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    2002 Topps Finest LeBron James (Refractor) #178 BGS Gem Mint 9.5, #'d 241/250. He may be the ultimate example of "living up to the hype," a skinny high school phenom who grew into manhood and immortality right before our eyes. James' elite brilliance, and the number "23" on his jersey, have assured that he'll always be linked to Michael Jordan, whose Fleer rookie now serves as one of the ultimate blue chip stocks of the modern trading card hobby. LeBron James is arguably one of the greatest players in NBA history. On his way to becoming one of the premier players in history, LeBron won championships with the Miami Heat (2), the Cleveland Cavaliers (1), and the Los Angeles Lakers (1). A 16-time All-Star, he is a 4-time Finals MVP and a 4-time league MVP, and the 2007-08 scoring leader. He has been remarkedly versatile, playing small forward, power forward, shooting guard, and in the 2019-20 season at point guard, leading the league in assists.

    LeBron James continues to reign over the collectibles marketplace, with rookie cards from his auspicious debut season among the most coveted of the 21st century. This LeBron rookie was a part of a redemption card program that was found in boxes of 2002-03 Topps Finest and comes in the Refractor version #'d 241/250. From a total population of over 150 submissions, this card is one of seventy-four as a Gem Mint with ONLY 2 grading higher. Graded BGS Gem Mint 9.5 with subgrades: Centering 9.5, Corners 9, Edges 9.5, Surface 10.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.

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