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

  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




PSA 10 KOBE BRYANT 1996 TOPPS CHROME RC YOUTHQUAKE SP SUPER RARE PSA 10 GEM MINT
$399.99

1996-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant #138 Rookie Card RC
$61.00

PSA 9 KOBE BRYANT 1996-97 TOPPS CHROME RARE REFRACTOR PARALLEL RC OLD PSA HOLDER
$4,999.99

1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers RC Rookie BGS 9.5
$330.00

1996 Topps Chrome Complete Set with Kobe Bryant RC BGS 9 Los Angeles Lakers
$500.00

1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME FOIL #138 NBA 50 RC ROOKIE NRMT!! RETIRE
$84.99

PSA 9 KOBE BRYANT 1996-97 TOPPS CHROME RC ROOKIE (OLD LABEL) 50 50 CENTERING WOW
$699.99

Kobe Bryant RC 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 BGS 9 SP Mint
$0.99



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Top eBay Listings




LE'VEON BELL RC PEYTON MANNING BARRY BONDS STEVE NASH ROOKIES RC ELWAY HOLOGRAM
$21.02

BGS 9.5 1996 97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC SUNS
$199.99

1996-97 topps chrome #182 STEVE NASH rc rookie BGS 10 9.5
$92.00

1996-97 TOPPS #182 STEVE NASH CHROME ROOKIE RC PHOENIX SUNS 4025
$13.45

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

1996 TOPPS CHROME #182 STEVE NASH RC PSA 9 K2009789-718
$25.99

1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Rookie Card Lakers
$108.00

96-97 Topps Chrome #182R Steve Nash Rookie RC Refractor Card
$279.99



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