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 Rookie RC BGS 9.5 #138 10
$599.99
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1996 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR RC BGS 10 9.5 PSA 10 ROOKIE EXQUISITE!
$100,000.00
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1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant YouthQuake RC #YQ15 PSA 9 OC Lakers
$69.00
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KOBE BRYANT 1996 TOPPS NBA 50TH FOIL #138 RC PSA 9 LOW POP 128 RARER THAN CHROME
$999.99
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Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Rookie Card #138 RC HIGH END "MINT"
$3,000.24
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2011 Bowman Chrome MIKE TROUT RC ROOKIE KOBE BRYANT DEVIN HESTER JOE FLACCO SHAQ
$60.99
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1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant R C
$449.99
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KOBE BRYANT 1996 97 96 97 TOPPS CHROME #138 PSA 10 GEM MINT ROOKIE RC A8679
$445.00



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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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PEYTON MANNNIG BARRY BONDS STEVE NASH ROOKIES RC KEVIN DURANT ELWAY HOLOGRAM
$10.99
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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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96-97 Topps Chrome #182R Steve Nash Rookie RC Refractor Card
$279.99
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1996 TOPPS Chrome #182 STEVE NASH PSA 9 HOF RC Future Hall of Fame Rookie
$39.99
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1996-97 TOPPS CHROME STEVE NASH BGS 9.5 Rookie RC Gem Mint Suns Lakers HOF
$73.25
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1996-97 Topps Chrome rc #182 Steve Nash BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$92.00



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