The tussle between Kobe Bryant and his mom over memorabilia he left with them is over. ESPN first reported that a settlement has been reached in the case a week before its scheduled trial date.
Goldin Auctions will continue with the auction of two of Bryant’s high school uniforms and two championship rings from the Lakers’ NBA title 13 years ago will remain in the auction. Bryant’s 2000 NBA All-Star ring will also remain in the auction along with three other items.
“Goldin Auctions and Kobe Bryant have reached an amicable resolution. Goldin Auctions thanks Kobe Bryant for his assistance in resolving this matter,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions.
Here’s a list of items:
- Lower Merion game used maroon high school uniform number 33 *
- Lower Merion game used white high school uniform number 33 *
- 1996 Magic’s Roundball Classic All Star Medallion and Ribbon *
- 2000 NBA All-Star Game Ring *
- 2000 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-28 Diamonds (Laker Issued Player Ring Gifted by Kobe to Joe Bryant)
- 2000 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-24 Diamonds (Laker Issued Player ring gifted by Kobe to Pam Bryant)
Each of these six items are accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity signed by Kobe Bryant’s mother. The LOA’s state that the items are all authentic and have been in her possession until being consigned. Goldin Auctions will also be issuing a LOA with each item guaranteeing its authenticity as well as its origin. Goldin Auctions has title and unencumbered rights to sell each of the six aforementioned items.
The four items highlighted with an asterisk (*) above, will have 50 percent of the winning bid price donated to a charity which will be announced shortly.
Other items related to the Lakers star have been consigned by collectors all including: a 2006-07 Lakers game-worn jersey; a 2001-02 Lakers game-worn uniform; a UCLA basketball signed by legendary coach John Wooden and personalized to Kobe Bryant; several rare prototype sneakers and other footwear; plus a selection of autographed items and more. The complete collection of Bryant-related memorabilia will be available for preview on June 14 at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this spectacular collection of memorabilia from one of the most collectable sports superstars of this generation,” said Mr. Goldin. “The Kobe Bryant items we are offering, coupled with the rare collectibles we have from the likes of Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Mike Tyson and Jackie Robinson makes this one of the most anticipated sports memorabilia auctions in recent memory.”
Goldin told ESPN’S Darren Rovell he believes the six pieces will sell for more than $500,000.
The auction is scheduled to open June 17 and close July 19.