1996 Topps Kobe Bryant (NBA at 50) #138 BGS Gem Mint 9.5.
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Description1996 Topps Kobe Bryant (NBA at 50) #138 BGS Gem Mint 9.5. Kobe Bryant and basketball were entwined from the beginning. The son of long-time NBA player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, Kobe was born in Philadelphia and later starred at nearby Lower Merion High School. Kobe decided to turn pro, and after a draft-connected deal, wound up with the Los Angeles Lakers as an 18-year-old rookie. Within a few more years, he had established himself as a superstar. Bryant played all his career with Los Angeles, winning five NBA championships. He led the NBA in scoring in four seasons, was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA team, 12-times All-NBA Defense Team, 2008 NBA MVP and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. The offered card is part of a parallel set from 1996-97 Topps that features a silver border and the NBA at 50 logo above Kobe's name. While the card front presents a stirring Bryant drive towards the hoop. Graded BGS Gem Mint 9.5 with subgrades Centering 10, Corners 9.5, Edges 9.5, Surface 9.5.
Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.
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