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LeBron James Rookie Card Fetches Record Price At Auction

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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