Sports Collectors Daily

Notes: Jordan Rookie Hits $25K; Mays Rookie Soaring; Wrong Backs

Auction prices for the 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card continue to skyrocket.  Late last week, yet another new record was set when this card sold for $25,300.  The previous high mark for a card set at public auction was $23,900 set in Heritage auction last month.

Just two years ago, PSA 10 Jordan cards were trading for around $10,000.  Four years ago, most sold for $7,000-$8,000.

Another of the 232 10s in existence is currently at auction. You can track the bidding for that one here.


A 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie graded 8 was launched late last week.  The current bid has already blown past the old record of $33,593 set in 2014, with a few days still left in the auction.


Long-time collector/dealer Brian Cataquet recently showed us some 1970 Topps football wrong backs.  This type of printing error can be seen on some vintage cards across the years now and then but finding them in that particular issue is unusual.

“I have never seen error wrong name reverse backs on 1970 Topps football cards. You do find the error backs on 1970’s Topps Baseball cards or occasionally a blank back on a 1970 Topps football card,” he says.
There were five in the collection he acquired:

Tommy Nobis front/ Chuck Walton printed on reverse
Bill Brown front/ Steve Delong on reverse
Rich Jackson front/Bart Starr reverse
Roland Lakes front/ Dave Robinson reverse
Len St. Jean front/ Dave Rowe reverse