Kobe Chrome. Back in Kobe's first couple of seasons, those two words were universally known. It's the card that put Topps Chrome on the map. It helped turn the 96-97 set from a one note retail only set to a modern day 86-87 Fleer with Kobe leading the way of a star studded rookie class. This card was on FIRE during Kobe's peak in his first couple years, and the entire Topps Chrome product was as well. It's still a highly desirable card, it's not only Kobe's best rookie card, it's one of the best rookie cards to own in all sports. To think, a parallel of the 96-97 base Topps set would end up being Kobe's crown jewel. This is definitely a great card to start up the top 30 cards of my collection.