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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1998 Topps Chrome KOBE BRYANT RC #171
$0.99
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(11) CARD LOT KOBE BRYANT STADIUM CLUB RC's INSERTS TOPPS CHROME DIE-CUT BV$$$$
$10.00
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1996-97 Kobe Bryant BGS 9.5 Topps Youthquake Rookie RC Lakers Non-chrome auto
$99.99
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1996-1997 Topps Chrome KOBE BRYANT RC #138 Graded PSA Mint 9!! Old Label Sharp!!
$299.99
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PSA 10 KOBE BRYANT 1996 97 TOPPS CHROME #138 ROOKIE RC
$520.00
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Lakers 2007-'08 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant 1957-'58 #145 Nick Young RC Wizards NBA
$4.20
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2008 BOWMAN CHROME RED REF 5 KOBE BRYANT RC BGS 9.5..CARDREGISTRY
$1,999.99
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1998 Topps Chrome KOBE BRYANT RC #171
$0.99



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1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash Rookie RC BCCG 10 Mint , 1996 CENTERED
$54.99
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STEVE NASH 1996 1997 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE RC $40.00 LOS ANGELES LAKERS MINT
$9.99
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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
$17.02
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STEVE NASH KAMAN BLAKE NICK YOUNG Topps Chrome Fleer Upper Deck Rookie RC Lot 22
$7.99
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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
$149.99



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