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Source: James got $1M signing bonus from Upper Deck

Updated: May 22, 2003, 8:10 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

LeBron James, the projected No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, has signed what is believed to be the largest trading card and memorabilia deal for a rookie in sports history.

James signed a five-year contract with Upper Deck, one of the leading sports memorabilia companies in the world, Wednesday for at least $1 million per year plus a $1 million signing bonus, according to one source who had knowledge of the deal.

James' agent, Aaron Goodwin, declined to comment on specifics of the deal.

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