One-of-a-kind LeBron James rookie card and the top ten most valuable basketball cards

One-of-a-kind LeBron James rookie card and the top ten most valuable basketball cards

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This past weekend, a one-of-a-kind LeBron James 2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Logos Signature basketball card was sold for $312,000 by Goldin Auctions. Perhaps buoyed by James’ recent NBA Championship performance, the price paid was considerably higher than the $200,000 the card was projected to fetch in the weeks leading up to the auction.

Signed Upper Deck LeBron James rookie card fetches pile of cash at auction

King James’ signed rookie card is now the third most valuable basketball card of all time behind rookie cards for Lew Alcindor (1969 Topps – $501,900) and George Mikan (1948 Bowman – $403,664).

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Of the seven remaining basketball cards in the top ten most valuable, three belong to Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

[fusion_title size=”4″]10. BILL RUSSELL, 1957 TOPPS – $35,863[/fusion_title]

Bill Russell 1957 Topps rookie basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]9. WILT CHAMBERLAIN, 1961 FLEER – $38,240[/fusion_title]

Wilt Chamberlain 1961 Fleer rookie basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]8. MICHAEL JORDAN, SIGNED 1997 UD GAME JERSEY – $45,988[/fusion_title]

Michael Jordan 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Autographed basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]7. MICHAEL JORDAN, 1997 E-X2001 ESSENTIAL CRED. – $51,989[/fusion_title]

Michael Jordan 1997-98 Skybox Essential Credentials Now basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]6. BIRD/ERVING/JOHNSON, 1980 TOPPS – $60,667[/fusion_title]

Larry Bird | Julius Erving | Magic Johnson 1980 Topps basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]5. KOBE BRYANT, 1996 TOPPS CHROME – $73,000[/fusion_title]

Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor rookie basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]4. MICHAEL JORDAN, 1986 FLEER – $82,000[/fusion_title]

Michael Jordan 1986-87 Fleer rookie basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]3. LEBRON JAMES, SIGNED 2003 UD ULTIMATE COLL. – $312,000[/fusion_title]

LeBron James 2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Logos Signature 1/1 rookie basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]2. GEORGE MIKAN, 1948 BOWMAN – $218,550[/fusion_title]

George Mikan 1948 Bowman basketball card

[fusion_title size=”4″]1. LEW ALCINDOR, 1969 TOPPS – $501,900[/fusion_title]

Lew Alcindor 1969 Topps rookie basketball card

2016-10-03T20:37:25+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|

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