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LeBron James Rookie To Be Most Valuable Modern Card

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A basketball trading card is closing in on a million dollars in value. The Action Network reports the rare LeBron James 2003-2004 Upper Deck Exquisite rookie, one of 23 ever produced, has a high bid of 960-thousand dollars in a Goldin Auctions sale. There are still 23 days left. The previous record for a modern day card was the signed 2009 rookie of MLB superstar Mike Trout, which sold for over 922-thousand dollars in May. Signed by King James himself, the pricey collector’s item also features a piece of a patch from his rookie season Cleveland Cavaliers jersey and is graded nine-point-five out of ten. Here’s the complete story from the NY POST.

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