Kobe Bryant rookie jersey could break auction records

Golden Auctions will auction Kobe Bryant’s rookie season jersey on May 3, and it is expected to break the record for the most expensive jersey sold.

Babe Ruth’s 1920 Yankees jersey previously set the record for the highest bid for a sports memorabilia item – $ 5.64 million via a Hunt auction in 2019.

Golden is a New Jersey-based sports auction house with over $ 300,000 in rare sporting goods related to the Lakers legend. Bryant’s jersey auction will run until May 23.

Bryant died in a helicopter crash last year while traveling with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who was also killed along with seven other people.

The star is survived by his wife Vanessa, 38, as well as their children Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 1.

Vanessa also preserves her husband’s legacy. She announced on Instagram last week that she was launching a new Mambacita clothing line on the occasion of what would have been Gianna’s 15th birthday, with the proceeds going to the Mamba Foundation and Mambacita Sports, which aims to bring about change. positive for young women in sport.

Vanessa posted about the initiative: “When I thought about how best to celebrate Gianna’s birthday with so many people who loved her, I knew it had to be a combination of sharing her brilliant personality. and fun with her sense of purpose and passion that would help make a difference in this world.

Reports said the clothing line – sold by Dannijo – was almost completely sold out on day one.

The line was launched after Braynt’s estate ended a deal with Nike. Vanessa said of the decision, “I was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband’s legacy,” while Nike told ESPN, “Kobe Bryant was an important part of Nike’s deep bond. with consumers. He pushed us and improved everyone around him. Although our contractual relationship has ended, he remains a deeply loved member of the Nike family. ”

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