Most Expensive LeBron Cards

2003 Exquisite Collection #78 Autograph /99

Estimated PSA 10 Value: $325,000

This card has earned iconic status in the hobby on its way to being one of the most valuable basketball cards ever produced.  Numbered to 99 copies, this card is the key to one of the most impactful basketball card sets ever produced. Packs of these used to cost $500 apiece when the set was first released. Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony are some of the other big names in the set but Lebron James is by far and away the most desired. It’s incredible to think that a modern card could cost so much but that’s what happens when you combine a player of James’ stature with such an iconic set.

2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Autograph Patch #78 Lebron James Rookie Card

2003 Ultimate Collection Ultimate Logos Signature 1/1

Estimated PSA 9 Value: $312,000

In 2016, this card sold for $312,000 at auction and I would imagine it will eventually sell for more if it ever comes up for sale again. The card is literally one of a kind as it was the only version of this card ever produced, as noted by the “1/1” in ink below the NBA logo. The card features a great action shot of a young Lebron, a nice autograph and huge logo patch. PSA did grade this card and deemed it to be in PSA 9 mint condition.

2003 Ultimate Collection Ultimate Logos Signature 1:1 Lebron James Basketball Card

2003 Ultimate Collection #127 Autograph

Estimated PSA 10 Value: $60,000

I’ve always loved the straightforward design of this card–the imagery is clean, the autographs are sharp. It’s just a solid-looking card overall. But they are by no means even close to cheap. Perfect examples of these cards will set you back well into the five-figure range. Numbered to 250, they are also very limited.

2003 Ultimate Collection Autograph #127 Lebron James Basketball Card

2003 Topps Chrome #111 Gold Refractor

Estimated PSA 10 Value: $35,000

Topps Chrome has always been one of the most popular series of basketball cards and this is arguably the most desired of them all. Numbered to just 50 copies, these gold refractor parallels continue to be in high demand. A great action shot of James fading away during a jump shot, gold borders, and the “Draft Pick #1” at the bottom give this card strong eye appeal.

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2003 Exquisite Collection #78 Gold

Estimated PSA 10 Value: $30,000

Another key Lebron James card to own from the 2003 Exquisite Collection series, this non-autograph card has remarkable value to it. Although it is rarer than the aforementioned autograph/patch card, the lack of those two key features drops its value down much lower. But, let’s be real, the price on these cards is still incredibly high.

2003 Exquisite Collection #78 Gold Lebron James Basketball Card

2003 SPX Spectrum #151 Autograph

Estimated PSA 10 Value: $30,000

The design of this Lebron James rookie card almost seems like it has too much going on at the same time. They are numbered to only 25 examples so they’re quite rare. And the autograph and jersey patch no doubt create strong eye appeal by themselves. But, I really have to be honest and say that I don’t like the design of this card nearly as much as do some of his others. At a five figure price tag, though, I could forget about the design really quickly!

2003 SPX Spectrum #151 Autograph