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    2003-04 Topps Chrome LeBron James (Refractors) #111 BGS Mint 9. Until LeBron James' free throw in the closing seconds of Game Seven of the 2016 NBA Finals rattled home to put the contest out of reach, the most important ball in Cleveland Cavaliers history was of the ping pong variety, bearing a printed number 1. With the basketball world holding its breath in anticipation, it popped to the top of the 2003 Draft lottery machine to ensure that the greatest young talent ever spawned from the playgrounds of Ohio would remain within state borders.

    Though he'd break hearts in Cleveland before returning to fill them with unprecedented joy, LeBron's ascension to the professional ranks was unquestionably the biggest sports story of 2003, sparking a marketing bonanza to rival that of Michael Jordan nearly two decades earlier. In the blink of an eye, the son of a struggling single mother in Akron became the hottest commodity on Madison Avenue.

    The preternaturally gifted child, now a man, LeBron James continues to reign over the collectibles marketplace, with rookie cards from that auspicious debut season particularly coveted. This is one of the most desirable of that breed, a gorgeous example of his Topps Chrome Refractor. Beckett assigns a 9.5 rating to the edges and corners, and a 9 for centering and surface, thus barely missing a bump in the final grade.


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    October, 2020
    3rd Saturday
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