An “ultra-rare” LeBron James investing card has been bought for $5.2m (£3.75m), earning it the most pricey basketball card at any time offered.
The 2003 rookie card is from James’ debut period for Cleveland Cavaliers.
“With so handful of starting to be accessible and desire increasing by the working day, this card is turning into the crown jewel of all sports activities card investing,” said PWCC, a buying and selling card market.
The sale selling price has equalled the record for any sports trading card.
The identical amount was paid in January for a 1952 rookie card for baseball great Mickey Mantle.
“At the heart of each individual collector in 2003 was the hope of pulling the extremely-rare LeBron James Rookie Patch Vehicle Parallel numbered to 23 copies,” additional PWCC.
The buyer’s identity was not manufactured general public.
James, who is 36 and now enjoying for the LA Lakers, is extensively regarded as among the greatest at any time to enjoy the sport.
He is a four-time NBA winner with 3 different franchises, having served Miami Heat, the Cavaliers and the Lakers all gain the Finals.
The 17-time All-Star is the optimum scorer in NBA play-offs background and the 3rd-greatest scorer of all-time in the normal season, driving Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
Earlier this month, a signed rookie card for seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady sold for $2.25m. A scarce Kobe Bryant rookie card went for $1.795m in March.