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  1. 1986-87 Jersey Fusion 2024 set
    Jun 2, 2024

    1986-87 Jersey Fusion 2024 set

    Jersey Fusion have announced the 2024 basketball set - it includes 50 complete 86-87 Fleer sets, 125 Jordan rookie cards, 1 autographed Jordan rookie card and over 100 other players with autographed cards.
  2. 98-99 Michael Jordan Soul of the Game
    May 11, 2024

    98-99 Michael Jordan Soul of the Game - an actual rainbow

    The Soul of the Game insert set is a fascinating card - it gives you the opportunity to put together an actual rainbow even though there are no parallels.
  3. 09-10 Michael Jordan Legacy Gold rookie card reprint
    May 6, 2024

    The Jordan 'brand' on trading cards

    Did you know Michael Jordan cards were not allowed to feature photos of him with his tongue out by the early 90's? This likely led to an interesting piece released by Upper Deck in 2009.
  1. 93-94 Members Only Beam Team Gold Stamp Uncut Sheet
    Apr 7, 2024

    93-94 Members Only Beam Team Gold Stamp Uncut Sheet

    The gold stamp Beam Team cards are an interesting and rare piece - recently an uncut sheet super collector and preserver shared the first uncut sheet of these cards I have seen.
  2. 84-85 Star Co Michael Jordan XRC
    Mar 23, 2024

    Signs of fake Michael Jordan cards - a primer

    My primer on some of the most obvious signs of counterfeit Michael Jordan cards. Here's a range of tactics used at time where a dishonest seller may actually tell you the card is fake to maintain deniability.
  3. 30 years owning a 94-95 MJ Blow-up Auto
    Feb 25, 2024

    30 years owning a 94-95 MJ Blow-up Auto

    Tim has owned one of the rarest Michael Jordan cards around for 30 years since pulling it himself in 1994.
  4. 84-85 Bulls Pocket Schedule
    Feb 3, 2024

    1984-85 Bulls Pocket Schedules

    Produced by the Bulls before Michael Jordan took to the court in the NBA, these Pocket Schedules represent nice - and affordable - rookie season pieces.
  5. 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Sticker
    Jan 27, 2024

    80's Jordan Fleer Stickers

    Classic vintage look and designed to be destroyed - let's look at 80's Jordan stickers.
  6. 93-94 Topps Stadium Club Michael Jordan First Day Issue
    Dec 17, 2023

    93-94 Stadium Club First Day Issue Jordan Cards

    A look at the OG Jordan First Day Issue cards produced by Topps Stadium Club. Only 1000 of each was made - not so junk 90's wax after all!
  7. 94-95 Collector's Choice Michael Jordan Gold Signature #240
    Nov 27, 2023

    94-95 Michael Jordan Gold Signatures

    94-95 Collector's Choice is an iconic set and gives us one of the earliest and nicest Jordan rainbows you could own.
  8. 88-89 Panini Michael Jordan
    Oct 27, 2023

    A journey through Panini Jordan cards

    From vintage stickers with roots in World Cup soccer to accusations of deliberate inclusion of Jordan cameos - Panini Jordan cards are an interesting journey.
  9. 02-03 Michael Jordan Beam Team
    Oct 23, 2023

    Complete Michael Jordan Beam Team Checklist

    An insert set which endured for more than a decade and has an interesting back story to its inaugural release.
  10. 96-97 Michael Jordan Scoring Kings Plus
    Oct 22, 2023

    Complete Michael Jordan Scoring Kings Checklist

    One of the most popular insert sets is the Scoring Kings - there's a heap of Jordans you can add to your collection here.
  11. Michael Jordan Lightning Cards
    Oct 20, 2023

    Michael Jordan Lightning Cards

    A look at 10 Michael Jordan cards featuring lightning and electricity inspired design.
  12. 1/1 buy back auto Jordan Team Leader found
    Sep 20, 2023

    1/1 buy back auto Jordan Team Leader found

    Monster 1/1 buy back auto Jordan found by collector who unknowingly had it tucked away for almost 15 years.
  13. 84-85 Star Co Michael Jordan Court Kings
    Sep 16, 2023

    Complete Michael Jordan Star Co Checklist

    A look at the licensed and authentic Star Michael Jordan cards - this is the complete checklist so if a card is not on this list, it is not a licensed Star Co card.
  14. 99-00 Ultimate Victory Michael Jordan #105
    Sep 2, 2023

    Michael Jordan #45 jersey cards

    Any Jordan cards collection can include interesting pieces unlike any other athlete thanks to Jordan's time in baseball and subsequent NBA comeback.
  15. 97-98 SP Authentic Authentics Michael Jordan Game Night number 12 jersey card
    Aug 20, 2023

