collection to an ultimate ode to football that holds significant historic and monetary value. This specific ball commemorates Tom Brady’s dominance during the 2007 season when he was named NFL MVP, an honor that he will be remembered for long after his eventual enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.
- Bill Belichick Memorabilia: A three-time AP NFL Coach of the Year winner, Bill Belichick is one of the premier head coaches in the league today. After each winning season, Belichick’s legacy continues to grow and his memorabilia increases in value. Since Belichick will eventually be placed in the Hall of Fame next to fellow coaching legends, such as John Madden, Don Shula and Vince Lombardi, collectibles signed by the man behind the Patriots’ success are of large long tail value that are a must for any collection dedicated to the New England team. With a large selection of Bill Belichick autographed memorabilia, collectors can honor his great contributions to the sport with a Belichick signed football or his dominance in New England with an autographed Patriots mini helmet.
- Rob Gronkowski Autographed Jerseys: Rob Gronkowski is one of the more electrifying players in football today. In just his second season in the league, Gronkowski set the single-season record for touchdowns scored by a tight end with 18 total touchdowns to make a name for himself in the NFL. An autographed Rob Gronkowski jersey would be a great addition to a New England Patriots collection because he is suited to become the next superstar Patriot. Each officially licensed NFL Patriots jersey is personally signed by Gronkowski and will only rise in value as he continues to tear through opposing defenses. As the centerpiece of a sports collection, jerseys are the ultimate ode to a player and the Gronk is a New England sensation to be recognized.
- Randy Moss Signed Photos: Behind only Jerry Rice, Randy Moss is widely considered to have been one of the best wide receivers to ever play in the NFL and his time with the Patriots provided some of the most significant highlights of his career. During the 2007 season, he literally rewrote the receiving record books. Moss caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and posted a league record 23 touchdown catches. This signed Randy Moss photo adds historical context to any football collection, as it rightfully depicts Moss strolling into the end zone for one of his 156 career receiving touchdowns. With this photo and other autographed Randy Moss photos, fans and collectors can preserve the legacy of a New England Patriots icon forever.