Memorabilia Rumors

Darren Rovell: Bidding in @GoldinAuctions opened last night w/$20M in bids in the first five hours. This signed card features a cut up piece of MJ’s 1992 All-Star Jersey. Current top bid with buyer’s premium is $1,611,300, which already makes it the highest priced MJ item ever at auction.

Kobe Bryant rookie card sells for $1.7 million

A Kobe Bryant rookie card sold for $1.795 million late Saturday on Goldin Auctions, an online auction house and repository for sports memorabilia, making it one of the most expensive basketball cards ever sold. The “1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card — BGS PRISTINE/Black Label 10” is just one of two in the world “at its level of perfection,” according to Goldin Auctions. The card’s condition report had perfect 10s across the board, qualifying it for the prestigious “black label” recognition.