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

1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS FOIL CHROME #138 NBA 50 RC ROOKIE NRMT!! VERY RARE!!
$108.24

1996-97 KOBE BRYANT TOPPS FOIL CHROME #138 NBA 50 RC ROOKIE MT NRMT! VERY RARE!
$118.24

1996 SP HOLOVIEWS PC18 KOBE BRYANT RC BGS 9.5 chrome finest noir prizm flaw 1 19
$719.99

1996-97 Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome RC... Graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$979.99

1996-97 Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome RC
$379.99

1996 KOBE BRYANT RC Bowman Best Chrome Type Rookie Card BP10 Future HOF Look @
$28.24

1996 KOBE BRYANT RC Bowman Best Chrome Type Rookie Card R23 Future HOF Look @!
$19.24

Kobe Bryant Lakers 48 Card Rc Base & Insert Lot Chrome Gold Diecut All Sleeved
$49.99
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Top eBay Listings

1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball Steve Nash Rookie RC #182 Mint
$24.99

Steve Nash 1996-97 Topps Chrome Rookie Card RC NM-MT Phoenix Suns
$8.50

96-97 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash Rookie RC Refractor Card Silver Prizm
$15.50

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash PSA 9 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Card
$73.98

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash PSA 9 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Card
$73.98

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash PSA 9 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Card
$103.98

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash PSA 9 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Card
$92.98

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash PSA 9 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Card
$123.98
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