Kobe Bryant’s Mother Auctioning his old Jerseys and Memorabilia (Photos)
It seems like Kobe Bryant’s mother, Pamela, is trying to lift the spirits of Los Angeles Lakers fans after their nightmarish season.
According to a story via Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, Mrs. Bryant is set to auction off a ton of Kobe’s old jerseys and memorabilia .
His Lower Merion high school jersey from his freshman season, the lone year in which he donned No. 24, could be the main draw.
A pair of 1996 high school rings, from the McDonald’s All-American game and from his state championship, are both up for bid. Various plaques, trophies and awards are also on the docket, along with various practice uniforms once filled by a young Mamba.
ESPN’s sports business guru also made mention of the auction on his personal Twitter account.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 30, 2013
Bryant’s championship rings won’t be among the items up for sale, but a pair issued to his parents from the team dating back to the championship run in 2000 will be available for purchase.
According to CBS Sports, Bryant’s autographed game-worn mask went for $67,100 last year, so I imagine that all his other collectibles will at least be in that range. Bryant has already supplanted himself amongst the NBA’s All-time greats so this stuff holds a lot of value.