1996-97 Topps Chrome Revisited

1996-97 Topps Chrome Revisited

1996-97 Topps Chrome basketball ushered in a new era for sports cards. Although the mystery "chrome" formula debuted earlier in 1996 Topps Chrome Baseball, it was 96-97 Topps Chrome Basketball that ultimately marked the birth of the "chromie". A "chromie" is a collector that is drawn to the shiny allure that is Topps and Bowman Chrome, no matter the sport. From refractor and rookie collectors to set builders, Chrome has been providing collectors with great cards at a great price for nearly 15 years. Below we look back at some of the best base cards and refractors from the product that forever changed card world, 1996-97 Topps Chrome.

Top 10 Base Cards

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  1. #138 Kobe Bryant RC - $275
  2. #182 Steve Nash RC - $60
  3. #171 Allen Iverson RC - $40
  4. #217 Ray Allen RC - $40
  5. #139 Michael Jordan - $20
  6. #177 Stephon Marbury - $25
  7. #191 Jermaine O'Neal RC - $30
  8. #206 Derek Fisher RC - $20
  9. #128 Shareef Abdur-Rahim RC - $30
  10. #146 Antoine Walker RC - $20

Top 5 Refractors

  1. #138 Kobe Bryant RC - $1,800
  2. #182 Steve Nash RC - $350
  3. #171 Allen Iverson RC - $300
  4. #139 Michael Jordan - $250
  5. #217 Ray Allen - $160

Complete Base Set Value = $700
Complete Refractor Set Value = $4,500
Best Card:#138 Kobe Bryant Refractor RC ($1,800)
Overrated Card:#128 Shareef Abdur-Rahim RC ($30)
Underrated Card: #182 Steve Nash RC ($60)

Top eBay Listings

Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Topps NBA@50 Foil Chrome RC Nm or Better LOOK!
$8.50

1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant ROOKIE RC #138 BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)
$400.00

1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)
$405.00

1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant ROOKIE RC #138 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)
$548.88

1996 Topps Chrome Youthquake Kobe Bryant ROOKIE RC #YQ15 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
$210.50

1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant RC BGS 9
$380.00

1996 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 10 GEM **HOT CARD**
$17,500.00

1996 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant RC PSA 9
$405.00
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Top eBay Listings

PSA 10 STEVE NASH 1996 TOPPS CHROME RC ROOKIE SP LAKERS SUPERSTAR HOT
$149.99

LE'VEON BELL RC PEYTON MANNING BARRY BONDS STEVE NASH ROOKIES RC ELWAY HOLOGRAM
$25.02

1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Rookie Card Lakers
$121.00

1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Card 2e1
$39.25

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME BASKETBALL STEVE NASH RC #182 - PHOENIX SUNS
$45.00

1996-97 96 Topps Chrome Steve Nash #182 Rookie RC BGS 9.5
$139.99

Steve Nash Suns 1996 Topps Chrome #182 Rookie Card rC NM-MT QTY
$37.49

1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Card 0c0
$32.25
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