Ultimate Fleer Jambalaya Insert Card Guide

Ultimate Fleer Jambalaya Insert Card Guide

Overview

1997 98 EX 2001 Basketball Jambalaya Kobe Bryant 213x300 ImageJambalaya is one of the best known inserts in the hobby today. They debuted to a perfect hobby storm in 1997-98 E-X2001 Basketball. Jambalaya combined a wild design, extreme rarity and a killer checklist that included some guy named Michael Jordan and a youngster named Kobe Bryant. As time went by, more and more collectors started clamoring for the oddly named inserts, driving prices to almost unheard of levels for cards that have no autographs, memorabilia or ultra-low serial numbers. But when something is inserted 1:720 packs and there are 15 cards in the set, rarity's implied.

Fleer brought Jambalaya back six years later for 2003-04 E-X Basketball and its legendary rookie class. Although a little easier to find, 1:480 packs is still extremely tough. And so it has continued with ensuing Jambalaya insert sets, which have now carried over to other sports, maintaining their rarity, distinct look and popular.

No matter the year or sport, Jambalaya inserts have a few things in common (besides being valuable). They're all oval shaped except for 2008-09 Ultra Hockey Jambalaya, which is more like an ice rink. They also have a wavy foil background that adds some flash. Finally, there's the rarity factor. Insertion rates have varied, but nearly all of them are extremely tough.

With Upper Deck's Fleer Retro line, Jambalaya has seen a resurgence. Surrounded by other well known insert names from the 1990s, the cards have continued to be one of the brand's focal points.

It's not unheard of for top basketball Jambalaya basketball inserts to sell for four figures. The 1997-98 E-X2001 Jambalaya Michael Jordan is a modern classic that draws a ton of attention any time one surfaces. Several have sold on eBay for more than $3,000. Other top superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are also extremely popular, often changing hands for more than $1,000 for professionally graded copies. Just as shocking is the face that early Jambalaya cards sell for hundreds, even for the least popular players. While Fleer was onto something with these cards, it was the collectors who have taken them to where they are today, ultimately voting with their wallets that Jambalaya is one of the best inserts ever made.

Use the tabs above to get full checklists for every Fleer Jamabalaya set sorted by sport. The final tab is a real-time look at the 25 most watched Jambalaya inserts currently listed on eBay.

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2003 -04 Fleer Ex Jambalaya SET- Lebron Wade Bosh Gem Mint!! - Rare 03 – 04
$5,299.00
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Bill Russell HOF 2006-07 Fleer E-X Jambalaya BGS 9.5 Pop 2
$500.00
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE PETER FORSBERG JAMBALAYA #4 OF 42,CASE HIT!!!!
$19.99
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LEBRON JAMES BGS 10 PRISTINE 2011-12 FLEER RETRO JAMBALAYA
$2,600.00
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2012-13 Fleer Retro Brett Hull Jambalaya
$89.99
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2013-14 Fleer showcase 4 of 42 JAMBALAYA Peter Forsberg - Philadelphia Flyers
$24.50
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Alex Galchenyuk #38
$70.00
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Evander Kane #20
$10.50
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Nazem Kadri #12
$33.99
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Teemu Selanne #33
$25.00
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Zdeno Chara #15
$20.77
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2013-14 13-14 FLEER SHOWCASE MARCEL DIONNE DIECUT JAMBALAYA SP KINGS
$9.50
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2013-14 Showcase Jambalaya Jonathan Quick case hit
$10.62
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RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS 2013 14 UD Fleer Showcase JAMBALAYA sp #10
$20.50
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BRENDAN GALLAGHER 2013 14 UD Fleer Showcase JAMBALAYA sp #29
$22.51
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PSA 10 CHRIS PAUL 2011 12 FLEER RETRO JAMBALAYA #4 SP
$59.00
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Basketball

1997-98 E-X2001 Basketball Jambalaya Checklist

15 cards. Inserted 1:720 packs.

