LA Lakers Collectibles And Memorabilia

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LA Lakers Collectibles And Memorabilia

La Lakers Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American basketball team based in Los Angeles, California.

Brief history/biography

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most successful basketball teams in the history of the NBA since forming in 1947, and, as of 2011, had won 16 championships in total.

The team was originally based in Minneapolis in 1947 and were known as the Minneapolis Lakers before moving to Los Angeles in 1960.

The team colors are purple, gold and white.

According to Forbes magazine, the LA Lakers were declared as the second most valuable NBA franchise in 2011 and have an estimated value of $643 million.

Types of LA Lakers Collectibles And Memorabilia

Jerseys

Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold:

  • Jerry West's used 1973-1974 LA Lakers jersey for $23,000 in September of 2008
  • Magic Johnson's used 1984 LA Lakers jersey for $5,000 in September of 2008
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's used 1980s LA Lakers jersey for $3,600 in September of 2007
  • Kobe Bryant's used 1996-1997 LA Lakers jersey for $2,600 in September of 2007
  • Jamaal Wilkes' used 1980s LA Lakers jersey for $2,500 in September of 2008
  • Kobe Bryant's used 1998-1999 LA Lakers jersey for $2,761 in September of 2008
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's used 1985 LA Lakers jersey for $4,400 in September of 2009
  • Kobe Bryant's used 2003-2004 LA Lakers jersey for $2,000 in September of 2006.

  • Sotheby's in New York sold Jerry West's used 1970 LA Lakers jersey for $14,400 in June of 2006 and another one of Jerry West's used 1970s LA Lakers home jersey for $16,800 in June of 2007.

  • Christie's in New York sold Magic Johnson's used 1990 LA Lakers jersey for $5,500 in October of 1992, and Jerry West's 1973-1974 LA Lakers jersey for $4,600 in September of 1996.

  • GovernmentAuction.com in Tehachapi, California sold Kobe Bryant's used 2004-2005 LA Lakers jersey for $2,200 in May of 2006.

Clothing

Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold:

  • Magic Johnson's used and autographed 1997 LA Lakers jacket which he wore to the "50th Greatest" ceremony for $13,000 in September of 2007
  • Magic Johnson's used 1991 warm-up shirt for $2,800 in September of 2009

Championship rings

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold an LA Lakers 2009 NBA Championship Ring for $25,000 in August of 2011.

Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold:

  • A 2001 LA Lakers World Championship Ring for $16,000 in September of 2008
  • Samaki Walker's 2002 LA Lakers Championship ring for $10,000 in September of 2008

Artwork

  • Wittlin & Serfer Auctioneers in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida sold a painting of Shaq in an LA Lakers uniform and in the midst of a slam dunk for $1,650 in July of 2005.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Jerry West (who played for the team from 1960 to 1974) and also coached the team from 1976 to 1979, Samaki Walker (who played for the team from 2001 to 2003), Magic Johnson (who played for the team from 1979 to 1991 and 1996), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1975 to 1989) and Kobe Bryant (1996 to present), and Shaquille O'Neal (1996 to 2004).

Restoration of an LA Lakers jersey or Championship ring is not recommended.

 

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