Trading Cards Rumors

As the sports card industry sees a major boom, Davis’s rookie card also saw a major surge, topping the $1 million dollar valuation mark. He joked that he’d have “to tell his parents about that,” and floated the idea of getting involved in the trade. “I might have to get into that space… it’s very humbling,” he said. “I mean, it’s a great honor to have one of my cards sell for that much.” He believes it’s an assessment of “all the hard work and dedication to my craft that I’ve put into.”

Kobe Bryant rookie card sells for $1.7 million

A Kobe Bryant rookie card sold for $1.795 million late Saturday on Goldin Auctions, an online auction house and repository for sports memorabilia, making it one of the most expensive basketball cards ever sold. The “1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card — BGS PRISTINE/Black Label 10” is just one of two in the world “at its level of perfection,” according to Goldin Auctions. The card’s condition report had perfect 10s across the board, qualifying it for the prestigious “black label” recognition.
Below, we have created a ranking using information from Stockx to sort out the average sales prices for trading cards over the past 12 months in order to see what the most expensive NBA cards are right now. In this Top 30 ranking, you’ll find there are eight LeBron James cards and five Luka Doncic cards, only logical considering they’re two of the most well-known basketball players in the world. There is also one Zion Williamson and Trae Young card featured apiece, indicating that many expect their popularity to blow up over the coming years.

NBA Top Shot of LeBron James sells for record price

NBA Top Shot — the official league highlights with blockchain technology that have turned into the latest sports collecting craze, don’t worry we explain it all for you here — continues to generate a ton of money in sales whether it’s people buying “packs” or purchasing rare cuts in their marketplace. We’ve seen a few highlights sell for $100,000, and now there’s a record-breaker that sold for $208,000 (!!!). It’s a moment in which LeBron James dunked all over Nemanja Bjelica as the Sacramento Kings forward attempted to take a charge back in 2019.