Ultra Rare Modern Basketball Investment Piece
2003-04 Exquisite Collection is the first true high end product in the hobby, with 500 MSRP per box upon release, coinciding with LeBron's rookie season. While the auto patch insert sets are highly collected among collectors, the base card set consisted of 78 cards and their parallels are the heart and soul of the product, featuring LeBron RPA among others. This card under auction is the patch parallel /10 of the Kobe's base card, and a very recognizable card and among the top of Kobe collectors' wishlists. It is numbered 10/10, last numbering (special numbering is highly coveted among Exquisite collectors) and Kobe's Olympics jersey number. Exquisite cards were hand packed to spread the values close to 500 back then, and thus very condition sensitive out of pack, this being graded 9 is extremely tough and all the foil letterings are vibrant and well-preserved, unlike some other specimens in the past. It has both desirable qualities of special numbering and tip top condition going. Outside of 1/1 parallels, this is by far the rarest parallel of Kobe base /225, with base gold and jersey parallel both being /25. One can argue this is one of best Kobe patch cards ever, because of coming from the best product and being parallel to the main set (best modern card set hands down). Kobe cards are among the safest investments in the hobby, and this rare card from the iconic first year Exquisite with high historical significance is best of the best. Cards of this magnitude once sold will not resurface again for a long time. One of over 27,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 9th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.
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