Top Michael Jordan Card and Memorabilia Sales of 2014-15
By now, anyone that has collected sports cards or memorabilia is aware that Michael Jordan is an unstoppable force in the hobby and not just limited to basketball collectors. However, that does not make the prices that his premium items sell for any less staggering. With that in mind, check out some of the impressive items that topped the charts in 2014-15.
The following list includes the top 15 sales for Michael Jordan collectibles during the period from February of 2014 to February of 2015. The list was compiled from completed sales on eBay over that time.
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Top Michael Jordan Collectible Sales of 2014-15
15. 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC #57 PSA 10
-Sold for $15,000 on 8/4/14
The first of several Michael Jordan rookie cards on the list, we kick things off with a PSA 10 version of one of the most celebrated cards in the history of the hobby. While a Gem Mint card for Michael Jordan would appear to be very rare, 204 cards have received the same grade from PSA.
14. Michael Jordan 1995-96 Autographed Game-Worn Shoes UDA
-Sold for $15,000 on 10/16/14
Arguably one of the greatest seasons for Michael Jordan, the 1995-96 season saw the Bulls win an NBA-record 72 wins and claim their fourth title in six seasons. It was also the beginning of the team's second three-peat. These game-used shoes are from that memorable season and were each signed by Michael Jordan.
13. 2003-04 Exquisite Limited Logos Michael Jordan Autograph Patch #/75 BGS 9.5
-Sold for $15,688.99 on 11/12/14
While Exquisite Collection is in a class of its own for basketball collectors, the Limited Logos inserts are in an even rarer group in the hobby. An on-card autograph and patch piece for MJ is made even more appealing based on the BGS 9.5 grade. The autograph is also graded a perfect ten.
12. Michael Jordan Fifty-One Point "The Con Game" Worn 1997
-Sold for $17,000 on 2/21/15
On January 1, 1997, Michael Jordan dropped 51 points on the New York Knicks in Chicago. This barrage of points from Michael Jordan was apparently a response to comments from the Knicks head coach, Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy reportedly said Jordan was a "con man" based on his tendency to befriend opposing players before trying to destroy them on the court. Michael Jordan wore these sneakers during that game. He later signed the right shoe and they were gifted to a New York Knicks player.
The listing for the signed shoes was actually part of a live Heritage Auctions event, and the final price, including buyer's fees, was $20,315.
11. Michael Jordan Game Worn Chicago Bulls Jersey, 1986-87 Season
-Sold for $19,000 on 2/21/15
Also part of the same Heritage event that included "The Con Game" sneakers, this game-used 1986-87 jersey documents the breakout season for Michael Jordan. After missing much of the 1985-86 season, Jordan averaged 37.1 points per game during 86-87, the highest of his career, and he became the first player in NBA history to record 200 steals and 100 blocks in a single season.
Including the buyer's fees, the final price for this jersey stands at $22,705.
10. 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC #57 BGS 9.5
-Sold for $19,500 on 1/25/15
The second Jordan rookie on the list, this BGS 9.5 has a perfect grading (10) on both edges and surface and is only 0.5 away from a BGS 10 grading.
9. Michael Jordan Game-Used Jersey and Shorts 1997-98 Season UDA
-Sold for $19,500 on 11/12/14
Game-worn by Michael Jordan during the 1997-98 season, the striking black alternate uniform is signed on both the jersey and shorts. This season is memorable as it was the final year Jordan played for the Bulls before his retirement and he went out on top, with his sixth title, sixth Finals MVP, fifth regular season MVP and third All-Star MVP.
8. 2008-09 Exquisite Collection Emblems of Endorsement Michael Jordan #EE-MJ Autograph Jersey #/10
-Sold for $19,999 on 9/19/14
The only other Exquisite Collection card on the list, the gold ink and large patch makes this Emblems of Endorsement card a hot commodity, as evidenced by the final price. There are only ten of these cards in existence.
7. 1984-85 Star Company Michael Jordan #101 UDA Autograph BGS 8.5
-Sold for $19,999 on 8/24/14
Star Company may play second fiddle to Fleer in terms of the rookie card designation for Michael Jordan, but it is certainly nothing to overlook and many consider it his true rookie. This particular card is a BGS 8.5 and also features an autograph for Michael Jordan that is graded a perfect 10.
6. 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC #57 PSA 10, Fleer Sticker Michael Jordan PSA 10 lot
-Sold for $20,000 on 10/17/14
In addition to the base rookie for Michael Jordan, 1986-87 Fleer also contained a sticker insert. This lot included PSA 10 versions for both cards, which explains the increased value.
5. 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC #57 Autograph PSA/DNA
-Sold for $22,450 on 12/21/14
An increasingly uncommon sight, this card combines two "holy grails" for Michael Jordan collectors with an on-card signature and a Michael Jordan rookie card.
4. Michael Jordan 1998 NBA Finals Signed Game-Worn Chicago Bulls Home Jersey UDA
-Sold for $29,000 on 12/7/14
Item number nine on the list consisted of a signed and game-worn Michael Jordan uniform from his final regular season with the Chicago Bulls. The only way to better that is with a game-worn jersey from his last NBA Finals. That is exactly what a deep-pocketed buyer obtained when they purchased this signed jersey from the 1997-98 Finals. The jersey is believed to have been worn by Jordan during all three of the games played at the United Center for the NBA Finals.
3. 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC #57 Autograph PSA 9 UDA
-Sold for $40,000 on 10/11/14
Whereas the autograph on the 1986-87 Fleer rookie for Michael Jordan at number five was a little sloppy, this example received an autograph grade of Mint 9 from PSA.
2. 1997-98 E-X2001 Essential Credentials Now Michael Jordan #9 #/9 BGS 9
-Sold for $41,988.98 on 2/13/15
Rare parallels from the 1990s are still very popular with collectors, so it should be no surprise to see one crack the top sales list for Michael Jordan. This limited Essential Credentials Now parallel from 1997-98 E-X2001 is one of only nine copies and received a BGS 9 grade.
1. 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jersey Autograph Michael Jordan #/23 BGS 8.5
-Sold for $45,988 on 5/25/14
One of the most iconic Michael Jordan cards of all-time, this rare card features an on-card autograph and large jersey piece. The piece actually comes from Jordan's 1992 All-Star game jersey and the card is hand-numbered to only 23.
While these cards do command strong value normally, the premium price comes courtesy of the overall BGS 8.5 grade, which makes it the highest grade on record. Subgrades include an 8.5 for centering, corners and edges, and the surface was graded a 9. The on-card autograph received a perfect 10.
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