Panini Authentic Adds Historic Game-Worn Items to Exclusive Kobe Bryant Collection
Panini Authentic upped its game-worn game considerably earlier this week with the addition of several history-soaked pieces of memorabilia worn by Los Angeles Lakers icon — and Panini America-exclusive athlete– Kobe Bryant during significant performances last season. Headlining Panini Authentic’s newest offerings are the jersey Bryant wore while scoring 22 points early last December against the Boston Celtics, and the jersey and shoes he donned while recording his 21st career triple-double in a late-December game against the Denver Nuggets. All of those items are autographed by Bryant and feature specific game notations.
Company officials also added three additional autographed Bryant pieces to the site this week: A throwback Mitchell & Ness shooting shirt commemorating the Black Mamba’s 1997 NBA Slam Dunk title (limited to 97), a throwback Mitchell & Ness Lakers jersey honoring Bryant’s 1998 NBA MVP Award (limited to 50) and a dramatic, black-and-white 24-by-30 photograph limited to 24 dubbed, appropriately, “Centerpiece.”
You can check out all of the newest Bryant items now by visiting the Panini Authentic website. For a quick preview gallery, check out the revealing images that follow.