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Posted on March 20, 2009 – 2:01 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Upper Deck is holding an autograph signing with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant early next week and they want you to be in on it.
They want you to tell Kobe what to sign.
Many collectors will remember Bryant’s cards inscribed with his nickname “Black Mamba” from Exquisite Collection and SP Authentic last year.
Those unique cards command some good money on the secondary market because they’re unique and carry an extra cool factor.
But now it’s your turn — right here — as Upper Deck and Beckett Media will select 15 readers’ suggested inscriptions and have them signed by Bryant for inclusion in packs of a future Upper Deck product.
Perhaps you liked his Nike commercials where he jumped an Aston Martin, so he should sign that. Or perhaps you remember his father’s career so he should sign a reference to “Jellybean.” Or maybe you prefer something simple like “81 points” for his career-high game?
Surely you can come up with something better. Something really, really, cool, right?
Here’s what you do…
Leave a comment right here with the cool inscription you would recommend (keep ‘em clean) — along with your name and e-mail address as Upper Deck will get you some free packs of cards if yours is one of the 15 selected.
A gallery of these cards will appear here and in an upcoming Beckett magazine. (Be sure to visit Beckett.com for more on sports cards and memorabilia, too.)
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nike Zoom Kobe IV
“Olympic Ice” –icewater in his veins as he drilled the dagger three-pointer last summer vs. Spain.
“Hyper Dunker” –for Nike
This is how my ass tastes.
sign on a real black mamba
S.O.G.(Son of God)
61 Points MSG
Ko Ditty Ko
Lakers 4 Life
“The Best since West”
I think a really cool inscription would be “61 Points MSG” if it showed a nice photo of him in that game. That would be one of those perfect cards of a great memory, if done right.
“Game Is In The Refrigerator!!”
or one of these:
“The eggs are coolin”
“The Jello’s jigglin”
“The lights are out”
Kobe “all american hooper”bryant would be so sick with a pic of him in his usa jersey
Thanks for Pau last season.
“Roger Maris” in reference to his 61 points @ MSG. Plus Kobe’s a big Yankee fan.
Another one is
“Strength and Honor” If you read Kobe’s blog you’ll understand this.
8 – 9 – 24 – 81
NEVER GIVE UP
8 was great, but 24 is to die for
Laker for life
Who needs Shaq?
8 Karat Kobe
1. 02.02.09: I owned MSG.
2. 02.02.09: Sorry Lebron.
3. Who needs a king when you’ve got Kobe?
4. 24 > 23
5. NBA finals 08. Broken pinky. Enough said.
6. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
3. Should be: Who needs a king when you’ve got me?
il più grande
Philadelphia Born & Raised
2002 NBA All Star MVP
2007 NBA All Star MVP
2x NBA All Star MVP
(in his veins)
(this game is in the refrigerator, the lights are out… etc.)
24 karat Kobe
Mr. Fourth Quarter
The Second Mr. Clutch
The 2nd Mr. Clutch
(or if he wins it this year: KBMVP0809 )
Balla 4 Life
(he makes it rain on the court)
The Second Coming
Master of the Wood Floor
An L.A. Staple
My Blood Runs Purple and Gold
Am I still worth a Vlade Divac? (reference to Laker’s trade with Charlotte for Kobe’s draft rights)
Lower Merion HS
81 & counting
81’s the 1
Setting the bar
lakers 4 life
81 was just the warm up
the nba is in my dna
I love LA
The Real MVP
i would say he should be called the “living legend” his amazing he holds the all time leading scores as a laker and he still has more game to play, he never quits his love for the game carry him to pursue perfection..
I think something in reference to all his game winning shots…”Buzzer Beater Bryant”
Those are the games nobody can forget.
Lord of the Rings
Guitar Hero MVP (if a shot of his famous commercial is used on the card)
#1 All Time Laker Scorer
How about ‘Lower Merion Aces #33/24′ or Kobe Aces #33 or 23
or even Kobe Bryant ‘ASAS’ supporter
Purple n Gold, Kobe
Purple people eater, Kobe Bryant
I luv L.A! Kobe Bryant
Have him draw a triangle for the Triangle O’ and sign Kobe Bryant
FYI: The contest portion of this post is long since over. (It’s a story from 2009.)
can’t hold me down signed black mamba aka kobe bryant
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