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Hottest LeBron James Rookie Cards on eBay Now

LeBron arrived in the midst of an explosion of autographed jersey cards and multiple manufacturers,  but when you consider the hottest LeBron James rookie cards –it’s sometimes more fun to dig beyond that 2003-04 debut season. When it comes to LeBron, it’s not always his rookie cards that are the most popular with collectors.

Some prefer the dual-signed cards with James and Jordan.  Others like the low print runs of other relic cards.  James’ debut coincided with Upper Deck Exquisite, a brand that created a whole new tier of cards, the likes of which had never really been seen before.  They were limited enough to push prices well out of sight for many.

Demand for Lebron James Cards

Demand for LeBron James cards remains high.  It’s a good time to check the pulse of what collectors and investors are watching on eBay.  Sellers hoping to take advantage of the annual attention LeBron gets in the post-season are likely to do well.  However, there’s a danger in selling too low as the next few years play out and LeBron chases even more hardware.  He may re-write the NBA record book if his body holds up.  Six, seven, eight more years of playing at a high level is not out of the question and more championships are also possible.  Iconic players are almost always the best sports card investments and LeBron certainly fits that category.

Lower Priced LeBron James Rookie Cards

Luckily for those with limited budgets, there is no shortage of LeBron’s rookie cards and if you simply want a few from any portion of his career, there are plenty of low priced options.  Beckett’s database shows over 6,000 different cards created so far.

High-End LeBron Cards

Still, the action is on the higher end.  It’s common for autographed rookie cards numbered to less than 100 to sell for well into five figures.   The same is true for certain 1/1 autographs.  Those with 9.5 or 10 grades consistently draw big bucks.  Like vintage baseball card collectors and Mickey Mantle, the demand for James cards keeps prices strong.  Those who invested early have seen the value of their LeBron James rookie cards grow pretty nicely.

Of course, his autographs, photos and other memorabilia are also strong sellers.

With that in mind, here’s a real-time list of the hottest LeBron James rookie cards right now on eBay.

Hottest LeBron James Rookie Cards on eBay

2003 Topps Chrome Refractor LeBron James ROOKIE RC #111 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
33 bids - Price: $4,375.00 - Watchers: 122
Item #142694753432
Kevin Durant Lebron James 2007-08 UD Black Game-used Rookie Patch Auto RC 08/15
37 bids - Price: $770.00 - Watchers: 77
Item #222852017733
2003 SPx Basketball LeBron James ROOKIE RC AUTO PATCH /750 #151 PSA 9 MT (PWCC)
29 bids - Price: $2,600.00 - Watchers: 71
Item #352285065839
2003-04 TOPPS CHROME #111 LeBRON JAMES ROOKIE RC Cleveland Cavaliers HOF MVP SP
21 bids - Price: $296.00 - Watchers: 57
Item #292454523571
2003-04 Topps Chrome Black Refractor #111 LeBron James RC Rookie /500
26 bids - Price: $1,350.00 - Watchers: 52
Item #382388038060
2003 Bowman Chrome R & S LeBron James ROOKIE RC #123 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
16 bids - Price: $187.73 - Watchers: 49
Item #142694752268
2003-04 Upper Deck Finite Basketball Factory Sealed Hobby Box LeBron James RC
44 bids - Price: $351.00 - Watchers: 45
Item #142695616659
2003 Topps Pristine Refractor LeBron James ROOKIE RC /1999 #101 PSA 10 (PWCC)
24 bids - Price: $222.50 - Watchers: 36
Item #352285066246
2003 Lebron James Topps Chrome Rookie #111 Mint
30 bids - Price: $241.44 - Watchers: 34
Item #173167678911
2003 Topps Chrome #111 LeBron James Rookie Card PSA 10 GEM MINT
10 bids - Price: $811.77 - Watchers: 34
Item #372218104192
2003-04 Topps Finest #133 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers RC Rookie 73/999
12 bids - Price: $310.00 - Watchers: 34
Item #372230298707
2003-04 Bowman's Best LEBRON JAMES RC (Lot X 8) INVESTMENT LOT PSA BGS? WOWW
20 bids - Price: $320.00 - Watchers: 33
Item #192462590807
2003 Topps Chrome LeBron James ROOKIE RC #111 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)
9 bids - Price: $455.00 - Watchers: 33
Item #352285066029
2003-04 Topps Pristine #101 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers RC Rookie
12 bids - Price: $29.88 - Watchers: 32
Item #362246189761