Los Angeles Lakers jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in rookie season sells at public sale for $2.73 million

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — A Los Angeles Lakers jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, together with two playoff video games, has offered at public sale for $2.73 million.SCP Auctions stated Sunday the client wished to stay nameless, as did the vendor, who had the jersey for 25 years. David Kohler of SCP Auctions had estimated the jersey from the 1996-97 season would fetch between $3 million and $5 million.One other of Bryant’s rookie jerseys went for $3.69 million final 12 months. That autographed, yellow game-worn jersey fetched the very best value ever for a basketball jersey.The profitable bidder this time acquired the No. 8 jersey Bryant wore for the Lakers in regular-season wins on the outdated Discussion board on April 13, 1997, towards Utah and April 17, 1997, towards Sacramento. The jersey’s authenticity was verified by impartial authenticators, who photo-matched it, Kohler stated.Bryant was killed on Jan. 26, 2020, in a California helicopter crash that additionally took the lives of his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 others.

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