    Michael Jordan #12 jersey cards

    Some serious spycraft was used to lead to the fact that there are a number of basketball cards featuring Jordan wearing the number 12 jersey.
  16. Dave's 75%+ complete Jordan shadow cards collection
    Jul 22, 2023

    Dave's 75%+ complete Jordan shadow cards collection

    David owns an almost complete Jordan shadow cards collection and was kind enough to share it and his collecting journey with us.
  17. Game dating the 86 Fleer and Star Co #101 Jordan cards
    May 27, 2023

    Game dating the 86 Fleer and Star Co #101 Jordan cards

    By looking closely at the photos used on the #57, sticker and #101 can we determine at which game they were taken? Were any or all taken at the same game?
  18. 94-95 Topps Finest Michael Jordan wearing number 23
    May 20, 2023

    How a Major League Baseball strike led to the 94-95 Finest Jordan wearing #23 jersey card

    A closer look at the 94-95 Finest Jordan wearing #23 jersey and how an MLB strike contributed to its existence.
  19. 85 Michael Jordan Nike
    Apr 29, 2023

    Michael Jordan Nike Cards

    "A shoe is just a shoe, until someone steps into it." A look at Michael Jordan Nike cards after he was convinced to step into theirs.
  20. 97-98 Michael Jordan Catch 23
    Apr 22, 2023

    Can you Catch 23?

    This common subset leads us on a look at why it can be fun to take a look at the background of your cards.
  21. 93-94 Beam Team Gold Stamp Advert
    Mar 25, 2023

    93-94 Beam Team Gold Stamp Advert

    A look at an advertisement from 1994 which may be the original source of the 1993-94 Beam Team Members Only Gold Stamp cards.
  22. 93-94 Michael Jordan Triple Double
    Feb 23, 2023

    Michael Jordan Hologram Card Guide [20 cards]

    If you're in the market to buy a Michael Jordan Hologram card or just want to take a look you'll enjoy this list.
  23. 95 SP Top Prospects Michael Jordan Auto
    Feb 3, 2023

    Michael Jordan Baseball Card Guide [23 cards]

    A guide and closer look at some of the best Michael Jordan baseball cards ever made.
  24. The ultimate Michael Jordan rookie card - the buyback auto
    Jan 16, 2023

    The ultimate Michael Jordan rookie card - the buyback auto

    A look at the iconic and elusive 06-07 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card autograph - a buyback of the 86-87 Fleer MJ RC.
  25. 90-91 Star Co Michael Jordan Equal Glossy Variation
    Dec 18, 2022

    90-91 Star Co Equal Glossy

    There is a little known Star Co release limited to only 250 sets featuring Michael Jordan as the Bulls began their journey to the first three-peat.
  26. 93-94 Topps Stadium Club Dan Majerle Frequent Flyers Jordan shadow card
    Nov 12, 2022

    Michael Jordan shadow cards - a visual guide

    Sometimes known as cameo cards, Jordan shadow cards feature a photo where MJ can be seen in the background - fun to collect and mostly readily available to buy online.
  27. 94-95 Michael Jordan Blow-up Autograph
    May 3, 2021

    94-95 Michael Jordan Blow-up Autos Found

    Not one but two collectors share their stories of pulling the ultra-rare Collector's Choice 94-95 Michael Jordan Blow-up auto cards.
  28. 94-95 Michael Jordan Blow-up Autograph
    Sep 13, 2020

    1994-95 Collector's Choice Michael Jordan Blow-up Autograph

    The 94-95 Collector's Choice Blow-up auto cards are not common and feature large autographs of 5 players of the 90's including Michael Jordan.
  29. 86-87 Fleer basketball - a conversation with BBCE owner Steve Hart
    Jul 24, 2020

    86-87 Fleer basketball - a conversation with BBCE owner Steve Hart

    How 86-87 Fleer basketball packs and boxes are authenticated and what collectors should look for.
  30. Lou Costabile's Top 10 Michael Jordan Cards
    Jul 20, 2020

    Lou Costabile's Top 10 Michael Jordan Cards

    Lou Costabile has been a great friend of jordancards.com for years and once owned all but 3 of Jordan's Bulls playing days cards. Here is his top 10 Michael Jordan cards of all time.
  31. Case of 86-87 Fleer containing up to 40 Jordan rookie cards heading to auction
    Jul 11, 2020

