A 2003-04 Upper Deck “Exquisite Collection” #JJ LeBron James/Michael Jordan Logoman Card (#1/1) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 traded hands for $900,000. The card was sold by Goldin Auctions on behalf of a client. It marks the highest sale price for any basketball card, as well as any modern trading card. In 2016, a 1969/70 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor PSA GEM MT 10 sold at auction for a then record price of $501,900.
“We are proud to report that this sale nearly doubled that price and joins the famed 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card and classic T206 Honus Wagner card as the only trading cards to ever reach this level” said Ken Goldin, Founder and CEO of Goldin Auctions. “Several years ago we saw the modern trading card market growing in popularity and have made it a major focus of our business. This sale demonstrates the strength of this vibrant market of which we are the industry leader.”
Goldin Auctions is also accepting consignments for its Spring Auction. To consign an item visit www.GoldinAuctions.com.
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.