Kobe Bryant’s Mom Auctioning off Tons of His Old Jerseys, Memorabilia

If you were saving up for second-round (and beyond) Los Angeles Lakers tickets, your money might not yet be wasted. And you can thank Kobe Bryant's mother, Pamela, for that.

UPDATED by Zach Buckley at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 30

Tom Hoffarth of InsideSoCal.com pulled back the curtain for a glimpse at the Bryant collection soon-to-be auctioned off.

His Lower Merion high school jersey from his freshman season, the lone year in which he donned No. 24, could be the main draw.

But it's far from being the only attraction.

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.

Ms. Bryant couldn't pry any of Kobe's personal championship rings off his finger, but did round up a pair of team-issued 2000 championship rings given to Mother and Father Mamba.

History is clearly there for the taking. But only if your money's right.


According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, there's a massive Kobe Bryant auction on the horizon with a number of collectible items worthy of your hard-earned cash:

Huge @kobebryant auction being announced tomorrow by @goldinauctions, includes his used HS jerseystwitpic.com/cmzo48

— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 30, 2013 Without a crystal ball, I can't tell you how much you'll need to withdraw over the coming days. But considering an autographed, game-used Mamba mask topped $67,000 on eBay last year (via Ben Golliver of CBSSports.com), suffice to say you'll want a small fortune for any real negotiating power.

Goldin Auction's official website is already displaying some of the potential treasures to be offered up. There's jerseys, autographed basketballs, shoes and a horde of trophies and plaques in the...

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