1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant BGS 10 Black Label Sells for $1.8 Million
$1,795,800. That was the final price for a 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractors Kobe Bryant that sold late March 6 through Goldin Auctions.
Graded a BGS 10 Pristine Black Label, it’s the most ever for a Kobe Bryant card.
It’s one of two copies of the iconic Bryant rookie Refractor to get Black Label status for having 10s for all four subgrades: corners, centering, edges and surface.
In March, 2016, the exact same copy of the card sold for $58,100 on eBay.
The Bryant wasn’t the only basketball card to pass the million-dollar mark in Goldin’s 2021 Winter Auction. Two LeBron James cards also passed the milestone.
First was a 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection LeBron James Rookie Card. Numbered 32/99, the rookie patch autograph has a BGS 8.5 grade, the card sold for $1,537,500.
There was also a one-of-one 2004-05 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Ultimate Signatures Logos LeBron James that reached $1.29 million. The card is authenticated by PSA with a score of 10 for the signature. The logoman card itself does not have an assigned grade.