A LeBron James basketball card from 2004 goes for one of the highest ever fees paid for a basketball card or collectible.
For countless fans of the NBA, LeBron James is unequivocally the best player in the league right now. There are many that even consider the 36-year-old to be the greatest of all time, over even the great Michael Jordan.
Whether or not you agree with either of those claims, you can’t deny his greatness. And given his ability and illustrious career, any official merchandise related to him would likely sell for a high price.
But even if that may be true, things get a bit too absurd at times, and can often become hard to believe. And this right here, is a prime and perfect example of exactly that.
And so, without further ado, let’s get into it.
LeBron James rookie card sells for $1.8 Million, making it the most expensive card made of all time
Yes, you read it correctly. A LeBron James rookie card from way back in the day was recently sold for a small fortune recently. Of course, different people value things differently. And of course, having the player’s autograph on the card is no small matter either.
This isn’t something that completely came out of left field either. Antique NBA trading cards have a history of selling at high prices now. There was even a second-year LeBron James card that sold for almost $1.3 Million very recently.
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Still, you would have to forgive the few who wouldn’t be able to believe such a thing at first. But, given the greatness of a player, that even father time has still yet to win against, perhaps such prices are more justified than many would like to believe.