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LeBron James Reacts To His Rookie Card Selling For $1.8 Million

lebron james looks onto the court during an nba game

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a timeout in the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

LeBron James has reacted to one of his rookie cards selling for a record-setting $1.8 million over the weekend.

A 2003-04 LeBron James Upper Deck rookie Patch Parallel was sold for $1.845 million on Sunday. The card was sold at Goldin Auctions to CEO Leore Avidar.

As noted by, it's a record-setting price for a modern day card. It's also the most a basketball card has ever sold for.

The sale is "shocking" news according to one expert.

"If we were talking about a T206 [Honus] Wagner, or a 1952 [Mickey] Mantle, it probably wouldn't be that much news," Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions, told ESPN. "But when you're talking about a card that was literally produced 17 years ago and is for a guy still playing in the NBA, it's just shocking news to a lot of people. It's really where my particular industry has been going for several years."

LeBron James reacted to the news of the sale on Instagram. The Los Angeles Lakers star might be sitting on a couple of million dollars in cards himself.

"Guess who else has a couple of those exact ones too," he wrote.

We're guessing LeBron James will probably choose to hold onto those cards, but maybe if things get tight one day, they'll come to good use.