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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)
20 bids - Price: $6,300.00 - Watchers: 109
Item #352458648333
2003-04 SP Authentic Level 1 #148 LeBron James Cavaliers RC Rookie AUTO /500
70 bids - Price: $6,099.00 - Watchers: 107
Item #382563458735
2003 Upper Deck Exclusives LeBron James ROOKIE PSA/DNA 10 AUTO #A1 PSA 10 (PWCC)
22 bids - Price: $4,150.00 - Watchers: 93
Item #352458648599
2003 Upper Deck Glass Focus Crystal LeBron James ROOKIE AUTO /25 BGS 9.5 (PWCC)
44 bids - Price: $6,800.00 - Watchers: 89
Item #142934064087
2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor #111 LeBron James Cavaliers RC Rookie PSA 10
14 bids - Price: $6,200.00 - Watchers: 85
Item #372435728424
2003 Upper Deck Finite LeBron James ROOKIE RC AUTO #LJ PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
21 bids - Price: $3,850.00 - Watchers: 82
Item #352458648602
2003 SP Signature Edition LeBron James ROOKIE RC AUTO #LJ BGS 9.5 GEM MT (PWCC)
18 bids - Price: $5,144.00 - Watchers: 70
Item #352458647885
2003 SPx Signed Jersey LeBron James ROOKIE RC AUTO PATCH /750 #151 PSA 9 (PWCC)
20 bids - Price: $3,550.00 - Watchers: 66
Item #352458647961
2003 Upper Deck Sweet Shot LeBron James ROOKIE RC AUTO PATCH PSA 10 GEM (PWCC)
14 bids - Price: $3,150.00 - Watchers: 62
Item #142934064283
2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor #111 LeBron James Cavaliers RC PSA 9 MINT
131 bids - Price: $2,325.00 - Watchers: 61
Item #382563484264
2003 Upper Deck Glass Crystal LeBron James ROOKIE RC /25 #100 PSA 10 GEM (PWCC)
25 bids - Price: $2,638.88 - Watchers: 60
Item #401597218333
2003 Fleer E-X LeBron James ROOKIE RC #102 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
18 bids - Price: $711.00 - Watchers: 57
Item #352458647795
2003 Topps Contemporary Collection LeBron James ROOKIE RC #1 PSA 10 GEM (PWCC)
16 bids - Price: $530.00 - Watchers: 53
Item #401597218092
2003 Topps Chrome LeBron James ROOKIE RC #111 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)
12 bids - Price: $760.00 - Watchers: 48
Item #401597217994
2003-04 Sweet Shot LeBron James #91 Upper Deck Rookie Stamped To 799 Rc Sp
12 bids - Price: $112.54 - Watchers: 47
Item #323443829705
2003-04 Fleer Showcase LeBron James #130 Rookie Stamped To 1000 Rc Sp
13 bids - Price: $61.52 - Watchers: 44
Item #323443822716
2003 Upper Deck Finite LeBron James ROOKIE RC /200 #242 BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)
20 bids - Price: $938.00 - Watchers: 43
Item #352458648601
2003 Topps Chrome LeBron James ROOKIE RC #111 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)
8 bids - Price: $310.00 - Watchers: 39
Item #142934063577
lebron james topps chrome rookie card
15 bids - Price: $330.00 - Watchers: 39
Item #202435383814
2003 Flair Jumbos Gold LeBron James ROOKIE RC /75 #1 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)
27 bids - Price: $394.00 - Watchers: 39
Item #352458647790