LeBron James trading card auctioned for more than $2m
A trading card of NBA star LeBron James fetched a large sum - although it failed to get close to the record fee paid for such an item of memorabilia.
A collectible trading card of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has been auctioned for $2.4 million.
The unique 2020-21 Panini Flawless Triple Logoman of James includes embedded segments of the 37-year-old’s game-worn jerseys from his time at the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The card was auctioned by the collectibles and memorabilia marketplace Goldin.
$2.4m outlay falls short of record fee for sports trading card
It had been anticipated that the sale could break the all-time record for a sports trading card, which is a Honus Wagner baseball card that went for $6.6m in 2021.
Panini’s 2020-21 Flawless release included five Triple Logoman cards, made up of patches from three-star players, though James’ was the only card that features three patches from one player.
The four other cards include patches from Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry; Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson; Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton, and Jayson Tatum, Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson.