Twelve game-worn Kobe Bryant jerseys, a collection of items from his former teammate Rick Fox and over 1,500 other items went up for grabs Monday as Goldin Auctions launched its 2020 Spring catalog.
The auction is essentially three events in one, with 87 Bryant-oriented lots, 195 others in a “Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame” auction and the remaining lots that include trading cards, game-used gear, autographs and other sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia.
Each of the three auctions will benefit a charitable partner.
The auction opened on the fourth anniversary of Bryant’s last NBA game. In addition to the 12 game jerseys, the auction includes 13 pairs of Kobe-signed shoes; five pairs of game-used shoes; signed high school and professional game programs; tickets to milestone games; nine pairs of developmental sample sneakers from Adidas in different colorways and other items that recall the career of the late Lakers icon, who died in a helicopter crash earlier this year.
Fox was one of Bryant’s favorite teammates and best friends. All 39 items were consigned by the retired star and are accompanied by his letter of authenticity. Highlights include his 2002 Lakers NBA championship ring with original presentation box; his Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy presented to Fox as team captain; his 1991 North Carolina Tarheels NCAA Basketball Final Four ring and one of his game-worn North Carolina jerseys.
Among the featured items in the auction:
KOBE BRYANT AUCTION (Lots #1-87)
Lot #1 – 2001 NBA Finals Photo Matched Game Used & Signed Adidas Sneakers Matched To Finals Winning Game 5 on 6/15/2001 (Resolution Photomatching, JSA & Beckett) – Bryant averaged 24.6 points per game in the five-game series and scored 26 points in Game 5, where the Lakers closed out the 76ers in Philadelphia.
Lot #2 – 2014- Photo Matched Game Used White Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Worn Nov 9, 16 & 23, 2014 Including 44 Point Game (Resolution Photomatching).
Lot #4 – 2000 Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-40 Diamonds -Laker Issued Player Ring Gifted by Kobe to Pam Bryant (Pam Bryant LOA) – The14K gold ring was gifted by Kobe to his mother.
Lot #5 – 2012 Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Ring (PSA/DNA)
Lot #11 – 2000 NBA Finals Game Used Los Angeles Lakers Warm Up Suit (Rick Fox LOA)
Lot #12 – Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant Dual Signed Hand Painted Lakers Jersey by Artist William Zavala In 39″x52″ Framed Display (Panini and Photo Proof)
NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME AUCTION (Lot #88-195)
Lot #91 — 2003-04 LeBron James Photo Matched Game Used Cleveland Cavaliers Road Jersey – Only Known Photo-Matched Rookie Season Jersey Matched to Two Games on 11/7 & 11/12/2003 Career Games #5 & 8.
Lot #90 – 2020 LeBron James Game Used Los Angeles Lakers White Association Jersey Photo Matched To 1/5/2020 Triple Double Game (Resolution Photomatching) — James wore this Lakers white Association Edition jersey during a 106-99 win over Detroit on January 5, 2020 at STAPLES Center, notching a triple-double of 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. A Wish logo patch, a purple Nike swoosh, and a black memorial ribbon for former NBA commissioner David Stern are sewn on the chest.
Lot #92 – LeBron James Passes Kobe Bryant for Third All-Time Points Leader Game Used Nets (Both Nets)- 76ers vs. Lakers January 25, 2020 -(Fanatics) – At the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. James scored 29 points and along the way, passed Bryant for third on the all-time points list. It was the Lakers’ final game before Bryant’s death the next morning. The nets were taken down following the game and individually marked by 76ers and Fanatics. Both nets have a bar code number and are labeled “PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (LBJ/#3 ALL-TIME PTS/1-25-20) GU NET. They also come with individual certificates of authenticity from 76ers and a Fanatics hologram.
Lot #88 – NBA at 50 Multi-Signed Complete Set of (4) Basketballs With 49 Total Signatures (PSA/DNA) – A complete set of four “NBA at 50” multi-signed basketballs with 49 signatures of NBA’s 50 Greatest Players including Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, George Gervin, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. The only signature missing from this set is Pete Maravich.
Lot #142 -Wilt Chamberlain 25″x28″ Enshrinement Portrait – Since 2002 when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame exhibition hall opened, each new member inducted received their customized orange blazer and their black and white portrait would hang for display around the domed ceiling on the third floor. The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame embarked on a $30 million renovation where all enshrined players would be housed in a different area and show the players in a digital form with more information at the ready. The official portraits are being made available to the public exclusively through Goldin Auctions.
CAMCARE COVID-19 AUCTION (Lots #196-1820)
Lot #192 – Circa 1850s-1870s Morse Hockey Stick Possibly the Oldest Known Hockey Stick (MEARS) – This offered hockey stick is an artifact that dates to the mid-to-late 19th century, having been narrowed to the timeframe circa 1850s to 1870s. With the first recorded hockey game being played in Montreal in 1875, this stick dates as much as 25 years prior that game. About 30 years before the first game in Montreal, it was well-known that the New England states were playing some form of hockey or “hawkey” (the word that originated from England).
Lot #218 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Red Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#5/5) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10
Lot #206 – 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie – PSA MINT 9 – Graded MINT 9 by PSA, one of just nine copies in the world assessed at that magnificent tier with none graded higher.
Lot #210 & 211 – 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Boxes Trio (3) – “The Midwest Storage Find” – All BBCE Certified – Two 3-box lots are being offered.
Lot #207 – 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8 – Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Among nearly 2,200 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just ten examples are at a higher tier.
Lot #315 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Emblems of Endorsement #MJ Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#14/15) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10
Lot #197 – 1972 Nike Pair of “Moon Shoes” Worn by Thomas McChesney — The moon shoes were obtained by Tom’s younger brother, Steve McChesney in October of 2018.
Lots #297-313 – 1927 Exhibits Signed Cards – The postcard-sized products of Chicago’s Exhibit Supply Co. enjoyed nationwide distribution – primarily through free-standing vending machines in arcades and amusement parks – from the early 1920s until the mid-1970s.
Lots #297-313 offer 17 different signed cards that include: Lou Gehrig (PSA/DNA GEM MT 10); Walter Johnson (Beckett GEM MT 10 Signature) and Grover Alexander (Beckett MINT 9 signature).
Lots #315-350 – 2003 Upper Deck Exquisite NBA Collection – 36 lots of BGS graded sequentially-numbered autographed cards including multiple cards of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and more.
Lots #1762-1791 – The White House Barber Steve Martini Collection – 30-lots of memorabilia from Steve Martini who served as the White House barber from 1952-70.