One of the most wanted basketball trading cards of the year has been bought off at an
auction for $2.4 million. What people are calling the “Triple Logoman” card was sold on
Saturday at the Goldin, which held the auction. Officials who ran the auction claimed
earlier in the month that the card could earn the largest price ever for a trading card.
The trading card is part of Panini’s 2020-21 “Flawless” collection, and is the only one of
its kind in existence. The card features three separate NBA logo patches from three of
James jerseys, each from his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the
Los Angeles Lakers.
The card was highly talked about months before the auction was held, and even caught
the attention of many major celebrities, including famous Canadian rapper Drake, who
“spent upwards of $200,000 in an effort to find the card,” USA Today reports. The news
station also reports that it was pulled on a live stream by three card collectors from the
company Backyard Breaks in May.
Officials had originally projected for the card to earn the largest price ever for a trading
card. Although the card was sold for a large amount of money, it didn’t come close to
earning the largest amount of money for a trading card in an auction. The record still
remains $6.6 million, which was spent for a Honus Wagner trading card last year.
According to multiple reports, the $2.4 million isn’t even a record for a card featuring
James. A card from his rookie season sold for $5.2 million last year.
The $2.4 million isn’t even a record for a card featuring James. A card from his rookie
season sold for $5.2 million last year.
James has made an impressive career of himself in basketball. He is currently No. 2 on
the NBA’s career scoring list, and is projected to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the top
spot next season.