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Encapsulated and assessed "Authentic/Altered" by BGS, with signature graded "8" by Beckett. (The "Authentic" evaluation was likely derived on the basis of trimming.) A super-premium Rookie Card.  The importance of this card being the FIRST EXQUISITE LeBron rookie card that was produced cannot be overstated!

LeBron James' ascendency to the uppermost heights of NBA glory has continued, uninterrupted, for nearly two decades. The young phenomenon from Akron, Ohio, who was only the second high school player in history to be selected as the first overall pick in the NBA Draft, was chosen on June 26, 2003 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He next became the youngest Rookie of the Year in NBA history – while averaging 20-plus points per game during the 2003/04 campaign – and the first-ever Cavaliers player so lauded.

James' list of stellar accomplishments continues to lengthen. He's a three-time NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016) and a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012). Four-time MVP (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013). Three-time NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016). Those are merely the tip of the iceberg, which has also grown to outsized dimensions on the basis of memorable playoff performances. Few would disagree that watching this incredible player in action, and following the career of such an extraordinary hardcourt warrior, represents a rare gift that's been bestowed upon this generation. And only the most superlative, high-level commemoratives – on the order of the sublime and majestic piece here offered – could possibly constitute fitting tribute to LeBron James' singular greatness.

The incomparable superstar has penned a vivid blue ink signature on the obverse of this fantastic collectible. Its cardfront presentation also incorporates an exceptional, James-worn jersey patch relic. A congratulatory statement on the card's back attests to the authenticity of the signature and genuineness of the patch component, and serves as Upper Deck’s COA. The limited-edition piece is serial-numbered "01/99."

2003-04 UD "Exquisite Collection" #78 LeBron James (RPA) Signed Rookie Patch Card (#01/99) – BGS Authentic/BGS 8 - The First Exquisite LeBron Produced!
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Minimum Bid: $25,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $146,400.00
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
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