1 Allen Iverson
2 Anfernee Hardaway
3 Dennis Rodman
4 Grant Hill
5 Kevin Garnett
6 Michael Jordan
7 Shaquille O'Neal
8 Tim Duncan
9 Keith Van Horn
10 Stephon Marbury
11 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
12 Kobe Bryant
13 Damon Stoudamire
14 Scottie Pippen
15 Eddie Jones
1997 98 EX 2001 Basketball Jambalaya Michael Jordan Image

2003-04 E-X Basketball Jambalaya Checklist

15 cards. Inserted 1:480 packs.

1 LeBron James
2 Carmelo Anthony
3 Dwyane Wade
4 Darko Milicic
5 T.J. Ford
6 Chris Bosh
7 Mike Sweetney
8 Kobe Bryant
9 Jermaine O'Neal
10 Vince Carter
11 Allen Iverson
12 Tracy McGrady
13 Yao Ming
14 Shaquille O'Neal
15 Tim Duncan
2003 04 EX Jambalaya LeBron James Image

2004-05 E-XL Basketball Jambalaya Checklist

10 cards. Inserted 1:216 packs.

PARALLEL: Jambalaya X-L 1:2160 packs.

1 Carmelo Anthony
2 Shaquille O'Neal
3 Kobe Bryant
4 Vince Carter
5 Tracy McGrady
6 Kevin Garnett
7 Amare Stoudemire
8 Allen Iverson
9 LeBron James
10 Tim Duncan
2004 05 E XL Jambalaya Kobe Bryant1 Image

2006-07 E-X Basketball Jambalaya Checklist

20 cards. Inserted 1:48 packs.

J-AI Allen Iverson
J-BR Bil Russell
J-CD Clyde Drexler
J-DH Dwight Howard
J-DR David Robinson
J-DW Dwyane Wade
J-HO Hakeem Olajuwon
J-JE Julius Erving
J-JK Jason Kidd
J-JO Magic Johnson
J-JS John Stockton
J-LB Larry Bird
J-LJ LeBron James
J-MG Manu Ginobili
J-MJ Michael Jordan
J-PP Paul Pierce
J-PS Peja Stojakovic
J-SM Stephon Marbury
J-TD Tim Duncan
J-TM Tracy McGrady
2006 07 Fleer EX Jambalaya Allen Iverson Image

2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball Jambalaya Checklist

21 cards.

1 JB Michael Jordan
2 JB LeBron James
3 JB Bill Russell
4 JB Chris Paul
5 JB Grant Hill
6 JB Dominique Wilkins
7 JB David Robinson
8 JB Hakeem Olajuwon
9 JB James Worthy
10 JB Julius Erving
11 JB Larry Bird
12 JB Magic Johnson
13 JB Anfernee Hardaway
14 JB Dennis Rodman
15 JB Larry Johnson
16 JB Clyde Drexler
17 JB Alonzo Mourning
18 JB Walt Frazier
19 JB John Havlicek
20 JB Karl Malone
21 JB Jerry West
2011 12 Fleer Retro Basketball Jambalaya Larry Bird Image

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2003 -04 Fleer Ex Jambalaya SET- Lebron Wade Bosh Gem Mint!! - Rare 03 – 04
$5,299.00
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Bill Russell HOF 2006-07 Fleer E-X Jambalaya BGS 9.5 Pop 2
$500.00
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LEBRON JAMES BGS 10 PRISTINE 2011-12 FLEER RETRO JAMBALAYA
$2,600.00
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PSA 10 CHRIS PAUL 2011 12 FLEER RETRO JAMBALAYA #4 SP
$59.00
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Michael Jordan 2011-12 Fleer Retro Jambalaya 1:360
$215.50
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Chris Paul 2011-12 Fleer Retro Jambalaya 1:360
$41.00
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2011-2012 FLEER RETRO JAMBALAYA #2 LEBRON JAMES BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$875.00
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2003-04 Fleer EX Tim Duncan Jambalaya #JB15 WOW!!
$239.99
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1999-00 E-X Skybox EX E-Xceptional Kobe Bryant Jambalaya 3D Insert RED
$74.99
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03-04 E-X Jambalaya Shaquille Shaq O'Neal
$102.50
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2006-07 Fleer eX NBA Jambalaya Dr.J Julius Erving Rare
$41.00
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1997 SkyBox E-X2001 Jambalaya, #13, Damon Stoudamire PSA-9, MINT (1789)
$195.00
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2004-05 E-XL Jambalaya #9 Lebron James BGS 9 MINT
$499.99
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04 05 E XL Carmelo Anthony Jambalaya Silver and Gold Knicks Nuggets
$500.00
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Carmelo Anthony 2004-2005 04-05 E-Xl Ex-l Jambalaya Insert Nuggets Knicks $125
$55.00
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★ KOBE BRYANT ★ 1997-98 E-X2001 JAMBALAYA 1:720 SSP
$1,399.99
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Football

