Lamborghini Offered in Exchange for LeBron James Panini Flawless Triple Logoman Card

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJuly 28, 2022

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The hunt for a LeBron James Panini Flawless Triple Logoman card created a chase that seemingly only rivaled Willy Wonka.

Instead of searching for a golden ticket, collectors were seeking the one-of-one card that featured an embedded NBA logo cut from three different game-used James jerseys—one from each of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.

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ESPN's Dan Hajducky and Tom VanHaaren detailed the chase for the exclusive card, which featured bounties for card breakers who found it in a box opening. Drake offered $200,000 to find the card, while others had bounties as high as $550,000.

WhatNot, a trading card marketplace, offered a Lamborghini to the person who unearthed the card.

Cases that could theoretically hold the card became extremely valuable.

"Before Drake entered, cases were about $20,000 each," collector Matt Allen told ESPN. "But when he came in, it just blew up and went crazy. It pushed Flawless cases past $40,000 each."

The card was eventually found and sold at Goldin Auctions for $2.4 million last month.


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