Trading card prices continue to soar, even without being in perfect condition.
A LeBron James signed rookie card sold for $1,537,500 at Goldin Auctions with a grade of 8.5 by Beckett Grading Services, the highest ever for this grade:
The card was a part of Upper Deck's "Exquisite Rookie Patch" collection in 2003-04, featuring an autograph from the Rookie of the Year. James has gone on to win four MVP awards and four NBA titles with 17 All-Star selections and is still adding to his resume.
With a serial number of 32/99 and a signature grade of 10, per Goldin Auctions, the card's value is obvious.
It continues a rise in value for cards, with a LeBron card from 2004 selling for almost $1.3 million Saturday on Goldin Auctions. It set a record for James' cards coming after his rookie season.