LeBron, Bronny to appear on card in Fanatics deal
Dave McMenamin, ESPN
- Personnel WriterJan 10, 2024, 09:23 AM ET Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.
- Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.
LeBron James and his senior kid, Bronny, might not have beautified the very same basketball court for an NBA game yet, however they’ll quickly appear on the very same basketball card.The 1-of-1 card features pictures of LeBron James in his St. Vincent-St. Mary’s high school uniform and Bronny James in his USC Trojans jersey with dual on-card autographs from the father-son set. It will be included in the 2023-24 Bowman University Chrome Basketball set, which will be launched later this month. All-Americans Caitlin Clark of Iowa and Paige Bueckers of UConn also will have cards in the set.
Fanatics LeBron James signed the collectible as part of a brand-new multiyear trading card collaboration with Fanatics Collectibles, an agent for Enthusiasts informed ESPN on Wednesday.James is partnering with Fanatics after formerly dealing with Upper Deck his entire career.The 21-year veteran teased the statement on his
Instagram account earlier today.”As someone who values all the moments– big and small– along the journey, I’m excited to share more with my
fans through this partnership with Enthusiasts,”James stated in a declaration.” In sports there is a lot greatness to commemorate and I have actually constantly been one to take a moment to acknowledge that in athletes at the top of their games. It’s everything about commemorating the journey and enjoying those minutes, with much more to come.”A James”Triple Logoman “card from the 2020-21 Panini basketball card set sold at auction for $2.4 million in June 2022. And one of James’Upper Deck novice
cards, an autographed 2003-04 Exquisite Rookie Spot numbered 14-of-23 in existence, cost auction for $1.8 million in June 2020. After the 2020 auction, James revealed that he has diversified his investment portfolio by hanging on to a few of the cards he appears on.
“I have two [of those] rookie cards of my own,”James stated on an off-day throughout the 2020 NBA Finals.”So I’ll be good for an extremely, very long time. No matter what occurs, I’m great. “