Hello everyone, like a lot of other people right now, I'm watching a lot of Kobe Bryant merch flood online.  Some are real, but a lot are probably not.  I saw one listing of an autograph that looked very clean, but the COA was a no-name.  However, there seems to be a photo of the item being signed.  Not sure what to think and would appreciate any thoughts and opinions.

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Steve Grad with Beckett is the most experienced on Kobe. He's my go-to expert.

An online opinion (Signature Review) is $10, and well worth it: https://www.beckett-authentication.com/services/signature-review

I actually reached out to the artist who painted this because I was interested in another piece- same image/different signature style /same location on litho. The artist confirmed he has never worked directly with Kobe so I would estimate most nearly all signatures of the piece took place outside the presence of any authentication.

The signature looks fairly strong but I would be concerned about the legitimacy of the pic of him signing it. Signature almost looks too clean to be done hanging out a car. With these type of lithos I can imagine they could be reprinted many times, giving a forger plenty of opportunities to chip away at a nice replica signature.

Just my two cents. Probably worth an expert opinion regardless 

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