Giannis took Lebron James MVP award, and now has taken his basketball card record as well. A Giannis Antetokounmp Rookie Card sold for $1.812 million at an Auction setting a new world record. The $1.812 million paid for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Logoway rookie card is the most in modern day history for a basketball card.
The previous holder of that record was a Lebron James rookie card that sold for $1.8 Million. Giannis has dethroned Lebron James position as king of the basketball card world.
Giannis’ rookie season was nothing special offensively as he averaged 11 points per game on 36% shooting, but his defense was already showing signs of greatness. You could already see how great he was going to become in terms of the regular season.
The Giannis Antetokoumpo rookie card includes a patch of a game worn jersey from his rookie year. What’s more incredible is that Beckett Grading Service reportedly gave it a MINT 9 rating, which means it is in pristine condition.
With all those details in mind, someone thought the Giannis rookie card was worth $1.812 Million, and dropped the bag on it.