Panini Authentic, the high-end autographed memorabilia division of Panini America, announced today that it will donate a rare pair of autographed Kobe Bryant shoes as the headline item in the annual 2012 Industry Summit Silent Auction.
The extremely rare Nike ID Zoom VI shoes utilize a design created exclusively for Bryant through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bryant wore one pair of the shoes on March 8, 2011, while scoring 26 points in a 101-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Although the shoes being donated to the Industry Summit Silent Auction weren’t worn in a game, both shoes are autographed by Bryant and carry an approximate value of between $1,500 and $2,000 according to Panini Authentic’s Brian Bayne.
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