The 1996-97 Topps Chrome basketball set is still one of the hottest basketball sets on the market. Due to its only being distributed at retail outlets and in very small quantities (compared to the overall print run of the regular 96-97 Topps set), collectors and dealers alike hunted high and low to try and find a good supply of these cards. They were mostly unsuccessful. Containing rookies like Kobe, Antoine, Marbury, Shareef, and Camby, these packs dried up in a hurry and have been a mainstay on the hotlist ever since.
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