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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1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant R C
$399.99
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1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME FOIL #138 NBA 50 RC ROOKIE MT NRMT!! VERY RARE!
$94.24
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KOBE BRYANT 1996-97 TOPPS CHROME FOIL NBA AT 50 LOS ANGELES LAKERS ROOKIE RC
$79.99
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1996-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant RC Rookie #138
$199.99
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1997 Topps Chrome Refractor 2nd Year Kobe Bryant Lakers Rc Rookie Card
$72.21
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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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Lakers NBA 2007-'08 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant 1957-'58 Nick Young #145 RC Wizards
$4.20



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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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PEYTON MANNNIG BARRY BONDS STEVE NASH ROOKIES RC KEVIN DURANT ELWAY HOLOGRAM
$10.99
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STEVE NASH 1996-97 TOPPS CHROME RC #182 L.A. LAKERS VERY HOT
$25.00
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BGS 9.5 1996 97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC SUNS
$199.99
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1996-97 topps chrome STEVE NASH rc rookie BGS 10 9.5
$92.00
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PSA 10 STEVE NASH 1996 TOPPS CHROME RC ROOKIE SP LAKERS SUPERSTAR HOT
$134.99
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1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Rookie Card Lakers
$85.00



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