    Case of 86-87 Fleer containing up to 40 Jordan rookie cards heading to auction

    Up to 40 Michael Jordan rookie cards in one case of 12 boxes of 86-87 Fleer basketball going to auction soon - the only sale of its kind in modern times.
  32. Michael Jordan Final Shot Cards
    May 24, 2020

    Michael Jordan Final Shot Cards

    One of the world's most recognisable sports photographs holds a series of eerie references to the Bull's 6th ring. Take a look along with Jordan Final Shot cards.
  33. 93-94 Michael Jordan Mr June
    May 17, 2020

    Top Ten Michael Jordan Cards of All Time

    The top 10 Michael Jordan cards of all time - a look at Jordan's career highlights through trading cards.
  34. 84-85 Star Co Michael Jordan XRC
    Apr 17, 2020

    Original Images Used To Produce 1984-85 Star Company Cards Surface

    Relics of basketball cards history: the original production transparencies used to produce the iconic 1983-86 Star Co sets have surfaced for sale. This includes the seminal Michael Jordan #101.
  35. The Last Dance - Michael Jordan Documentary
    Apr 5, 2020

    The Last Dance - Michael Jordan Documentary

    The Last Dance which focuses on the Michael Jordan and the Bulls' 1997-98 season has been slated for premiere on April 19 2020.
  36. 97-98 Michael Jordan PMG Green
    Apr 7, 2019

    1997 Michael Jordan PMG Green and Red

    There's a new most valuable Michael Jordan card in history in town - extraordinary prices recently seen for the 1997 Michael Jordan PMG Green and PMG Red.
  37. 1994-95 Collector's Choice Michael Jordan Gold Signature - BGS 9 with 10 auto
    Feb 22, 2018

    1994-95 Collector's Choice Michael Jordan Gold Signature - BGS 9 with 10 auto

    A very interesting Michael Jordan Collector's Choice Gold Signature has shown up for sale on eBay - this card is graded by BGS but something is different.
  38. 94-95 Topps Finest Michael Jordan wearing number 23
    Nov 13, 2016

    1994-95 Jordan Finest Wearing #23

    A Michael Jordan Finest card showing Jordan wearing number 23 instead of number 45 has shown up for sale - 7 months after a previous PSA authenticated copy.
  39. Michael Jordan XRC BGS 9.5 on open auction
    Oct 27, 2016

    Michael Jordan XRC BGS 9.5 on open auction

    A second BGS 9.5 Michael Jordan XRC has been graded and is available for sale in open auction.
  40. 93-94 Michael Jordan Beam Team Members Only Gold Stamp
    Sep 17, 2016

    Almost complete set of 93-94 Beam Team Members Only Gold Stamp

    A set of the ultra rare 1993-94 Gold Stamp Members Only Beam Team cards is up for sale. Prior to this auction I'd only seen 2 of the cards myself.
  41. Michael Jordan PMG Green #1/10 surfaces
    Jul 26, 2015

    Michael Jordan PMG Green #1/10 surfaces

    The first ever produced 97-98 Michael Jordan PMG Green has surfaced and is currently for sale!
  42. 92-93 Michael Jordan Beam Team
    Jan 27, 2015

    Top 10 Michael Jordan Cards - Early 90s Inserts

    A look at the top 10 Michael Jordan cards from the early 90's - cards which will take you back to Jordan's prime!
  43. Autographed Michael Jordan XRC
    Jan 17, 2015

    Autographed Michael Jordan XRC

    A remarkable, highly graded autographed Michael Jordan XRC has shown up for sale on eBay - you have to see this card!
  44. Michael Jordan Star XRC BGS 9.5
    Nov 3, 2014

    Michael Jordan Star XRC BGS 9.5

    The first Michael Jordan BGS 9.5 Star XRC card turns up - and it will be up for sale soon.
  45. 93-94 Michael Jordan Beam Team Members Only Gold Stamp
    Jun 23, 2014

    93-94 Beam Team Members Only Gold Stamp

    A BGS 9.5 Michael Jordan Beam Team Members Only Gold Stamp error card shows up along with the Patrick Ewing version.
  46. 13-14 Fleer Retro Michael Jordan Scoring Kings
    Apr 27, 2014

    2013-14 Fleer Retro Inserts

    The all new 2013-14 Fleer Retro inserts with Michael Jordan retro Scoring Kings, Power in the Key, PMGs, Team Leader and more.
  47. 97-98 Michael Jordan Triumvirate Illuminator
    Apr 27, 2014

    Top 10 Michael Jordan Cards - Late 90's Inserts

    A guide to the top 10 Michael Jordan inserts from the late 1990's.
  48. 11-12 Fleer Retro Michael Jordan PMG Red
    Sep 7, 2012

