Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is making headlines again, and this time he did it with his rookie card. A wealthy collector will pay $1.8 million for LeBron’s rookie card, and this breaks records.
Darren Rovell of Action Network reported that the rookie card was sold at Goldin Auctions. According to him, the big price tag set a record for a modern-day card. Well, LeBron is the greatest basketball player of all time and fans love him. This fan appreciates him so much. Rovell also revealed the winner is Leore Avidar, who notes that purchase is more of a strategy to “bring something big to the collectibles and alternative asset business in the coming months.”
LeBron James hits the top with his rookie card
The auction winner is the CEO and co-founder of Lob.com. It’s a B2B email platform service. Avidar reveals that he is a professional collector. His multi-million dollar bid is all in a day’s work for his team. It’s not like someone would spend $2 million for a basketball card. But, it was a big move, and Avidar is used to making purchases of this kind.
LeBron’s rookie card set the record for an opening bid worth $960,000. It was a big bid, and Rovell knew that the price would go really high. It turns out that the initial bid wasn’t even close to the real valuation of the card. The final selling price went really high.
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron had their pieces available at the auction. These items reached big prices, and that doesn’t come as a surprise we know that these items will hit a million. There are so many hungry collectors and businessmen who invest in memorabilia of this king.
LeBron is the best basketball player of all time and fans love him. NBA fans also love the Black Mamba and the Chicago Bulls legend.
When it comes to LeBron, he is leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a big win this season. The team is preparing to hit the floor in Orlando and they do hope to bring the title back home. Let’s see what happens in the next few months.