1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball Cards

1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball Cards

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Offering some of the most valuable 1990s inserts and parallels, 1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball features a unique design and popular base rookie cards for Tim Duncan and Tracy McGrady. The hobby-exclusive release remains one of the most desirable basketball products of the decade.

A total of 82 cards complete the base set, including two checklists. The striking base design combines acetate and foil with a die-cut player image that is main feature of the card. Tim Duncan, Tracy McGrady and Chauncey Billups are the top rookie card options.

Following up on the Credentials parallels in 1996-97 E-X2000, 1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball features two different Essential Credentials options that parallel the base set. With individual card values that can push into the thousands, these limited cards have a total print run of 81 cards per player. However, that amount is split between the "Future" and "Now" versions of the set.

Essential Credentials Now parallels have a green color scheme and are serial numbered to the player's actual card number. This means that card number one (Grant Hill) is numbered 1/1, card number two (Kevin Garnett) is numbered to 2, and so on up to card number 80. On the other hand, Essential Credentials Futures have a pink/purple coloring and the numbering takes the inverse. So, card number one is numbered to 80, card number two is numbered to 79, and continuing down to card number 80. The two checklists are not included in the parallel.

1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Base Michael Jordan1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Essential Credentials Now Michael Jordan1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Essential Credentials Future Michael Jordan

The Essential Credentials parallels alone make 1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball one of the top products of the 1990s, but the set also boasts one of the most valuable inserts of the period. Jambalaya inserts are a die-cut set that celebrates the top dunkers in the league with a playful take on the name of a Cajun dish. At 1:720 packs, or roughly one in thirty boxes, these cards are incredibly tough to pull.

Two other die-cut inserts are also available, including Stardate 2001 and Gravity Denied. The Gravity Denied cards are notable because they have a rivet that allows for two separate images or one combined shot of the player, as seen on the Hakeem Olajuwon card below.

1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Gravity Denied Hakeem Olajuwon

Finally, two Grant Hill sample cards can be found that were not issued in packs. They are virtually identical except the Hawaii version has a gold foil palm tree and was available at the 1998 industry convention.

Given the high values associated with the product, unopened 1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball boxes are not easy to track down. Collectors should expect to pay $350-400 per box if they do locate some sealed wax.

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Set Checklist

1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

1 Grant Hill
2 Kevin Garnett
3 Allen Iverson
4 Anfernee Hardaway
5 Dennis Rodman
6 Shawn Kemp
7 Shaquille O'Neal
8 Kobe Bryant
9 Michael Jordan
10 Marcus Camby
11 Scottie Pippen
12 Antoine Walker
13 Stephon Marbury
14 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
15 Jerry Stackhouse
16 Eddie Jones
17 Charles Barkley
18 David Robinson
19 Karl Malone
20 Damon Stoudamire
21 Patrick Ewing
22 Kerry Kittles
23 Gary Payton
24 Glenn Robinson
25 Hakeem Olajuwon
26 John Starks
27 John Stockton
28 Vin Baker
29 Reggie Miller
30 Clyde Drexler
31 Alonzo Mourning
32 Juwan Howard
33 Ray Allen
34 Christian Laettner
35 Terrell Brandon
36 Sean Elliott
37 Rod Strickland
38 Rodney Rogers
39 Donyell Marshall
40 David Wesley
41 Sam Cassell
 42 Cedric Ceballos
43 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
44 Rik Smits
45 Lindsey Hunter
46 Michael Finley
47 Steve Smith
48 Larry Johnson
49 Dikembe Mutombo
50 Tom Gugliotta
51 Joe Dumars
52 Glen Rice
53 Bryant Reeves
54 Tim Hardaway
55 Isaiah Rider
56 Rasheed Wallace
57 Jason Kidd
58 Joe Smith
59 Chris Webber
60 Mitch Richmond
61 Antonio McDyess
62 Bobby Jackson RC
63 Derek Anderson RC
64 Kelvin Cato RC
65 Jacque Vaughn RC
66 Tariq Abdul-Wahad RC
67 Johnny Taylor RC
68 Chris Anstey RC
69 Maurice Taylor RC
70 Antonio Daniels RC
71 Chauncey Billups RC
72 Austin Croshere RC
73 Brevin Knight RC
74 Keith Van Horn RC
75 Tim Duncan RC
76 Danny Fortson RC
77 Tim Thomas RC
78 Tony Battie RC
79 Tracy McGrady RC
80 Ron Mercer RC
81 Checklist #1-82
82 Checklist Inserts
1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Tim Duncan RC

