Luka Dončić’s 2018 National Treasures Rookie NBA Logoman Patch card, a 1-of-1, just sold for $3.12 million at auction. The ultra-rare card sold at a PWCC auction Thursday night. It set a new all-time record for a basketball card sold at a public auction.
The card features an image of Luka along with an actual patch from a jersey he wore during his rookie year and an autograph. The back has a quote from Luka’s rookie season, in which he joked he would retire if he ever dunked on LeBron James.
In 2021, this same Luka card reportedly sold at a private sale for $4.6 million, but PWCC’s auction was the first chance bidders had to acquire the card on the open market.
The fact that a Dončić card set the record doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering he is just 23 years old and already on the short list of the best players in the NBA. He was the Rookie of the Year in that first season and is a three-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA selection.
Dončić is averaging a league-best 34.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game this season, so he could be adding an MVP to his list of accomplishments.
Mavericks star Luka Doncic. Photo courtsey of The Sporting News