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




Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Topps Chrome Silver Foil NBA 50th RC SP Rookie RARE!
$19.99

1996-1997 Topps Kobe Bryant RC #138 non auto BGS 8.5
$14.99

1996-1997 Skybox Premium Kobe Bryant RC #55 non auto BGS 9
$19.99

1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 10
$695.00

PSA 10 KOBE BRYANT 1996 TOPPS CHROME RC YOUTHQUAKE SP SUPER RARE PSA 10 GEM MINT
$399.99

KOBE BRYANT 1996 96 97 TOPPS CHROME #138 RC ROOKIE SP LAKERS BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$330.00

1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME FOIL #138 NBA 50 RC ROOKIE MINT!! VERY RARE!
$129.08

2007-08 Topps Chrome Atomic Refractor 50 Kobe Bryant BGS 9 .5 AWAY Durant Rc Yr!
$399.99



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Top eBay Listings




BGS 9.5 1996 97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash RC SUNS
$199.99

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

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

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
$92.00

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME STEVE NASH BGS 9.5 Rookie RC Gem Mint Suns Lakers HOF
$75.00

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




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