Kobe Bryant jersey auction: Sotheby’s expects MVP uniform signed by late NBA player to sell for up to $7M
Do not miss your probability to attain an autographed Kobe Bryant jersey.
Sotheby’s is bringing Bryant’s MVP-season Los Angeles Lakers jersey to public sale, the place it’s anticipated to carry as much as $7 million.
The signed jersey was worn by the five-time NBA champion greater than 25 occasions in the course of the 2007-2008 season. In actual fact, it’s the identical one worn within the now-iconic photograph by which he grabs the jersey and screams in pleasure after securing a 14-point lead over the Denver Nuggets in Sport 2 of the Western Convention first spherical sequence, CNN reported.
“This jersey has influenced common tradition in a means that’s seldom seen within the sports activities group, changing into iconic and synonymous with the picture of Kobe Bryant,” Sotheby’s stated in a information launch. “The uncooked ardour captured within the images has impressed artists and designers all around the world … this jersey has been featured in numerous murals and artworks depicting the late basketball sensation.”
The jersey has change into “synonymous with Kobe’s ‘Mamba Mentality,’ ” Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and fashionable collectibles, stated within the launch. “The truth that Kobe scored a complete of 645 factors over 8 months on this jersey, in his solely MVP season, is solely beautiful.”
If the jersey sells for the $5-$7 million value Sotheby’s is estimating, it will be the very best value ever paid for a Bryant jersey, the public sale home stated.
The one different jersey valued so extremely is Michael Jordan’s game-worn 1998 NBA finals “The Final Dance” jersey, which offered for $10.1 million at a Sotheby’s public sale in September 2022.
Bryant’s jersey will include a group of images, paintings, books and extra. The lot will probably be open for bidding February 2-9. It is going to even be on public show at Sotheby’s New York in the course of the first week of February.
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