Several people who attended the Kobe Bryant memorial at Staples Center are selling souvenir items from the event , from ticket stubs to program booklets and the asking price is in the thousands of dollars.
According to TheSun , SOUVENIRS gifted to fans who attended Kobe Bryant’s memorial service were hawked for thousands of dollars on eBay just hours after the heartbreaking event took place.
Lucky attendees who were present for the procession at Staples Center received several keepsakes, including t-shirts, pins, commemorative tickets, and programs.
Starting bids for certain memorabilia started in the low thousands, with some price tags climbing to an exorbitant $5,000 for users who wanted to “Buy It Now”, according to the New York Post.
One eBay listing that offered a memorial tee honoring the late NBA great, a program and a ticket stub from the event had a starting bid of $3,000 on Tuesday.
Another listing solely for the t-shirt was priced at nearly $2,500.
At least a dozen items hovered around $800 to $1,000 as a minimum bid.
One seller listed an official Kobe shirt (size XL) from the memorial and after receiving 76 bids, it sold for $2,025!
According to the TMZ ,most fans were only able to get tickets to the event by entering a random drawing. If they were selected, they had the option of buying tickets for either $24.02 or $224 each, with the money going to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
He and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on January 26 alongside seven others while en route to a youth basketball tournament at Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy.
Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, Michael Jordan, and several other notable athletes and celebrities gave emotional tributes to the fallen Lakers star on Monday afternoon.