Lakers’ LeBron James rookie card breaks record with $960,000 bid
There’s no denying that the coronavirus pandemic has had an adverse effect on the financial situations of most folks in the nation. Well, this certainly isn’t the case for one basketball memorabilia aficionado who reportedly just bid $960,000 on a rookie card of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.
Here’s an image of the card courtesy of NBA insider Darren Rovell:
JUST IN: We have a new record for a modern day card. This LeBron card is currently at $960,000, including buyer’s premium, in @GoldinAuctions sale.
There are 23 days left.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 26, 2020
That’s undeniably a nice-looking basketball card, but to say that its worth close to $1,000,000 is pretty insane, right?
For those wondering, Mike Trout is a three-time MLB MVP with the Los Angeles Angels. He is one of the biggest stars in the world of baseball today, but even he was no match to the value LeBron James bring to pretty much anything that has his name on it.
To be clear, the $960,000 is just a bid. The bidder still needs to wait 23 more days before he actually gets his hands on the card. That is, of course, if no one else puts a higher bid than $960,000. We’ve certainly seen crazier things, so it would not be shocking if this card eventually goes fro over a million dollars.
It has now been 17 years since LeBron made his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had quite a memorable rookie campaign, taking the league by storm with averages of 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.6 steals, en route to winning the Rookie of the Year award.
These days, James is plying his trade for the Lakers. LA is one of the heavy favorites to win the title this season, potentially earning LeBron the fourth championship of his career.