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.

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2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Michael Jordan Auto 45 50
$350.00
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**BGS 9.5** 2000 Master Collection Auto Michael Jordan Legends Autograph 50
$1,699.00
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MICHAEL JORDAN KOBE BRYANT 2002 UD HONOR ROLL SIGNATURE GLASS AUTO 25 BGS 9.5
$3,499.00
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2003 03 MICHAEL JORDAN LEBRON JAMES BGS 9.5 AUTO 10 UPPER DECK DUAL AUTO # 15
$12,999.99
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2014 Exquisite MICHAEL JORDAN AUTO SP ENDORSEMENTS AUTOGRAPH Bulls Golf UDA $500
$289.23
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02-03 MICHAEL JORDAN UD ULTIMATE COLLECTION AUTO BGS 9.5 10 GEM!
$895.00
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Michael Jordan all-time great upperdeck auto 2013 10 45
$192.50
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2011 Upper Deck All Time Greats STORYBOOK CAREER Michael Jordan AUTO #7 15
$479.00
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Michael Jordan 2004-05 Ultimate Collection Buyback Auto Autograph Jersey 1 7 1 1
$2,999.99
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MICHAEL JORDAN 2014 Exquisite golf UD black signatures auto gold 1 1 Ebay SSP
$450.00
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2007-08 SP Rookie Threads Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant LeBron James 25 AUTO BGS 9
$2,075.00
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2011 UPPER DECK WORLD OF SPORTS MICHAEL JORDAN AUTO BGS 9 MINT POPULATION OF 2
$1,049.95
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05-06 UD MICHAEL JORDAN LEBRON JAMES AUTOGRAPH 1 OF 1 AUTO BGS 9.5 1 1 EXQUISITE
$30,000.00
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2012-13 FLEER RETRO MICHAEL JORDAN AUTO AUTOGRAPH NORTH CAROLINA CHICAGO BULLS
$549.99
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13-14 Michael Jordan UD BLACK OLD SCHOOL SIGNATURES 23 BGS 9.5 10 AUTO
$649.00
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11-12 Michael Jordan SP AUTHENTIC HOME COURT SIGNATURES BGS 9.5 10 AUTO
$629.00
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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.

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