eBay has launched a dedicated hub for Michael Jordan memorabilia and trading cards, coinciding with the release of the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.”
eBay.com/MJCollectibles will include “a wide selection of iconic and beloved merchandise spanning the decades,” according to the company, with everything from Jordan rookie cards to apparel to autographed memorabilia.
Sneakerheads can expect four straight weeks of drops, “including early releases and a second chance to cop some of the best signature Air Jordan styles of all-time.” Jordan brand sneakers have a special section within the portal.
eBay officials say there has been a huge spike in interest for Jordan, across multiple categories. Since the announcement that the series was en route to television after the film sat in storage for more than 20 years, searches for Jordan autographed basketballs increased more than 51 percent. Searches for his 1984-85 Star Company XRC rookie card surged more than 60 percent.
Of course, Jordan has always been one of the most widely collected players. Over the past five years, an average of 146 pieces of MJ merchandise has been sold every hour on eBay. Over the last 10 years, over 17.2 million Jordan items have changed hands on the site.
While LeBron James is a big seller, he’s no match for Air Jordan. eBay says Jordan sold 500 percent more merchandise than James in 2019.
Here’s a list of just some of the more expensive Jordan cards sold via eBay:
- 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Green Michael Jordan (1 of 10) $350,100
- 2005 Upper Deck Michael Jordan LeBron James Dual Auto 1/1 $99,000
- 1986-87 Fleer wax box $69,600
- 2004 UD Exquisite Limited Logos Michael Jordan $68,323
- 2009 UD Exquisite Collection Limited Logos Michael Jordan $65,655.45
- 1986-87 Fleer Complete Set with Jordan $63,859.89
- 2003 Exquisite Limited Logos Michael Jordan $55,100
- 1997 Skybox E-X2001 Essential Credentials Now Michael Jordan $51,988.98
- 2007-08 Exquisite Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant Dual $50,000
- 2009 Exquisite Collection Flashback Michael Jordan $46,119.99