Originally written on That NBA Lottery Pick  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Think your a huge fan of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant? Well, you might want to check out an upcoming June auction that will feature many items from Kobe’s high-school playing career to his start with the Lakers. The collection is being sold by Kobe’s family through Goldin Auctions and one of the prized pieces is his freshman basketball jersey from Lower Merion High School: The centerpiece of the Kobe Bryant Collection: presented by Goldin Auctions is his road maroon Lower Merion High School (LMHS) basketball uniform (shorts and jersey) from his freshmen year. This uniform is special in that Bryant only wore #24, as a freshman, before switching to #33 for the remainder of his high school career. It is believed to be the only authentic game worn #24 Kobe Bryant LMHS jersey in existence. Some of the other auction items include Kobe’s high school basketball rings, practice jerseys, sweatsuit tops, warm-up jerseys, and     memorabilia from his start with the Lakers that include all-star rings and a championship ring from 2000 that he gave to his mother. The auction will have more than 100 items and Ken Goldin who heads up Goldin Auctions is very pleased to be part of this special auction collection: “It is gratifying to once again work with the Bryant family to bring this spectacular collection to auction,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “I had the pleasure of working with Kobe and his family in 1996 when he was making the leap from high school to the NBA and I signed him to his very first autograph and trading card deal. Over the past 17 years he has had reached spectacular heights and joined the conversation of the greatest players in NBA history. As a result it will be especially exciting for collectors to bid upon this unique treasure trove of rare memorabilia.” Personally, I’m going to bid on Kobe’s Kids Choice Award! *** Kobe Bryant’s family is selling off his high school stuff [The Hoop Doctors]
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