Goldin Elite Auction Ending May 22-23

Lot #2: 2003-04 UD "Exquisite Collection" Exquisite Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) #78 LeBron James Signed Patch Rookie Card (#48/99) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5/BGS 10 – LeBron's First "Exquisite Collection" Rookie Card!


This lot closes on May 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 PM EDT for initial bids.

Graded NM-MT+ 8.5 by BGS, with signature graded "10" by Beckett. A super-premium Rookie Card. This is the first "Exquisite Collection" Rookie Card of LeBron James that was ever produced! The importance of this point – to the collecting industry and to LeBron's legions of devoted enthusiasts – simply cannot be overstated.

James' list of stellar accomplishments continues to lengthen. He's a four-time NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020) 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 16-time NBA All-Star 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. The card's BGS condition report: Centering: 9.5, Corners: 8, Edges: 9, Surface: 9.5. 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 "48/99." Near Mint to Mint-plus condition.

Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$912,000
Minimum Bid:$250,000
Number of Bids:11