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    2003 Exquisite Collection LeBron James (Scripted Swatches) #LJ BGS Mint 9, Auto 10 - #'d 06/25. ".... my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship." Since 2003, not only has LeBron James reached his ultimate goal, but he has done it four times and has become the only player in NBA history to have led three different franchises to NBA championships. And, remember, he has won the Finals MVP each time. Not too shabby for a kid from St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School in Akron, Ohio.

    Defying the odds, LeBron made good and turned the NBA on its ear. His jump from high school to the NBA draft even resulted in his rookie cards to include HS statistics. The first overall pick in the 2003 draft debuted as the shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He would average just over 20 PPG along with 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds to easily capture the Rookie of the Year title.

    His inclusion as a rookie on a card called "Exquisite" seems preordained. Just like LeBron, the "Exquisite" brand debuted in 2003 and, also like LeBro,n there had been nothing like it seen before in the hobby. The early word about Exquisite was that it was priced not for the faint of heart but was THE card to have. Dealers very soon realized their early apprehension was going to cost them. It wasn't just basketball with which Upper Deck did an "exquisite" job. Sidney Crosby, Tiger Woods, Adrian Peterson and Michael Jordan would all become spokesmen for the brand - James, Jordan and Woods would be exclusive Upper Deck ambassadors.

    This absolutely stunning Exquisite Collection card features a sizeable swatch from a game-used jersey which serves as the base for a bold autograph executed in thick silver marker. Graded BGS Mint 9 with a Beckett 10 Autograph. Subgrades are: Centering 9.5, Corners 9, Edges 8.5, Surface 9.5. This entry from this limited edition is serial #06/25.

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