A collectible card depicting American basketball player Kobe Bryant who died last year went under the hammer at Goldin Auctions for a record nearly $ 1.8 million. This is reported by the auction house specializing in the sale of such collectibles on its Facebook page.
“The all-time record for Kobe Bryant's card is $ 1,795,800,” the message said.
The identity of the buyer is not disclosed.
Bryant died on January 26, 2020 in a personal helicopter crash. He and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna flew to the junior basketball game. None of the nine passengers survived. Bryant flew in a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, considered one of the safest in the world. At this time, a dense fog hung over the area.
Throughout his career, Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Together with the team, he won five championship titles of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the American has two Olympic gold medals.