With LeBron James winning his fourth title and leading the Lakers to a franchise record-tying 17th championship, consider the recent sales for some of James’ earliest Lakers issues: 1. 2018-19 Absolute Memorabilia #23 LeBron James – $250 Released in late November, 2018, Absolute Memorabilia was the first mainstream product to feature James in a Lakers uniform. His base card, already in a holder in the uncirculated format, drew immediate collector attention, becoming an instant $25-$60 item. Limited in availability as a hobby-only issue, the raw card value now sits in the $125-$300 range, with Gem Mint copies at $400+. 2….

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Steve Dalton

Steven enjoys his job tracking and reporting on the basketball card market for Beckett Media. His other interests include comic book speculation and investing, kaiju movies and collectibles, and UK basketball.

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