Rare Mike Trout rookie card sells for record-tying $900,000

Mike Trout continues to reach amazing new heights, even when he's not on the field. 

In this case, Trout's 2009 rookie baseball card — an autographed Bowman Draft Chrome Red Refractor — sold Wednesday at Goldin Auctions for $900,000, tying the modern record for a sports card.

A LeBron James/Michael Jordan card with pieces of game-worn jerseys from both players, also sold for $900,000 in February.

The 2009 Trout card features the Los Angeles Angels outfielder's first autograph in an MLB uniform and is one of only five in existence. A one-of-a-kind Trout Superfractor card fetched $400,000 in May 2018.

This Mike Trout autographed rookie card sold for $900,000 tonight! pic.twitter.com/kJVbihIJhH

Goldin’s Spring 2020 Premium Auction was delayed from its scheduled May 16 date because of server issues with bidding split into three sessions. 

The Trout card was one of two sold in the May 20 session. The other was a 2009 Trout Bowman Chrome Draft Blue Refractor Autograph, which went for $67,200. Other items featuring Jordan, James and Kobe Bryant were also part of Wednesday's auction.

Bidding will conclude on the rest of the auction items on Thursday and Saturday.

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