Lewis Hamilton makes a young man a millionaire: For a piece of cardboard
Baku, May 13, AZERTAC
Some people are very lucky, like Jean-Nicolas Gagon and his dad, who became millionaires thanks to Lewis Hamilton, according to Marca.
The British driver made the 16-year-old Canadian rich after finding a rare Formula 1 collectible card, setting a new historic sales record.
On the Netflix show, King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch, the teenager shared with his father the story of how they turned 50 dollars into 900,000 dollars at auction.
Jean-Nicolas Gagon noted that he bought a standard 2020 Topps Chrome F1 pack, which contained a 1/1 Lewis Hamilton Superfactor card, a one-of-a-kind card.
The card features the British driver in his racing suit with Mercedes in 2020 with his hands clasped together, the last season he won the Formula 1 title.
However, the image was not the only thing that made it special, the card also contained the signature of the seven-time Formula 1 champion, so the Gagon family decided to put it up for auction, which started at 750,000 dollars.
"When I heard the figure I almost recoiled. I never thought a little piece of cardboard could be worth that much," the father admitted to the Netflix show.
After the auction, Lewis Hamilton's special card fetched 900,000 dollars (around 16 million Mexican pesos), which was a record price for any Formula 1 card.
With all that money raised, the jokes were in.
"I'm your favorite son now, aren't I, Dad?" laughed Jean-Nicolas Gagon.
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