Upper Deck Authenticated is hoping to find someone who isn’t mad at LeBron James for pulling up stakes and taking his talents to Miami. Through an exclusive arrangement with its hoops pitch man, UDA is offering the shoes James wore in his first game back in Cleveland as a member of the Heat last season. The asking price is an eye-popping $50,000. The black Nike shoes are signed and inscribed by LeBron with “Return to Clev 38 pts” and “12-2-10 Cleveland.”
The company is also offering a set of four pairs of shoes from James’ last playoff series with the Cavs, with a total of four autographs. The asking price on those is also $50,000. For the less financially endowed, a pair of James shoes from a November game in Memphis is priced at $7499.99.
In May Upper Deck launched “Suite One-of-One” offering the public one-of-a-kind collectibles from top athletes like James, Derrick Rose and others. The LeBron shoes are part of a new group of memorabilia that includes signed original artwork from this year’s Goodwin Champions set.
Like all items in UDA’s “Suite One-of-One,” these items are limited to one copy and thus hand-numbered “1/1” on each painting. A Steven Stamkos signed original artwork sells for $1499.99 per painting, the James signed original artwork sells for 2499.99 per painting and the Michael Jordan signed original artwork sells for $4999.99 per painting.
Additionally, Upper Deck Authenticated has also put up four different collectible motorcycles from Michael Jordan Motorsports. Upper Deck says each was driven in competition and each costs $39,999.99.