A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his 18th and final All-Star Game has sold at auction for $100,040.
NBA Auctions and MeiGray have been selling the first half game jerseys and warmup gear for the 2016 event with Bryant’s red #24 West All-Stars shirt attracting the most attention of any jersey ever offered on the NBA’s auction platform. The price nearly doubled the previous record of $50,040 paid for the jersey worn by LeBron James on Opening Night 2014 when he returned to Cleveland.
Steph Curry’s first half jersey from this year’s contest fetched $45,000.
Bidding for All-Star Game worn shorts and pre-game shooting shirts is still underway.
Jim Palmer was supposed to sign autographs at the 37th Ephrata Lions Club card show in Pennsylvania Saturday. Less than 24 hours before the show was supposed to open, however, organizers of the non-profit show got the call every promoter fears: Palmer was cancelling.
The former Baltimore Orioles star had a family emergency in Florida but Palmer stepped up to the plate, anyway. He placed a quick call to a fellow Hall of Famer who agreed to pinch-hit for him at the autograph table.
A 1965 Topps Joe Namath rookie card graded PSA 8 sold for a huge price on eBay late last week. The sale by PWCC broke the record of $29,875 for a card in the same grade sold at Heritage Auctions just a month ago.
Namath rookie cards have been among the hobby’s hottest. If you bought one at the going rate of around $5,000 five years ago, you’re probably pretty pleased with the latest turn of events.
The auction for the 1948-49 Leaf Satchel Paige rookie ended Sunday night. One of the most rare post-War cards, the short-printed card of the pitching pioneer isn’t often offered at auction. You can check the auction here.