In 2008, many NBA fans expected LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to compete in the NBA final. Instead, the Cleveland Cavaliers wavered against the Boston Celtics, resulting in a clash between Kobe and people like Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett. In the end, the Celtics came out victorious, while the Lakers would go on to win the next two NBA championships.
Topps created a rare LeBron-Kobe map that is now selling for a wild prize of $15,000 USD to commemorate what might have been. According to Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Heavy.com, legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather was gifted the card for his 44th birthday. The card came from the Wooter Boys.
The value of the cards to be traded has grown exponentially throughout the pandemic as collectors return to their hobbies. These cards continue to increase in value, which makes them a good investment for those looking to diversify their portfolio. Some people even take loans to buy these cards, because they are confident that buying with leverage will lead to massive gains.
While Mayweather certainly doesn’t need the money, there is no doubt that this card is an asset that will continue to balloon in value, and he will be best served to keep it protected. Decades down the road it could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.