Ultimately, the 2003-04 LeBron James Exquisite Rookie Patch Autograph Parallel sold for a little more than Ken Goldin was hoping for. Did it ever. The card, with a BGS 9.5 Gem Mint grade and featuring an autograph and piece of a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, sold for a world-record $1.84 million in Goldin Auctions’ Summer Premium Auction that closed Saturday, July 18. It was the most ever paid for a modern sports trading card. (The record was short-lived, falling a month later when a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Superfractor Autograph sold for almost $4 million.) “It surpassed my expectations,”…

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