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Serena Williams Rookie Card Sells for $44,280


Serena Williams

An autographed Serena Williams rookie card has sold for a record-setting $44,280 at an auction in New Jersey last weekend, according to ESPN.  The previous record for a female athlete was a Mai Hamm rookie card which sold for $34,440.  The executive chairman of Goldin Auctions said there are a lot of people putting together GOAT collections: “They want Pete, Ali, Jordan, Tiger, Brady, and they include Serena. I think that’s the single biggest impact that is lifting her cards above all other women athletes.”  A 2003-04 LeBron James card sold at the same auction for $2.46 million.  Why is there still such a disparity in media coverage and things like sports cards for women athletes compared to men?

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