BGS 10 Black Label 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant tops $40K with days to go

Share:

Update: The final bid on the card was $58,100 on 59 total bids.

Of all the Kobe Bryant cards from his rookie year, the 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor is arguably the one.

A BGS 10 Black Label 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant topped $40,000 on eBay in its opening hours. And it’s a week-long auction with plenty of time remaining.

1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant BGS 10 Black Label

The same card sold on eBay for a best offer of $73,000 on January 18, 2016, albeit through a different seller. It’s unknown whether it’s the same seller consigning it through PWCC or someone looking to flip the card as interest in Bryant increases with his impending retirement.

1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant BGS 10 Black Label Back

This particular Bryant has the BGS Black Label for receiving scores of 10 on all four sub-grades: centering, edges, corners and surface. It’s one of two of the 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant cards to have the perfect score.

The auction is slated to run through Wednesday, March 16.

Share:

Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

Tens of millions of cards available for sale in the
Beckett Marketplace!

Get up-to-date pricing for your favorite sports cards with a
Beckett OPG Subscription

1 comment

Leave a reply

We use cookies to help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience. By navigating the site, you agree to the use of cookies to collect information. Read our Cookie Policy.
Accept & Close