LeBron James’ move to the Los Angeles Lakers has had fans and collectors busy doing some online shopping. Searches for LeBron-related items on eBay were four times higher on Sunday, July 1 than daily average searches in the previous 90 days.
Between June 30 and July 1 as news of his deal with LA reached the masses, there was a 35% increase in sales of LeBron James trading cards on eBay from the same two-day period in 2017. From June 30 to July 8, eBay tells us collectors purchased over 1,500 LeBron cards.
Not surprisingly, the southern California market provided the biggest base of buyers.
LeBron Lakers jerseys have been a big hit on Fanatics.com, with sales to all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries. The Lakers are also set to launch a new jersey design on July 30.
We’re not sure if it’ll be the last LeBron Cavs jersey to be sold via NBA Auctions but it’s definitely one of the last. They’re offering a gamer from the 2018 playoffs right now.
James wore the “Statement” road jersey during the Cavaliers’ 96-83 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics on May 23 at TD Garden in Boston. He played 39 minutes that night and registered a game-high 26 points with a team-high five assists, a team-high 10 rebounds and a steal.
As usual, the black jersey is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. “5/23” is handwritten on the jocktag.
Bidding is open through July 26.
It’s just three weeks away now.
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