hychang5 collection

the Kobe collection

For some reason, early Kobe autographs from the 90's do not command a huge premium when compared to Jordan's.  Perhaps it's because the autograph he used for a long time was very short and simple.  In all honesty, I like his old signature better and his late 90's autograph cards remain relatively affordable.

Autographed Cards, non game-used

2000-01 MVP Pro Sign Gold
I have an affinity for Upper Deck's so-called "low-end" sets when it comes to autographs.  They produce some of the rarer cards as the product is usually not met with much fanfare.  This is the gold version from their Pro Sign subset.
2000 Santa Suit Autograph
An oversized card, Upper Deck produced a number of these for their employees (as far as I know).  Only 25 of these cards were autographed and though it may be a corny concept, I like it :)
 2000-01 Slam Signature Slams
Not by any means his most expensive autographed card, but one of the most visually appealing to me.  This card is printed on clear acetate stock, which highlights the signature very well.

Autographed Cards, with game-used

2003-04 Exquisite Collection Limited Logos
From one of my favorite sets of all time, this card features a huge patch along with a great design to highlight the autograph.
 2000-01 Ultimate Victory Championship Fabrics Autograph
A set so obscure to me, I was not even sure if it was real at first.  From a set that was not wildly popular, I have not seen this rare card offered for sale since I last bought one.
2000-01 NBA Legends Legendary Floor Autograph
2000-01 Hardcourt Game Floor Autograph
Again, my affinity for GU Floor cards is evident.  The top card exemplifies simple design to me and the bottom card is a card so rare I had no idea of its existence.
2003-04 Exquisite Collection Number Pieces
From the impossible-to-find 03-04 Exquisite set, this is possibly the most I have overpaid for a single card.  Having never seen this card hit the open market, I did not want to let this card get by me.  Numbered to only eight and from one of the most limited products ever, put this among the highest of my favorites.