June 12, 2024

The recently retired Tom Brady has appeared in his fair share of advertisements over the past couple of decades. But, Brady’s latest ad for Topps puts a unique and hilarious spin on his career.

The ad explores an alternate reality where Brady had a Hall of Fame career in the MLB, playing for the Montreal Expos instead of shattering records under center in the NFL. The ads come just ahead of the seven-time Super Bowl winner’s debut in the newest Topps baseball trading card set, Bowman Draft.

Brady will be included in the latest set as a player for the Montreal Expos. Brady was drafted by the Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft.


Tom Brady smiles in his camouflage Bucaneers hat

Tom Brady shared that he had so much fun hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2005. (Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire)

The trading cards set launched on Dec. 12, an apparent tribute to Brady’s longtime jersey number. Former Expos stars and would-have-been teammates Vladimir Guerrero, Larry Walker and Pedro Martinez also make appearances in the ad.


“That guy just never let us lose,” Walker said in the ad as he reminisced with Martinez and Guerrero in a bar called “Brady’s Brasserie.”

The commercial also explores the notion that Brady’s greatness could have ultimately stopped the Expos from leaving Montreal. Almost two decades ago, the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C., where the franchise became known as the Nationals.

The commercials attempt to balance Brady’s baseball career by highlighting accomplishments, but also showing what would be a pair of disappointing defeats. The ad shows World Series losses to the San Francisco Giants – a team with the same nickname as the franchise Brady lost two Super Bowls to.

Tom Brady chats with Eli Manning

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots greets Eli Manning of the New York Giants after a preseason game at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Eli Manning could not pass on the opportunity to chime in. The former New York Giants star wore a San Francisco Giants jersey and hat as he poked fun at Brady for losing to his team twice in the big game.

“Hey Tom, I hear it’s ‘Brady Day’ and seems like people are sharing their favorite moments from your career, so I wanted to add my thoughts,” Manning said in a video posted to social media. 

“Man, what a run you had, 23 years, seven world championships, multiple MVPs, you’re a Montreal legend. Personally, my favorite moments were those Giants championships… You’ve got a special place in the hearts of all of us…. from San Francisco.”

Tom Brady fires a pass

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 7, 2012, in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Topps said in a release obtained by Fox News Digital that the set of cards includes 81 autographed and numbered cards. A select number of the cards are expected to feature special inscriptions.

One of the cards was signed with the message, “If baseball doesn’t work out there’s always football.”


Brady was a three-sport athlete in high school. 

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