LeBron’s rookie card auction net reaches record $1.8 million
LeBron James Before he entered the first NBA to restart the game, he broke the record.
James’ Upper Deck rookie Patch Parallel card was the 3rd NBA Finals MVP and was sold for a record $1.8 million.
Action Network’s Darren Rovell reports that the card has been sold at the Goldin auction house.
This LeBron James card @GoldinAuctions The modern record is set at a price of $1.8 million.
The winner is @LeoreAvidarHe said the purchase is part of a strategy “to bring significant achievements to the collectibles and alternative assets business in the coming months.” pic.twitter.com/rN9lepvVpE
-Darren Rowell (@darrenrovell) July 19, 2020
The winner of the auction is listed as Leore Avidar.
According to his Twitter resume, he is the CEO and co-founder of the direct mail platform Lob.com.
Despite the high expectations for James entering the NBA, it is difficult to imagine someone knowing that his cards will break the record, let alone when he is still playing.
Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions, said he expects classic works like Mickey Mantle in 1952 to be marked at such a price. “But when you are talking about a card that was actually produced 17 years ago and made for people who are still playing in the NBA, this is shocking news for many people. This is indeed It’s where my particular industry has developed for several years,” Goldin said.
The price of $1.8 million exceeded the rookie card signed by Mike Trout, which was sold for $992,500 last May.
James’ business card is the third record-breaking modern business card of the auction house this year.
The upper deck rookie patch signature set, usually including 99 cards in each card, including the patch on the player’s jersey.
But for this James card, the jersey number they produced was the same as his jersey number, 23.
The card is rated by the Beckett (Beckett) grading service as 9.5 mint gemstones, one of only two.
Gao Ding said: “One of them is privately held and the other is to be auctioned.” “So, this is indeed the only LeBlanca card that someone wants to get.”
In the 2003-04 season, James averaged 20.9 points, 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. This was his first game in the NBA.
When the Lakers played in Orlando, the 35-year-old was competing for the fourth title for his third team.
This post is written by Bonny Johnson