There’s big news for any avid collectors of game-worn basketball kicks today! Sotheby’s and the NBA have just announced a multi-year partnership that will see Sotheby’s as the official auction house for all game-worn NBA memorabilia. The new venture is being commemorated with an auction that features 60 game-worn jerseys from Kia NBA Tip-Off 2023 and prior seasons, which can be attended . The auction highlights will be made publicly available at Sotheby’s New York HQ from November 14-21, with bidding open until November 21.
Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is one of the world’s leading brokerage firms for art, jewellery, and collectibles, and this deal with the NBA marks a massive milestone for Sotheby’s expansion into sports, as the NBA Jerseys is one of the world’s top sports and media organisations.
Brahm Wachter, Head of Modern Collectibles, Sotheby’s says, ‘The NBA is one of the most iconic and beloved sports leagues globally, and its game-worn memorabilia have captured the hearts of fans and collectors worldwide. Our journey in the sports memorabilia world aligns with our broader mission of expanding access to and ownership of extraordinary objects with exceptional provenance.’
Matt Holt, Head of Consumer Products, NBA says, ‘We look forward to leveraging Sotheby’s expertise in art and luxury as we offer collectors and fans a seamless experience to access the best of NBA memorabilia through our marketplace.’
Sotheby’s will host various online and live auctions throughout the 2023-24 NBA season that will feature game-worn jerseys, sneakers, and other memorabilia.
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