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Michael Jordan Rookie Cards Value Soaring – 1986-87 Fleer

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This Michael Jordan rookie card isn’t scarce.  Not in the true sense of the word.  PSA has examined over 14,000 of them alone and when you count Beckett and SGC as well as the many cards sitting in sets or just left ungraded, it’s clear you don’t have to go far to find one.  However, the 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card is clearly the most popular basketball card ever made and prices continue to steadily climb.

It may be a case similar to that of the Babe Ruth autographed baseball:  many exist, but still not enough to satisfy demand.

BGS 10 Michael Jordan Rookie Card

BGS 10 Michael Jordan Rookie Card

Jordan rookie Card The PitFrom kids who idolized his ability and are now grown and able to afford one to adults who believe there is more growth to come and are investing in Michael Jordan rookie cards, there is always interest. In 2009 we wrote that high grade Jordan rookie cards still seemed to be a good buy and indeed, dealers have seen semi-explosive growth in the last couple of years.

From September of 2013 to February 20 of 2014, no Jordan card graded 8.5 by PSA sold for over $1,000.  Since then, the average price has been around $1,250.

Prices for mint Jordans (graded 9) have more than doubled since 2007.  As recently as 2013, 9’s often struggled to reach $2,000 but one sold for $3,383 this year and many have brought $2,500-$3,000.  Even just three years ago, $1,000-$1,500 was the going rate.

Beckett Graded 9.5 Michael Jordan rookie cards are hot, too.  One sold last week for over $5,600.  Three years ago, a Pristine BGS 10 sold for $100,000, generating some headlines and possibly helping fuel some of the growth for lesser graded Jordan rookies.

According to Vintage Card Prices, 13 of the last 16 sales of Jordan rookie cards in PSA 10 holders have been at $10,000 or more, again showing a 100% growth rate compared to 2007 levels when the going rate was around $5,000.  Even in 2012, average selling prices fell between $8,000 and $9,500.

The Jordan sticker from that inaugural 1980s Fleer set has also been climbing in price, especially graded examples.  We’ve also got a list of 30 of the best Michael Jordan cards.

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Below is a list of the most watched 1986-87 Fleer Micheal Jordan cards for sale on eBay right now.

Most Watched 1986-87 Michael Jordan Rookie Cards on Ebay

1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC PSA 9 MINT Graded Basketball Card
13 bids - Price: $2,700.00 - Watchers: 60
Item # 141644096426
Lot 1986 1987 1988 Fleer Sets w/ 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan RC BGS 8.5
28 bids - Price: $1,576.23 - Watchers: 51
Item # 371309540971
BGS 8 MICHAEL JORDAN 1986/87 FLEER PREMIER ROOKIE #57 HOF BULLS
13 bids - Price: $787.77 - Watchers: 42
Item # 221746363600
1986-87 Fleer Complete Set With Michael Jordan BGS 8.5 & Sticker BGS 8
49 bids - Price: $1,484.00 - Watchers: 37
Item # 161683911514
1986-87 Michael Jordan Fleer PSA 8 Rookie Card RC #57 Old Label
19 bids - Price: $1,075.00 - Watchers: 35
Item # 251933071207
1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan BGS 8 Old Label
10 bids - Price: $780.00 - Watchers: 28
Item # 251930436493
BGS 7.5 MICHAEL JORDAN 1986/87 FLEER PREMIER ROOKIE #57 HOF BULLS
9 bids - Price: $768.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 221746363242
1986/87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie BGS 8.5 NM-MT+
9 bids - Price: $810.00 - Watchers: 25
Item # 311345815628
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC Stickers #8 BGS 8.5 CORNER 9.5 RARE !! BULLS
16 bids - Price: $202.50 - Watchers: 24
Item # 231538541313
1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Bulls RC Rookie HOF BGS 6.5 CENTERED w/ 8.5
10 bids - Price: $575.00 - Watchers: 22
Item # 361277586496
1986-87 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan HOF RC Rookie BGS 8 w/ 9 EDGES
12 bids - Price: $1,111.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 301602507484
1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan- Rookie Card
3 bids - Price: $6.24 - Watchers: 13
Item # 201335942398
1986/87 Fleer Michael Jordan Sticker PSA 8 Rookie Year
4 bids - Price: $79.88 - Watchers: 13
Item # 391124564404
1986-87 Fleer Basketball Sticker #8 Michael Jordan BGS 6 (7.5,8,9.5,5) EX-MT
6 bids - Price: $15.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 141646900739
#8 MICHAEL JORDAN Bulls ROOKIE CARD RC 1986-87 Fleer STICKER NrMt SET BREAK
4 bids - Price: $43.00 - Watchers: 11
Item # 161684786618

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