Rare LeBron James rookie card could fetch $200K at auction

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

AKRON, Ohio— A rare LeBron James autographed rookie card is up for auction and could fetch up to $200,000.

Just eight bidders had vied as of Friday for what’s being billed as the world’s rarest and most valuable James basketball trading card. The leading bid of $85,000 was expected to grow before the auction closed Saturday.

The one-of-a-kind card from Upper Deck’s 2003/04 Ultimate Collection series features a picture of the Cleveland Cavalier taking a shot, along with a swath of the NBA logo from his game uniform. It was randomly placed into a pack of cards.

Officials at New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions haven’t disclosed the identity of the seller but say the card will be sold as the minimum $50,000 bid has been met.

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