Most Valuable Kobe Bryant Rookie Cards To Buy For Long Term

Today we’re kicking off this brand new series with the one and only kobe bryant the black mamba these are some of the most sought-after kobe bryant rookie cars that if you can find for a good price could be a shrewd investment before he’s inducted into the hall of fame sometime in 2021 and his prices go even higher so here we go let’s jump right into the list

leading the list off in the number 23 slot is the 1996 flare showcase kobe bryant row zero that’s the most rare of the rows number 31 this one was in bgs 10 condition pristine population of only seven it was sold on january 21st 2020 for 1781. guys this card is beautiful the design on the front of the card is reminiscent of

Le petitas from the renaissance art era coming in at number 22 was another 1996 flare showcase this time row 2 also bgs 10 population of less than half of the row zero only three this time sold on the same date january 21st of 2020 or 1949 now with these flare showcase cards the lower the row number the more rare so zero is the most rare than one than two than three

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You don’t miss any opportunities at number 21 we have the 1996 kobe bryant number 58 rookie card all of these are rookie cards although i didn’t mention with the first two cards psa 10 pretty high population on this one relatively speaking to the other cards a lot of cards out there in the upper deck sets though 682 population sold on january 26 of 2020

1996 kobe bryant number 58 rookie card

For a cool 2g at number 20 we’ve got the 1996 top stadium club members only 55 variation so there’s the regular top stadium club and the members only kobe bryant rookie card with coding number 52 psa gem mint 10 population is relatively high compared to this a lot of these other cards 400 population sold in february february 7th

For 2 000 as well now this is called only 55 because they made this subset with 55 different players 50 of the cards were the top players in each division and there were other five others that received particular attention kobe bryant being one of them at number 19 we’ve got the 1996 tops kobe bryant draft redemption rookie card dp 13 in a psa 9 the population was 184

Sold in january 26 2020 for two thousand dollars guys this one is really condition sensitive because it’s all foil card very hard to get with great centering in fact there’s only one of them in a bgs10 and only 61 of them in a psa 10. in the number 18 slot is the 1996 skybox z force kobe bryant zp zebu rookie card number three in a psa gem mint

10 population of only 18 sold on march 22nd of 2020 for 2024. the 96 skybox z4 set was loaded with insert cards and this is clearly one of the most sought after ones from that set at the number 17 spot we’ve got a true gem 1996 clear metal kobe bryant precious metals number 181 this is the precious metals variation of the base card highly sought after and deeply cherished by collectors

96 skybox z4

Bgs nine and a half population of only 32 sold on january 26 2020 for 2 249 these metal cards really took off with the last dance documentary and there’s sort of two compelling events one the tragedy and then to the documentary and these cards continue to be very hot on the market at number 16 we’ve got a 1996 sp kobe bryant hollow

Views rookie card number pc18 this is before holograms became played out bgs 9.5 population of only 19 sold on january 26 of 2020 for and 2290 nine dollars very condition sensitive card likely due to the hologram there in the bottom right at number 15 we have another card from the same set 1996 sp this time it’s the kobe bryant base

Rookie card number 134 psa gem mint 10 this is the highest population card on this list 841 sold on january 26 of 2020 for 2400 this is one of the iconic kobe bryant base rookie cards at number 14 we’re taking a trip back to 1996 player showcase this time we’re sitting in row one with kobe bryant’s rookie card card number 31

This one was a bgs 10 population of only one sold on january 21st for 2 50 at number 13 we have a gorgeous card 1996 tops chrome this is the inaugural year for tops chrome basketball kobe bryant youthquake insert yq15 this one’s in a bgs10 only one in existence january 21st

2020 is sold for 2 839 as crazy as it sounds with a population of only one and this being the inaugural year for tops chrome i actually consider this card to be undervalued at number 12 we’ve got my favorite kobe bryant rookie card the 1996 bowman’s best picks kobe bryant atomic refractor the atomic refractors really started all the craze with the refractors bgs 9.5 population of only 22

1996 bowman’s best picks

Sold on february 9 2020 for three g’s coming in at number 11 we’ve got the 1996 skybox premium kobe bryant ruby’s variation number 203 psa 10 population of only 17 sold on january 26 for 3 500 you’ll know if you found a rubies variation because that logo in the bottom right where it says skybox premium usually that’s gold but for the rubies it’ll be ruby color

They used to put one of these in every skybox premium box coming in at number 10 we have a 1996 pacific power rare to see a pacific card on this list kobe bryant platinum pp6 this is a psa gem mint 10 only one of them in population sold on january 12th for four thousand five hundred and fifty dollars at the number nine slot we’ve got

A 1996 scoreboard kobe bryant autographed basketball psa gem mint 10 only one of these in existence sold on march 22nd of 2020 for 4950. at the number eight slot we’ve got the 1996 skybox ex-2000 kobe bryant rookie card credentials variation number 30 bgs 8.5 population of only 38 sold on january 26 2020

For nine hundred and ninety nine dollars beautiful card foil around the edges just a gorgeous card all around coming in at number seven we have the base card from the same set the 1996 skybox kobe bryant ex-2000 number 30. this one actually looks fancier than the parallel but this is in fact the base card from that set the credentials which is what we saw before was the parallel version of this card

1996 skybox kobe bryant ex-2000 number 30

Bgs 9.5 population of only 26 sold on january 26 of 2020 for 8 500 it’s really interesting that this card sold for more than the parallel likely because the population is lower coming in at the number six slot we have my second favorite kobe bryant rookie card the 1996 bowman’s best atomic refractor r23 this one was a bgs10 pristine only a population of three

Sold on january 21st 2024 wait for it 9298 and this sale was actually a couple days before the tragedy so this car is probably going for much more today at number five we have the 1996 skybox premium kobe bryant rubies number 55 psa 10 this is the ruby’s variation or parallel of the base card population is only 18

Sold on january 19th of 2020 for 9999 again in this case the sale was about a week before the tragedy so this card’s likely going for a lot more today at number four we have the 1996 top’s finest kobe bryant refractor with the coating on it number 74 psa gem mint 10 population of only 17 sold on february 3rd 2020 for 13 300 wow at number three we have the 1996 finest kobe bryant refractor with the

Coating on it number 269 refractors are dominating the top of this list psa 10 population of only 18 sold on january 26 2020 for 15 000 coming in at the number two slot we have one of kobe bryant’s most recognizable rookie cards in parallel form the 1996 flir ultra kobe bryant platinum medallion parallel very hard to find

Psa 10 only nine in existence sold on february 2nd 2020 for 29.