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




PSA 9 KOBE BRYANT 1996-97 TOPPS CHROME RC ROOKIE (OLD LABEL) 50 50 CENTERING WOW
$699.99

1996 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 10 GEM!
$10,500.00

KOBE BRYANT 1996-97 Topps Chrome RC YOUTHQUAKE #YQ15 Graded BGS 9 MINT Rookie
$149.99

KOBE BRYANT 96 97 1996-97 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR ROOKIE RC BGS 9.5 #138 LAKERS
$8,999.95

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME KOBE BRYANT RC REFRACTOR BGS 9.5 10 SUBS ARE AMAZING!
$10,000.00

1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME FOIL #138 NBA 50 RC ROOKIE
$29.99

1996 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie RC Lakers PSA 9 MINT
$274.00

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME #138 KOBE BRYANT RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT - LAKERS
$749.00



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Top eBay Listings




1996-97 topps chrome #182 STEVE NASH rc rookie BGS 10 9.5
$92.00

1996-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash RC ROOKIE CARD #182 GRADED PSA 8.5 NM-MT+
$1.25

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

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME STEVE NASH RC #182 PHOENIX SUNS Rookie Card
$39.99

1996 Topps Chrome #182 STEVE NASH RC ROOKIE Gem Mint PSA 10
$139.99

1996-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Rookie Card Lakers
$108.00

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME STEVE NASH RC #182 PHOENIX SUNS RC! FREE SHIPPING!
$34.99

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME BASKETBALL BASE SET SINGLE STEVE NASH RC #182 PHOENIX SUNS
$45.00



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