LeBron James Signed 'Exquisite Collection' Patch Rookie Card Sells for $1.5M

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIMarch 7, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) goes to the net over Atlanta Hawks center Predrag Drobnjak (14) of Serbia-Montenegro during the first quarter Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith)
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One of the rarest LeBron James trading cards sold for an astounding $1.5 million on Saturday via Goldin Auctions. 

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Final Sale Price: $1,537,500 An all-time record for this card in a BGS 8.5. https://t.co/zYzFmR39lS

The LeBron James signed patch rookie card from the Exquisite Collection is the first of its kind produced and is considered in near-mint condition. Here's how Goldin listed the item:

"Graded NM-MT+ 8.5 by BGS, with signature graded '10' by Beckett. A super-premium Rookie Card.

"The 16-time NBA All-Star has penned a vivid blue ink signature on the obverse of this fantastic collectible. Its cardfront presentation also incorporates an exceptional, James-worn jersey patch relic. A congratulatory statement on the card's back attests to the authenticity of the signature and genuineness of the patch component, and serves as Upper Deck's COA. The limited-edition piece is serial-numbered '32/99.'"

Bidding opened at $150,000 but quickly soared above that to $1,537,500 with 24 bids placed before the extended bidding period began. As James' career continues to produce storied results, his memorabilia follows closely behind.