Lewis Hamilton Breaks His Own Record With New $900,000 F1 Collector’s Item

Published 05/01/2022, 1:28 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

There are millions of Formula 1 fans in the world. Several fans around the world also collect F1 cards, be it their favorite drivers or teams. F1 cards are helpful in learning more about Formula 1 and its teams, and collecting them is a hobby for many fans. These products feature drivers’ names, photos, team characteristics, and information about cars. Some even include driver statistics as well.

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With the popularity of Formula 1 witnessing immense growth in recent years, it is no surprise to see the rise in F1 card collectors as well. Of course, the cards of the best drivers on the grid receive the highest bid. And this time, a Lewis Hamilton card has broken the record.

The Lewis Hamilton card sets a new record

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A graded Lewis Hamilton card has become the most expensive F1 card. Goldin Auctions announced it has set an all-time record for the most expensive F1 card.

 

They sold a 2020 Topps Chrome Red Refractor Auto Lewis Hamilton for $59,040. And now the record for the most expensive Hamilton F1 card sold has been broken again, as they have sold the 2020 Topps Chrome Hamilton Superfractor card for a reported amount of $900,000.

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An often overlooked aspect of the sports card market is how some of the products can actually grow in value over time. The usual reasons for a sports card’s price to go up are demand and rarity. There are countless factors that drive demand, like an athlete having a great season or achieving a landmark milestone.

Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 12, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

So, it is no surprise to see Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time world champion’s card getting the highest bid. He has won 103 races and been on the podium for 62.7% of the GPs he has entered in his 16-year-career. The 37-year-old has achieved unimaginable feats and broken several records and is still going.

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A couple of months back, Goldin Auctions announced a 2006 Futera Grand Prix card of Lewis Hamilton was sold at a reported value of $312,000. These cards sold in the auction are mostly collector’s items. But they would also make a perfect gift for any Formula 1 fan.

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Rahul Madhavan

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Rahul Madhavan is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor's degree in business administration, he is pursuing his love for sports in the form of writing. Rahul is an avid McLaren fan, who also enjoys writing about soccer.

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