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Kobe was a man among kids on the basketball court. Although some of the skills came naturally, according to many he put in more work than just about any other player to come through the game other than Michael Jordan.
Kobe Bryant was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and is considered one of the most popular players in the entire sports card realm. His tragic passing in 2019 sent his most popular cards soaring to new highs.
Since his passing Kobe Bryant basketball cards have come back in value somewhat but still remain one of the most expensive in the hobby.
Most Expensive Kobe Bryant Basketball Cards
Let’s take a look at some of the most expensive Kobe cards sold in 2022. Please email us at value@goldcardauctions if you would like an estimated value of your Kobe Bryant card or have information in regards to a card we left off the list.
2019 Kobe Bryant Ja Morant Hoops Art Dual Signatures
Here we have Kobe Bryant and Ja Morant on the same card! Plus autographs from both?! Yes, this card will be worth some money. It sold for over $30k in the Spring of 2022 via eBay at a BGS 9.
1996 Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome Refractor Rookie Card
Here is the classic, must-have Kobe Bryant rookie card. This card is worth some major bread and in particular at high grades. Don’t get your hopes up of ever owning this bad boy.
1996 Kobe Bryant Fleer Precious Metal Gold
One of the more overlooked Kobe Bryant rookie cards but still worth a boatload of money. The 1996 Fleer Precious Metal Gold Kobe rookie card is well into the 5 digits at a PSA 9 grade or higher.
1996 Kobe Bryant Topps Finest Gold Refractor
Here is another popular Kobe rookie card in the 1996 Topps Finest Gold Refractor. It seems the word “gold” was super popular in the sports card world in the 1990s.
1997 Kobe Bryant E-X2001 Jambalaya #12
This Kobe card has to be one of the weirdest names we have come across for a card in the hobby. The 1997 Kobe Bryant Jambalaya card not only has an odd name (no soup for you!) but also has an odd cut. Either way, it is worth some major dough.
1997 Kobe Bryant Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems
He is our favorite Kobe Bryant basketball card. The 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems (in red as there is a green color as well) Kobe Bryant is an absolute masterpiece of a card. If Jordan can have a Precious Metal Gems in red and green so can Kobe.