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Kobe Bryant (Refractor)

1996 Topps Chrome

Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 - January 26, 2020) was a high school phenom who was the Number 1 high school basketball player in the country and the recipient of the 1996 Naismith Prep Player of the Year as he averaged 30.8 points, 12 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.0 steals in his senior season. Though every major basketball program sought the talented guard, Bryant opted to declare himself eligible for the 1996 NBA Draft after fellow high schooler Kevin Garnett was taken in the first round of the draft in 1995. The Charlotte Hornets (now the New Orleans Pelicans) took Kobe with the 13th overall pick of the 1996 NBA Draft making him the first guard ever taken out of high school. The Hornets traded Kobe to the Los Angeles Lakers in an agreement made during the 1996 NBA Draft. Bryant had an incredible first three years in the league earning a spot on the 1997 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, and was named to his first of 18 All-Star appearances in 1998 while also leading the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals alongside Shaquille O'Neal. Kobe was named to 15 consecutive All-NBA Teams and 12 All-NBA Defensive Teams. Over his 20-year NBA career, entirely spent with the Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2016), Bryant played in eight Western Conference Finals, won five NBA Finals Championships (2000-2002, 2009-2010) and was the 2009 and 2010 NBA Finals MVP. Kobe led the NBA in points four times, field goal attempts six times, games and field goals three times, twice in free throws and once in free throw attempts.

As was the case for many budding stars playing when Hall of Famer Michael Jordan's career waned, Bryant was considered an "Air-Apparent" to the NBA great, dazzling fans with his acrobatic dunks and possessing the ability to take over a game and lead his team to victory. Bryant proved to be one of the most able of the Jordan followers. In 2007-08, Kobe led the NBA in games (82), field goal attempts (1,690) and points (2,323) to earn the coveted NBA Most Valuable Player Award. He played on two United States Olympic Gold Medal teams (2008, 2012) and won the 2007 FIBA Americas Championships. In his career, Kobe Bryant scored 33,643 points, hit 11,719 field goals on 26,200 attempts, has 1,827 three pointers in 5,546 attempts and scored 8,378 free throws in 10,011 attempts. He was a 12-time NBA Defensive First Team selection and collected 7,047 total rebounds, 6,306 assists, 640 blocks and 1,944 steals. As a 34-year old, Bryant became the youngest player in history to reach 30,000 points and he is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.

Just a few years into retirement, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others were tragically killed when the helicopter they were flying in crashed on a Sunday morning in Calabasas, California. The star's untimely passing shook the basketball world like no one before. 

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10 (63)

Prices By Grade

1996 TOPPS CHROME 138 KOBE BRYANT REFRACTOR

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10 $137,760.00 $299,400.00 $132,000.00 63
MINT 9 $62,730.00 $57,241.67 $42,000.00 287 63
NM - MT 8 $33,156.00 $33,156.00 $20,000.00 48 352
NM 7 $30,000.00 $1,030.00 10 400
EX - MT 6 3 410
EX 5 1 413
VG - EX 4 414
VG 3 414
GOOD 2 414
FR 1.5 414
PR 1 414
Auth 414

