View Full Version : Kobe RC help please - list of true RCs?

01-13-2007, 02:55 PM
Can anyone get me a list of Kobe Bryant's true Rookie cards (cards from base set only, no parallel/inserts). Any help would be appreciated.

01-13-2007, 04:59 PM
1996-97 Bowman's Best R23
1996-97 Collector's Choice 267
1996-97 E-X2000 30
1996-97 Finest 74
1996-97 Flair Showcase Row 2 31
1996-97 Fleer 203
1996-97 Hoops 281
1996-97 Metal FF 137
1996-97 SkyBox Premium 55
1996-97 SP 134
1996-97 Stadium Club Rookies 1 R12
1996-97 Stadium Club Rookies 2 R9
1996-97 Topps 138
1996-97 Topps Chrome 138
1996-97 UD3 19
1996-97 Ultra 52
1996-97 Upper Deck 58
1996-97 Z-Force 142

01-13-2007, 05:02 PM
Some notes - the Metal Freshly Forged subset came earlier than his regular base in the set, and is considered by Beckett to be his true RC. Also, Stadium Club inserted Rookies inserts in both their series one and series two packs; these are considered true RCs even though they are technically inserts since Stadium Club did not issue rookie players in their base set. Finally, Bowman's Best rookies are numbered in what seems like insert numbers ("R23"), but they are actually part of the base set.

I didn't include any of his college issues or oddballs like Fleer European and Fleer Sprite since they do not qualify in the eyes of most as true rookie cards.

01-13-2007, 06:52 PM
JammingJames23 - thank you very much for the info. I was thinking about going for all his true RCs, although the topps chrome will take quite a lot to get. Once again thank you.