Rare Michael Jordan Baseball Card Returns to eBay
It's been nearly a decade since Michael Jordan played his last NBA game, but demand for his sports cards and memorabilia continues to skyrocket. Jordan, who is the number one selling player on eBay.com, has accounted for a whopping $2,058,715 worth of eBay sales in the last 90 days alone. In case you were wondering, Mickey Mantle is in 2nd place with $1,745,911 worth of sales.
Out of the 90,000 Jordan cards and collectibles listed during this time period, five Michael Jordan rookie cards have sold for $10,000 or more. So at first glance this listing for a Michael Jordan 1995 SP Top Prospects Autograph, which with 1 day left has a high bid of $8,500, might not seem that remarkable. But it most certainly is. Why? Because its a Michael Jordan baseball card. The fact that Jordan has both basketball cards and baseball cards which command $8,000+ price tags puts him in an elite class that, to my best knowledge, no other player has ever even come close to achieving.
The baseball card in question is so valuable for several reasons other then the fact that its Jordan. First off, it's a die cut short printed autograph with a stated print run of only 23 copies. Now in this day in age, a card being limited to 23 copies is an all too common occurrence. But for the mid 90's this is almost unheard of. Next is the fact that is has been graded a very high 9.5 by Beckett Grading Services, one of the most discriminating grading companies in the hobby. There are no other known copies of the card that have been graded this highly. Its also the first Michael Jordan certified autograph card ever to be seeded in a sports cards product.
I recommend taking a minute to check this card out as there is a good chance you won't see another surface on the secondary market for quite some time.