The card is an exquisite rookie patch and only 23 of them were made. The set is a landmark release and can be credited for introducing luxury level lines that are more common.
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Lebron james rookie card exquisite. The exquisite was a high end product when it was released and a box retailed for 500 when it was released. Lebron james is still one of the most dominant players in the nba. The 2003 04 upper deck exquisite lebron james has long been considered his top rookie card.
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A 2003 04 upper deck exquisite rookie patch autograph sold for 1 8 million on saturday july 18 setting the world record for the highest price paid for a modern sports card. Autographed lebron james rookie card expected to fetch 1m at auction the sports memorabilia market continues to operate at a frenetic pace and the latest news hints at an autographed lebron james. When was lebron james rookie year.
These are definitely some of lebron james most valuable cards. Lebron james rookie card 2003 2004 topps rp 221 rc draft pick 1 cleveland cavs. But let s be real the price on these cards is still incredibly high.
Although it is rarer than the aforementioned autograph patch card the lack of those two key features drops its value down much lower. The lebron james rookie card that sold for 1 8 million was the 2003 lebron james exquisite rookie patch autograph parallel rc. An autograph from james comes on the card along with a patch of his jersey from his rookie season.
Another key lebron james card to own from the 2003 exquisite collection series this non autograph card has remarkable value to it. They are super expensive and are limited in production. 2003 upper deck exquisite lebron james jersey patch.
These lebron james rookie cards are not for every collector. Lebron james rookie season was 2003. Actually it s probably the second most desirable card in all of basketball sorry lebron mj has you again on that one.
His exact place in history will likely always be debated but he is largely unmatched in the modern hobby. Based on his hall of fame play multiple titles and many individual accolades lebron james rookie cards continue to be in demand and prices keep trending up. 2003 topps chrome lebron james rookie bgs 9 lot of 3.
This is easily the most desirable lebron james rookie card with more than a print of one.