Lebron James Rookie Card

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Who is Lebron James?

Lebron James was born in Akron, Ohio in 1984.

Ever since he was a kid, he gravitated towards basketball.

He went to St. Vincent St. Mary High School and won a state championship in 3 out of the 4 years he was in high school.

After high school, he made the decision to enter the draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Lebron James as the 1st pick in the 2003 NBA draft

After getting picked first, Lebron definitely lived up to the hype

He was the rookie of the year and he made his first all-star appearance in his second year in the NBA

He was putting up ridiculous numbers, but people still weren’t satisfied

People berated Lebron about not winning a championship ring.  That is until he signed with the Miami Heat in the off-season of 2010

He won 2 back to back championships with the Heat and then returned to Cleveland

Lebron was able to win a championship there and decided to take his talents to Los Angelos

Lebron joined the Lakers and then won the 2020 finals alongside Anthony Davis

Why are his cards so expensive?

Lebron is a generational talent.

Some can make a valid argument for him being the best players of all time.

He has exceeded everyone’s expectations and is an amazing player.

He is a 6’ 8” power forward who is a floor general.

He could play almost any position and still excel.

He seems to have little to no flaws in his game and is exceptional in every aspect.

The card market was not as hot as it is as of me writing this, so cards of his in good condition are worth lots of money now

Most Expensive cards:

Paper cards:

2003 Topps #221 Lebron James RC

This card depicts Lebron holding a Cavs jersey in his white suit

This is an iconic card with a cool look

It holds a nice value even though it is not an in-game picture

2003-04 Upper Deck MVP LEBRON JAMES #201

This picture shows Lebron going to dunk the ball with “rookie” written on the top

It is a cool card that is not as expensive as some of lebrons other rookie cards

Definitely a buy at the right price.

2003-04 UD ROOKIE EXCLUSIVES #1 LEBRON JAMES RC

This is another one of Lebron’s cheaper rookie cards.

It goes for a couple hundred graded, but ungraded you can sometimes find it below $100

This card is a bit slept on and has a super cool design

2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix Lebron James RC #111, Dwyane Wade RC #115, Chris Bosh RC #114

This card is unique because it shows three players

This is a triple rookie card which is detachable

There is also a version of this card with Carmelo instead of Bosh on the front of it

Most people do not think the card is worth much, but it holds a nice value

Chrome cards:

2003 Topps Chrome #111 Lebron James RC

This card shows Lebron James in action fading away while taking a shot

This card itself is worth lots of money, but there are also refractors that are worth more

There are normal, black, xfractor and gold refractors

The gold is the most rare as there were only 50 of them made.

2003-04 Finest LeBron James RC #133 #/999

This is a unique Lebron rookie card

It is one of the only Lebron James numbered rookie cards that isn’t an auto patch card.

A great pickup if you can find it at the right price

2003-04 Bowman Chrome LeBron James RC #123

This card has a clean appearance

It is actually in a lower pop than the Topps Chrome version according to PSA

There is a normal bowman version of this card and a bowman gold version as well

Auto cards:

2003-04 Exquisite LeBron James RC #78 Autograph Patch #/99

This is an auto Lebron card with a high-end brand

They are hard to find, and worth a nice sum of money

The patch is multi-colored and the signature looks amazing

This is equal to the national treasurers auto cards today

2003-04 Upper Deck Legends Rookie Impressions Dual Autographs: LeBron James and Michael Jordan #MJLJ #/25

This is not only a Lebron rookie card

Michael Jordan is also pictured with his signature next to his picture

This card is in short print and a perfect card for your personal collection

2003-04 SPx LeBron James RC #151 Autograph Jersey #/750

This combined card looks interesting due to all its different pieces

Not the best looking card out there, but very unique

The patch is not multi-colored and there is a white spot for a signature.

Long term potential:

Lebron James is cementing himself as a generational talent.

At the end of his career, he might be the best player of all time.

Lebron James has been to the NBA finals ten times and counting!

He is a four time NBA champion and is one of the most dominating players of all time

The sky’s the limit for Lebron James

Summary:

Ever since entering the league, Lebron James is a dominant force  in the NBA

He is the best all-around player of all-time.

Little to no facets of his game are weak

Lebron has some awesome rookie cards, and not all are expensive

He is definitely a blue chip and a great player to hold in your collection over the long term.

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