Date posted: Oct 02, 2009
By Matt Cassidy
These days gold cards aren't necessarily just a foil coating coloured to look like gold. There are plenty of 22 and 23 karat gold plated cards available.
One of the properties of gold is that the metal can be pressed very thinly while maintaining its strength to stay in one piece. This means a small amount of almost pure gold can be coated onto a basketball card to make that new Jordan card in your collection really stand out.
Don't assume that an actual gold card will empty your pockets either. The small amount of gold needed per card means the cards can be mass produced and far from extremely rare. You can add one of these awesome, outstanding Jordan basketball cards to your collection starting from around only $10!
These cards make fantastic items to add to your collection and surely standout on display.
Just be sure to remember that not all 'gold' cards are made with actual gold. Some cards just use a gold coloured foil to give the impression of gold. Look for 23 (or 22) Karat (or kt) in the listing. As always if in doubt then ask the seller.
Some nice Jordan gold cards include the 1997 Upper Deck 22 Karat Gold card, the 1997 Z-Force 23 Karat Gold card and the 1998 Upper Deck 22 Karat Gold Champion card all featured below.
Remember: not all cards are actual gold - some are just foil made to look like gold.