Rare Kobe Bryant Memorabilia Up For Auction: Draft Day Ticket And Gold Handprints


Some incredible Kobe Bryant memorabilia is up for auction, including a Draft Day ticket and gold-painted handprints. These rare items are part of Goldin’s “Iconic Collection Honoring Life & Career of Kobe Bryant” and will go to the highest bidder.

Key Takeaway

Rare Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including a Draft Day ticket and gold-painted handprints, is up for auction as part of Goldin’s “Iconic Collection Honoring Life & Career of Kobe Bryant.” The auction will run until March 2, offering fans and collectors a chance to own a piece of basketball history.

Kobe Bryant’s Draft Day Ticket

The standout piece is a ticket from the Continental Airlines Arena, dated 6/26/96, which marks the beginning of Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame career. This event was part of the 1996 NBA Draft in New Jersey, which is renowned for featuring several future basketball greats, including Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Jermaine O’Neal, Derek Fisher, and more.

Gold-Painted Handprints

Another remarkable item is a 33×25-inch framed display of Kobe Bryant’s clay handprints, created during a 2017 tour of Paris. These handprints were covered in gold paint as part of a project for French artist Sacha Schwarz. The authenticity of the handprints is verified by a matching photo of Kobe Bryant during the molding process.

Both of these items are estimated to sell for thousands of dollars, with the gold-plated handprints expected to fetch around $20,000. The auction, which also includes game-used jerseys and unique trading cards, will be live until March 2.