The Michael Jordan Rookie Card is the most sought-after basketball card in history.
It marks the beginning of the era that largely defined the NBA – the Air Jordan era! Well… sort of – see my roundtable discussion with three very knowledgeable basketball card collectors in the article 84-85 Star Co XRC vs 86-87 Fleer RC for more information on the status of the Jordan 84-85 Star Co #101 vs 86-87 Fleer #57.
This era also kicked off the basketball card collecting industry which had all but died off prior to the iconic 1986-87 Fleer set.
Like no doubt all Michael Jordan card collectors and fans, the Michael Jordan rookie card comes in highly ranked in my top 10 Michael Jordan cards.
Buying a Michael Jordan rookie card
The #57 86-87 Fleer is a common base card from a set which had a very large print run. There are always plenty of options to add it to your collection by purchasing online. See below for Michael Jordan rookie cards for sale right now on eBay.
Higher grades increase in value dramatically – it all depends on what you want to spend and how important the quality of the card is to you. Are you after a copy in pristine condition with bright, bold colours in a high grade of PSA/BGS 9 or higher (very expensive) or are you happy with a copy which is in less than perfect condition but is still an authentic rookie card of Michael Jordan?
Before you bid on anything there is a lot you need to consider when buying this card. It is one of the most counterfeited cards in history. Be sure to check out my blog post: Buying a Michael Jordan Rookie Card for more information.
Buying a Michael Jordan Rookie Card graded by PSA or BGS is the safest way to go. Have a look at the listings below for plenty of options to buy the 86-87 Fleer #57 RC.
Michael Jordan rookie sticker
If you find the rookie card itself falls out of your budget, don’t forget to have a look at the Michael Jordan Rookie Sticker.
The 86-87 Fleer Sticker is from the same set as the Jordan rookie card however considerably more affordable and I rank it as one of the most under valued Michael Jordan cards – particularly due to the fact that it comes from the same set as the Michael Jordan Rookie Card.