The NBA’s veteran star and its up and coming force are meeting in the Finals. We’ve got the lowdown on whose stuff is selling for what.
They’re the NBA’s marquee stars. The ones collectors seek out when opening packs or shopping for autographs.
Since the playoffs began, eBay has been tracking sales for Orlando’s Dwight Howard and the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. While Kobe has about a ten-year jump on Howard in terms of available items, it looks like Howard memorabilia is keeping pace with the Lakers’ star.
There were over three times as many Bryant items for sale, but the difference in the average selling price between the two players has been less than $1.
Here are the numbers:
* $36.55 Average selling price of Dwight Howard items
* 15,126 Total number of bids on Howard merchandise on eBay
* 5,608 Total listings of Howard items on eBay
* $132,746 Total sales of Howard items on eBay
* $37.48 Average selling price of Kobe Bryant items
* 49,669 Total number of bids on Kobe merchandise on eBay
* 24,053 Total listings of Kobe items on eBay
* $504,900 Total sales of Kobe items on eBay
Neither player,however, compares to LeBron James. While most had pegged the Cavs into the Eastern Conference champion role, it didn’t turn out that way. LeBron remains, however, the top dog when it comes to the NBA on eBay with total sales passing $1 million in 40 days.
* $46.52 Average selling price of LeBron James items
* 93,350 Total number of bids on LeBron merchandise on eBay
* 35,507 Total listings of LeBron items on eBay
* $1,012,812 Total sales of LeBron items on eBay
Shaquille O’Neal began his career in Orlando, then moved on to the Lakers. He’s travelled even more since then, but eBay does offer data that compares items from Shaq’s rookie era in Orlando to items picturing him as a Laker.
Shaq’s career with both teams resulted in countless collectibles, many of which can be found on eBay. So how do the teams’ fans compare when looking at Shaq merchandise? The numbers since the playoffs began 40 days ago don’t lie:
* 437 Total number of Shaquille O’Neal L.A. Lakers listings
* $24.78 Average selling price of Shaq Lakers items
* 307 Total number of Shaquille O’Neal Orlando Magic listings
* $21.19 Average selling price of Shaq Magic items
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