Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s high school jersey expected to sell for record amount
Los Angeles Lakers legend and NBA icon Kobe Bryant is set to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame after an illustrious career. Now, one of his game-worn high school jerseys from Lower Merion is set to hit auction. According to TMZ, the house selling the jersey expects the rare piece of memorabilia to sell for over $200,000.
According to Leland Auctions, the seller is a former NBA player who got the item from Kobe’s former agent. The price tag on the item should not come as a surprise considering the insane amount of value items of Bryant’s hold. For the record, one Kobe card sold for well over $100,000, making it the highest-valued card at the time of the sale.
Kobe’s accolades include 18 All-Star appearances, a nine-time All-Defense First Team selection, and he is fourth in the All-Time scoring list. Bryant won five NBA titles with the Lakers and will forever be remembered as one of the best, most tenacious scorers in the game. It was announced that Vanessa Bryant will be on hand at the Hall of Fame induction to speak on his behalf after the legend tragically passed in January of 2020.
It shouldn’t be surprising to see Bryant’s memorabilia hit the market and the sheer price tag of one of his high school jerseys is an extremely rare item to grab for collectors. He chose to bypass college after receiving many college offers- most notably from Duke- and went straight to the NBA after high school.
The rest is history, and Bryant will forever be remembered as one of the best players to ever play the game of basketball and will be enshrined among NBA greats. Who will end up grabbing the rare, game-worn jersey from Lower Merion that is up for sale? Whoever it is, it will cost them a pretty penny.