Having Made Over $14 Million, Record-Breaking LeBron James Item Set to Fetch Over 500x the Original Price

Published 07/05/2023, 12:10 PM EDT

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In the world of sports, few names carry as much weight as LeBron James. He has managed to successfully captivate his fans since his days as a high school baller. In his 20th season now, the 38-year-old legend has become an iconic figure in basketball. And with each new season, he is building on his incredible legacy. As a result, acquiring LeBron James memorabilia has grown to be a popular and valued hobby for both fans and collectors.

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Recently, months after LeBron James rewrote NBA history, memorabilia from his historical night of record-breaking could potentially bring in over 500x the original price.

LeBron James memorabilia set to fetch 500x its original price

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a career-scoring total of 38,387 points over a 20-year span. LeBron James presented a significant threat to Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record, which was long thought unbeatable. All eyes were on LeBron James during the Lakers’ matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder as he was on pace to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record.

James made a breathtaking fallaway shot with 10.2 seconds remaining in the third quarter that went in the back of the net. His point total increased to 38,388 at that very moment. He finally broke Abdul-Jabbar’s record. LeBron solidified his position in NBA history as the crowd exploded in cheers and celebration.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a legendary member of the Los Angeles Lakers, watched from courtside as LeBron James made basketball history. Abdul-Jabbar sprang up from his seat and cheered in honor of James’ amazing accomplishment. Abdul-Jabbar walked to center court and joined NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in congratulating James on the historical moment. A fan who witnessed this moment held onto memorabilia that can now fetch up to 500x the original price!

The fan who attended the game on February 7 at Crypto.com Arena held on to their $92 ticket. The ticket was recently put up for auction and it is now expected to fetch over $5,000!

Due to its outstanding condition as well as its connection to the historic moment, the ticket has tremendous value. It’s off the second row of section 209 and has been graded by PSA (Professional Sports Authenticator) as Mint 9, which increases its value to collectors. The prospective sale price appears high given the game’s relatively recent occurrence.

Furthermore, there were close to 20,000 spectators in attendance at the game. Additionally, this ticket is only one of the numerous items from that evening that NBA memorabilia collectors consider to be quite valuable. Despite this, the ticket has enormous sentimental and historical significance for NBA lovers and collectors alike.

The offer on the ticket has already topped $2,000, although the final bidding won’t end until next week, according to TMZ.

However, LeBron James memorabilia has accumulated over $14.596 million through auctions. This is including his No. 6 Jersey from the 2013 NBA Finals, a signed LeBron James rookie card, LeBron James’ ‘Triple Logoman’ Card, and much more.

LeBron James’ Miami Heat jersey fetched $3.68 million

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LeBron James’ Miami Heat jersey which he wore during the 2013 NBA Finals was sold at a historic Sotheby’s auction. It fetched an astounding $3.68 million. The jersey became the third most expensive game-worn jersey ever sold by Sotheby’s. It also fetched the highest-selling price ever for a James jersey.

He wore the jersey during Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals where the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs. The iconic jersey in question bears the number 6 which has special significance, garnering interest from many. This LeBron James jersey is among the most expensive sports collectibles. Its $3.68 million price tag is barely shy of the highest prices ever for game-used jerseys at Sotheby’s auctions.

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Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals jersey, which sold for an amazing $10.1 million, tops the list. Next on the list is Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal jersey from the 1986 World Cup, which costs $9.3 million.

Will you be willing to buy sports memorabilia from an auction? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ranjitha Ramesh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Ranjitha has a strong foundation in reporting and writing. Her passion for basketball, particularly the Lakers and LeBron James, fuels her desire to delve into the lifestyle and off-court activities of NBA stars.
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