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LeBron James’ high school jersey goes for $187,500 at auction


St. Vincent-St. Mary guard LeBron James, right, hugs his mother, Gloria, after giving her his district championship medal at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse, Saturday, March 8, 2003, in Canton, Ohio. James scored 41 points as the Irish defeated Central-Hower 83-56 in the district final. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)


We got word that LeBron James’ jersey from high school was going to be headed to auction soon, and rumors were that it would fetch a high price thanks to the phenomenon that was “The Chosen One”.

LeBron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary’s uniform has now gone through the process at Goldin Auctions, and it’s reportedly set a record for a James-worn jersey at $187,500.

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This seems like a ridiculous price for a piece of sports memorabilia that wasn’t even part of James’ impressive NBA run. Something from his time as a member of a championship team has to be worth more, no? Then again, one of those might not ever become available. This might be the best you can get if you’re a diehard LeBron fan.

I wonder if the owner of this new jersey will show up wearing it at Summer League next year? No better way to top the constant oneupsmanship of obscure jerseys in Las Vegas by showing up in a kit that cost more than a three-bedroom ranch home in Northeastern Ohio.