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
08/11/2021 $137,760 10 19 Goldin Auctions Summer Premium Card and Memorabilia Auction Closin Auction 21041692
06/29/2021 $135,300 10 25 Goldin Auctions June Premium Card and Memorabilia auction ending J Auction 06124602
05/24/2021 $221,400 10 28 Goldin Auctions Goldin Elite Auction Ending May 22-23 Auction 03018792
05/24/2021 $369,000 10 475 Goldin Auctions Goldin Elite Auction Ending May 22-23 Auction 05203447
04/26/2021 $270,600 10 12 Goldin Auctions 2021 April Premium Card Auction Ending April 24 Auction 22452639
04/06/2021 $246,000 10 530 Goldin Auctions March Premium Auction Ending April 3, 5 & 6 Auction 04235336
04/06/2021 $62,730 9 188 Goldin Auctions March Premium Auction Ending April 3, 5 & 6 Auction 43064673
04/06/2021 $75,030 9 570 Goldin Auctions March Premium Auction Ending April 3, 5 & 6 Auction 30297507
04/04/2021 $30,000 7 224410236831 eBay hot!cardz Best Offer 57854484
03/20/2021 $390,000 10 7 Goldin Auctions March Monthly Card Auction Ending March 20 Auction 09063839
03/20/2021 $82,410 9 9 Goldin Auctions March Monthly Card Auction Ending March 20 Auction 07052583
03/16/2021 $33,156 8 373485784913 eBay probstein123 Auction 21663261
03/07/2021 $118,080 9 146 Goldin Auctions Winter Auction 2021 Ending March 6-7 Auction 50008363
02/03/2021 $500,000 10 224334544542 eBay pwcc_vault Best Offer 08013412
01/31/2021 $461,250 10 20 Goldin Auctions 2021 Goldin Elite Closing Jan 30 &31 Auction 06210868
12/13/2020 $138,000 10 58665 Heritage Auctions Fall Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas Auction 16810463
12/13/2020 $134,400 10 141 Goldin Auctions 2020 Holiday Auction Closing December 12-13 Auction 06210866
12/13/2020 $44,280 9 142 Goldin Auctions 2020 Holiday Auction Closing December 12-13 Auction 01029972
12/11/2020 $121,324 10 11 SCP Auctions Fall Premier Auction 2020 Auction 06037925
11/23/2020 $26,000 8.5 233792817772 eBay rdwyer95 Best Offer 46297523
11/18/2020 $30,600 9 143829070460 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 08150964
11/02/2020 $1,050 7 254759630229 eBay halomike717 Auction 47573716
11/01/2020 $36,900 9 151 Goldin Auctions 2020 October Legends Closing Oct 31 & Nov 1 Auction 07052583
10/26/2020 $1,010 7 254753000181 eBay halomike717 Auction 47573716
10/20/2020 $42,100 9 402484413845 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 04099360
10/01/2020 $88,768 10 353209414188 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 08016783
09/21/2020 $75,100 10 143730922098 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 07037617
08/28/2020 $103,200 10 63 Goldin Auctions Goldin Elite Auction Session 2 Closing August 23 1 Auction 21041692
08/28/2020 $40,800 9 56555 Heritage Auctions Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction - Dallas Auction 09091664
08/24/2020 $32,322 9 353169826067 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 01495618
07/30/2020 $41,989 9 402331911911 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 08148323
07/20/2020 $81,180 10 20 Goldin Auctions Michael Jordan & Summer Premium Auction Closing Ju Auction 90488148
06/22/2020 $65,600 10 353104312126 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 21041692
06/01/2020 $18,002 9 353083259394 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 07052583
05/29/2020 $13,300 8.5 363000146000 eBay probstein123 Auction 46297523
05/21/2020 $75,100 10 143601367271 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 03090302
04/28/2020 $11,600 8.5 362973072922 eBay probstein123 Auction 46297523
04/15/2020 $16,100 9 223972906896 eBay ottykds Auction 03271500
04/09/2020 $12,100 9 324125530242 eBay mileci Auction 03271500
02/21/2020 $14,200 9 114115057301 eBay ande7694 Auction 06210871
02/04/2020 $12,200 9 362897037807 eBay probstein123 Auction 04403246
01/29/2020 $37,600 10 223878809735 eBay ronniew192015 Auction 22452639
01/20/2020 $9,003 9 372912832493 eBay probstein123 Auction 45409955
01/13/2020 $21,576 10 167 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter Classic 2019 Auction 08013412
11/18/2019 $7,150 9 352848040863 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 27615277
06/09/2019 $6,200 9 264346837849 eBay luckycharmxcards Auction 03271500
05/20/2019 $16,100 10 143246593997 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 22452639
05/07/2019 $16,200 10 362636999205 eBay probstein123 Auction 07037617
03/20/2019 $5,325 9 401726286849 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 06042590
02/21/2019 $4,566 9 132956462251 eBay cowboy280 Auction 50008363
02/20/2019 $4,311 9 401705174975 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 07092456
01/21/2019 $16,001 10 352566598012 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 04442249
01/19/2019 $4,185 9 283337031442 eBay mathi_3965 Auction 06042590
12/18/2018 $3,800 9 332945939491 eBay goodfortunecards Best Offer 07052583
09/09/2018 $4,185 9 263909664480 eBay luckyxcharmm Auction 07002829
08/13/2018 $3,755 9 232877574976 eBay ape_2006_go Auction 05086561
08/12/2018 $3,961 9 232872684780 eBay azwildcatz520 Auction 26067324
07/18/2018 $3,957 9 253750858377 eBay thegreatspratsby Auction 05086561
07/05/2018 $4,050 9 142847905554 eBay zcose-sports-marketing Auction 27840962
07/05/2018 $6,000 9 382510028393 eBay dj2kb24 Best Offer 27205061
07/01/2018 $3,800 9 263780316879 eBay ynotoy-0 Auction 05086561
06/20/2018 $14,353 10 401550320507 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 03018792
06/20/2018 $4,739 9 142828788574 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 27840962
06/08/2018 $18,500 10 152882296135 eBay mnmiracle2004 Best Offer 21041692
05/08/2018 $4,850 9 263652994354 eBay ynotoy-0 Auction 05086561
04/30/2018 $5,175 9 263628663969 eBay ynotoy-0 Auction 05086561
04/22/2018 $14,900 10 401521804368 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 03018792
03/20/2018 $5,100 9 142717480502 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 07084902
02/28/2018 $4,600 9 302652347563 eBay tots74 Best Offer 26067324
02/14/2018 $4,850 9 352273050935 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 28478106
01/11/2018 $3,499 9 192421565049 eBay sasatommy1 Best Offer 07084902
12/19/2017 $4,500 9 122853571822 eBay stats Best Offer 06042590
12/10/2017 $7,750 9 202122141556 eBay sportsfan212 Buy It Now 03271500
11/21/2017 $4,509 9 142576271298 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 27840962
11/08/2017 $16,500 10 401406740565 eBay mnmiracle2004 Best Offer 08013412
10/19/2017 $3,650 9 352182274305 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 26067324
08/21/2017 $4,150 9 142473634073 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 09083012
07/24/2017 $3,550 9 372016013940 eBay probstein123 Auction 01749145
06/25/2017 $3,350 9 382133624023 eBay rookiestar601 Auction 07052583
05/23/2017 $3,389 9 172678580639 eBay boogielabs Auction 25774504
05/13/2017 $14,400 10 80833 Heritage Auctions 2017 May 11 - 13 Sports Collectibles Catalog Aucti Auction 22452639
04/24/2017 $16,700 10 352030647259 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 81413146
03/12/2017 $3,906 9 282381323736 eBay acme.cards Auction 01689413
02/20/2017 $14,000 10 351978937207 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 16810463
02/20/2017 $5,556 9 152436421000 eBay californiakicks1999 Auction 04299143
02/08/2017 $3,728 9 122338285411 eBay home-run Auction 08150964
09/20/2016 $12,555 10 401186154902 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 03185513
11/05/2013 $5,652 10 851 Classic Auctions Historical Hockey Memorabilia Auction Fall 2013 Auction 16810463
06/10/2010 $2,714 10 1391 Mile High Card Company June 2010 Auction Auction 90488148
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