One of the most desirable trading cards in the world, LeBron James' signed rookie card, is expected to sell for over $1 million at an upcoming auction.
As LeBron James looks to bring home another championship, his first with the Los Angeles Lakers, collectors are salivating over the all-time great's rookie trading card, which is expected to fetch a fortune at an upcoming auction.
The ultra-rare card is one of only twenty-three that were produced, featuring elements that are personal to LeBron, which also make it super rare. For starters, it contains his autograph from the 2003-04 season, his rookie year. There is also a patch from his jersey, which was worn during a photo-shoot that year.
The card will be sold at Goldin Auctions and they're expecting it to go for over $1 million, surpassing the Mike Trout card that just sold for $923K. At the time, the Trout memorabilia set a record.
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The King James card is being classified as a near-perfect 9.5/10 condition, also known as "gem mint."
"The basketball card market is on fire," said Goldin Auctions to TMZ. "We expect this will surpass the record recently set by the $922,500 Mike Trout card to become the most valuable basketball and most valuable modern card of all time."
The card will be for sale on June 22.
As you reminisce on LeBron James' rookie year, take a look at his highlights below.