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Memorabilia from Kobe Bryant's final game could auction for more than $500,000

September 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

You can own a piece of hardwood floor from Kobe Bryant's final game, signed by Black Mamba himself, but it could set you back more than half a million dollars.

The numbers Bryant wore during his career, eight and 24, were painted on the hardwood floor of the Staples Center and, after the game, Bryant signed his name inside the number eight.

The floor was originally auctioned by the Lakers Youth Foundation for $179,100, one month after Bryant's legendary final game.

Consisting of four panels, each measuring four-by-eight feet (48x96"), auction house Heritage Auctions says the floor is "one of the most inspiring lots that Heritage has had the privilege to present to the collecting world. "

Since the deaths of Bryant and his daughter Gianna in January, signature merchandise and memorabilia associated with Bryant has increased in value.

Soon after his death, pairs of Bryant's signature "Kobe" line of sneakers rose in value exponentially.

Heritage Auctions have disclosed the seller will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, an organization that exists to further Kobe and Gianna Bryant's legacy through charitable endeavors in sports.

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