1997-98 Finest series 2 basketball pack


12 in stock


6 cards per pack.

Just as in the year before, the hobby-only Finest cards were made in three tiers – Bronze, Silver (1:4 packs), and Gold (1:24). They came with a removeable, protective plastic coating.

Some of the common cards (Bronze) include Clyde Drexler, Allen Iverson, John Stockton, Latrell Sprewell, Grant Hill, Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Shaquille O’Neal, Patrick Ewing, Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin, Jerry Stackhouse, Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan and the rookie card of Ron Mercer.

The less common cards (Silver) have Rodman, Stackhouse, Alonzo Mourning, Jordan, Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Charles Barkley, Stockton, Gary Payton and Tim Duncan.

The rare cards (Gold) are spectacularly valuable, starting with Kobe Bryant. Also, there are Shaq, Hill, Olajuwon, Ewing, McGrady, Miller, Pippen, Garnett, Iverson, Malone, Duncan and Chris Weber.

What would Finest be without Refractors? Bronze (1:12) are worth 20 times the value of the base card, while the Silver (1:48) and Gold (1:288) go for four times the value of the regular card.

Embossed surface cards (1:16) paralleled the Silver and Gold cards, with the Gold (1:96) being die-cut. There are Embossed Refractors, as well. Silver come 1 in 92 packs, while Gold are 1 in 1,152 packs. The values are 10 times the base Silver, and 12 times the base Gold.