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“WOAH”: Serena Williams’ autographed rookie card sold for a whopping price at auction

Multiple Grand Slam champion Serena Williams' rookie card printed in 2003 has gone for a whopping price in an auction.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is a name to reckon with in the world of tennis. The American tennis star has achieved a lot in her magnificent career and still has a lot left in her. In a career spanning over two decades, Serena has won 23 Grand Slam titles and it won’t be a surprise if she adds up a few more to her tally in the time to come.

However, Serena hasn’t had a good season this time around. The champion player has been pushed down by injuries due to which she was unable to deliver her best on the court in 2021. A hamstring injury made it impossible for the superstar to keep going.

Serena Williams’ rookie card printed in 2003 becomes the most expensive women’s sports card

Serena Williams

Although she has been away from the court for a while now, Serena’s legacy is getting bigger and better every day. Recently, an autographed Serena Williams rookie card printed in 2003 has become the most expensive women’s sports card.

The card fetched as many as 44,280 dollars at the New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions last weekend. The previous record for a rookie card was 34,440 dollars which was of former U.S. soccer player Mia Hamm. The card was sold this year in June.

According to ESPN, Williams’ card was bought by alternative-asset trading platform Alt on behalf of a private client. “People are accepting women’s trading cards as collectibles,” ESPN quoted Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin as saying. 40-year-old Williams would be itching to make a comeback on the court in order to add more feathers to her cap.

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