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Ramblings: MJ’s Return 20 Years Later


Rich Klein goes back 20 years when Michael Jordan left baseball and returned to the hardwood, wearing a new number and gave an embattled hobby some hope.

Upper Deck Renews Autograph Contract with Michael Jordan


NBA license or not, Upper Deck is apparently hanging on to its most valuable hoops asset with news of a renewed autograph partnership with Michael Jordan.

Autographed Jordan Rookie Year Shoes Could Fetch $50,000

1984 Michael Jordan shoes

Consigned by a one-time Lakers ball boy with plenty of chutzpah, a pair of signed Michael Jordan rookie year shoes, are set for auction.

30 Cool, Cheap Michael Jordan Cards

Michael Jordan 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team

Thirty years to the day after his NBA debut, a list of 30 cool Michael Jordan cards for collectors who want fun stuff on a budget.

1/1 Ruth-Frazee Legendary Cuts Card Joins Other Rarities in Beckett Auction

Legendary Cuts Ruth-Frazee autographs

Beckett’s Baseball Legends Auction is underway with a variety of hard-to-find cards both new and old plus some that may not cost more than tonight’s dinner.

First Michael Jordan Players Contract Up for Bid

1997 signed Michael Jordan Bulls contract

The most lucrative one season contract in NBA history, a team copy of Michael Jordan’s 1997 pact with the Chicago Bulls, is on the auction block.

Signed Copy of Jordan’s First Game-Used Jersey Card Brings $45,988

Michael Jordan autographed 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jersey card

The first Michael Jordan game jersey card ever issued, this autographed copy has headed to the home of its new owner after selling in an eBay auction.

Ramblings: Fleer’s 1986-87 Basketball Issue Wasn’t an Instant Hit

1986-87 Fleer basketball pack

The basketball card world was a far, far different place when Michael Jordan was but a youngster.

Early Reaction to 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Basketball

Legends Lustrous Michael Jordan

2013-14 Upper Deck Black Basketball is back as a stand-alone product with the newly-released boxes promising six autographs of guys in their college gear.

Best Rookie Cards of 1970s College Hoop Heroes

1972-73 Austin Carr

An ode to the rookie cards of college basketball legends from the pre-dunk, pre-three point era.

Cards Recall Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and the 1988 All-Star Weekend

1999 Upper Deck Jordan Retirement

Recalling the year when a couple of NBA legends put on a show at the 1988 NBA All-Star weekend and the cards that recall Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.

eBay Card of the Day: 1998-99 Flair Showcase Michael Jordan Jordan

It’s one of those cards on a lot of Jordan collectors’ want lists: Copies of the 1998-99 Flair Showcase Michael Jordan always find buyers.

Goldin: MJ, Family Won’t Dispute Authenticity of North Carolina Items

Michael Jordan North Carolina recruiting letter

Authenticity of the letters sent by Dean Smith and Bill Gutheridge to high school recruit Michael Jordan more than 30 years ago won’t be challenged by MJ or his family according to Goldin Auctions.

2003-04 Exquisite Collection Basketball: 10 Years Later

Exquisite LeBron James rookie card

Upper Deck shot for the moon with 2003-04 Exquisite Collection basketball and created one of the hobby’s most valuable products.

Jordan Flu Shoes Owner: ‘Time to Pay off Debts’

Michael Jordan flu game shoes

The owner of the Michael Jordan ‘flu game shoes’ is pleasantly shocked when the 16-year-old gift brings home six figures.

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1987-88 Fleer Basketball

1987-88 Fleer Basketball Pack

Just Collect is opening a 1987-88 Fleer basketball pack in our ‘Vintage Pack Break of the Week’. It’s an underrated set but can they pull a Michael Jordan?

Baseball Card Exchange Moving to Larger Warehouse; Will Open Retail Store

BBC Exchange receiving area

One of the hobby’s largest buyers and sellers is moving to a larger facility in the greater Chicago area and also plans to open a retail storefront.

1954 Clemente Winter League Contract, Ruth, Young Autos Part of Auction

Sporting News questionnaire Cy Young autograph

A 1954 Puerto Rican Winter League contract signed by a 20-year-old Roberto Clemente is among 700 lots up for bid at Iconic Memorabilia. Babe Ruth autographs, a Sporting News baseball questionnaire filled out by Cy Young…and a pair of John Lennon’s old specs are also on the block.

ePlate Visa, Upper Deck Can Turn Shopping into Exclusive Cards


Now, this could make holiday shopping a little more fun. Using a new, high tech credit card can send digital sports cards to your phone–and if you shop enough, some exclusive cards from Upper Deck you can hold in your hand.

Exquisite Basketball Returning Sans NBA License

Penny Hardaway Exquisite patch card 2011-12

Look for college photos and five autographs inside 2011-12 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball boxes, due out next month.