About the Card

What do you get when you combine one of the greatest basketball players to ever step on the court with arguably one of the most sought-after insert sets in the history of the hobby? While Precious Metals Gems are numbered /100, the print run is split with the first 10 being of the emerald variety, and the remaining 90 of the ruby red background. Even with the scarcity and stamp the set has put on the hobby, it could be a polarizing set among new collectors given its relatively “plain” design in the eyes of some.

…It’s not technically a rookie, though it’s a rookie era…this being issued in 1997, one year later. It definitely harkens back to Kobe’s entry into the league. This is definitely in the running, if not right at the top, of the most desired Kobe Bryant cards ever made.”

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