LeBron James Rookie Card Sells for Record Breaking $1.85 Million at Goldin Auctions

Goldin Auctions continues to set records in the sports collectibles industry with the sale of the 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#14/23) – “Rookie Patch Parallel” (RPP) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 – which sold for $1,845,000, smashing the record for a modern day sports card in the Goldin Auctions’ 2020 Summer Premium Auction this past Saturday night at GoldinAuctions.com.

With its two recent auctions, Goldin Auctions has conducted the two highest grossing auctions in Goldin Auctions’ history. The 2020 Spring Premium Auction tallied $11 million and the most recent 2020 Summer Premium Auction event realized over $11.3 million in sales. Goldin Auctions is currently accepting consignments for its Late Summer 2020 Auction which begins in late August.

“We are thrilled with the prices we received in our Summer 2020 Premium Auction, especially with the 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#14/23) that set the modern card record” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “Our consignors are ecstatic, and this auction demonstrates how strong the industry is and that our bidder database is second-to-none.”

Although the LeBron rookie card stole the headlines there were many remarkable sales. Here are some final sale prices from Goldin Auctions 2020 Summer Premium Auction (* indicates a record price).

Lot # 12 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#14/23) – “Rookie Patch Parallel” (RPP) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $1,845,000)*

Lot #2 – 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie Season Game Used & Dual Signed Pair of Air Jordan I Sneakers (MEARS, Bulls Trainer LOA & PSA/DNA) – (FINAL PRICE: $369,000)

Lot #1 – 1997-98 Michael Jordan Eastern Conference Finals Game Used Chicago Bulls Road Jersey Photo Matched To Games 3 & 4 vs Pacers (Bulls LOA, MeiGray & Sports Investors) – Famous “Last Dance” Jersey – (FINAL PRICE: $295,200) * Highest Sale Publicly Of Any Bulls Jordan Jersey!

Lot #15 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Orange Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#09/25) – PSA GEM MT 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $344,400) *

Lot #14 – 2004/05 UD Exquisite Collection Patch Parallel Autographs #5-AP LeBron James Signed Patch Card (#1/1) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5/BGS 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $246,000) *

Lot #13 – 2004/05 UD Exquisite Collection Patch Parallel #4-AP Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#1/1) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5/BGS 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $184,500) *

Lot #3 – 2000 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-40 Diamonds -Laker Issued Player Ring Gifted by Kobe to Joe Bryant (Pam Bryant LOA) – (FINAL PRICE: $162,360)

Lot #48 – 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #AJ Aaron Judge Superfractors Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $161,130) *

Lot #7 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Signed Rookie Card – A Stunning Artifact, Bearing His PSA/DNA GEM MT 10 Signature! – (FINAL PRICE: $136,530) * Highest Price Paid For Any Signed Mantle Card

Lot #66 – 1955 All-Star Game Willie Mays Game Used H&B Louisville Slugger S2 Model Bat (PSA/DNA GU 10) – (FINAL PRICE: $62,730)

Lot #73 – 2019 Patrick Mahomes Game Used Kansas City Chiefs Home Jersey Photo Matched To 12/15/2019 (Resolution Photomatching) – (FINAL PRICE: $51,660) *

Lot #254 – 1984-85 Michael Jordan’s Player Issued Original Air Jordan 1 TYPS Sneakers In Original Box – Brand New – The Finest Pair Known – (FINAL PRICE: $51,660)

Lot #95 – 1994-95 Kevin Garnett Game Used & Signed Farragut High School Admirals Jersey With Apparent Photo Match (MEARS A10, Sports Investors Authentication & JSA) – (FINAL PRICE: $36,900)*

Lot #123 – 1976 Michael Jordan Signed Babe Ruth League Parkers Food Store Team Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA & Coach LOA) – (FINAL PRICE: $36,900)

Lot #579 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Number Piece Autographs #LJ LeBron James Signed Game Used Patch Rookie Card (#09/23) – PSA Authentic, PSA/DNA 9 – (FINAL PRICE: $118,080)

Lot #11 – 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box (36 Packs) – BBCE Certified – (FINAL PRICE: $105,780)

Lot #577 – 2003-04 UD Exquisite Collection “Limited Logos” #LJ LeBron James Signed Game Used Patch Rookie Card (#12/75) – BGS NM-MT 8/BGS 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $93,480)

Lot #418 – 1999 Kobe Bryant Worn and Signed Cast From When Bryant Broke His Wrist During Pre-Season Game (PSA/DNA) – (FINAL PRICE: $34,440) *

Lot #581 – 2004-05 UD Exquisite Collection “Dual NBA Logo Autographs” #MA-LB Magic Johnson/Larry Bird Dual-Signed Game Used Logoman Patch Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $87,330)

Lot #88 – 1973 Thurman Munson Game Used New York Yankees Road Jersey (Sports Investors Authentication & Gene “Stick” Michael Family Provenance) – (FINAL PRICE: $29,520)

Lot #539 – 2019 Albert Pujols Game Used, Signed & Inscribed Marucci AP5P-LDM Model Bat Used On 7/28/2019 For Career Milestone Homerun #650 (MLB Authenticated & Beckett) – (FINAL PRICE: $29,520)

Lot #99 – 1999 New York Yankees World Series Trophy Presented to Gene “Stick” Michael – (FINAL PRICE: $27,060)

Lot #104 – 2018 Stephen Curry Game Used Golden State Warriors Western Conference Finals Jersey Used on 5/14/2018 – Game 1 – Championship Year! (Warriors/MeiGray) – (FINAL PRICE: $44,280)

Lot #61 – “Pistol” Pete Maravich Rare Full Name Single Signed Official Basketball – The Finest One Known (JSA) – (FINAL PRICE: $31,980)

Lot #317 – 1998 Michael Jordan Signed NBA Finals Game 6 Ticket Stub From 6/14/98 – Jordan’s 6th Championship – PSA VG-EX 4 & UDA – (FINAL PRICE: $22,140)

Lot #310 – March 18, 1995 Signed Michael Jordan Original “I’m Back” Press Release From David Falk – Only Known! In Framed Display (JSA) – (FINAL PRICE: $29,520)

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