SCP Auctions 2023 Fall Premier is live, with Kobe Bryant’s final career road game uniform and shoes headlining the auction. The sale will conclude Saturday, December 2, 2023 at SCP Auctions. For more information, and to bid, view and register for the auction, visit www.scpauctions.com.
SCP Auctions is thrilled to present the full uniform and shoes the late, great Kobe Bryant wore in the final career road game of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe wore the offered purple jersey and matching trunks in Oklahoma City against the Thunder on April 11, 2016 – just two nights before his famous 60-point “Mamba Out” finale at Staples Center. The jersey, shorts and shoes have each been conclusively photo-matched by both Resolution Photomatching and Sports Investors Authentication.
The auction also includes other highly historic Kobe Bryant memorabilia: a 2000 Lakers championship ring gifted to his father Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, a game worn shooting shirt photomatched to 17 regular season and playoff games during his MVP 2007-08 season, and a game used and autographed ball from his 61-point performance at MSG.
The auction is full of significant Mickey Mantle and Honus Wagner cards. Three 1952 Topps Mantles (PSA 3, 4, and 6) and two 1951 Bowmans (PSA 3.5 and 6) give Mick collectors plenty to cheer about. A scarce 1902-11 Sporting Life Cabinets John “Hans” Wagner graded PSA 5 with only one graded higher, and the highest graded 1911 M116 Sporting Life Hans Wagner (Pastel Background, ‘300 Subject Back’) graded PSA NM-MT 8 are a couple of Wagner rarities being offered.
The sale also includes part one of the best collection of Pete Rose cards ever to be offered publicly. The second-ranked Pete Rose master set out of over 100 in the PSA registry will be offered in nearly 150 separate lots in the auction. There will also be an option to bid on every card being presented in one single lot. SCP’s consignor also owns the #1 ranked set, so this will basically be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high grade, low population vintage card collectors to get their hands on these special cards.
Christian Laettner has consigned several items from his personal collection to SCP. These include his 1991 and 1992 NCAA championship rings, one of his Dream Team game worn uniforms, and his Dream Team Basketball Hall of Fame ring.
Other substantial player-worn memorabilia items are being presented. The shoes LeBron James wore during his 2000 high school state championship game, a Michael Jordan rookie game worn jersey, and the cleats Bobby Thomson wore during his famous “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” are among the stellar game worn lots.
Many rare and historic PSA/DNA Type 1 original photographs have been consigned to SCP. These lots include a 1927 Lou Gehrig portrait, a 1928 Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb & Speaker photo, and a 1920 Ruth shot from his first season with the Yankees. In all, over 100 original photo lots grace this auction’s catalog.
Some significant and valuable championship jewelry and awards are included in the premium sale. Dick Groat’s 1960 NL batting champion silver bat, a pair of gold and silver medals awarded to Ukrainian skier Oleksandr Abramenko at the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics, a 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XL ring, and a 1980 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring round out the auction.
2023 Fall Premier Highlights:
- 1902-11 W600 Sporting Life Cabinets John “Hans” Wagner (Pittsburgh Uniform) – PSA EX 5 (MK) – Pop 1, None Higher!
- 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle – PSA EX-MT 6
- 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle – PSA VG 3
- 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle – PSA VG-EX 4
- 2000 LeBron James Freshman Year Ohio High School Division III Championship Game Worn & Dual-Signed Jordan Sneakers (One of the Earliest Known LeBron Autograph Pieces of Memorabilia!) – RGU Photomatch, PSA/DNA, Beckett, SIA & Eddie Jackson LOAs
- 1984-85 Star Co. Basketball #101 Michael Jordan XRC (True Rookie) – PSA NM-MT 8 (Only Five Higher!)
- 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie Chicago Bulls Game Worn Home Jersey – MEARS A10, Sports Investors LOA
- 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie – PSA EX-MT 6
- Oct. 3, 1951 Bobby Thomson N.Y. Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” Game Worn Cleats from Historic GW Homer to Clinch Pennant! – Family LOA from Giants Owner Horace Stoneham
- 8/24/1931 Babe Ruth (NYY @ CHI) Career Home Run #602 Baseball Signed by Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Tony Lazzeri (Sourced from White Sox Fan Who Retrieved It!) – PSA/DNA & JSA LOAs
- 1960 Dick Groat National League Batting Champion Silver Award Bat (Also Won NL MVP & World Series that Season!) – Dick Groat LOA
- 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose (Rookie Stars) – PSA NM-MT 8
- June 8, 2001 Allen Iverson NBA Finals Game 2 Worn Reebok Basketball Shoes – 76ers Ballboy Provenance, Sports Investors Photomatch
- 1966 Topps #35 Bobby Orr Rookie – SGC NM-MT 8
- 1973 Frank Robinson Signed Louisville Slugger Game Used Bat Photomatched to Two of His Topps Cards! – PSA/DNA GU 10
- 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship 10K Gold Staff Ring with Real Diamonds
- 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle – PSA NM-MT 8
- 1992 Olympic “Dream Team” Autographed USA Basketball 18″x36″ Poster incl. All 12 Player Signatures – PSA/DNA LOA
- 2022 Jayson Tatum Dual-Signed Eastern Conference Finals (BOS vs. MIA) Game Worn ‘Air Jordan XXXVI JT’ Shoes Photomatched to Multiple Games
- 1985 O-Pee-Chee #9 Mario Lemieux Rookie – BGS GEM MINT 9.5
- 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics 1st Place Winner’s Gold Medal Awarded to Cuban Light-Welterweight Boxing Champion Hector Vinent
- 1920 Babe Ruth First Season as New York Yankee (Posing with Detroit Tigers) Original Photograph – PSA/DNA Type 1
- 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth – PSA VG-EX 4
- C. 1930’s Babe Ruth Single Signed Spalding League Baseball – PSA/DNA LOA
- 1916 Christy Mathewson Original Photograph Used for August 5, 1916 Sporting Life Magazine Cover! – PSA/DNA Type 1
- April 13, 2016 Kobe Bryant Autographed Final Game Full Unused Ticket From His Epic 60-Point Farewell Performance (“Mamba Out”) – BGS Authentic
- 1961 Topps #388 Roberto Clemente – PSA MINT 9 – Only Two Higher!
- 1989 Mark McGwire (Oakland A’s World Series Season!) Game Used Adirondack 256B Pro Model Bat Inscribed to Chili Davis – PSA/DNA GU 9.5
- 3/12/1985 Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Ticket Stub (Larry Bird’s Legendary 60-Point Game!) – PSA EX 5 (Pop 1, Only One Higher!)
- C. 1900 Harry Hyman (U. of Penn Track Star) 14K Gold Swiss-Made Pocket Watch Fob with Three Solid 18K Gold Award Medals (1903-05) from 220-Yard Races
Bidding runs thru December 2, 2023. For more information, and to bid, view and register for the auction, visit www.scpauctions.com.