Items signed by Kobe, LeBron, Mantle, Bonds, others are in Premiere Props' online auction, June 22nd

The catalog includes items for basketball fans, Los Angeles Lakers fans, baseball enthusiasts, football fanatics & horse racing aficionados. It's a rare chance to own a piece of sports history. Online bidding is availale on multiple platforms.
By: Premiere Props
Baseball signed by John Wooden and Vin Scully.
Baseball signed by John Wooden and Vin Scully.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - June 8, 2024 - PRLog -- An outstanding single-owner collection of sports memorabilia featuring basketballs signed by legends Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and James Worthy; signed and graded Mickey Mantle baseball cards; actual Olympic torches from the 1984, 1996 and 2002 Games; and a treasure trove of John Wooden memorabilia will all come up for bid in an Internet-only Sports & Olympics Memorabilia auction slated for Saturday, June 22nd, by Premiere Props.

The auction, beginning at 11 am Pacific time, will be hosted on, and "Bidders will be able to dive into sports history and beyond with this incredible collection of sports memorabilia," said Dan Levin of Premiere Props. "It's a chance to own a piece of sports history."

The Kobe Bryant signed basketballs include an authenticated, signed Spalding indoor/outdoor NBA all conference basketball, signed by the late superstar "KB" and with an NBA sticker of authenticity, in near mint condition (est. $7,000-$10,000); and an autographed Spalding official NBA basketball signed "Kobe Bryant 8" (he wore jersey number 8 primarily during his rookie year and possibly a year or two after). Included is the original packaging (est. $5,000-$10,000).

A Magic Johnson signed Spalding official NBA game ball, signed "Magic Showtime J", numbered 200 out of 330 in silver ink, should bring $400-$600. The L.A. Lakers were nick-named the "Showtime Lakers" from 1979-1991. Also, a LeBron James 2004 uncirculated NAXCOM Sports Collector's Marketplace Upper Deck rookie card, housed in an Ultra Pro UV magnetic card holder, with an authentication sticker, has a pre-auction estimate of $200-$400.

The many items pertaining to UCLA Bruins basketball coach John Wooden (1910-2010) include basketballs signed by the long-tenured coach (and former basketball star in his own right). One is a Nike gold-painted basketball and signed, "Best wishes, John Wooden, UCLA". It is expected to rise to $150-$350. Another is an autographed Wilson indoor-outdoor NCAA basketball, also signed "Best wishes, John Wooden, UCLA". The basketball should change hands for $150-$350.

A Moulton official orange synthetic leather basketball signed "Best wishes John Wooden UCLA" and three others, marked the Los Angeles Athletic Club, John R. Wooden Award, in a black display case with a mirrored rear panel, has an estimate of $150-$350. Also, a baseball autographed by John Wooden and sports broadcasting legend Vin Scully (1927-2022), who announced Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger games for 67 years, should reach $400-$600.

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