Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the GOAT, and his rookie card commands that kind of price tag. 18 years after MJ retired from the game, he still remains one of the most popular ever.
In January 2021, a pair of mint-condition Jordan 1986 Fleer rookie cards sold for $738,000 each at auction. This was an enormous price increase from the last sale of the same card.
A month prior to that massive auction, a similar card sold on eBay for $200k. Obvioulsy, the high-dollar auction with Goldin Auctions was the way to go as the seller saw a 269% price increase.
The sporting card market is going through the roof. Tom Brady’s rookie card recently sold for over $2.5 million. It looks like people might need to start rummaging through storage in search for that childhood card collection.
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