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Luka Doncic’s autograph rookie card sells for $ 4.6 million; sets a record for basketball collection

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A one-of-a-kind Luka Doncic card sold this weekend for around the cost of an NBA lottery pick.

The card, a 1: 1 Logoman autograph rookie from the 2018-2019 Panini National Treasures set, was sold for $ 4.6 million in a private sale. This is the highest price paid for a basketball card, by The Action Network, and second overall for a sports card behind a 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps sold for $ 5.2 million.

The buyer is Nick Fiorella. Collector Bolillo Lajan San announced on Instagram on Sunday that he and Fiorella, his “new friend / business partner,” had “finalized” the sale.

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If you want to see what a personal check for $ 4 million looks like, you can see it in this IG article.

Doncic, who turned 22 on Sunday, became an NBA All-Star for the second time in his three-year NBA career earlier this month. He entered Sunday’s game averaging 28.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists.

The price of his card was more than half of the $ 8.05million he earns this season in the third year of his rookie contract, for Spotrac. Under NBA rookie salary scale, Onyeka Okongwu, the seventh pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, earns $ 4.84 million in 2020-21.


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