Julian Auctioneers announced that the memories and personal belongings of the Los Angeles Lakers and American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash last January, brought in $202590 (185,000 euros), eight times more than the estimates.
It was Bryant’s handprints on a concrete slab that served as a test before being immortalized in 2011 in the courtyard of the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, which raised more than $ 75,000.
At that time, the NBA champion five times became the first athlete to appear alongside film, music and television stars on the famous “Hollywood Boulevard” art pier.
The value of this coin was between four thousand and six thousand dollars, while the value of the set of souvenirs was 24 thousand dollars.
Bryant’s full suit for the 1999-2000 NBA Finals season with the association’s official emblem embroidered under a black ribbon in honor of Wilt Chamberlain, the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar at $ 43,750, more than four times the estimated value.
His hand-signed Adidas sneaker was also sold for $ 25,600, which is certainly well below the record ($ 560,000) with which he sold a sneaker to Chicago Bulls legend and American basket Michael Jordan. “Air Jordan 1” last Sunday.
The souvenir sale for Bryant – who died on January 26 in a helicopter crash that also killed his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others – was held this week.
One of the Coronation League title rings, which he gave to his mother, was sold for $ 193,000 at an auction for Goldin House in New Jersey. The Bryant card was sold to the rising best player (his first NBA season) for $ 110,400.
And another card for the rising best player, signed by baseball player Michael Trout, the best player on three occasions, had a huge turnout and was sold for an astronomical amount of $ 922,000 and $500. This Los Angeles Angels star photo card dates from 2009 and is only available in five copies.