This article will share with you my personal top 10 Michael Jordan trading cards of all time – the best Jordan cards to collect. This is a very subjective topic and, as you will see, my list contains cards that most other people wouldn’t feel qualify. You’ll also see how much I appreciate cards and styles of the early 90’s – being my favourite era.
That’s not to say I don’t have a huge appreciation for high end 90’s Jordan’s of course – if you’re interested in seeing my thoughts there check out my Top 10 Early 90’s Michael Jordan Cards and my Top 10 Late 90’s Michael Jordan cards lists.
10: 1993-94 SkyBox Base Michael Jordan Card
That’s right – a $3 base card makes an appearance on my top 10! This card is a sentimental favorite of mine. Let me share a quick story with you.
I was 11 or 12 and had become interested in basketball and trading cards. I’d seen packs of cards at the newsagent before but never had enough money in my pocket to buy one. So I saved the few coins I could get my hands on over a couple of weeks and finally had enough money to buy a pack of 93-94 SkyBox (an early favorite). Inside was a John Starks Center Stage and this fantastic Michael Jordan base card! I thought it was the coolest thing ever to pull a Jordan from my first pack of cards – I treasured that card… if only I’d never swapped it away.
9: 1987-88 Fleer Second Year Michael Jordan
As in the featured card post of this card, I see this card as a piece of historic memorabilia. At a considerably lower price than the rookie of the year before, the second year Jordan card in well centred condition is a must have for serious Jordan collectors.
8: 2007-08 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Die Cut All Star
As you might know, I’m a fan of 1990’s cards and was really into the hobby as a child of the era. In 1993-94 the Upper Deck Die Cut All Stars were spectacular cards that we all wanted to pull. (If you had the Shaq Die Cut All Star your collection was very popular!) Unfortunatley there was no Jordan to be had in the 1990’s but there is now. A tried and true design, great looking card and very rare – this is a perfect number eight.
7: 1994-95 Topps Finest Michael Jordan Refractor
Sporting his number 45 jersey, this card is iconic and a rarity. It features a newly returned Michael Jordan wearing his baseball (and his older brother Larry’s basketball) jersey number. Only playing half a season in number 45 there is a limited number of cards with him in that jersey. This card was hard to pull and an excellent showpiece.
6: 1992-93 Fleer Michael Jordan Total D
At a time when true inserts were in their infancy, Fleer brought out this hard to pull card of Jordan to celebrate his abilities as a defensive player. Most cards feature Jordan flying on the attack so it is refreshing to have some of the rest of his repotaire featured in your collection. This card’s old-school appeal and age mean a mint, well-centered copy is a very nice addition.
5: 1993-94 Fleer Ultra Michael Jordan Scoring Kings
I’m a big fan of this card. It has looks, rarity and age. For a full write up see my featured card post on the 93-94 Michael Jordan Scoring Kings.
If you are looking to buy check out this page: 93-94 Michael Jordan Scoring Kings.
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