You will see quite regularly Jordan cards that are advertised as die cut or die-cut. However if you’ve never seen or heard of this style of card you could be wondering what exactly the seller is talking about. This post will give you an idea of what a Michael Jordan die-cut card involves and point you in the direction of some awesome die cut Jordan additions to your collection.
In a nutshell, die cut cards are cards which are not the standard rectangle shape – the manufacturer has cut a specific shape out of the card to increase its appeal. Die cut cards are usually highly sought after inserts as the higher manufacturing costs involved means they are rarely inserted into packs.
Just like gold cards and hologram cards, Michael Jordan die cut cards will stand right out of your collection due to the fact that they are unique and something a bit different. Due to this they are very popular and there are many fine additions around to add to your collection.
Just remember that the subtraction of part of the card means there will be more corners and edges. This means you will have to be extremely vigiliant when determining the condition of any potential purchase.
Some great Jordan die cut cards include:
- The 2007-08 Jordan Die Cut All-Star – The ‘key’ shape of this card is awesome. It is also a design that has been in use by Upper Deck for over 15 years so has real appeal. 07-08 Michael Jordan Die-Cut All-Star
- 1996-97 Jordan Z-Force Big Men on Court – Awesome die cut with heaps of unique curves and interest and very rare to boot. This card is extremely popular! 96-97 Michael Jordan Big Men On Court
- 1994-95 Jordan SP Championship Playoff Heroes Die Cut - One of my favourite die cuts from the earlier days – this one comes in both a die cut (quite rare and valuable) and non die cut versions. 94-95 SP Championship Playoff Heroes Die Cut
- 1996-97 Jordan SPX Die Cut Hologram – A very nice looking hologram die cut that will not break the bank. It is also a very interesting looking card especially with the inclusion of the hologram. 96-97 SPX Die Cut Hologram
- 1995-96 Jordan SP Championships Die Cut – Another nice looking die cut that won’t break the bank. 95-96 SP Championships Die Cut
Best of luck tracking down some Jordan die-cut cards to add to your collection!