The 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards placed into this year’s basketball product are showing up on eBay..while another lot has Jordan collectors bidding big bucks for a unique lot.
Upper Deck’s purchase of Fleer and the company’s relationship with Michael Jordan helped foster a special insert program for this season’s cards. UD bought some MJ rookies and had them autographed for distribution in packs of the current season’s product.
One card just brought over $12,000 on eBay.
The ‘buy back’ cards were previously released in the original 1986/87 Fleer Basketball set and were recently purchased by Upper Deck and then signed by Jordan.
But that price is chump change compared to the group of 23 MJ insert cards–all numbered 23–that is currently attracting a lot of interest among the modern sports card fanatics. The lot is at $16,000 with a few days still remaining in the auction.