LeBron James and Michael Jordan can step aside because Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic now has the highest-selling basketball card in history. A rare, one-of-a-kind Doncic rookie trading card sold for a record $4.6 million over the weekend in a private sale.
The autographed 2018-19 National Treasures Logoman card is the most expensive basketball card ever sold and the second-most expensive sports card behind a 1952 Mickey Mantle card that reeled in $5.2 million.
At $4.6M, that's a new record for the highest price that's ever been paid for a basketball card.— Will Weinraub (@willweinraub) March 1, 2021
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The sale of this card comes roughly two weeks after Doncic’s limited edition Panini Gold Prizm card sold in an auction for $799,500.
It's not necessarily surprising that this Doncic card sold for a record amount. The 22-year-old has averaged over 20 points per season since breaking onto the scene in 2018.
This season, Doncic is averaging 28.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game while shooting a career-best 47.5% from the field and 35.1% from deep.
The Slovenian is a two-time All-Star and was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team. He also won Rookie of the Year for the 2018-19 campaign.