    Michael Jordan Fleer Retro Inserts

    The 11-12 UD Fleer Retro set brings back some of the most coveted classic Jordan inserts from Fleer and Skybox - only now Michael Jordan (and all other players) are featured in their college teams.
  49. 93-94 Michael Jordan Beam Team Members Only Gold Stamp
    Jun 2, 2012

    Unique Error 93-94 Members Only Beam Team

    A very rare and unique second variation error 93-94 Michael Jordan Members Only Beam Team has shown up for sale on eBay - and sold for 10 times the average sale price of Jordan 93-94 Beam Teams!
  50. 84-85 Star Co Michael Jordan XRC
    Feb 25, 2012

    84-85 Star #101 - XRC or true Michael Jordan Rookie card?

    A roundtable discussion with three knowledgeable Star Co collectors looking at the status of the 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan card: "Is the 84-85 Star #101 card Michael Jordan's true rookie card and why/why not? Why is it that the card is designated an XRC by most collectors?"
  51. 96-97 SP Michael Jordan #16 with unusual extended holograph effect
    Feb 22, 2012

    96-97 SP Michael Jordan #16 with unusual extended holograph effect

    An unusual pack pulled 1996-97 SP 16 card stumped not only me but also several other collectors and resulted in varying information from Beckett and Upper Deck.
  52. 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Sticker
    Feb 20, 2012

    Card grading and removable marks such as fingerprints and wax

    Will removable markings such as fingerprint and wax will affect your card grade and if so will grading companies clean the card for you?
  53. 91 Michael Jordan Hoops Prototype Metal
    Nov 7, 2011

    91 Michael Jordan Hoops Prototypes Metal

    Chip Leakas of Newport, RI received a 1991 Michael Jordan Hoops Metal Prototype directly from the manufacturer.
  54. 95-96 Topps Finest Michael Jordan Refractor
    Oct 23, 2011

    1995-96 Michael Jordan Refractors (Parallel Cards Series Part One Continued)

    We continue our look into Michael Jordan Refractors - this time at the confusing 1995-96 Michael Jordan Refractor cards available from both Topps Finest and Topps.
  55. 95-96 Michael Jordan Holoviews
    Oct 21, 2011

    Chat with Michael Jordan cards eBay dealer and collector Keith of KB's Sports Cards & Collectibles (sprinkfit)

    I chatted to dealer and collector of Michael Jordan memorabilia Keith from KB's Sports Cards & Collectibles (eBay id sprinkfit) about his collection and thoughts regarding the Jordan marketplace at the moment.
  56. 94-95 Topps Finest Michael Jordan Refractor
    Oct 3, 2011

    Interview with eBay seller and avid Jordan collector Jun Kim (rare23air83) discussing the sky-high sales prices we are seeing

    Following on from my post in August discussing some of the ideas around explaining the explosion of sales prices of Michael Jordan cards I chatted with eBay seller and Jordan cards collector Jun Kim (rare23air83). Jun share with us his insights into the topic.
  57. Stolen 98-99 Fleer Tradition Playmaker's Theatre shows up for sale on eBay
    Sep 25, 2011

    Stolen 98-99 Fleer Tradition Playmaker's Theatre shows up for sale on eBay

    High end Michael Jordan cards collector Nat Turner has alerted the collecting community to his 98-99 Michael Jordan Fleer Tradition Playmaker's Theater BGS 9 (worth around $3200) showing up for sale on eBay.
  58. Michael Jordan cards values flying as high as the man himself!
    Aug 20, 2011

    Michael Jordan cards values flying as high as the man himself!

    Right now we are seeing the values of Michael Jordan cards soaring as high as Jordan would dunking over Patrick Ewing or Dikembe Mutombo back in the day! This post will look at the recent trends in values and some of the theories around as to why we are seeing such a jump.
  59. 90-91 Star Co Michael Jordan Equal
    Jul 22, 2011

    1990-91 Michael Jordan Equal Silver Season set - an unappreciated gem?

