The record for the most expensive basketball card ever sold lasted all of six weeks.
Late Sunday night, the lone copy of the 2013-14 National Treasures Giannis Antetokounmpo BA Logoman Patch autographed rookie card sold for over $1.85 million at Goldin Auctions, barely breaking the record set by a 2003-04 LeBron James RPA in August.
Giannis rookie cards have skyrocketed since that first, fairly pedestrian season, with the Milwaukee Bucks superstar now owning two MVP awards.
“The fact that we were able to achieve a new basketball card sale record for a player named something besides LeBron or Jordan shows the depth of the hobby and proves just how strong this economy and our auction are right now,” stated Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions.
The highest priced trading card ever sold remains the 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout SuperFractor that fetched nearly $4 million earlier this summer.
There were numerous six-figure sales in Sunday night’s auction including:
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James RPA (#19/99) $399,750
- 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Orange Refractor (#16/25) BGS 10 $369,000
- 1986-87 Fleer Basketball unopened box including one pack with Michael Jordan rookie on top $162,360
- 2003-04 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor LeBron James rookie (#7/50) BGS 9.5 $322,260
- 2011 Topps Update Diamond Anniversary #US175 Mike Trout Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 – $174,660
- 2007-08 Kobe Bryant autographed, game-used playoff-worn road jersey matched to two games $136,530
The auction continues with a second session set to close Monday night at GoldinAuctions.com.