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LeBron James Rookie Card Fetches Record Price At Auction

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LeBron James Rookie Card Fetches Record Price At Auction

It's October, which means the NBA season is right around the corner. With LeBron James coming off a remarkable 2016 NBA finals, his stock appears to be at an all-time high as the league prepares for its 71st season.

One buyer paid a record $312,000 for a signed LeBron James rookie card produced by Upper Deck. The amount is the higher price ever for a single signed card, beating a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth autographed card for $50,787.

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It was the third-highest price paid for a basketball card, behind a 1969 Lew Alcindor Topps rookie card (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) that sold for $501,900, and a 1948 George Mikan rookie, for $403,664.

Still the most valuable card is the legendary 1910 T-206 Honus Wagner, which sold for $3.12 million at Auction.

The 2016-2017 NBA season kicks off on October 25.

Image credit: Keith Allison, Flickr

 

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