Goldin Auctions April Premium Auction Sets Record For LeBron James 2003 Exquisite Rookie Patch Card at $1.72 Million

Goldin Auctions, the leading marketplace for collectibles and trading cards, announces its April Premium auction has broken the record for the all-time high sale price for a LeBron James 2003 Exquisite Rookie Patch card, which sold for $1.72 million. The premium trading card auction closed $13.4 million in total sales.

The April auction broke several other records, including the all-time high for any Wilt Chamberlain card, which sold for $461,250 and the highest price ever for a Tim Duncan card, which sold for $223,860.

Additional marquee items included a signed Tom Brady 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket card that fetched $1.72 million, a Wayne Gretzky rookie card that sold for $248,460 and an autographed 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter card featuring Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy that sold for $14,760. The auction also included a Pokémon card portraying Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president of The Pokémon Company, that sold for $247,230.

“LeBron James is one of the greatest of all time so it’s no surprise that his cards continue to smash records,” said Ken Goldin, Founder and Chairman of Goldin Auctions. “What’s really incredible is the massive enthusiasm that we’re seeing across other sports and categories. Prices for cards across sports like golf, soccer and hockey, and for trading card games like Pokémon, have absolutely taken off and we’re just scratching the surface!”

Additional notable items from this auction included:

Goldin Auctions has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. So far this year, the company has already done over $150 million in sales.

Goldin Auctions is actively accepting consignments for its future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email

About Goldin Auctions:

Goldin Auctions is the leading marketplace for trading cards, sports memorabilia and other collectibles. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin Auctions because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit Learn more at, on Twitter and Instagram.

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