A fan of rare basketball souvenirs bought the Los Angeles Lakers striker LeBron James’s card during the Cleveland Cavaliers rookie season for $ 1.8 million, journalist Darren Rovell reported on his Twitter page.
This LeBron James card just sold at @GoldinAuctions for $1.8 million, the record for a modern day card.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 19, 2020
The amount is a record for an athlete’s card. Earlier, they paid the most for a baseball player Mike Trout’s card – $ 922.5 thousand. Trout is the greatest star in the world of baseball, but Lebron James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, is generally considered to be a more influential athlete.
Thus, LeBron’s card was the first in history to be sold for more than $ 1 million.