Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has quickly established himself as one of the NBA’s biggest attractions in a short time. The latest example is that a very rare Doncic rookie card was sold on Sunday for more money than any NBA card has ever had.
The card – which went for as much as $ 4.6 million on the open market – has the NBA logo man catch, which is from a Mavericks jersey that Doncic was wearing, and a signature in blue ink. It was the only card made of the specific variety.
The Doncic card was originally from a box of trading cards featuring Panini National Treasures Basketball 2018-19 and was unveiled during a live break at the Layton Sports Card Store in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The card ended up being sold to collector Bolillo Lajan San. However, it is unclear what he originally paid for it TMZ Sports claims that San paid more than $ 400,000 for the card.
On Sunday, San sold the ultra-rare Doncic card to high-end collector Nick Fiorella for $ 4.6 million. Not a bad investment on San’s part.
This Doncic card is not only the most expensive NBA card – it is the second highest purchase of any sports trading card in history. Only a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card was sold for more ($ 5.2 million). Before the Mantle card was sold, the previous record was a 2009 Mike Trout rookie card that sold for $ 3.9 million.
Doncic has the potential to be in the conversation between the very big ones if he continues on the current path that he is on. If that ends up being the case, the value of Fiorellas could possibly rise even more.