Below are the top 5 Chris Webber basketball cards that all collectors should add to their wish list. We’ve included some extra memorabilia items as well.
Chris Webber was one of the best power forwards in the NBA from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Establishing himself as a tremendous all-around offensive player.
Although he didn’t reach the heights of some of the other elite power forwards of his day. Such as Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Webber nonetheless had a major impact on several different NBA franchises throughout his career.
Originally gaining widespread recognition during his collegiate basketball days as the best player on the Fab Five Michigan Wolverines college team. Webber was the 1st overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft.
The recent induction of Webber into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame have increased the value of his sports cards in the market.
5. 1993-1994 Classic Draft Picks Gold Rookie Card #1
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $250
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $35
Probably best known for many of the rookie card and college card sets produced by the company in the mid to late 90s. Classic Games produced several versions of a Chris Webber rookie card in their 1993-1994 Draft Picks set.
The gold version, the most valuable version, features a picture of Webber going up for a two-handed dunk in a collegiate game against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Reminiscent of Michael Jordan, Webber’s mouth is open during his dunk attempt with his tongue sticking out.
Webber’s name is listed in the bottom left of the card’s front. While the bottom right contains the Classic Draft Picks logo, Webber’s position, and the word “gold”, all listed in gold font.
The rear of the card contains a summary of Webber’s collegiate career. As well as his statistics from the 2 seasons he played at Michigan.
4. 1993-1994 Topps Finest Rookie Card #212
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $275
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $25
The 1993-1994 Topps Finest #212 card is currently the most valuable non-specialized, base rookie card of Chris Webber in the market.
Although not nearly as heralded as the much pricier refractor version of the card. The base version is still a good addition to any collection. The front of the card pictures Webber shooting a free throw. With his name written across the top left and the words “Topps Finest” listed across the bottom.
Even though it’s not the refractor version, it still possesses a colorful border and background featuring several different colors.
The rear of the card contains his collegiate stats. It also lists a “Finest Moment” fact in the bottom left, noting Webber’s stellar play in the Final Four.
3. 1993-1994 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team Rookie Card #21
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $400
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $50
The Topps Stadium Club series was introduced in 1991. Employing a higher quality card with better photography and a glossier finish than traditional Topps cards.
The Stadium Club series slowly moved Topps toward better quality cards. They were developed in response to Upper Deck’s groundbreaking upscale design that had taken the sports card market by storm.
The 1993-1994 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team #21 rookie card features an in-game action photo of Webber going up for a rebound on its front. It has a striking metallic cross-section design on the bottom right of the card’s front.
Also contained on the front is the Beam Team logo on the bottom left. Webber’s name appears in the bottom right and center, and the Topps Stadium Club logo on the top right.
The rear of the card lists a brief scouting report of Webber and his collegiate accomplishments.
2. 1993-1994 Topps Finest Refractor Rookie Card #212
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $2,500
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $600
The refractor version of the #212 Chris Webber rookie card is, we think, the most desirable one. It is also one of the most valuable cards featuring him available in the market today.
This card is also piece of sports card history. Refractor cards were invented in 1993, making this card one of the first refractor cards ever made.
The card contains the same basic design, specifications, and player information as the base version. There is one major difference, being the beautiful, shiny rainbow color scheme added to the card’s front.
It is a must-have sports card for any serious collector, specifically basketball fans.
1. 2013-2014 Panini Flawless Patch Autograph #PA-CW
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $3,500
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $1,200
The 2013-2014 Panini Flawless Patch Autograph card is one of the most valuable cards featuring Chris Webber. Athough it is extremely difficult to find with no versions currently being offered on eBay.
The card contains a striking design. Presenting the signature on the top left of the card’s front. This is a rarity for most relic cards which usually feature the signature at or near the bottom.
A photo of Webber is pictured to the right of the signature. While the patch is displayed directly below, near the center of the card.
The back of the card lists some information about Webber’s career, but little else.
Collectors should be aware that this card is limited to 25 in total. Making them valuable, but nearly impossible to find.
Bonus Memorabilia Items
Chris Webber also has large amounts of memorabilia featuring his likeness, other than sports cards. Much of it available on sportsmemorabilia.com.
A pretty extensive selection of autographed basketballs is available for purchase, including college, pro, and hall of fame commemorative basketballs. These basketballs range in price from $209.99 to $733.99, depending on the specifications of the item itself. Although the pro basketballs are generally more expensive.
College basketball fans will love the selection of autographed Michigan Wolverine jerseys from Webber’s collegiate days. The non-framed, autographed Mitchell and Ness authentic Michigan jerseys range in price from $552.99 to $999.99.
While these same jerseys in a framed format cost a little more. The most desirable autographed Webber jerseys are probably the Sacramento Kings jerseys. These carry a similar price range to the other autographed jerseys.
Finally, an autographed pair of Jordan-brand Michigan Wolverine shorts, in the longer, baggy style made famous by the Fab Five, sell for $329.99.