Over the last two years, the 2008-09 Topps Chrome #24 Kobe Bryant card vs LeBron James has seen a meteoric rise in popularity and price, with a current raw value of $1,000+ and gem mint copies now seeing five figure sales. While not on the same scale as the iconic “Kobe vs. LeBron,” a Topps Chrome card from the previous year, also featuring Kobe Bryant, is now getting its fair share of hobby heat – the 2007-08 Topps Chrome #101 Tracy McGrady. The similar formula of Topps Chrome plus Kobe Bryant in a coupled image with another superstar explains the…

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Steve Dalton

Steven enjoys his job tracking and reporting on the basketball card market for Beckett Media. His other interests include comic book speculation and investing, kaiju movies and collectibles, and UK basketball.

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