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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

GOOD TO BE THE KING

By Marc Lawrence — Even amid the longest injury stretch of his Hall of Fame career, somehow LeBron James still managed to rewrite record books.

According to ESPN, A 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection RPA (rookie patch autograph) parallel LeBron James card, numbered out of 23, was sold privately for $5.2 million.

The Beckett Grading Services graded the card a 9 (with a perfect 10 signature) as it claims the throne for most expensive basketball card, knocking off the $4.6 million one-of-one 2018-19 Panini National Treasures Luka Doncic Logoman RPA sold in March.

The sale ties the all-time record for any card with the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card purchased by Rob Gough this past January.

The initial thought that comes to mind when describing the aforementioned card sales: OMG

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