1997/98 Skybox Metal Universe Basketball Box Checklist

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1997/98 Skybox Metal Universe Basketball Hobby Box
1997/98 Skybox Metal Universe
Release Date: 1997

Hobby Box:
24 Packs Per Box - 8 Cards Per Pack
Original Pack SRP: $2.49

97/98 Metal Base Set Checklist

Key Rookie Cards: #42 McGrady, #66 Duncan
Precious Metal Parallel Cards Discussed Below

-Check The Link To Find the Top Cards on eBay-
1997/98 Tracy McGrady Skybox Metal Rookie RC
#1 Charles Barkley
#2 Dell Curry
#3 Derek Fisher
#4 Derek Harper
#5 Avery Johnson
#6 Steve Smith
#7 Alonzo Mourning
#8 Rod Strickland
#9 Chris Mullin
#10 Rony Seikaly
#11 Vin Baker
#12 Austin Croshere RC
#13 Vinny Del Negro
#14 Sherman Douglas
#15 Priest Lauderdale
#16 Cedric Ceballos
#17 LaPhonso Ellis
#18 Luc Longley
#19 Brian Grant
#20 Allen Iverson
#21 Anthony Mason
#22 Bryant Reeves
#23 Michael Jordan
#24 Dale Ellis
#25 Terrell Brandon
#26 Patrick Ewing
#27 Allan Houston
#28 Damon Stoudamire
#29 Loy Vaught
#30 Walt Williams
#31 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
#32 Mario Elie
#33 Juwan Howard
#34 Tom Gugliotta
#35 Glen Rice
#36 Isaiah Rider
#37 Arvydas Sabonis
#38 Derrick Coleman
#39 Kevin Willis
#40 Kendall Gill
#41 John Wallace
#42 Tracy McGrady RC
#43 Travis Best
#44 Malik Rose
#45 Anfernee Hardaway
#46 Roy Rogers
#47 Kerry Kittles
#48 Matt Maloney
#49 Antonio McDyess
#50 Shaquille O'Neal
#51 George McCloud
#52 Wesley Person
#53 Shawn Bradley
#54 Antonio Davis
#55 P.J. Brown
#56 Joe Dumars
#57 Horace Grant
#58 Steve Kerr
#59 Hakeem Olajuwon
#60 Tim Hardaway
#61 Toni Kukoc
#62 Ron Mercer RC
#63 Gary Payton
#64 Grant Hill
#65 Detlef Schrempf
#66 Tim Duncan RC
#67 Shawn Kemp
#68 Voshon Lenard
#69 Othella Harrington
#70 Hersey Hawkins
#71 Lindsey Hunter
#72 Antoine Walker
#73 Jamal Mashburn
#74 Kenny Anderson
#75 Todd Day
#76 Todd Fuller
#77 Jermaine O'Neal
#78 David Robinson
#79 Erick Dampier
#80 Keith Van Horn RC
#81 Kobe Bryant
#82 Chris Childs
#83 Scottie Pippen
#84 Marcus Camby
#85 Danny Ferry
#86 Jeff Hornacek
#87 Bo Outlaw
#88 Larry Johnson
#89 Tony Delk
#90 Stephon Marbury
#91 Robert Pack
#92 Chris Webber
#93 Clyde Drexler
#94 Eddie Jones
#95 Jerry Stackhouse
#96 Tyrone Hill
#97 Karl Malone
#98 Reggie Miller
#99 Bryon Russell
#100 Dale Davis
#101 Steve Nash
#102 Vitaly Potapenko
#103 Nick Anderson
#104 Ray Allen
#105 Sean Elliott
#106 Dikembe Mutombo
#107 Dennis Rodman
#108 Lorenzen Wright
#109 Kevin Garnett
#110 Christian Laettner
#111 Mitch Richmond
#112 Joe Smith
#113 Jason Kidd
#114 Glenn Robinson
#115 Mark Price
#116 Mark Jackson
#117 Bobby Phills
#118 John Starks
#119 John Stockton
#120 Mookie Blaylock
#121 Dean Garrett
#122 Olden Polynice
#123 Latrell Sprewell
#124 Checklist
#125 Checklist

97/98 Skybox Metal Precious Metal Gems
Serial Numbered on back to #/100
Note: Print run 1-10 have 'Green Fronts' Print run 11-100 have 'Red Fronts'.
Parallel Base Cards - Same Checklist As Above Minus #124 & #125.
1997/98 Skybox Metal Kobe Bryant Precious Metal Gems Green /100 1997/98 Skybox Metal Kobe Bryant Precious Metal Gems Red /100

The 1997/98 Fleer Skybox Precious Metal Gems, serial numbered #/100 are some of the most rare and most expensive cards to be produced during the 1990's. The base set was mass produced, which makes finding one of these rare gems that much more difficult. It's easy to pull a card out of #/100 or less in boxes made now-a-days, but back in 1997, pulling one of these cards was a rare treat.

What makes these cards even more collectible is the fact that they are very hard to find in good condition because the green and red foil will 'flake' and 'chip'. Premium graded copies of these cards sell for thousands on eBay for the top players. Here are some auction results, check the link to see if any are currently on eBay, but don't be surprised if not many show up.

