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

1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant HOT ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 9 MINT LA Lakers card
$669.00

KOBE BRYANT 1996 BOWMAN'S BEST #R23 METALLIC CHROME ROOKIE RC PSA 10 LAKERS
$49.99

KOBE BRYANT 1996 BOWMAN'S BEST #R23 METALLIC CHROME ROOKIE CARD RC PSA 10
$73.00

1996 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers RC Rookie PSA 9 MINT
$446.50

1997 KOBE BRYANT DEREK JETER ROOKIE RC DWYANE WADE ROOKIES TOM BRADY KYLE ORTON
$14.85

1996-97 Topps Kobe Bryant Rookie Rc PSA 10! BGS Sold For $490! (Not Chrome)
$23.19

1996 97 Topps Chrome - Kobe Bryant - RC BGS 9.5 W 10 Centering 9.5+ X 4 CLEAN
$999.99

1996-97 96-97 TOPPS CHROME YOUTHQUAKE YQ15 KOBE BRYANT RC Rookie
$112.46
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Top eBay Listings

1996-97 96-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash RC #182
$21.50

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

1996-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash RC Phoenix Suns Rookie #182 Lakers Canada
$34.99

STEVE NASH 1996-97 Topps Chrome #183 Rookie Card RC SP PHOENIX SUNS HOF
$12.99

(14) Lot STEVE NASH Rookie RC Chrome SPx SkyBox Premium Upper Deck NON AUTO
$0.99

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
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