4: Michael Jordan Golden Touch Cards
Manufactured by Skybox, card #5 and #1
Once again a stunning design and rare card which piques huge interest gets released in consecutive years.
The Michael Jordan Golden Touch cards are available as part of the 1996-97 and 1997-98 Skybox sets.
Both cards feature amazingly intricate die-cut designs and golden foil and texture that has to be seen in person – these are amazing cards!
They aren’t as expensive as you might think – the 1996-97 version can be bought for around $150 – $200 and the 1997-98 around $400.
There is also the 2011-12 Fleer Retro re-release featuring a design similar to the 1997-98 Golden Touch with Jordan playing in his college uniform. This card can be bought for between $70 and $100.
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3: 1997-98 Michael Jordan Embossed Die-Cut Gold Refractor
Manufactured by Topps Finest, card #154
The Finest Michael Jordan Embossed Die-Cut Gold Refractor is a spectacular parallel to the standard Topps Finest set of 1997-98.
The card features Finest’s atomic refractor coating which has to be seen in person to be believed along with a nice die-cut design running along the lines of the basketball imagery in the background of the card.
There is a very interesting story around the remaining parallel cards from the 1997-98 Topps Finest set too so I recommend you check out my previous post on 1997-98 Refractors.
Only 74 of the Michael Jordan die-cut gold refractors were made meaning we have a seriously short-printed and well sought after card here! Prices can easily reach between $15,000 and $20,000 for highly graded copies!
2: 1997-98 Michael Jordan Jambalaya
Manufactured by E-X2001, card #6
The 1997-98 E-X2001 Michael Jordan Jambalaya is an extremely sought after card.
Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:720 it was a very hard pull and commands very high prices. The prices vary widely based on condition as most are graded – I’ve seen over $5000 for BGS 9.5 copies and around $2000 for ungraded copies.
The card features a nice oval shaped die-cut, a cool prisim-style background and shows Jordan flying toward the net.
The card is also available as part of the 2006-07 E-X set and the 2011-12 Fleer Retro set with Jordan in his college uniform.
All are stunning cards and highly sought after.