Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Card of the Day: 2003-04 Exquisite Collection LeBron James Patch/Auto RC
As a high-schooler, he was all over the national news.
As a rookie, he proved he belonged.
Last year, he carried his team to the NBA Finals.
This year, he is a one-man show on that same team, which is struggling just above .500.
He is LeBron James, and last night, his 51 points in an OT victory almost weren't enough. While he leads the NBA in scoring, it will mean nothing if he doesn't help his team get at least as far as last year.
Right now may be a good time to buy LeBron cards. Everything is the NBA is focused on the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, and more recently the Los Angeles Lakers. Cleveland is flying under the radar as the fifth seed in the East.
And while the Exquisite Collection patch/auto is arguably his best card (and maybe not the type you can afford to buy to resell later if you are on a low-budget), you may want to chase his low- to mid-end rookies, autographs, and game-used while the focus is on other NBA stars.