Lot # 154: October 29, 2003 Sacramento Kings Full Ticket – LeBron James NBA Debut PSA 6 EX-MT – “POP 3”

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 154)
October 29, 2003 Sacramento Kings Full Ticket – LeBron James NBA Debut PSA 6 EX-MT – "POP 3"

LEBRON DEBUT!!! One of the greatest all-time NBA players, LeBron James' 37,000+ lifetime points ranks second all-time to the legendary Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, and barring injury, he will obviously pass Jabbar in the 2023 campaign. James' has tallied a remarkable 27.13 points per game which places him 5th on the NBA list, and his seemingly infinite list of world-class accomplishments include: four NBA titles, four NBA MVPs, four NBA Final's MVPs, 18 NBA All-Star appearances, five NBA All-Defensive first teams, and two Olympic Gold Medals. Most significantly, his name is always mentioned alongside Michael Jordan's as the arguable greatest player to ever step foot on an NBA hardwood floor. No wonder passionate basketball collectors are taken in by LeBron's premier collectibles, with a BGS 9 LeBron James 2003-'04 Exquisite Collection Rookie Patch Autograph card fetching an incredible $5.2 million!

The first pick in the 2003 NBA draft, LeBron's sensational career commenced two decades ago when he traveled to the "Golden State" to play the Sacramento Kings on October 29, 2003. Although the Cleveland Cavaliers would lose to the Kings 106-92, LeBron would post one of the greatest debut performances in NBA history via his 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals. In fact, the 25 points still stands as an NBA record for the most points scored by a "prep-to-pro" player in a debut performance. James would move on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award via his 20.9 points per game, and this outstanding PSA 6 "Full" debut ticket stands as the perfect testament for LeBron's inaugural NBA game. Retaining nearly all of its original attributes, the ticket reveals perforated upper and left edges, with the October 29, 2003 date and seating location affixed to the lower region (Sec: BOX 218; Row: A2; Seat: 11; Price: $120). An image of zealous Kings fan Dylan Taylor Crow occupies the center of the ticket with the vibrant purple hued surface stealing the show. A historically significant offering, it represents LeBron's inaugural NBA game that ultimately set the tone for his unprecedented storybook career!

MIN BID $5,000

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