It’s not the last Cavs jersey he will ever wear—but might be one of the last. LeBron James’ jersey from Cleveland’s loss in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals sold for $39,575 Thursday night.
Eighty-three bids were entered in the auction, which began July 3.
James recorded a double-double in the May 23 loss at TD Garden.
While not exactly cheap, the price was a bit of a bargain compared to other James playoff jerseys from this past season. Another he wore in the opening round sold for $50,020 back in May. A Game 1 Finals jersey from his 51-point performance netted $100,322 in June while a Game 2 Finals shirt went for $57,060 earlier this summer.
Thursday afternoon, Topps offered a triple-signed NOW card of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani, commemorating the first time the hard-hitting trio had homered in the same game. Priced at $1,999, it sold within a few minutes.
Of course, there is an unsigned version that’s available for just a few bucks.
PSA has now certified 31 million items since its launch in 1991, passing that milestone earlier this week. They’ve certified one million of those in the last six months alone.
A collector in Michigan is wild about the Detroit Tigers. No surprise there, but this guy’s absolutely bonkers about the team that captured the city’s heart 50 years ago
Tom Baird’s collection includes thousands of items—from World Series programs and tickets to ’68 Topps cards to yearbooks to newspapers to “Sock it to ‘Em, Tigers” bumper stickers and everything else you can think of.
He buys on eBay, scours flea markets and garage sales—all with the hope that there’s something to buy. Duplicates are just fine.
Lee Thompson of MLive made the trek to his memorabilia room and the story and video are worth a few minutes of your time.