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The “Kobe” collection comes with eight black and white photos of the iconic basketball player taken in 1999 when he was 21. The special drop happens on Kobe Bryant Day (8/24), with the auction running through the week. Davis Factor of Smashbox Studios photographed the never-before-seen photos, which were taken of Bryant off the court. All proceeds will benefit the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

“The purpose of this Kobe Bryant NFT drop, for me, is to raise as much money as humanly possible to give to Kobe Bryant foundation, Mamba foundation,” Factor said in an interview with Insider.

These eight digital representations are available on the NFT platform Cytpograph.

More collections are expected to come on the platform, but details have not been released just yet.