Over four years ago when Vaneisha Robinson bought a diamond studded pendant in the shape of a basketball jersey with LeBron Jamesâ€™ basketball number 23 on it for only $5, she never imagined years later that the pendant would appraise for thousands.
According to Vaneisha Robinson, now age 20, she thought the LeBron James pendant was actually mere costume jewelry! She used to wear the basketball jersey pendant to school and had no idea what it was worth. Years later, when Robinson discovered the diamond settings on the LeBron James basketball jersey pendant looked similar to the settings for real diamonds, she decided to have an expert take a closer look. Her local jewelry store tested the diamonds on the basketball jersey pendant and told her that they were the real deal and to look into having the jewelry appraised.
Robinson paid $200 for a certified appraisal on the LeBron James basketball jersey pendant and once appraised, to her amazement and delight she was informed that the pendant was worth over $10,000. Robinson has since decided to put the treasured pendent shaped like a basketball jersey with coveted basketball star LeBron Jamesâ€™ number 23 on it for sale on eBay! Robinson believes although the LeBron James has experienced some backlash due to his decision to play for the Miami Heat rather than the Cleveland Cavaliers, the basketball jersey pendant will still sell for top dollar on eBay.
According to Robinson on Yahoo, â€œLeBron James (sic) brand will never die out, if he got a ring it might go up in value. You never know.â€
What do you think of Robinsonâ€™s decision to sell the LeBron James number 23 basketball jersey pendant online on eBay? Is she making the right decision considering she only paid $5 for the original piece at a yard sale, or should she hold onto the piece as a collectorâ€™s item? Many fans would likely pay over $10,000 for the basketball jersey pendant with LeBron Jamesâ€™ number on it, and if Robinson is not interested in keeping the pendant for fashion or as a fan, she might as well sell it for a large profit to someone who does want it.