hychang5 collection

Kobe Premium Rubies

These rank among my favorite cards of Kobe.  I have been fortunate enough to get most of the ones I have sought out.

1997-98 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Premium Rubies /50

One of two cards that Kobe had from that set.  These cards had a problem of sticking to each other, therefore causing surface damage when peeling the cards apart.  I managed to get two copies and both had surface damage.

 

1997-98 Skybox Premium Rubies /50

The parallel of his base card, this is another card which needs to be viewed in person to fully appreciate the beauty and dimension of the background.

 

1998-99 Skybox Premium Ninety Fine Star Rubies /50

Called "Star Rubies" this year, they are also numbered out of 50.  I always thought this subset's name was silly, but I still had to have it.

 

1998-99 Skybox Premium Star Rubies /50

My favorite Ruby card of Kobe from all the years.  The combination of the insane holographic background and intense red foil lettering make this card stand above the rest.

 

1999-00 Skybox Premium Star Rubies /45

The last year of Skybox Premium, they reduced the print run by 5 this year.  This year's version looked great as well, but not as good as the previous year.  I still have yet to see another copy of this for sale though.