Unbelievable price: Wembanyama's debut jersey shatters auction record

This auction marked the beginning of cooperation between the NBA and the Sotheby's auction house

by Sededin Dedovic
Unbelievable price: Wembanyama's debut jersey shatters auction record
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The San Antonio Spurs rookie's debut NBA jersey has shattered auction records, selling for an astounding $762,000, as announced by Sotheby's auction house. This groundbreaking sale, reported by Basketnews, marks a new era in the realm of sports memorabilia and highlights Vembanyama's immense potential as a future NBA icon.

The auction for Vembanyama's jersey commenced with an initial bid of $80,000, but the bidding quickly escalated, driven by the fervour of collectors and ardent fans eager to possess a piece of NBA history. The final sale price of $762,000 not only set a new record for a debut jersey but also surpassed the previous record of $80,400 held by Zion Williamson's debut jersey, sold in 2020.

This auction represents the beginning of a partnership between the NBA and Sotheby's, aiming to elevate the value and significance of NBA memorabilia. Vembanyama's jersey sale stands as a testament to his rapidly growing popularity and the anticipation surrounding his future in the league.

Vembanyama's debut jersey sale marks a significant moment in NBA history, underscoring the immense value placed on the league's rising stars

Victor Wembanyama is the best young player and big things are predicted for him

He is considered to be one of the greatest basketball prospects of his generation, and he was selected first overall by the Spurs in the 2023 NBA draft.

Wembanyama is a unique talent, and he is expected to have a major impact on the NBA. He is a generational prospect, and he has the potential to be one of the best players in the world. In his debut game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 25, Vembanyama showcased his exceptional talent, averaging 18.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game.

His impressive performance further fueled the excitement surrounding his jersey auction, driving collectors and fans to secure this piece of NBA memorabilia. If this young promising player makes a career as one of the greatest, who knows how much this jersey will cost in 10 or 20 years. Judging by his current games, the price will surely at least double soon.