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.