Essential Credentials Future Base Parallel Set Checklist

80 cards

1 Grant Hill #/ 80
2 Kevin Garnett #/ 79
3 Allen Iverson #/ 78
4 Anfernee Hardaway #/ 77
5 Dennis Rodman #/ 76
6 Shawn Kemp #/ 75
7 Shaquille O'Neal #/ 74
8 Kobe Bryant #/ 73
9 Michael Jordan #/ 72
10 Marcus Camby #/ 71
11 Scottie Pippen #/ 70
12 Antoine Walker #/ 69
13 Stephon Marbury #/ 68
14 Shareef Abdur-Rahim #/ 67
15 Jerry Stackhouse #/ 66
16 Eddie Jones #/ 65
17 Charles Barkley #/ 64
18 David Robinson #/ 63
19 Karl Malone #/ 62
20 Damon Stoudamire #/ 61
21 Patrick Ewing #/ 60
22 Kerry Kittles #/ 59
23 Gary Payton #/ 58
24 Glenn Robinson #/ 57
25 Hakeem Olajuwon #/ 56
26 John Starks #/ 55
27 John Stockton #/ 54
28 Vin Baker #/ 53
29 Reggie Miller #/ 52
30 Clyde Drexler #/ 51
31 Alonzo Mourning #/ 50
32 Juwan Howard #/ 49
33 Ray Allen #/ 48
34 Christian Laettner #/ 47
35 Terrell Brandon #/ 46
36 Sean Elliott #/ 45
37 Rod Strickland #/ 44
38 Rodney Rogers #/ 43
39 Donyell Marshall #/ 42
40 David Wesley #/ 41
 41 Sam Cassell #/ 40
42 Cedric Ceballos #/ 39
43 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf #/ 38
44 Rik Smits #/ 37
45 Lindsey Hunter #/ 36
46 Michael Finley #/ 35
47 Steve Smith #/ 34
48 Larry Johnson #/ 33
49 Dikembe Mutombo #/ 32
50 Tom Gugliotta #/ 31
51 Joe Dumars #/ 30
52 Glen Rice #/ 29
53 Bryant Reeves #/ 28
54 Tim Hardaway #/ 27
55 Isaiah Rider #/ 26
56 Rasheed Wallace #/ 25
57 Jason Kidd #/ 24
58 Joe Smith #/ 23
59 Chris Webber #/ 22
60 Mitch Richmond #/ 21
61 Antonio McDyess #/ 20
62 Bobby Jackson RC #/ 19
63 Derek Anderson RC #/ 18
64 Kelvin Cato RC #/ 17
65 Jacque Vaughn RC #/ 16
66 Tariq Abdul-Wahad RC #/ 15
67 Johnny Taylor RC #/ 14
68 Chris Anstey RC #/ 13
69 Maurice Taylor RC #/ 12
70 Antonio Daniels RC #/ 11
71 Chauncey Billups RC #/ 10
72 Austin Croshere RC #/ 9
73 Brevin Knight RC #/ 8
74 Keith Van Horn RC #/ 7
75 Tim Duncan RC #/ 6
76 Danny Fortson RC #/ 5
77 Tim Thomas RC #/ 4
78 Tony Battie RC #/ 3
79 Tracy McGrady RC #/ 2
80 Ron Mercer RC #/ 1
1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Essential Credentials Future Kobe Bryant

