Monday they were mourning. Tuesday they were trying to cash in.
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.
The average starting bid for the Kobe Memorial bundles are around $3,000 — with a $5,000 “Buy It Now” price.
One seller listed an official Kobe shirt (size XL) from the memorial — and after receiving 76 bids, it sold for $2,025!
Remember, 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.
Some fans flew from around the country to be at the event — and they could be selling the giveaways to help offset the travel costs.
Other people feel it’s BAD FORM to auction off items from a memorial event — and those people have been very critical of the sellers.
One thing is for sure … Kobe items are in huge demand right now — from autographs to game-worn jerseys and even his 8th-grade yearbook. And, as long as there are people willing to shell out the cash, there will be no shortage of supply.