Luka Doncic autograph rookie card sells for $4.6 million; units document for basketball collectible

A one-of-its-kind Luka Doncic card bought this weekend for about the price of an NBA lottery decide.

The cardboard, a 1:1 Logoman autograph rookie from the 2018-19 Panini Nationwide Treasures set, went for $4.6 million in a non-public sale. That is the very best recognized worth paid for a basketball card, per The Motion Community, and second total for a sports activities card behind a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that bought for $5.2 million.  

The customer is Nick Fiorella. The vendor’s identify has not been disclosed. Fellow collector Bolillo Lajan San introduced Sunday on Instagram that he and Fiorella, his “new enterprise accomplice/buddy,” had “finalized” the sale. 

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If you wish to see what a private examine for $4 million appears like, then you possibly can see it on this IG submit.

Doncic, who turned 22 on Sunday, turned an NBA All-Star for the second time in his three-year NBA profession earlier within the month. He entered Sunday’s play averaging 28.5 factors, 8.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists.

His card’s worth was greater than half the $8.05 million he’s making this season within the third 12 months of his rookie contract, per Spotrac. Beneath the NBA’s rookie wage scale, Onyeka Okongwu, the seventh decide within the 2020 NBA Draft, is making $4.84 million in 2020-21.

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