eBay Reports Massive Spike in Kobe Bryant Memorabilia Leading Up to Hall of Fame Induction

The Hublot King Power Black Mamba watch is trading 10x retail.

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eBay has just reported that searches for Kobe Bryant memorabilia were at an all-time high leading up to his induction into the Hall of Fame.

To shed some light on just how many basketball fans The Black Mamba inspired, eBay revealed that all merch including sneakers, watches, jerseys, and signed NBA memorabilia were trending, especially sports trading cards. In the past year, eBay reports that over 600,000 Kobe Bryant trading cards were sold including a 1996 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant RC #138 PSA 10 which went for $500,000 USD. A PSA 9.5-rated version of that very same card sold for $249,000 USD on a separate date.

Also, the total searches for Kobe Bryant’s rookie card climbed 81 percent for a total of 3.5 million searches. The order of Bryant’s signature sneakers also ranks in this order according to the auction site: Nike Kobe 9, Nike Kobe AD, Nike Kobe X, and the Nike Kobe VII.

In more of a premium category, Kobe’s signature Hublot watch was also in high demand as the Hublot King Power Black Mamba saw a record number of searches. This watch retailed for around $25,000 USD and is now trading at a high of $250,000 USD.

In other sports memorabilia news, Tom Brady’s first career touchdown football has just sold.

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