Want a Kobe Bryant rookie card?
Kobe Bryant is one of the most well-known names in the world of basketball. Bursting onto the scene in 1996/1997, he quickly drew comparisons with the great Michael Jordan. However, even Kobe himself may not have known that he would one day end up scoring more regular season points than Jordan. He sits 4th on the list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lebron James and Karl Malone.
Not only did Kobe score a lot of points, but he won 5 NBA Championships, was an 18-time NBA All Star, two-time finals MVP, and 15-time member of the All-NBA Team. Spending all 20 years of his career at the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant showed loyalty which is particularly uncommon in the modern game of basketball.
Needless to say, a Kobe Bryant rookie card is quite valuable among card collectors. Since his death in 2020, it’s possible that such memorabilia has become even more valuable.
Different card lines
If you’re after a unique Kobe Bryant rookie card, you have a lot of options in terms of the card brand you can purchase. Since Kobe Bryant was a rookie in 96/97, there were a lot of different card brands releasing products at the time. Here are some of the popular brands you might find on eBay:
- Panini Select
- Panini Prizm
- Topps Chrome
- Donruss basketball cards
- Upper Deck
As you can see, there are plenty of brands. Let’s not forget that most of these brands have different collections, or sets, that they release every year. So, you may even find multiple versions of Kobe Bryant rookie cards depending on where you look.
Find the cards you want with eBay
eBay has a massive selection of NBA trading cards. All brands, all players – you can find practically everything you want. All you need to do is search for the player you want, and you’ll be shown a number of suitable listings. If you’re a serious collector, always take note of the card’s condition because this can affect the value. If possible, buy valuable cards only when they are stored in a suitable case, like a toploaders cards holder.