Finally, I already have in my possession a copy of Kobe Bryant's best rookie card, a 96-97 Topps Chrome.
Beckett says that just like the Michael Jordan 86-87 Fleer rookie card, counterfeit copies of this one are flying around due to its high demand and scarcity.
With that in mind, I decided to obtain a graded copy. A BGS 9.5 or a PSA 10 would be cool but I can't afford them as most are selling in the $400+ price.
Being a perfectionist, I bought the nearest copy close to perfection, a BCCG 10 one.
This is equivalent to a BGS 9 or PSA 9 card. It is valued at $350 in the Beckett price guide.