An incredible amount of rare Kobe Bryantmemorabilia is heading to auction … and the items will help the late Lakers legend’s foundation.
TMZ Sports has learned … Goldin Auctions has made more than 50 dope pieces from Kobe’s 20-year NBA career available in its Spring 2020 catalog … from signature shoe prototypes to game-worn jerseys, to his 2000 NBA championship ring.
On top of that, there’s a score sheet from Kobe’s 81-point game signed by the Black Mamba himself, a jersey with Kobe and Vanessa hand-painted, and Bryant’s autograph on White House stationery.
The best part?? 5% of the winning bids will go towards Kobe’s Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation … which helps young athletes learn life skills through sports.
We know, 5% doesn’t sound like a lot — but the value of Kobe memorabilia has skyrocketed over the past few months, so there could be A LOT of money raised here.
Vanessa Bryant has kept the Foundation moving in the months since Kobe, Gianna and 7 others perished in that tragic helicopter crash on Jan. 26 … and the NBA has made a $100k donation to help the cause.
As we previously reported, the sports memorabilia community has flooded with fakes since Kobe’s passing … but Goldin Auctions assures us all of the items in their auction are certified legit.
The auction runs through May 16 … good luck!!