PRICE: Michael Jordan Card Prices Are SOARING Due To ‘The Last Dance’

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He’s in the Hall of Fame now, long retired from the NBA.  Still, collectors and fans who remember him still flock to eBay to find Michael Jordan basketball cards.  In fact, it’s one of the company’s highest volume searches of any kind.  Now, with The Last Dance generating renewed interest in Jordan and the dominant Chicago Bulls championship run, demand has skyrocketed once again.

Michael Jordan rookie card BGS 9.5Jordan enjoyed a long career and for about a dozen years, he was considered the focal point of virtually every basketball card set ever made.  Through a longstanding partnership, Upper Deck has even created multiple sets consisting strictly of Jordan cards (most of which are inexpensive today).

The most popular basketball card of all-time, though, is the 1986-87 Fleer Jordan rookie card, with high grade examples soaring in value on an annual basis.  Just when you think they can’t climb any higher, they do.  As the “Babe Ruth of basketball,” as he’s often been called, it is somewhat logical.

MJ rookies are not rare; three or four were usually found in each box of 1986-87 Fleer basketball, but the worldwide demand still remains higher than the supply.  Those boxes, by the way, have been at the center of some incredible finds over the last several years with current prices now approaching $100,000 (original cost: about $15).

Jordan’s Fleer cards from 1987 and 1988 are also valuable.  He also appeared in the 1980s Fleer basketball sticker sets (one per pack) and those, too, generate strong prices.

His “true” rookie card (one created in his rookie season) from the 1984-85 Star Company set is also highly sought after by collectors as are MJ cards from the other primary Star sets issued during their brief run as the league’s trading card partner.

His endorsement contract with Upper Deck has put thousands of signed Jordan cards into packs since the 1990s and they remain among the most sought after trading cards ever made.  In fact, he’s still signing today, even though Upper Deck lost its NBA license several years ago.  It’s those autographed Jordan cards from the 90s and early 2000s, especially from high-end brands like Exquisite, that typically generate the most interest.

Thousands of collectors specialize in collecting Michael Jordan so expect some competition, but there are plenty of great cards out there to chase.  Thanks to a partnership with eBay, here’s an automatically updated, live list of the current ‘most watched’ Jordan cards for auction.

2003 Exquisite Collection Limited Logo Michael Jordan PATCH AUTO /75 BGS 9.5PWCC 2003 Exquisite Collection Limited Logo Michael Jordan PATCH AUTO /75 BGS 9.5PWCC

48 bids – Price: $87,600.00 – Watchers: 614

Item #353047291796

2007 Exquisite Scripted Swatches Patch Auto Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant /5 (PWCC) 2007 Exquisite Scripted Swatches Patch Auto Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant /5 (PWCC)

59 bids – Price: $30,300.00 – Watchers: 531

Item #353047296697

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

23 bids – Price: $9,500.00 – Watchers: 423

Item #353045861242

1986 Fleer Sticker Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #8 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Sticker Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #8 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

30 bids – Price: $14,450.00 – Watchers: 377

Item #353045862767

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

30 bids – Price: $5,600.00 – Watchers: 377

Item #402218506573

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 BGS 9 MINT (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

37 bids – Price: $7,300.00 – Watchers: 275

Item #353045861241

1986 Fleer BBall Ultra Hi-Grade COMPLETE PSA SET Michael Jordan RC PSA 9 (PWCC) 1986 Fleer BBall Ultra Hi-Grade COMPLETE PSA SET Michael Jordan RC PSA 9 (PWCC)

48 bids – Price: $16,000.00 – Watchers: 245

Item #402218507578

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 6 EXMT (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 6 EXMT (PWCC)

34 bids – Price: $2,850.00 – Watchers: 238

Item #143578322426

1984-85 Star Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #101 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC) 1984-85 Star Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #101 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC)

24 bids – Price: $12,700.00 – Watchers: 237

Item #402218505567

1986-87 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan Rookie RC #57 (2) PSA 8 + PSA 7 LOT RC 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan Rookie RC #57 (2) PSA 8 + PSA 7 LOT RC

43 bids – Price: $16,000.00 – Watchers: 217

Item #283846644786

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 5 EX (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 5 EX (PWCC)

44 bids – Price: $2,100.00 – Watchers: 212

Item #402218506509

1986 Fleer Sticker Basketball #8 Michael Jordan Bulls RC Rookie HOF PSA 9 1986 Fleer Sticker Basketball #8 Michael Jordan Bulls RC Rookie HOF PSA 9

45 bids – Price: $3,000.00 – Watchers: 211

Item #362967330613

1998 Skybox E-X Century Dunk 1998 Skybox E-X Century Dunk ‘N Go Nuts Michael Jordan #15 BGS 9.5 GEM MT (PWCC)

68 bids – Price: $2,700.00 – Watchers: 210

Item #353045880263

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC)

30 bids – Price: $3,509.99 – Watchers: 204

Item #143578322550

1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls RC Rookie HOF PSA 9 CENTERED 1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls RC Rookie HOF PSA 9 CENTERED

34 bids – Price: $2,973.00 – Watchers: 203

Item #362968694144

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC-A) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC-A)

36 bids – Price: $3,750.00 – Watchers: 195

Item #143578322553

MICHAEL JORDAN BGS 10 2006-07 UD SP SIGNATURES AUTO AUTOGRAPH BLACK LABEL POP 1! MICHAEL JORDAN BGS 10 2006-07 UD SP SIGNATURES AUTO AUTOGRAPH BLACK LABEL POP 1!

43 bids – Price: $6,500.00 – Watchers: 192

Item #184256057431

1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 BGS 8 NM-MT (PWCC) 1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 BGS 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

36 bids – Price: $4,050.00 – Watchers: 189

Item #402218506545

1995 Flair Hot Numbers Michael Jordan #4 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC) 1995 Flair Hot Numbers Michael Jordan #4 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

33 bids – Price: $1,705.00 – Watchers: 188

Item #353045874877

1984-85 Star Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #101 BGS 7.5 NRMT+ (PWCC) 1984-85 Star Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #101 BGS 7.5 NRMT+ (PWCC)

23 bids – Price: $5,950.00 – Watchers: 188

Item #402218505566

2004 Michael Jordan & LeBron James SP Game Used Extra SIGnificance Gold Auto 3/5 2004 Michael Jordan & LeBron James SP Game Used Extra SIGnificance Gold Auto 3/5

47 bids – Price: $15,100.01 – Watchers: 184

Item #254569538916

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