The Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction, open for bidding through May 16 at GoldinAuctions.com, will be three auctions in one: an 87-lot Kobe Bryant Auction; a 195-lot Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Auction; plus more than 1500-lots of assorted sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia. Goldin Auctions will donate 5% of the winning bid price for all items in the Kobe Bryant Auction to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy, 5% of the winning bid price for each item in the Hall of Fame auction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and a portion of the buyers’ premium for all other lots – with a minimum donation of $25,000 – to the CAMCare Foundation for COVID-19 related causes at New Jersey’s Cooper Hospital and PPE at CAMCare health centers.
Each of the three auctions will benefit a charitable partner. Goldin Auctions will donate 5% of the winning bid price for all items in the Kobe Bryant Auction to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy and 5% of the winning bid price for each item in the hall of fame auction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally, the company will donate a portion of the buyers’ premium for all other lots – with a minimum donation of $25,000 – to the CAMCare Foundation for COVID-19 related causes at New Jersey’s Cooper Hospital and PPE at CAMCare health centers.
“We have been building this special event to for several months and have assembled a truly remarkable collection of basketball memorabilia,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “Obviously as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world dramatically, it’s now more important than ever to help non-profits and our medical professionals during this time of need. We hope our customers appreciate the opportunity to help these worthwhile organizations as much as we do.”
Among the highlights of the Kobe Bryant Auction are: 12 game-used Bryant jerseys; 13 pairs of signed sneakers; five pairs of game-used sneakers; signed high school and professional game programs; tickets to milestone games; 9 pairs of developmental sample sneakers from Adidas in different colorways and more.
The auction also features The Rick Fox Collection – 39-lots consigned by one of Kobe’s favorite teammates and best friends. All items are accompanied by a LOA from Fox. Highlights include:2002 Rick Fox Lakers NBA Championship Ring with Original Presentation Box; 2002 Rick Fox Lakers Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy Presented to Fox as Team Captain; 1991 Rick Fox North Carolina Tarheels NCAA Basketball Final Four Ring; Circa 1987-1991 Rick Fox Game Used North Carolina Tar Heels Home Jersey and more.
Here are some highlights of the Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction. The entire catalog is open for bidding at GoldinAuctions.com
THE KOBE BRYANT AUCTION (Lots #1-87)
Lot #1 – 2001 Kobe Bryant NBA Finals Photo Matched Game Used & Signed Adidas Sneakers Matched To Finals Winning Game 5 on 6/15/2001 (Resolution Photomatching, JSA & Beckett) – Bryant averaged 24.6 points per game in the five-game series and scored 26 points in Game 5, where the Lakers closed out the 76ers in Philadelphia. Offered here are the very black sneakers worn by Bryant during Game 5.
Lot #2 – 2014-15 Kobe Bryant Photo Matched Game Used White Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Worn Nov 9, 16 & 23, 2014 Including 44 Point Game (Resolution Photomatching)
Lot #4 – 2000 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-40 Diamonds -Laker Issued Player Ring Gifted by Kobe to Pam Bryant (Pam Bryant LOA) – Offered here is the very 14K gold 2000 Lakers NBA championship ring gifted by Kobe to his mother Pam Bryant. This is not an executive version of the Championship ring, but the same design given to the players.
Lot #5 – 2012 Kobe Bryant Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Ring (PSA/DNA)
Lot #11 – 2000 Kobe Bryant NBA Finals Game Used Los Angeles Lakers Warm Up Suit (Rick Fox LOA)- Offered here is Bryant’s NBA Finals game worn Lakers warm up suit from the 2000 NBA Finals. The sleeves have purple and white stripes with the left sleeve having the “2000 NBA FINALS” logo patch sewn on.
Lot #12 – Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant Dual Signed Hand Painted Lakers Jersey by Artist William Zavala In 39″x52″ Framed Display (Panini and Photo Proof) –Kobe’s image is in full uniform with his hand across his chest and is artfully placed over a larger image of his wife Vanessa. The images are over the back of a yellow 24 Lakers home jersey. Kobe and Vanessa signed their names on the tackle twill “4” in black marker with Vanessa’s running upwards on the diagonal bar and Kobe’s signature running on the horizontal bar. This jersey has been framed and matted with gold and purple borders and a black background with a black plate centered on the bottom that has printed in gold the Lakers’ logo and “KOBE & VANESSA BRYANT 4-13-16 FINAL GAME”. Authenticated by Panini and comes with photographs of Vanessa signing this piece
NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS (Lot #88-195)
Lot #91 — 2003-04 LeBron James Photo Matched Game Used Cleveland Cavaliers Road Jersey – Only Known Photo-Matched Rookie Season Jersey Matched to Two Games on 11/7 & 11/12/2003 Career Games #5 & 8 (Resolution) – A rare rookie season jerseys worn by James and photomatched by Resolution Photomatching to games on November 7 versus Indiana, where he scored 23 points and November 12 against Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, where he tallied 18 points. His first career game against future teammate and friend Wade.
