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221 Card Complete Factory Set!!!
Every factory sealed set comes with a Topps Stars Reprint Autograph of one of these NBA top 50 greats:
George Mikan, Bill Walton, Rick Barry, George Gervin, Elvin Hayes, Walt Frazier, Tiny Archibald, Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Sam Jones
The autographed cards are reprints of the original, but the autographs are authentic!
The 1996-97 Topps basketball set was issued in two series totaling 222 standard-size cards, although the checklist card from series one (#111) is not considered part of the basic set. The white-bordered fronts have a full-color action photo with the player's name in gold set against the trail of a moving basketball. Horizontal backs have color head shots with career statistics and information. The checklist card (#111) actually looks more like a premium Finest brand card than a Topps issue. Because it was so much tougher than a normal checklist, it is not considered part of the series one set. Rookie cards include Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Marcus Camby, Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Antoine Walker, among others. In addition, Topps released factory sets for both the hobby and retail markets. Each set contained the full 221-card set, 2 of the Season's Best inserts, 1 card from the NBA at 50 parallel and 2 of the Pro File inserts. The hobby factory set also contained one of the 10 autographed cards originally released in the 1996 Topps NBA Stars Reprint Autograph set.