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LeBron James‘ 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Autographed Rookie Patch Parallel card has exceeded $1 million at auction, which is already a record for modern-era cards.
The card is numbered 14/23 and earned a 9.5 grade on Beckett Authentication Services’ 10-point scale. The autograph is graded a 10 as well, making it a nearly perfect card all around.
According to TMZ Sports, the card is sitting at $1.020 million on the Goldin Auctions website, but there are still two weeks to go in the auction and it is expected that the bidding could reach $2 million.
Even if the bidding stays where it is, the LeBron rookie card is the most valuable modern-era card from any sport, as it has surpassed a card of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout that sold for $900,000.
The card is from 16 years