Lot #90 – 2020 LeBron James Game Used Los Angeles Lakers White Association Jersey Photo Matched To 1/5/2020 Triple Double Game (Resolution Photomatching) — James wore this Lakers white Association Edition jersey during a 106-99 win over Detroit on January 5, 2020 at STAPLES Center, notching a triple-double of 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. A Wish logo patch, a purple Nike swoosh, and a black memorial ribbon for former NBA commissioner David Stern are sewn on the chest.
Lot #92 – LeBron James Passes Kobe Bryant for Third All-Time Points Leader Game Used Nets (Both Nets)- 76ers vs. Lakers January 25, 2020 -(Fanatics) Final Lakers Game Before Kobe’s Tragic Accident – At the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. James scored 29 points and along the way, passed Bryant for third on the all-time points list. The nets were taken down following the game and individually marked by 76ers and Fanatics. Both nets have a bar code number and are labeled “PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (LBJ/#3 ALL-TIME PTS/1-25-20) GU NET. They also come with individual certificates of authenticity from 76ers and a Fanatics hologram.
Lot #88 – NBA at 50 Multi-Signed Complete Set of (4) Basketballs With 49 Total Signatures (PSA/DNA) – A complete set of four “NBA at 50″ multi-signed basketballs with 49 signatures of NBA’s 50 Greatest Players including Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, George Gervin, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. The only signature missing from this set is Pete Maravich.
Lot #142 -Wilt Chamberlain 25″x28” Enshrinement Portrait –
Since 2002 when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame exhibition hall opened, each new member inducted received their customized orange blazer and their black and white portrait would hang for display around the domed ceiling on the third floor. The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame embarked on a $30 million renovation where all enshrined players would be housed in a different area and show the players in a digital form with more information at the ready. These official portraits are being made available to the public exclusively through Goldin Auctions.
CAMCARE COVID-19 AUCTION (Lots #196-1820)
Lot #192 – Circa 1850s-1870s Morse Hockey Stick Possibly the Oldest Known Hockey Stick (MEARS) – This offered hockey stick is an artifact that dates to the mid-to-late 19th century, having been narrowed to the timeframe circa 1850s to 1870s. With the first recorded hockey game being played in Montreal in 1875, this stick dates as much as 25 years prior that game. About 30 years before the first game in Montreal, it was well known that the New England states were playing some form of hockey or “hawkey” (the word that originated from England).
Lot #218 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Red Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#5/5) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10
Lot #206 – 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie – PSA MINT 9 – Graded MINT 9 by PSA, one of just nine copies in the world assessed at that magnificent tier with none graded higher.
Lot #210 & 211 – 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Boxes Trio (3) – “The Midwest Storage Find” – All BBCE Certified – The factory-fresh, 36-Count wax boxes contain untouched cards from that universally prized release, and potential contents among the MT-condition treasures within include Rookie Cards of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Hakeem Olajuwon. Two 3-box lots are being offered.
Lot #207 – 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8 – Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Among nearly 2,200 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just ten examples are at a higher tier
Lot #315 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Emblems of Endorsement #MJ Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#14/15) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10
Lot #197 – 1972 Nike Pair of “Moon Shoes” Worn by Thomas McChesney — The moon shoes were obtained by Tom’s younger brother, Steve McChesney in October of 2018.
Lots #297-313 – 1927 Exhibits Signed Cards – The postcard-sized products of Chicago’s Exhibit Supply Co. enjoyed nationwide distribution – primarily through free-standing vending machines in arcades and amusement parks – from the early 1920s until the mid-1970s. Lots #297-313 offer 17 different signed cards that include: Lou Gehrig (PSA/DNA GEM MT 10); Walter Johnson (Beckett GEM MT 10 Signature) and Grover Alexander (Beckett MINT 9 signature)
Lots #315-350 – 2003 Upper Deck Exquisite NBA Collection – 36 lots of BGS graded sequentially-numbered autographed cards including multiple cards of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and more.
Lots #1762-1791 – The White House Barber Steve Martini Collection – 30-lots of memorabilia from Steve Barber who served as the White House barber from 1952-70.
2017 Houston Astros World Series Ring Auction to Benefit Healthcare Workers
One of the most unique items in the Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction that has been getting tremendous attention is a 2017 Houston Astros World Series Ring. As a result, the consignor has pledged to donate 100% of his net proceeds and Goldin Auctions will donate 100% of the buyers’ premium to the CAMCare Foundation for COVID-19 related causes at New Jersey’s Cooper Hospital and PPE at CAMCare health centers. The auction is open for bidding through May 16 at GoldinAuctions.com
The 1800-lot auction is benefitting three different charities: Kobe Bryant’s Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy; the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; and the CAMCare Foundation for COVID-19 related causes at New Jersey’s Cooper Hospital and PPE at CAMCare health centers.
“When we saw how much attention this ring was receiving and its potential, we saw a great opportunity to help more healthcare workers on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “We want to thank our consigner for agreeing to support this initiative.”
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About Goldin Auctions: Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit goldinauctions.com.