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86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Sticker

A sticker from the same set as the 86 Fleer rookie card with the same pack distribution.
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If you ask me the Michael Jordan rookie sticker is one of the most underrated cards.

The rookie sticker is from the same set as the coveted rookie card, had similar seeding per box, was intended to be destroyed by being peeled and stuck so potentially lower availability and suffered similar centering/cutting issues making quality copies rare.

Obviously, the market doesn’t consider the sticker a rookie card which is something that will vastly affect the sticker’s demand.

Perhaps a downside and contributor to the lower demand is Fleer’s choice of photo on the sticker was not as great (though still an iconic Jordan move). The photo they chose for the rookie card will go down in history as one of the best basketball photos ever taken. Well done Norem Trotman.

Having said that let’s take a look at the value of the Michael Jordan rookie sticker vs the rookie card as at February 2023.

The values of both the sticker and rookie card vary based on centering even when graded the same. PSA 7 copies of the sticker sell in the realm of $700-$775 and the rookie card around $5000-$6500.

What this does mean is that if the 86 Fleer rookie is out of your price range, maybe the sticker is not. Take a look below for the list of stickers available on eBay now.

Pay close attention to the centering - even when graded - as this can really vary between copies.

The back of the sticker is commonly diamond cut meaning that the borders look to slope toward a corner. This can affect the grade but may not be something that concerns you if you are looking only for a high quality face.

86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Sticker

86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Sticker for sale on eBay now

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