It’s nothing new to suggest that Lebron James is in the conversation for the NBA Greatest of All Time title. There are plenty of arguments against that and I probably agree with them, but still the conversation keeps coming up for a reason.
Owing to his incomparable skill and superstardom, Lebron’s 2020 NBA All-Star jersey that he wore just last month has now sold for a jaw-dropping $630,000. That doesn’t just happen with forgettable players, that’s the kind of numbers collectors will pay for memorabilia touched by legends.
The news was shared by Action Network’s Darren Rovell. “Lebron’s 2020 All-Star Game jersey sold last night on @NBAAUCTIONS for $630,000, shattering the record paid for a modern NBA jersey,” Rovell tweeted. “The previous high for a Lebron Jersey? $192,000 for his high school jersey he wore on the SI cover.”
The proceeds from the sale of the jerseys worn during last month’s All-Star game will go toward the Mamba on Three Fund and the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Sports memorabilia collection has a long and storied history stretching back at least 100 years to the advent of baseball card collecting and trading. While baseball cards are going through their own transition what with the advent of digital cards, there’s still plenty of fascination with owning the uniform and gear worn by champions. Perhaps it allows the collector to feel their own personal connection with greatness.
In fact, there’s little of the sports world that hasn’t been monetized. Sports betting itself has been around forever, but with the advent of online betting, it’s hitting stratospheric heights. Online U.S. lotteries, even outside of the world of sports, are popping up all over the place, allowing you to play for real money without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
Veteran online lottery players have their own system for how they play, but nearly all of them take advantage of discounts or deals that allow them to start ahead of the pack with a nice financial bonus. The PA Lottery bonus code 2020 rewards you with a 100% bonus that matches your first deposit.
Online sports betting and memorabilia collection are more popular and lucrative than ever, and we owe a lot of that to the advent of online marketplaces and lotteries.