Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 5/1/13
  It seems like Kobe Bryant’s mother, Pamela, is trying to lift the spirits of Los Angeles Lakers fans after their nightmarish season. According to a story via Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, Mrs. Bryant is set to auction off a ton of Kobe’s old jerseys and memorabilia . His Lower Merion high school jersey from his freshman season, the lone year in which he donned No. 24, could be the main draw. A pair of 1996 high school rings, from the McDonald’s All-American game and from his state championship, are both up for bid. Various plaques, trophies and awards are also on the docket, along with various practice uniforms once filled by a young Mamba. ESPN’s sports business guru also made mention of the auction on his personal Twitter account. Huge @kobebryant auction being announced tomorrow by @goldinauctions, includes his used HS jerseystwitpic.com/cmzo48 — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 30, 2013   Bryant’s championship rings won’t be among the items up for sale, but a pair issued to his parents from the team dating back to the championship run in 2000 will be available for purchase.   According to CBS Sports, Bryant’s autographed game-worn mask went for $67,100 last year, so I imagine that all his other collectibles will at least be in that range. Bryant has already supplanted himself amongst the NBA’s All-time greats so this stuff holds a lot of value.
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