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Michael Jordan Rookie Cards Value Soaring – 1986-87 Fleer

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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Most Watched 1986-87 Michael Jordan Rookie Cards on eBay

1986-87 MICHAEL JORDAN FLEER ROOKIE RC #57 BGS 9.5 GREAT COLOR(PACK FRESH)
19 bids - Price: $5,585.00 - Watchers: 91
Item # 271880107079
1986/87 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan Rookie BGS 7.5 (7,8,8,8.5) Awesome!
12 bids - Price: $665.00 - Watchers: 41
Item # 281699335659
1986-87 Fleer Basketball Near Set 131/132 - Missing Only #57 Michael Jordan RC
35 bids - Price: $276.00 - Watchers: 40
Item # 371332439052
1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Pack PSA 8 NM-MT Michael Jordan RC Year !!
26 bids - Price: $513.00 - Watchers: 40
Item # 361306949435
1986-87 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan BGS 9
6 bids - Price: $122.50 - Watchers: 29
Item # 151692222474
1986-87 Fleer Sticker Set Break # 8 Michael Jordan NM-MT I26213
12 bids - Price: $122.50 - Watchers: 21
Item # 311365487053
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC Sticker #8
18 bids - Price: $81.00 - Watchers: 20
Item # 321763899788
1986-87 Fleer Sticker Complete Set #1-#11 w/ Michael Jordan Rookie #8 NBA Card
1 bids - Price: $99.00 - Watchers: 19
Item # 181754145662
1986-87 Fleer Basketball Near Set - Missing Stickers & Michael Jordan RC
15 bids - Price: $130.95 - Watchers: 19
Item # 361303385701
1986-87 FLEER MICHAEL JORDAN ROOKIE - MINT - FROM A COLLECTION.READ..NICE CARD..
4 bids - Price: $13.38 - Watchers: 16
Item # 281700369650
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie #57 PSA N5 Altered
1 bids - Price: $399.99 - Watchers: 14
Item # 221782291647
1986-87 Fleer Stickers #8 Michael Jordan "8 of 11" Sticker Card, 8 NM-MT Beckett
6 bids - Price: $54.56 - Watchers: 13
Item # 261899424570
MICHAEL JORDAN 1986/87 86/87 FLEER BCCG 9 NEAR MINT STICKERS STICKER #2 JR9799
16 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 10
Item # 231569870022
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie #57 Graded SCD 5.5
1 bids - Price: $475.00 - Watchers: 8
Item # 321763066037
Michael Jordan 1986-87 Fleer #57 Rookie Card !!! NM !!! EASILY 9 TO 9.5 !!!
2 bids - Price: $102.50 - Watchers: 8
Item # 221785896402
2006 FLEER #57 MICHAEL JORDAN 1986-87 20TH ANNIVERSARY PSA 10 *3036
3 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 7
Item # 191589703940

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