LeBron James 'Exquisite Collection' Rookie Patch Autograph Card Sells for $900K

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 23, 2020

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2003 file photo,  Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard LeBron James, passes as he drives the lane during his first regular season NBA basketball game, against the Sacramento Kings, at Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Renamed Sleep Train Arena, the facility has been the home of the Kings since it opened in 1988. The Kings won an NBA-best 61 games in the 2001-02 season behind Chris Webber and Vlade Divac, losing to the eventual champion Lakers in Game 7 of the conference finals. The Kings will play their last game at the aging building, Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and begin play next season at the new Golden One Center built in downtown Sacramento. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater. file)
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A LeBron James rookie card sold for $900,000 at auction Saturday, via Goldin Auctions.

The card was part of Upper Deck's Exquisite Collection, which featured a signature from James as well as a jersey patch from his rookie year with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 2003-04 card was graded a 9.5/10 overall, with the signature getting a perfect 10.

There was a starting bid of $100,000 on the card, which has only 99 in existence, but the price continued to soar, with 28 total bids made.

James was notably one of the most hyped prospects in NBA history, joining the league as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft. He won Rookie of the Year before following it up with an incredible career that already includes 16 All-Star selections, four MVP awards and three NBA titles.

It has put incredible value on the player's rookie cards, with a similar one setting a record by selling for $1.8 million in July, per TMZ Sports.