Kobe Bryant Game-Worn Lower Merion High School Jersey Hits Auction With Starting Bid at $50k

by Thad Mitchell

Though he has been gone for well over a year, National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant’s presence can still be felt.

Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were tragically killed in a horrific helicopter crash in early 2020. Bryant was 41-years-old at the time of his passing while Gianna was only 13-years-old. Known as the “Mamba” on the court, Bryant is largely considered one of the greatest basketball players to ever lace up his shoes. During his 20-year NBA career, Kobe Bryant scored 33,643 points, made 18 All-Star games and won five NBA titles.

With his passing in early 2020, Kobe Bryant memorabilia has become increasingly popular among collectors and sellers. The price of his trading cards, game-worn items and other collectibles have skyrocketed since his untimely passing. Individuals possessing Kobe Bryant memorabilia could be in for a big payday as collectors will pay top dollar for most anything related to the Mamba.

An interesting item once belonging to Kobe Bryant is ready to hit the auction block and experts say it will make a pretty penny. Bryant’s high school jersey will open with a beginning bid of $50,000 but could rake in more than $200,000 during the bidding process. The sale of his high school jersey will most certainly make the seller into a wealthy person.

Kobe Bryant Jersey Is Expected To Bring In The Big Bucks

Bryant rocked the number 33 during his high school career. According to their site, Leland Auctions notes there is still plenty of time to bid on the jersey. Though no official bids have come through just yet, you still have 22 days to make a bid as of Thursday morning.

Kobe Bryant attended Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he had a phenomenal career. Bryant was so good at basketball in high school, he went straight to the NBA.

Much as he was in the NBA, Kobe Bryant was a dominant force in the high school ranks. His list of accomplishments before turning to professional basketball after his amateur career are many. Bryant’s high school days came in the mid-1990s as he set the basketball world on fire. His list of achievements includes winning the Naismith and Gatorade player of the year awards. He was also chosen to the prestigious McDonald’s All-American team as a senior at Lower Merrion High School.

While Kobe Bryant left the world to soon, his memory and legacy will last forever.