Kobe Bryant’s signed MVP jersey goes on the public sale block for $7 million.
In response to Sotheby, the public sale’s host, the jersey is the “most valuable Kobe Bryant game-worn jersey to ever appear at auction.” The signed purple and gold merchandise was worn by Kobe throughout his 2007-2008 season for 25 video games, together with 6 playoff matches.
Throughout that season, Kobe averaged 28.3 factors, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.4 assists every sport. The deceased legend additionally “scored a total of 645 points over 8 months in this jersey,” Sotheby says.
“This jersey has influenced popular culture in a way that is seldom seen in the sports community. Becoming iconic and synonymous with the image of Kobe Bryant,” Sotheby provides. “In California alone, there are more than 15 murals depicting him in this jersey, with wings, American flags, and snakes in the background.”
What makes the merchandise much more particular is that it’s additionally the jersey Kobe is seen sporting within the iconic photograph of him throughout a 2008 playoff sport. As well as, the jersey comes with an genuine autograph from the Lakers participant that’s sketched onto the again of the memorabilia.
The bidding for the jersey will start subsequent month and is anticipated to promote for wherever between $5-7 million.