Goldin Auctions got press with Kobe Bryant memorabilia, but the auction is filled with cards, game-used beauties and tough signatures. A T206 Ty Cobb with Cobb back, Jackie Robinson bat from 1949 and a Yogi Berra mitt are just some of the treasures to be found.
Goldin Auctions was hoping to feature the motherload of all Kobe Bryant Collection, but after the Bryant family had a spat and made up, a half-dozen items remain in the auction lineup, including high school jerseys and championship rings.
As the exclusive provider of NBA cards, Panini is pulling out all the stops. Coming soon is Gold Standard Basketball, filled with what everyone wants: stars, rookies and plenty of the bling.
The NBA trading card business will remain in the hands of Panini, after the company announced a new multi-year partnership with the NBA that keeps Panini as the exclusive trading card partner.
Panini America will pay tribute to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during the 2012-13 season with a unique year-long trading card set, Kobe Anthology, devoted exclusively to the five-time NBA champion.
Babe Ruth isn’t the only Hall of Fame baseball player who can pull in some big bids. A Sandy Koufax jersey from 1965 topped six figures, as did Kobe Bryant’s rookie jersey.