Date posted: Apr 30, 2010
Card type: Base card of 1986-87 Fleer
The Michael Jordan Rookie Card is the most sought after basketball card in history. It marks the beginning of the era that largely defined the NBA - the Air Jordan era! Well... sort of - see blog post Why isn't the 1984 Star Jordan card considered his rookie card? for more information on this.
This era also kicked off the basketball card collecting industry which had all but died off before the iconic 1986-87 Fleer set.
The Michael Jordan rookie card comes in at both number one and number two in my top 10 Michael Jordan cards.
Don't think, however, that this card is at all rare. It is a very common base card which you can add to your collection very easily through eBay and other online stores. Particularly towards the middle of the year you can pick up a nice graded 7 copy of the card for less than $500. Higher grades increase in value dramatically - it all depends on what you want to spend and how important the quality of the card is to you.
Before you even think about bidding on anything there is a lot you need to consider when buying this card. It is one of the most counterfeited cards in history! Be sure to check out my blog post: Buying a Michael Jordan Rookie Card for more information.
Check out the latest eBay listing for the Michael Jordan Rookie Card and reprint copies: