Giannis Antetokounmpo Sportscard Sets Record as Highest Price Paid for a Basketball Card

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Milwaukee (OnFocus) – Giannis Antetokounmpo now has back to back MVP Awards, and this season became the third player to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season. Record-breaking performances beyond the playing court are also credited to Giannis.

As reported by Sports Collector’s Digest, am Antetokounmpo sportscard just broke a record for the highest price ever paid for a basketball card.

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Giannis’ 2013-14 National Treasures signed NBA Logoman Patch rookie card just sold for a record $1,857,300 at Goldin Auctions. It’s the highest price ever paid for a basketball card.

The card surpassed cards of LeBron James and Michael Jordan. Earlier this year, a LeBron James 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection card sold for $1.845 million and a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan fetched $420,000, both records for those cards.

Antetokounmpo told NBA on TNT he wants to be a champion and wants to keep getting better, saying “Don’t call me two-time MVP until I’m a champion.”

And if he wins an NBA title, what will that card sell for next time?

The Antetokounmpo card is the fourth-highest selling sports card of all time behind cards of Mike Trout ($3.936 million), Honus Wagner ($3.12 million) and Mickey Mantle ($2.88 million).

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]