Serena Williams is among the all-time greatest athletes, and that’s a fact.
She has made so much progress in women’s tennis and won so many titles that the sport is becoming synonymous with her name.
She is also a star of many talents: she spearheaded the latest design building from Nike and often invests in new ventures with significant potential.
Now, Serena is making history once again, thanks to trading cards.
A History-Making Trading Card
According to Goldin Auctions, a Serena Williams NetPro signed patch rookie card from 2003 sold for a whopping $266,400.
This sale made history because the card’s price is over twice the previous highest sold for a woman athlete: $117,000.
No other tennis set trading card has been publicly available in over a decade.
The 2003 NetPro pack is the first officially licensed cardholder for other tennis legends like Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.
Serena Williams: Competing Against Herself
As it happens, Serena’s main competition when it comes to trading cards is herself.
She held the previous record when a bidder bought a July 1999 SI For Kids Serena Williams rookie card.
This was last January.
And in March, yet another Serena Williams trading card sold for over $91,000 on eBay.
This shows that the tennis star’s status as a legend is not wavering.
When more of her rare trading cards pop up, you can be sure that they might sell for even higher amounts.
Trading Cards: A Booming Business
Serena Williams, however, is not the only sports star whose trading cards are in demand.
Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and more sports legends have precious trading cards from their rookie days.
The current record holder is a T206 Honus Wagner card, which sold for $6.6 million last year.
We are confident that Serena’s trading cards will soon reach that valuation and even surpass it.
She is, after all, a star who’s constantly making history.