LeBron James Rookie Card Sells For Record $1.8m

LA Lakers Star LeBron James (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

A rare LeBron James trading card has sold for $1.8m (GHC10.3m) at auction – nearly doubling the previous record.

The card features LA Lakers star James during his 2003-04 rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It was one of just 23 made and was in “mint condition” according to the auctioneers.

The card was one of 23 made

The 35-year-old 16-time NBA All-Star and four-time Most Valuable Player is currently chasing his fourth NBA title.

The rest of the NBA season is set to be played at Florida’s Disney World Resort from July 30, 2020.

The season was suspended on March 11, 2020, because of coronavirus measures.

The Lakers are top of the Western Conference.

LeBron James was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004 (Getty Images)

The sale at Goldin Auctions eclipsed the previous record for a modern-day card of $923,000 set in May for a card of Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout.

The James card, produced by Upper Deck, was signed and featured a small part of one of his Cavaliers jerseys.

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source: BBC

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