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




15X Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome Stadium Club Kings RC Hidden GEMS Refractor Inserts
$36.00

KOBE BRYANT 1996 96 97 TOPPS CHROME #138 RC ROOKIE LAKERS SP BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$355.00

Kobe Bryant RC 1996-97 Fleer Metal Fresh Foundations rookie+ Topps Chrome LOT
$1.99

1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant RC Rookie BGS 8.5
$249.99

Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Topps #138 Lakers Chrome NBA at 50 RC ROOKIE - MINT
$79.99

(2) 1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME YOUTHQUAKE ROOKIE RC INSERT LOT! BGS 9 MINT
$300.00

1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME #138 ROOKIE RC! BGS 9 MINT
$450.00

Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome Rc Mint
$112.53



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Top eBay Listings




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

STEVE NASH 1996-97 TOPPS CHROME RC BGS 9.5
$69.00

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

STEVE NASH - 1996 Topps Chrome #182 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint RC Future HOF Suns Rookie!
$69.99

1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Rookie Card Lakers
$85.00

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

1996-97 Topps Chrome rc #182 Steve Nash BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$90.00

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



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