SCP Auctions will be making charitable donations on two fronts after their Spring Premier Auction closes Saturday.
The company says it will turn over a portion of the buyer’s premium from any Kobe Bryant memorabilia sold to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. They’ll also be donating a portion of their buyer’s premium on all other [non-Kobe] lots to both Feeding America and Boys & Girls Clubs of America whose direct funding programs are helping to aid those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Among the Bryant items up for auction is an autographed 3×3-foot portion of the floor where he played his high school basketball in Pennsylvania. The floor piece is one of only two known and was originally part of a Lakers fundraising auction several years ago.
A pair of game-worn Bryant shoes and the jersey he wore during a Sports Illustrated cover shoot are among the other pieces.
The collection of former major league pitcher Dave Stewart is also a big part of the auction. A three-time World Series champion, Stewart won 20 games each season from 1987-90 while pitching for his hometown Oakland A’s.
Stewart’s World Series rings from the Dodgers (1981); Athletics (1989) and Blue Jays (1993) are all on the block along with his American League Championship rings from 1988 and ’90; his 1989 World Series MVP trophy and an 18k Rolex gold watch commemorating his no-hitter.
A 1961 Green Bay Packers NFL championship ring and the three-peat Lakers rings given to the team’s psychologist in 2000, 2001 and 2002 are among the other championship jewelry in the sale.
Jim Craig’s 1980 “Miracle on Ice” skates and a Warren Spahn game-worn uniform are among the other top game-worn items.
Several high-end vintage baseball sets from the 1950s and 60s and rare singles are among the cards to be sold when bidding ends Saturday night on the SCP Auctions website.