Kobe Bryant has cemented his place as one of the NBA legends. He joined the league right after high school in 1996. 18-year old Kobe was the youngest athlete to ever play in the NBA. Kobe may not have started from humble beginnings as he became the youngest slam dunk contest champion in that same season.
Kobe won his first championship in the year 2000 and continued to prove his skills as he became an 18-time NBA All-star, 2-time NBA finals MVP, 4-time NBA All-star game MVP, and the list goes on. Kobe Bryant has become a worldwide household name.
When Kobe died in a tragic helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna and 7 others, The entire basketball world was in shock. Millions of people around the world including casual basketball fans knew his legacy. Plenty of fans are looking into his sports memorabilia to keep Kobe’s greatest games into memory.
Kobe Bryant’s sports memorabilia allow fans to keep a strong connection with their idol even after his passing. For this reason, any sports memorabilia related to Kobe has increased in popularity and relatively in value. With that said here are a few of Kobe’s sports memorabilia you can order online.
Kobe Bryant Bobbleheads
There have been plenty of Kobe Bryant bobbleheads released throughout his career. Probably the most popular right now is the set of three commemorative bobbleheads released to celebrate his final season as he officially retired on April 16, 2016.
While these bobbleheads can be expensive, there are online stores that offer cheap bobbleheads custom made. With these stores, you can order your own fully customized Kobe Bryant bobbleheads.
Kobe Bryant Sneakers
Shoes related to Kobe Bryant, whether they are shoes he actually wore or shoes he made famous, are increasingly sought after. The online sneakers market spiked. A lot of people who wanted to make a quick buck along with actual fans rushed into sneaker stores and grabbed what they could of anything that can serve as memorabilia.
Almost every store got hit and went out of stock considerably fast. Unfortunately, a lot of resellers took advantage of the anticipated spike of the memorabilia market and now, most of Kobe Bryant’s shoes are only available online with significantly high prices.
It should come as no surprise that Kobe Bryant trading cards are among the most popular sports memorabilia. Like every top basketball player, Kobe was constantly compared to Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant is considered to have come the closest to matching MJ in terms of reputation and on-court success. This makes Kobe Bryant’s trading cards high-value collectible which is why his trading cards are abundantly available online.
Kobe Bryant Jerseys
In addition to his sneakers, Kobe Bryant jerseys are similarly popular as well. While autographed jerseys can cost tens of thousands of dollars, there are official stores online that sell replicas of his jerseys.
Autographed Basket Balls
Kobe Bryant’s autograph will only continue to increase in value as he died at age 41 and will obviously never sign again. There are plenty of listings online that sells autographed basketballs. One of the most expensive basketball is on eBay which is priced at $2.888 million.
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