A new record for the 1986-87 Fleer Jordan has been set, which ignited the sports card industry in the wake of “The Last Dance.” According to ESPN‘s Dan Hajducky, a Michael Jordan rookie card sold at Christie’s for $1.008 million.
The card was included in a 20th-anniversary rerelease of the 1986-87 Fleer Jordan rookies, which were also autographed by Jordan. In the 2006-07 boxes, there were 23 cards, 14 of which are known and graded.
Beckett Grading Services gave this card, number 21 of 23, an overall 8.5 out of 10, and a 9 autograph grade. Since the documentary The Last Dance was aired two years ago, the value of Jordan cards has steadily increased. The 1986 Fleer cards are particularly valuable, as they are considered the superstar’s prime rookie cards.
According to Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports, two mint condition cards sold for $738,000 each in 2021, with Heritage Auctions director of sports auctions Chris Ivy claiming the price increased by more than ten times from the previous year. An autographed Jordan card was sold for $1.44 million, showing the significance of an autograph.
However, despite the lack of a perfect grade, the most recent sale for the collection hit a new high. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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