1996-97 Topps Chrome Revisited

1996-97 Topps Chrome Revisited

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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)

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Kobe Bryant Lakers 1996 Skybox Premium #55 Rookie Card rC BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$39.95
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1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME FOIL #138 NBA 50 RC ROOKIE MT NRMT!! VERY RARE!
$94.49
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1996 KOBE BRYANT ROOKIE RC TOPPS CHROME #138 BGS 9.5 GEM
$650.00
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1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant R C
$379.99
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Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Bowman's Best #R23 chrome RC BGS 8 NM-MT PSA 9??
$1.76
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1996-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant #138 ROOKIE RC PSA 9 MINT Graded Card *ONLY*
$416.96
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1998-99 Topps Chrome Apparitions Kobe Bryant REFRACTOR RC #53 100 RARE Card
$924.00
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2003-04 Kobe Bryant Fleer Platinum Chrome Finish Insert 100 from Lebron RC YR
$75.00



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STEVE NASH 1996 1997 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE RC $40.00 LOS ANGELES LAKERS NICE !
$12.99
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1996-97 96 Topps Chrome Steve Nash #182 Rookie RC BGS 9.5
$139.99
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PEYTON MANNNIG BARRY BONDS STEVE NASH ROOKIES RC KEVIN DURANT ELWAY HOLOGRAM
$10.99
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1996-7 Topps Chrome RC Steve Nash Rookie Card
$5.00
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Steve Nash 1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Rookie Card
$49.99
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1996 TOPPS CHROME #182 STEVE NASH RC NMMT NICELY CENTERED *131599
$20.00
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1996 TOPPS CHROME #182 STEVE NASH RC NMMT NICELY CENTERED *131600
$20.00
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BGS 9.5 1996 97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC SUNS
$199.99



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