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    2003 Bowman Chrome Rookies & Stars LeBron James (Chrome Gold Refractor) #123 BGS Gem Mint 9.5 - #'d 22/50! At thirty-five years old, LeBron James has already been a household name for more than half his life, entering the public consciousness as the most heralded high school phenom in the history of the sport. But the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft exceeded even the rosiest of expectations, claiming four regular season and four Finals MVP Awards (to date) and a place in any honest debate regarding the greatest of all time.

    Only time will tell if this number "23" can match or surpass the ring count of the man to whom he is most commonly compared, but the hobby has already spoken on the matter, powering a massive surge in pricing for LeBron cards that shows no signs of slowing any time soon. Just over two years ago, another example of this limited edition of fifty Gold Refractors, rated a PSA Gem Mint 10, commanded a winning bid of $20,400. Our most recent offering, in December 2020, upped the ante to a remarkable $288,000. Who knows what the numbers will be two years from now?

    We suspect, however, that the winning bidder of this elite specimen will be more than pleased with it, particularly if the kid from Akron continues on his current pace that could see him elbow his way past Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the most prolific scorer in NBA history in just a few more seasons.

    This dazzling parallel card is number twenty-two of the rookie run of fifty and remains pack-fresh nearly two decades after its emergence. The experts at Beckett have assigned soaring 9.5 assessments for Centering, Edges and Surface, with a 9.5 for Corners. Just like the player it celebrates, you cannot get much closer to perfection than that.


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    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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