Some people really got into collectibles during the pandemic. The collectable sporting card market really took off in a big way. That has caused some values to absolutely skyrocket.

LeBron James and Tom Brady are two of the best to ever play their respective sports. Some fans would pay a ton to capture a part of that history, and it shows.

James and Brady’s trading cards just sold for a combined $3.44 million at auction. The James card, a ’03-’04 Upper Deck “Exquisite Collection” Rookie Patch Autograph card, saw only 99 cards made. It sold for $1.72 million.

The Brady card was a 2000 Playoff Contenders #144 Signed Championship Ticket Rookie Card. The James card was graded a 9 and the Brady card received an 8.5 by Beckett. Both cards sold for $1.72 million.


The Goldin Auctions website hosted this high-dollar auction. The crazy part is that prices on these collectible cards are expected to rise.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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