Reuters reported that the rookie card, printed in 2003, was sold for 44,280 dollars over the weekend, at an auction organized by Goldin Auctions.
"Final Sale Price: $44,280. An all-time record for any women’s sports card", wrote the New Jersey-based auction house on its official Twitter account.
Collectible Cards Are Becoming More PopularThe previous record was 34,440 dollars for a rookie card with Mia Hamm, a former member of the United States women's national football team, in its first season. The item was sold at auction this June.
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According to ESPN, the alternative-asset trading platform Alt purchased the Serena Williams rookie card on behalf of a private client.
"People are accepting women's trading cards as collectibles," ESPN quoted Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin as saying.