2012 Fleer Retro Football Jambalaya Checklist

21 cards. Inserted 1:360 packs.

1 JB Robert Griffin III
2 JB Trent Richardson
3 JB Aaron Rodgers
4 JB Jerry Rice
5 JB John Elway
6 JB Dan Marino
7 JB Barry Sanders
8 JB Troy Aikman
9 JB Steve Young
10 JB Joe Namath
11 JB Drew Bledsoe
12 JB Bo Jackson
13 JB Roger Staubach
14 JB Tony Dorsett
15 JB Doug Flutie
16 JB Jim Kelly
17 JB Tim Tebow
18 JB Archie Griffin
19 JB Dan Fouts
20 JB Earl Campbell
21 JB Ryan Tannehill
2012 Fleer Retro Football Robert Griffin III Image

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DAN FOUTS 2012 FLEER RETRO JAMBALAYA INSERT
$29.99
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BRETT FAVRE $60+ MINT PACKERS JAMBALAYA DIE CUT SP 2000 EX E-XCEPTIONAL RED GEM
$8.50
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Robert Griffin III 2012 Fleer Retro Jambalaya Rookie 1 1 Rare SSP RG3
$399.99
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2003 FLEER E-X JAMBALAYA CARMELO ANTHONY RC PSA 10...KEY RC POP 2...CARDREGISTRY
$999.99
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2003 FLEER E-X JAMBALAYA DWYANE WADE RC PSA 10..KEY RC POP 2 HEAT..CARDREGISTRY
$1,499.99
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03-04 E-X JAMBALAYA CHRIS BOSH RC BGS 9.5...POP 2 NONE HIGHER HEAT...REGISTRY
$499.99
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Hockey

2008-09 Ultra Hockey EX Jambalaya Checklist

20 cards. Inserted 1:864 packs.

JAM-1 Wayne Gretzky
JAM-2 Bobby Orr
JAM-3 Gordie Howe
JAM-4 Mark Messier
JAM-5 Mario Lemieux
JAM-6 Teemu Selanne
JAM-7 Joe Sakic
JAM-8 Mike Modano
JAM-9 Sidney Crosby
JAM-10 Alexander Ovechkin
JAM-11 Evgeni Malkin
JAM-12 Ilya Kovalchuk
JAM-13 Vincent Lecavalier
JAM-14 Jarome Iginla
JAM-15 Marian Gaborik
JAM-16 Dany Heatley
JAM-17 Simon Gagne
JAM-18 Jaromir Jagr
JAM-19 Mats Sundin
JAM-20 Jonathan Toews
2008 09 Ultra Jambalaya Jarome Iginla Image

2009-10 Ultra Hockey EX Jambalaya Checklist

20 cards. Inserted 1:288 packs.

JAM-1 Alexander Ovechkin
JAM-2 Roberto Luongo
JAM-3 Vincent Lecavalier
JAM-4 Patrick Marleau
JAM-5 Evgeni malkin
JAM-6 Mario Lemieux
JAM-7 Sidney Crosby
JAM-8 enrik Lundqvist
JAM-9 Martin Brodeur
JAM-10 Carey Price
JAM-11 Patrick Roy
JAM-12 Mark Messier
JAM-13 Gordie Howe
JAM-14 Henrik Zetterberg
JAM-15 Joe Sakic
JAM-16 Jonathan Toews
JAM-17 Patrick Kane
JAM-18 Jarome Iginla
JAM-19 Bobby Orr
JAM-20 Ilya Kovalchuk
2009 10 Ultra Jambalaya Carey Price Image

2012-13 Fleer Retro Hockey Jambalaya Checklist

21 cards. Inserted 1:360 packs.

