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Unique basketball card with LeBron James and Michael Jordan is sold for a record amount of $ 900,000

Unique basketball card with LeBron James and Michael Jordan is sold for a record amount of $ 900,000

  • A basketball card with both Michael Jordan and LeBron James, as well as logo patches of their respective shirts, has sold for a record amount of $ 900,000
  • The one-of-a-kind collectible “marks the highest selling price for every basketball card, as well as every modern trade card,” said Goldin Auctions
  • The price tag of $ 900,000 is at the top of a Topps Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) card from 1969-1970 that sold in 2016 for half a million dollars

A basketball card with both Michael Jordan and LeBron James, as well as logo patches of their respective shirts, has sold for a record amount of $ 900,000.

The one-of-a-kind collectible “marks the highest selling price for every basketball card, as well as any modern trading card,” according to the seller, Goldin Auctions.

The ‘Exquisite Collection’ card of the upper deck 2003-2004 is supplied together with the jersey patches.

The 'Exquisite Collection' card of the upper deck 2003-04 is supplied with the jersey patches

The ‘Exquisite Collection’ card of the upper deck 2003-04 is supplied with the jersey patches

LeBron James # 23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes care of the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on 10 February 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles

LeBron James # 23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes care of the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on 10 February 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls depicted during the 1996-1997 season

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls depicted during the 1996-1997 season

LeBron James was a rookie in 2003-04 – a season after Michael Jordan retired as a member of the Washington Wizards. James and Jordan are often connected because of their skills, their shirt numbers and their status as Nike’s most prominent spokespersons

A description of the card is on the reverse: “You have received a game exchange card used by LeBron James and Michael Jordan from The Upper Deck Company, LLC. On the front of this card are authentic patches of sweaters that LeBron James and Michael Jordan (as members of the Washington Wizards) wear in NBA games. We hope you enjoy these pieces of basketball history, while we continue to approach you as closely as possible at Upper Deck! “

The $ 900,000 price tag is at the top of a 1969-1970 Topps Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) card that sold for half a million dollars in 2016.

“We are proud to report that this sale has nearly doubled that price and is in line with the famous Topie Mickey Mantle rookie card from 1952 and the classic T206 Honus Wagner card as the only trade cards ever to reach this level,” said Ken Goldin, founder and CEO of Goldin auctions.

The $ 900,000 price tag for the Upper Deck card is at the top of a Topps Lew Alcindor card (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) from 1969-1970 that sold for half a million dollars in 2016 (photo)

The $ 900,000 price tag for the Upper Deck card is at the top of a Topps Lew Alcindor card (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) from 1969-1970 that sold for half a million dollars in 2016 (photo)

The $ 900,000 price tag for the Upper Deck card surpasses a Topps Lew Alcindor card (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) from 1969-1970 that sold for half a million dollars in 2016 (photo)

“A few years ago we saw that the market for modern trading cards was becoming increasingly popular and that we have an important focus on it. This sale demonstrates the power of this vibrant market of which we are the market leader. ”

A description of the card is on the back.

“You have received a game patch card used by LeBron James and Michael Jordan from The Upper Deck Company, LLC,” read the card.

“On the front of this card are authentic patches of jerseys worn by LeBron James and Michael Jordan (as a member of the Washington Wizards) in NBA games.

“We hope you enjoy these pieces of basketball history, while we continue to approach you as closely as possible at Upper Deck!”

James was a rookie in 2003-04 – a season after Jordan retired as a member of the Washington Wizards. The two are often linked because of their skills, their shirt numbers and their status as the most prominent spokespersons for Nike.

An enlarged view of Michael Jordan during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals 1998

An enlarged view of Michael Jordan during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals 1998

An enlarged view of Michael Jordan during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals 1998

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