Noted sports memorabilia auction house Goldin has presented an extensive assemblage of ultra-exclusive Kobe Bryant items for its “Hall of Fame Announcement” auction. Ranging from championship rings to game-worn sneakers and jerseys plus more, the 92-lot collection is chock-full of unique items.
Although each of the 92 pieces is undeniably special in its own regard, some stand out from the pack. Of special note is a 2000 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship ring originally gifted to Kobe’s mother Pam (currently with bids above $20,000 USD) and a 2012 Olympic Games gold medal ring. Of course, there’s a plethora of game-worn items too, including a signed adidas Crazy 1 that Bryant wore in Game 5 of the 2001 NBA Finals (with bids already exceeding $25,000 USD) and multiple jerseys that span from Bryant’s rookie season to his final campaign. There’s also more niche items, like a baseball signed by Bryant and his wife Vanessa, plus an Oregon Ducks jersey from Bryant’s protege Sabrina Ionscu inscribed “To Kobe.”
With Bryant’s tragic passing in January still heavy on the minds of his loyal fans, the auction is undeniably bittersweet — but it does paint a picture of the Black Mamba’s vast cultural impact ahead of his posthumous Basketball Hall of Fame induction in August. See all 92 items at Goldin Auctions, and note that bidding is open until May 16.
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