The Silver copy is short printed to only 325 copies made and the Red copy is serial numbered to 390 copies made. Both of these copies are the ONLY copies to EVER be graded BGS 10 Pristine - POP 1's! Kobe did not have any Fleer/Skybox, Topps, or Upper Deck Autograph 1996-97 Rookie cards, so these are and always be his ONLY Rookie Autograph Card! Beckett Grading Services (BGS) has graded 60 of the Red Autographs & 67 of the Silver Autographs and these are the ONLY 2 of the 127! That have received BGS 10 Pristine Grades!
The closest thing you can get to a Kobe Rookie 1 of 1! There are 15 Kobe 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor BGS 10's and another 151 Kobe 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor PSA 10/BGS 9.5's - and they will always be very valuable and incredibly sought after. There are 499 copies of his EX Credentials RCs and 150 copies of each of his Flair Showcase Legacy RCs and they too will go down as incredibly valuable Kobe Rookie Year cards. However all those cards will not be what this card will always be - Kobe's only Rookie Autograph Card! Years from now when Kobe is remembered as one of the greatest players/champions of all time, will a collector want to have his choice of the many rare Kobe RCs available OR would they prefer the only Autograph Rookie Card of Kobe Bryant?
Most will probably choose the card signed by the young prodigy in 1996. These will be the best of the best of all copies available and true HOLY GRAILS for any Basketball Collection. All serious offers will be considered, please feel free to message with any questions. Don't miss out on probably your only chance to own this One of a Kind Set! Please take a look at the images provided for more information.The item "BGS 10 PRISTINE KOBE BRYANT 1996-97 ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH SET! BOTH POP 1 RC AUTO'S" is in sale since Sunday, May 1, 2016. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Basketball Cards". The seller is "leahi51513" and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.