Kobe Bryant’s Game-Worn Rookie Jersey Sells For Nearly $3 Million
If you want a legendary Mamba jersey, it’ll cost you seven figures!
A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season was the second-highest bid for a game-worn basketball jersey at SCP Auctions.
Kobe Bryant’s jersey from his first playoff series sold for $2,735,546 after 26 bids. Kobe Bryant wore the jersey at least five times during his basketball career including two home games during the 1996-1997 NBA playoff series.
SCP Auctions released a statement on the historic sale that said:
“Twenty-five years after the Mamba’s playoff debut, the only jersey ever photo matched to his 1996-97 rookie season playoff run is presented here. The incredible jersey has been conclusively photomatched to five games from the Mamba’s rookie campaign, including two playoff games. Kobe donned the signature purple and gold threads of this jersey on April 11, April 13, April 17, May 8, and May 10, 1997.”
The basketball legend was in the playoffs on May 8, and May 10, 1997. Bryant scored 19 points in under 19 minutes during the May 8th game. On May 10th he scored 9 points in 28 minutes after being taken off the bench. During his rookie season, he averaged at least 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 40 percent shooting from the field.
As previously reported, While heading to his 13-year-old daughter’s, Gianna Bryant’s, basketball game on January 26, 2020, Bryant was killed at 41, in a California helicopter crash that took the lives of his daughter, and seven others.
The fan who put in the winning bid for Bryant’s jersey remains unknown.
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