Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Lakers’ Kobe Bryant greet each other before tip-off, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Staples Center. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News)
In 2008, many NBA fans hoped LeBron James and Kobe Bryant would battle it out in the NBA final. Instead, the Cleveland Cavaliers wavered against the Boston Celtics, leading up to a confrontation between Kobe and people like Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett. Ultimately, the Celtics emerged victorious, while the Lakers were set to win the next two NBA championships.
To commemorate what might have been, Topps created a rare LeBron-Kobe map that is now selling for a wild prize of $15,000 USD. According to Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Heavy.com, legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather was actually gifted the card for his 44th birthday. The card was given to Mayweather by the Wooter Boys.
The value of the cards to be exchanged has increased exponentially throughout the pandemic, as collectors immerse themselves in their pastimes. The value of these cards continues to grow, making them a good investment for those seeking to diversify their portfolio. Some people even borrow money to buy these cards because they are convinced that buying them with leverage will lead to massive gains.
Although Mayweather certainly does not need the money, there is no doubt that this card is an asset that will continue to grow in value, and it will be better served to keep it secure. Decades from now, this card may well be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Since celebrating his 44th birthday in Miami, the champ recently announced that he would be opening a boxing gym in Dallas. The Gym will be called Mayweather Boxing and Fitness. It will be located at 2401 Victory Park Ln #170 Dallas, TX 75219. They are currently offering Pre-Opening Membership at this time. So, go ahead and apply to lock in your membership.