The Top Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of All-Time

The Top Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of All-Time

In many ways, Michael Jordan has also transcended the hobby of collecting sports cards. In a pastime that becomes more "What have you done for me lately?" with each passing year, No. 23 remains one of the top draws in basketball cards, exciting everyone from older collectors who thrilled to his entire career to kids who never saw him wear a Chicago Bulls uniform live.

He also became almost synonymous with Upper Deck, spending years as an exclusive spokesman - a position he still holds today. MJ is the crown jewel of UD's memorabilia division and a constant presence in its card sets.

Whatever the company has paid him for his services, especially when it comes to signing autographs, it's been well worth the investment. Jordan's signed collectibles command big money, often reaching four-digit prices without much trouble.

Upper Deck has also featured Jordan on hundreds of autographed basketball cards over the last decade. Every one of them is a great pull, but some really spark the imagination thanks to the combination of Jordan's fame and UD's creativity.

Though picking the best of Jordan's autographed cards is a difficult task, we've selected a few that stand out from the rest of the pack as being truly exceptional.

1) 2000-01 SP Game Floor Authentic Floor Autographs #MJA Michael Jordan SP /23

Remember when engraved pieces of game-used floor were hot for a minute? That trend only lasted a few seasons, but the pairing of a piece of hardwood with a Jordan autograph never goes out of style. Like so many of his signed cards, this one is appropriately limited to 23 copies.

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2) 2001-02 Upper Deck MJ's Back Jerseys Quad Autograph #CCQ1 Jordan UNC/Bulls/Bulls/Wiz /5

Naturally, Upper Deck capitalized in every possible way on Jordan's comeback with the Washington Wizards during the 2001-02 season. This is a particularly inspired product of that thinking, putting his signature under game-worn swatches from college, the Bulls and the Wizards.

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3) 2004-05 SP Signature Edition Six Star Signatures #6S2 Kobe/MJ/LeBron/KG/Magic/Melo /5

One of the few things that can improve upon a Jordan autograph is to put it on a card that also sports signatures from another NBA superstar... or five of them. This card adds fellow Upper Deck spokesmen Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Garnett, as well as Magic Johnson and Carmelo Anthony. That's something for every basketball collector.

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4) 2006 Sweet Spot Update Spokesmen Signatures #4 Michael Jordan /20

Lest we forget that MJ dabbled in baseball during his first hiatus from pro hoops, this card serves as a reminder. Sweet Spot Signatures are always cool, as simulated horsehide is one of the best ways to show off an autograph.

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5) 2007-08 UD Black Patch Material Autographs

UD Black has been one of the more innovative brands to hit the scene in recent years, doing all kinds of interesting things with autographs. This card puts Jordan's signature right on a large jersey swatch, and the flip side gives the same treatment to his 1992 Olympic teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Larry Bird.

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6) 2008-09 SkyBox Paraph Signatures #PSKD Michael Jordan

Some collectors feel simple is better, and this straightforward card fits the bill. It's also representative of something many people would never have expected - Jordan's signature on a SkyBox card - as Upper Deck only obtained the rights to that familiar name a few years ago.

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7) 2005-06 Exquisite Michael Jordan Autographed Patch Cards

A list of top Michael Jordan autographed cards would be incomplete without including at least one of Jordan's Upper Deck Exquisite patch autographs. These cards couple insanely cool multi-color jersey patches with an on-card Jordan autograph.

Top eBay Listings

MICHAEL JORDAN 2004-05 UD ULTIMATE COLLECTION BUYBACK UNC FLOOR AUTO 01 13 RARE
$1,000.00

2000-01 UPPER DECK HARDCOURT MICHAEL JORDAN AUTO FLOOR 08 23 BGS 9!! SCARCE
$3,500.00

2011-12 Upper Deck All Time Greats Signatures Autograph MICHAEL JORDAN Auto UNC
$241.05

MICHAEL JORDAN NO AUTO 1999-00 UD UPPER DECK MVP #191 BGS 10 PRISTINE 1 of 2 POP
$399.99

2005-06 UD Trilogy Michael Jordan Auto Focus Signature AF-MJ
$610.00

Jack McGeary * Jordan Walden * Michael Main * Autograph Rookie Auto BGS # 10
$54.99

Jack McGeary * Jordan Walden * Michael Main * Autograph Rookie Auto Plate 1 1
$99.99

2002 SP Authentic triple Signature Michael Jordan Kobe Dr J Auto 15
$1,500.00

NICE ALL TIME GREAT MICHAEL JORDAN AUTO 25
$330.00

Chris Marrero * JORDAN ZIMMERMANN * Michael Burgess Autograph Auto Plate BGS 1 1
$134.99

2000 UD MASTER COLLECTION MICHAEL JORDAN PSA 10 GEM MINT AUTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH
$1,799.95

Michael Jordan 2011-12 UD Master Collection Masterpieces Painting Auto #'d 20 30
$584.99

MICHAEL JORDAN KARL MALONE 2013 UD ALL TIME GREATS DUAL GOLD INK AUTO SP #08 23
$251.51

2011 12 UD EXQUISITE MICHAEL JORDAN RING AUTO 99 UNC TARHEELS
$500.00

2013-14 SP AUTHENTIC ROOKIE F X MICHAEL JORDAN AUTO SP
$500.00

UD UPPER DECK 12-13 ENDORSEMENTS MICHAEL JORDAN MAGIC JOHNSON DUAL AUTO 1 1
$3,000.00
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Nick Tylwalk

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Nick has been collecting sports cards and memorabilia, especially football, basketball, boxing and MMA, for over 25 years. He's been writing about the hobby for a while too, most recently for About.com. When cards and collectibles give him writer's block, Nick spends time editing and writing for BoxingWatchers.com, contributing to SLAM! Wrestling and reviewing music for HipHopSite.com. He lives outside of Hershey, PA (a.k.a. Chocolatetown, USA) with his wife Diane, daughter Beth and son J.T.

User Comments

  1. I have the 14/23 MJ card that you rank #1. What’s It’s worth anyways? I pulled it over 10 years ago.

  2. My favorite Michael Jordan card of all-time is the 1991 Upper Deck Baseball SP1.

    It’s not the most valuable MJ card out there. It’s just a really nice looking card.

  3. Not very agree to these selection as some are even sticker autos lol
    imo the auto before jordan final retirement are the best, the cards after 2003 would be less representative except the first year exquisite.

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