Is this card poised to be the most valuable sports card ever sold? We will find out on June 23. Goldin is auctioning off what they are calling the “Modern Card Grail” – a 2020-21 Panini Flawless Triple Logoman #3LG-LBJ LeBron James Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA Authentic.
“The card stands out like no other card in the history of the industry,” said Ken Goldin, the founder and executive chairman of the collectibles marketplace Goldin — which is auctioning the card this month. “Typically, it’s the older vintage cards that are very valuable. But there’s really never been a card this popular before it was even pulled from a pack.”
The Lebron James card is part of Panini’s 2020-21 “Flawless” collection, and features the NBA logo patch from three of his jerseys, one each from his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The current record for a sports card is $6.6 million that was spent for a vintage Honus Wagner trading card last year.
As of this writing on June 16, 2022, the current bid is sitting at $1,800,000. We will check back on June 23 to see what this remarkable card did.
UPDATE: The final winning bid on the card was $2,000,000 – US $2.4M with the buyers premium. It is the single highest priced card ever to be pulled and sold in the same year. Apparently, Drake (the rapper/singer) In March shared his search for this particular card on social media by posting a photo of 14 boxes of the 2020-21 Panini Flawless set that he had purchased at a cost of over $200,000 hoping to find said card to no avail. USA Today reported that on May 6, 2022 the card was finally found – by a man named JMo from Backyard Rips, who discovered it while doing a livestream on Whatnot.