Up for sale is one of Kobe Bryant's most sought after cards, a 1996-97 Topps Chrome rookie graded a perfect pristine 10 by BGS. This is one of only 54 cards to receive such a high grade and only 1 card has ever been graded higher and earned a black label.Now is your chance to own a blue-chip investment piece of one of the greatest to ever play in the NBA and a sports icon who is beloved around the world. This listing is for ONE card only! It is for the card with the BGS serial # of 0004174715. Unfortunately this card, like many others, suffers from a common problem of the Chrome series and has a slight touch of "greening" on Kobe Bryant's arms, the leg and armpit of the timberwolves defender, and also slightly on the hand on the Laker player in the background. I estimate 95% of all Kobe Bryant Chrome cards from this year, and to a lesser extent, the refractors, suffer from this greening discoloration, and usually to a worse degree than what is apparent on this card.
On most cards, the green color covers Kobe's arms, legs, face, as well as on the other players in the picture. Many times the jerseys also all appear darker for cards suffering from greening. This greening problem happens to the vast majority of these cards overtime, even after they've been encapsulated, though I'm unsure as to why it happened to one card I own and not the other considering they've both been stored in the same exact way at my house for the same period of time (about 14 years). Even the only card graded black label suffers from greening, and in my opinion, it's to a worse degree than this one for sale. I've added two photos with another BGS Pristine card I own (currently for sale) to show the side by side comparison of what a card with no greening looks like.
The photos of the 2 cards are for illustration purposes only! I've added a pic of the only black label so you can see the problem areas that happens on most cards. I've also added 2 other examples of cards from random pics I've found online to show you just how bad the greening could get. Thanks for looking and feel free to ask any questions. The item "1996-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant Rookie RC BGS 10 Pristine Card Lakers Low Pop" is in sale since Tuesday, February 25, 2020.This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Basketball Cards". The seller is "sam-isha" and is located in Gilford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.