    Recently I was able to pick up what I think is a gem of a Star Co produced team bagged set for less than $20 - the 1990-91 Silver Season Equal set.
  60. 97-98 Topps Finest Michael Jordan Masters Embossed Die-Cut Atomic Refractor
    Jul 12, 2011

    1997-98 Finest Michael Jordan Refractors (Parallel Cards Series Part One Continued)

    Looking at the often confused set of Michael Jordan refractors available from the 1997-98 Topps Finest Series of Michael Jordan refractors.
  61. 84-85 Star Co Michael Jordan XRC
    May 18, 2011

    Michael Jordan's Brightest Star

    Lou Costabile takes a look at why there are so few well graded 1984-85 Michael Jordan Star cards. It might surprise you to know that the highest grade, at time of writing, of the 84-85 101 Michael Jordan Star card is BGS9 - and that there are only 8 graded this high.
  62. 93-94 Topps Finest Michael Jordan Refractor
    Mar 9, 2011

    Michael Jordan Refractors (Parallel Cards Series Part One)

    First in a series about some of the great Michael Jordan parallel cards around - this post will look at Michael Jordan refractor cards.
  63. 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card
    Mar 1, 2011

    Pristine BGS 10 Michael Jordan Rookie Card for sale on eBay

    There are only three Michael Jordan rookie cards which have ever been awarded the coveted 'Pristine' BGS 10 by Beckett's flagship grading company - one of these three is now for sale on eBay.
  64. 93-94 Michael Jordan Power in the Key
    Nov 12, 2010

    Just plain awesome Jordan inserts that won't break the bank!

    It's time for a celebration of some of the many just plain awesome Michael Jordan inserts that won't cost the world to add to your collection.
  65. 91 Michael Jordan Caesars Palace Lake Tahoe Heavy Hitters
    Oct 1, 2010

    Loch Ness Monster! Big Foot! Michael Jordan Caesars Palace Lake Tahoe Heavy Hitters!

    Huge Michael Jordan cards collector Lou Costabile shares some very rare and unusual Michael Jordan cards which you may not have seen before. He also gives us an insight into the great stories behind the cards.
  66. 03-04 Michael Jordan Die-Cut All-Star
    Sep 17, 2010

    All-Star and Slam Dunk Champion cards (Collecting Michael Jordan History in Cards Part Three)

    The All-Star cards available from Jordan's 14 appearances as part of the Eastern Conference All-Star team. His 3 All-Star MVP awards and two All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Championships round out the cards available very nicely.
  67. 84-85 Star Co Michael Jordan XRC
    Aug 12, 2010

    The Real Star Co Cards Story - Interview with renowned Star cards expert Steve Taft

    Debunking the incorrect information surrounding early Star Co sets in the 1990's and looking at identifying counterfeits.
  68. 99 Michael Jordan Farewell Shot Final Floor
    Jun 18, 2010

    NBA Finals Cards (Collecting Michael Jordan History in Cards Part Two)

    The cards available which document the two Bulls three-peats of the 1990's NBA Finals Series. Every great Jordan cards collection should document this historic era.
  69. 84-85 Star Co Michael Jordan XRC
    Jun 2, 2010

    The Early Years (Collecting Michael Jordan History in Cards Part One)

    The early years - it may surprise some that you can document Jordan's early career without spending thousands of dollars on rookie cards.
  70. 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card
    Apr 9, 2010

    Now is the best time to buy a Michael Jordan rookie card

    The Michael Jordan rookie card enjoys its 25th anniversary this year soon this card will be hot property. That makes now the best time to pick up your Michael Jordan rookie card.
  71. 93-94 Michael Jordan Living Legends
    Mar 18, 2010

    Cards recommended for new Jordan collectors

    Are you new to collecting Michael Jordan cards? Or back from a long stint away from the hobby? This post will give you some ideas for easing into collecting Jordan cards without spending a fortune.
  72. 88-89 Fleer Michael Jordan All-Star
    Mar 10, 2010

    Top ten Michael Jordan dunks

    For something a little different I thought I'd share with you the top ten Michael Jordan dunks throughout his NBA career.
  73. 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card Buyback Auto
    Jan 27, 2010

    Awesome Michael Jordan Card Collections - part one

    There is no better way to check out a fellow collector's collection than having it shown off by the collector him or her self.
  74. PSA, BGS and SGC Graded Michael Jordan Cards
    Jan 22, 2010

    Graded Michael Jordan Cards

    Why is card grading important and why do graded cards sell for so much more than raw cards?
  75. 07-08 Michael Jordan Die-Cut All-Star
    Jan 8, 2010

    Michael Jordan Die Cut Cards

    The beauty of Michael Jordan die-cut cards as showpieces of your collection.
  76. 95-96 Michael Jordan Skyview
    Dec 9, 2009

    How to become a respected Michael Jordan cards dealer

    How would you like to run a Jordan cards dealing business online? Trade in Jordan cards and you can invest the profits back into your collection.
  77. 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card
    Nov 5, 2009

    Own the first four complete sets of Jordan Fleer basketball cards - including a graded 10 Michael Jordan rookie card

    A unique opportunity has shown up on eBay - you have the chance to purchase a single owner set of the first four Fleer NBA basketball sets.