(another) Pair of Kobe Bryant Sneakers

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Today we are looking into a pair of 1996 Game-Worn Kobe Bryant Sneakers that IPOs on Thursday, September 16th at 8 PM ET at Collectable.

Kobe Bryant 1996 Rookie Season Sneakers

About the Asset

This is a pair of game worn and signed Kobe Bryant sneakers from his rookie 1996-97 season, specifically photomatched to a November 13th, 1996 game against the Spurs — the 7th game of his career. They are a black and white pair of Adidas sneakers. The sneakers are signed with his full name and inscribed. Collectable is leaning on the idea that these sneakers might be the same pair he wore in his first road game, though that is unconfirmed.

It most recently sold for $26,400 last December at Goldin auctions and was photomatched at that time.

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About the Drop

This asset will drop on Collectable at 8 PM ET on September 16th, 2021 for $132,000. There is no retained equity. Collectable has been scheduling their IPOs for trading around 3 months after they fund, though recently some assets have been pushed back further than that.

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About Kobe Bryant

​There have been a lot of Kobe items on fractional sites, and we’ve written about him many times. Most recently, I wrote about a different pair of sneakers that Collectable IPO’d here.

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Sports Memorabilia posted a -15% ROI in Q2 2021.

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There has to be some Kobe sneaker fatigue setting in – it’s the third offering in the last 4 weeks.

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Adam Katz

Adam Katz

Adam is a lawyer and real estate investor with a finance background. His diverse job experience includes stints in a MLB front office, a major global law firm and the real estate investment fund he co-founded. He is bringing his well-honed research and valuation skills to the world of fractional investing. Born and raised in San Francisco, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his dog, a pit bull mix named Beaux.

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