Luka Doncic rookie card sells for record $4.6 million
Feb 25, 2021; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic warms up before action against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic rookie card sells for record $4.6 million

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.

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. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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