Precious Metal Gems Auctions on eBay:
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Kobe Bryant 'Red' Graded BGS 9 - $7,499.99 (For Sale)
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Kobe Bryant 'Green' - $5,100.00
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Kobe Bryant 'Red' - $1,580.00
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Hakeem Olajuwon 'Green' - $694.00
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Dennis Rodman 'Red' - $610.91
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Steve Nash 'Red' - $432.00
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Karl Malone 'Red' - $255.32
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Reggie Miller 'Red' - $249.50
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Clyde Drexler 'Red' - $247.50
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Toni Kukoc 'Red' - $247.50

97/98 Skybox Metal Planet Metal
Hobby Pack Odds: 1:24 Packs
  • #1 Michael Jordan
  • #2 Allen Iverson
  • #3 Kobe Bryant
  • #4 Shaquille O'Neal
  • #5 Stephon Marbury
  • #6 Marcus Camby
  • #7 Anfernee Hardaway
  • #8 Kevin Garnett
  • #9 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
  • #10 Dennis Rodman
  • #11 Grant Hill
  • #12 Hakeem Olajuwon
  • #13 David Robinson
  • #14 Charles Barkley
  • #15 Gary Payton
1997/98 Skybox Metal Kobe Bryant Planet Metal

97/98 Skybox Metal Platinum Portraits
Hobby Pack Odds: 1:288 Packs
  • #1 Michael Jordan
  • #2 Allen Iverson
  • #3 Kobe Bryant
  • #4 Shaquille O'Neal
  • #5 Stephon Marbury
  • #6 Marcus Camby
  • #7 Anfernee Hardaway
  • #8 Kevin Garnett
  • #9 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
  • #10 Dennis Rodman
  • #11 Ray Allen
  • #12 Grant Hill
  • #13 Kerry Kittles
  • #14 Antoine Walker
  • #15 Scottie Pippen
1997/98 Skybox Metal Universe Platinum Portraits Kevin Garnett

97/98 Metal Reebok Base Parallel Chase
Hobby Pack Odds: 1 Per Pack
Bronze Base Back - Parallels: Gold & Silver
Players Sponsored By Reebok (at the time)
  • #5 Avery Johnson
  • #6 Steve Smith
  • #13 Vinny Del Negro
  • #16 Cedric Ceballos
  • #20 Allen Iverson
  • #32 Mario Elie
  • #50 Shaquille O'Neal
  • #67 Shawn Kemp
  • #68 Voshon Lenard
  • #74 Kenny Anderson
  • #91 Robert Pack
  • #93 Clyde Drexler
  • #96 Tyrone Hill
  • #114 Glenn Robinson
  • #116 Mark Jackson
1997/98 Skybox Metal Reebok Shaquille O'Neal Bronze

97/98 Skybox Metal Silver Slams
Hobby Pack Odds: 1:6 Packs
  • #1 Ray Allen
  • #2 Kerry Kittles
  • #3 Antoine Walker
  • #4 Scottie Pippen
  • #5 Damon Stoudamire
  • #6 Shawn Kemp
  • #7 Jerry Stackhouse
  • #8 John Wallace
  • #9 Juwan Howard
  • #10 Gary Payton
  • #11 Joe Smith
  • #12 Terrell Brandon
  • #13 Hakeem Olajuwon
  • #14 Tom Gugliotta
  • #15 Glen Rice
  • #16 Charles Barkley
  • #17 David Robinson
  • #18 Patrick Ewing
  • #19 Christian Laettner
  • #20 Chris Webber
1997/98 Skybox Metal Universe Silver Slams Kerry Kittles

97/98 Skybox Metal Titanium
Hobby Pack Odds: 1:72 Packs

Reported Sales:
#1 Michael Jordan PSA 10 - $153.50
#1 Michael Jordan BGS 9.5 - $111.38
#1 Michael Jordan - $105.00
#3 Kobe Bryant - $50.95
#10 Dennis Rodman - $31.00

97/98 Metal Titanium Cards on eBay

97/98 Metal Universe Kobe Bryant Titanium Basketball Card
#1 Michael Jordan
#2 Allen Iverson
#3 Kobe Bryant
#4 Shaquille O'Neal
#5 Stephon Marbury
#6 Marcus Camby
#7 Anfernee Hardaway
#8 Kevin Garnett
#9 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
#10 Dennis Rodman
#11 Ray Allen
#12 Grant Hill
#13 Kerry Kittles
#14 Antoine Walker
#15 Scottie Pippen
#16 Damon Stoudamire
#17 Shawn Kemp
#18 Hakeem Olajuwon
#19 Jerry Stackhouse
#20 Juwan Howard

97/98 Skybox Metal Gold
RETAIL ONLY Odds: 1:120 Packs
  • #1 Damon Stoudamire
  • #2 Shawn Kemp
  • #3 John Stockton
  • #4 Jerry Stackhouse
  • #5 John Wallace
  • #6 Juwan Howard
  • #7 David Robinson
  • #8 Gary Payton
  • #9 Joe Smith
  • #10 Charles Barkley
1997/98 Skybox Metal Jerry Stackhouse Gold

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