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Rare Kobe Bryant Card Sells For Record $2 Million

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A rare Kobe Bryant card was sold privately over the weekend for $2 million, the most a Kobe Bryant card has ever gone for.

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(credit: PWCC Marketplace)

The card is a 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Emerald and was sold through PWCC Marketplace. There are only 10 issued of each Emerald card, and this sale is notable because it is not a rookie card.

"This is arguably Kobe's best card in existence," PWCC's Jesse Craig said in a statement. "It's more desirable than even a Kobe Bryant rookie card or a Kobe Bryant autograph."

The $2 million sale is the highest for a Kobe Bryant card and makes it one of the highest-selling basketball cards of all time, according to PWCC.

Current Lakers star LeBron James still holds the all-time record for a basketball card sale when one of his cards sold for $5.2 million in April 2021.

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