Fans and collectors were busy chasing Lakers championship memorabilia in the wake of the team’s 2020 NBA title. Fanatics says in the first 12 hours after they clinched the 2020 NBA title Sunday night, the Lakers have become the best-selling NBA champion of all-time, selling more gear overnight than the previous record holder—the 2016 Cavs—sold in 30 days after their title. The company says merchandise has already been sold to fans in over 110 countries.
Among the high-end items on the company’s partner site, SportsMemorabilia.com, were framed LeBron James autographed jersey collages, each numbered to 23.
They also offered Anthony Davis autographed basketballs inside a shadowbox for quite a bit less.
For smaller budgets, there was the 30-card championship boxed set along with dozens of other items including championship bobbleheads, replica Larry O’Brien trophies, gold championship basketballs, individual player plaques, championship plaques and display cases for jerseys, basketballs and other items with the 2019-20 NBA Champions logo etched in.
While high-end versions have been hot for a long time, the new title has brought more LeBron cards to the auction market. Several high-end 2003-04 Topps Chrome rookie cards are up for auction now. A PSA 10 Chrome Refractor sold for over $52,000 Sunday night. A BGS 10 listed over the weekend had soared past $75,000 in less than 48 hours. You can see the top 100 most watched LeBron card auctions here.
There’s a growing market for his milestone ticket stubs. A full ticket from his NBA debut in October of 2003 at ARCO Arena in Sacramento sold over the weekend for over $2,000.