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