Giannis Antetokounmpo rookie card fetches $1.812 million at auction, highest ever for modern-day basketball card

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Sep 21, 2020 9:11 PM ET

A collector bet that Giannis Antetokounmpo's already stellar back-to-back-MVP career will arc higher.

A rare Giannis Antetokounmpo signed rookie card sold for $1.812 million over the weekend, according to TMZ Sports, making it the most valuable basketball card ever. A LeBron James rookie card fetched $1.8 million in July.

In addition to the signature, the card features the NBA "Logoman" patch from one of Giannis' game-worn rookie jerseys. It was graded a MINT 9 by the Beckett Grading Service, which is nearly perfect condition.

Despite the high valuation, the Giannis and LeBron cards are dwarfed by the prices of the highest in baseball.  A Mike Trout rookie card fetched $3.93 million earlier this year.

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