Baseball collector pays over $1 million for star’s card

A sports memorabilia collector has set a new record for the highest-priced modern-day baseball card after forking out $922,500 ($1,411,413 AUD) on a Mike Trout rookie card.

Sold on behalf of Goldin Auctions, a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Red Refractor Autograph is now in the hands of one of the ultimate baseball collectors.

The card had previously sold for $400,000 ($611,995 AUD) back in May of 2018. It's the second rarest version of Trout's top card with just five copies ever produced.

2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Red Refractor Autograph

Trout, 28, plays as a centre fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of the Major League Baseball (MLB).

Widely regarded as the best player in baseball at the moment with three MVPs, eight All-Star selections and seven Silver Slugger awards, it's no surprise a collector would go to extreme lengths to own a piece of history.

The card sold is also in incredible condition, receiving a gem mint 9.5 grade from Beckett Grading, while the signature earned a perfect 10.

Mike Trout

Earlier this week, a high-end LeBron James rookie card sold for $161,716 ($247.423 AUD) on eBay.

The card, which is part of Upper Deck's 2003 Exquisite Collection, was one of 75 copies produced.

2003 Exquisite Collection Limited LeBron James RC PATCH AUTO

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