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Panini Authentic Unveils Newest Arrivals to Honor Iconic Kobe Bryant on #MambaDay

April 13, 2016


As the legendary Kobe Bryant prepares to step on an NBA court for the final time as a player tonight in Los Angeles, an appreciative and international fanbase is doing its part to pay tribute to the icon with with the social-media sensation known simply as #MambaDay. Panini Authentic, the exclusive home for Bryant autographs and memorabilia, is doing it’s part, too.

Panini Authentic today unveiled several new pieces of Bryant-autographed memorabilia honoring the incomparable Black Mamba, including the aptly named “Greatness” photograph (featured above), and NBA and 2016 NBA All-Star basketballs featuring “5X Champ” and “18X AS” inscriptions, respectively.

There’s also a must-see autographed photograph featuring Kobe going one-on-one against new Hall of Famer Allen Iverson. You can check all of the newest Panini Authentic arrivals now at

You can check out a gallery of the pieces below.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2016 1:12 pm

    I will be staying up late to watch the game. I’m sure I’ll be crying at the end. He was the first from the next generation after Jordan. Their are very few left who can bring it like he did. He’s going to be missed.

  2. ericjoshua permalink
    April 13, 2016 6:06 pm

    #Mambaday it’s a mixed emotions for me.
    Sad that this will be it and I’m sure I will Kobe play. Then Happy that upon his 20 year tenure he has dominated the game and hearts of Lakers Fans. His Mastery of basic fundamentals propelled by his work ethic and athleticism made him a complete player. It’s a fun ride to watch and grow with him at the same time idolizing and emulating his moves to the courts. Even when we throw a paper in the thrash can, we all say “Kobe” upon its release. I’m fortunate that I could enjoy collecting Kobe with my boy Joshua as he is fond with him the way I am. Thanks Kobe and thank you Panini America for providing all the collectors with Authentic memorablia. God bless!

  3. Matt G permalink
    April 13, 2016 8:02 pm

    Lots of excitement today in the NBA!

  4. April 14, 2016 5:44 am

    Fantastic end to to a superb career, these memorabilia items are sure to make his fans and collectors very happy. Thanks Tracy!

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