Essential Credentials Now Base Parallel Set Checklist

80 cards

1 Grant Hill #/ 1
2 Kevin Garnett #/ 2
3 Allen Iverson #/ 3
4 Anfernee Hardaway #/ 4
5 Dennis Rodman #/ 5
6 Shawn Kemp #/ 6
7 Shaquille O'Neal #/ 7
8 Kobe Bryant #/ 8
9 Michael Jordan #/ 9
10 Marcus Camby #/ 10
11 Scottie Pippen #/ 11
12 Antoine Walker #/ 12
13 Stephon Marbury #/ 13
14 Shareef Abdur-Rahim #/ 14
15 Jerry Stackhouse #/ 15
16 Eddie Jones #/ 16
17 Charles Barkley #/ 17
18 David Robinson #/ 18
19 Karl Malone #/ 19
20 Damon Stoudamire #/ 20
21 Patrick Ewing #/ 21
22 Kerry Kittles #/ 22
23 Gary Payton #/ 23
24 Glenn Robinson #/ 24
25 Hakeem Olajuwon #/ 25
26 John Starks #/ 26
27 John Stockton #/ 27
28 Vin Baker #/ 28
29 Reggie Miller #/ 29
30 Clyde Drexler #/ 30
31 Alonzo Mourning #/ 31
32 Juwan Howard #/ 32
33 Ray Allen #/ 33
34 Christian Laettner #/ 34
35 Terrell Brandon #/ 35
36 Sean Elliott #/ 36
37 Rod Strickland #/ 37
38 Rodney Rogers #/ 38
39 Donyell Marshall #/ 39
40 David Wesley #/ 40
 41 Sam Cassell #/ 41
42 Cedric Ceballos #/ 42
43 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf #/ 43
44 Rik Smits #/ 44
45 Lindsey Hunter #/ 45
46 Michael Finley #/ 46
47 Steve Smith #/ 47
48 Larry Johnson #/ 48
49 Dikembe Mutombo #/ 49
50 Tom Gugliotta #/ 50
51 Joe Dumars #/ 51
52 Glen Rice #/ 52
53 Bryant Reeves #/ 53
54 Tim Hardaway #/ 54
55 Isaiah Rider #/ 55
56 Rasheed Wallace #/ 56
57 Jason Kidd #/ 57
58 Joe Smith #/ 58
59 Chris Webber #/ 59
60 Mitch Richmond #/ 60
61 Antonio McDyess #/ 61
62 Bobby Jackson RC #/ 62
63 Derek Anderson RC #/ 63
64 Kelvin Cato RC #/ 64
65 Jacque Vaughn RC #/ 65
66 Tariq Abdul-Wahad RC #/ 66
67 Johnny Taylor RC #/ 67
68 Chris Anstey RC #/ 68
69 Maurice Taylor RC #/ 69
70 Antonio Daniels RC #/ 70
71 Chauncey Billups RC #/ 71
72 Austin Croshere RC #/ 72
73 Brevin Knight RC #/ 73
74 Keith Van Horn RC #/ 74
75 Tim Duncan RC #/ 75
76 Danny Fortson RC #/ 76
77 Tim Thomas RC #/ 77
78 Tony Battie RC #/ 78
79 Tracy McGrady RC #/ 79
80 Ron Mercer RC #/ 80
1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Essential Credentials Now Michael Jordan

Gravity Denied Set Checklist

20 cards. 1:24 packs.
1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Gravity Denied Scottie Pippen

1 Vin Baker
2 Charles Barkley
3 Tony Battie
4 Kobe Bryant
5 Patrick Ewing
6 Kevin Garnett
7 Anfernee Hardaway
8 Grant Hill
9 Michael Jordan
10 Shawn Kemp
11 Kerry Kittles
12 Karl Malone
13 Tracy McGrady
14 Hakeem Olajuwon
15 Shaquille O'Neal
16 Scottie Pippen
17 Jerry Stackhouse
18 Tim Thomas
19 Antoine Walker
20 Chris Webber

Jambalaya Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:720 packs.

1 Allen Iverson
2 Anfernee Hardaway
3 Dennis Rodman
4 Grant Hill
5 Kevin Garnett
6 Michael Jordan
7 Shaquille O'Neal
8 Tim Duncan
9 Keith Van Horn
10 Stephon Marbury
11 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
12 Kobe Bryant
13 Damon Stoudamire
14 Scottie Pippen
15 Eddie Jones
1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Jambalaya Grant Hill

Stardate 2001 Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:12 packs.

1 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
2 Tony Battie
3 Kobe Bryant
4 Antonio Daniels
5 Tim Duncan
6 Adonal Foyle
7 Allen Iverson
8 Matt Maloney
9 Stephon Marbury
10 Tracy McGrady
11 Ron Mercer
12 Tim Thomas
13 Keith Van Horn
14 Jacque Vaughn
15 Antoine Walker
1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Stardate 2001 Allen Iverson

Sample/Promo Set Checklist

2 cards

Grant Hill Sample
Grant Hill Hawaii
1997-98 Skybox EX2001 Basketball Sample Promo Hawaii Grant Hill

Autographics Set Checklist

The inserts are found across multiple 1997-98 Skybox products.


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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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