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 RC Refractor PSA 9 - a Black Mamba Diamond
$6,995.00

1996-97 Topps 50th Kobe Bryant RC *CENTERED!!! MORE RARE Than CHROME *MINT+++ NR
$20.50

1996 TOPPS CHROME KOBE BRYANT RC PSA 9 MINT OLD LABEL RAZOR SHARP CORNERS EDGES
$499.00

96-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant RC
$51.00

1996 KOBE BRYANT BOWMANS ATOMIC REFRACTOR RC PSA 10 Chrome Noir Immpecca (#1 28)
$4,000.00

1996 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)
$799.00

KOBE BRYANT 1996 97 TOPPS CHROME #138 RC ROOKIE CARD LAKERS SP PSA 10 GEM MINT B
$1,249.00

1997 1998 1999 2000 TOPPS CHROME 1400CT W RC STARS W KOBE BRYANT SHAQ DUNCAN
$119.48
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Top eBay Listings

1996-97 Topps Chrome STEVE NASH RC Rookie x 2 RARE!!! Nice centering
$0.99

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

Steve Nash 1996 Topps Chrome Rookie RC Card # 182 GMA 10 Phoenix Suns LA Lakers
$59.99

1996-97 TOPPS CHROME #182 STEVE NASH ROOKIE RC S1592
$25.99

Steve Nash Suns 1996 Topps Chrome #182 Rookie Card rC NM-MT QTY
$37.49

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Rookie Card
$21.25

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Rookie Card
$21.25

1996 Topps Chrome #182 Steve Nash Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns RC Rookie Card
$30.00
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