1OF21JB Teemu Selanne
2OF21JB Bobby Orr
3OF21JB Jonathan Toews
4OF21JB Joe Sakic
5OF21JB Patrick Roy
6OF21JB Evgeni Malkin
7OF21JB Taylor Hall
8OF21JB Jordan Eberle
9OF21JB Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
10OF21JB Wayne Gretzky
11OF21JB Carey Price
12OF21JB Martin Brodeur
13OF21JB Jonathan Quick
14OF21JB Eric Lindros
15OF21JB Mario Lemieux
16OF21JB Sidney Crosby
17OF21JB Brett Hull
18OF21JB Pelle Lindbergh
19OF21JB Mats Sundin
20OF21JB Pavel Bure
21OF21JB Alexander Ovechkin
2012 13 Fleer Retro Hockey Jambalaya Sidney Crosby Image

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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE PETER FORSBERG JAMBALAYA #4 OF 42,CASE HIT!!!!
$19.99
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2012-13 Fleer Retro Brett Hull Jambalaya
$89.99
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2013-14 Fleer showcase 4 of 42 JAMBALAYA Peter Forsberg - Philadelphia Flyers
$24.50
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Alex Galchenyuk #38
$70.00
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Evander Kane #20
$10.50
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Nazem Kadri #12
$33.99
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Teemu Selanne #33
$25.00
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMBALAYA Zdeno Chara #15
$20.77
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2013-14 13-14 FLEER SHOWCASE MARCEL DIONNE DIECUT JAMBALAYA SP KINGS
$9.50
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2013-14 Showcase Jambalaya Jonathan Quick case hit
$10.62
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RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS 2013 14 UD Fleer Showcase JAMBALAYA sp #10
$20.50
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BRENDAN GALLAGHER 2013 14 UD Fleer Showcase JAMBALAYA sp #29
$22.51
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Carey Price 2013-14 Fleer Showcase JAMBALAYA DIECUT Card #18JB CANADIENS
$49.99
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EVANDER KANE 2013-14 Fleer Showcase jambalaya very rare JB24 Jets
$9.99
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2013-14 Showcase: Nazem Kadri, Jambalaya, Maple Leafs
$29.75
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13 14 FLEER SHOWCASE JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK JAMBALAYA INSERT
$54.95
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Marvel

2013 Marvel Fleer Retro Jambalaya Checklist

21 cards. Inserted 1:200 packs.

1 JB Mr. Fantastic
2 JB Invisible Woman
3 JB Thing
4 JB Human Torch
5 JB Spider-Man
6 JB Iron Man
7 JB Captain
8 JB Thor
9 JB Hulk
10 JB Wolverine
11 JB Cyclops
12 JB Iceman
13 JB Storm
14 JB Silver Surfer
15 JB Daredevil
16 JB Deadpool
17 JB Punisher
18 JB Doctor Doom
19 JB Venom
20 JB Loki
21 JB Magneto
2013 Marvel Fleer Retro Jambalaya Deadpool Image

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HULK 2013 Upper Deck Marvel Retro Jambalaya #9 of 21 JB EX 2013
$145.00
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2013 Fleer Retro Marvel Jambalaya #3-JB Thing !
$199.99
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2013 Fleer Retro Marvel Jambalaya card - Mr. Fantastic
$28.00
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Marvel retro jambalaya cyclops
$250.00
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2013 Fleer Marvel Retro Jambalaya Venom Card 1:200 Rare Skybox EX Insert
$139.95
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2013 Marvel Fleer Retro Jambalaya Human Torch
$199.99
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2013 MARVEL FLEER RETRO MAGNETO JAMBALAYA 21 OF 21 1:200 PACKS NICE !!
$199.99
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Daredevil 2013 Fleer Retro Marvel - Jambalaya Die-Cut Insert #15 SP 1:200 packs!
$199.99
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2013 MARVEL FLEER RETRO HOBBY BOX Upper Deck Autos Sketches Gems Jambalaya PMG
$279.98
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2013 Fleer Marvel Retro Jambalaya Hulk Card 1:200 Rare Skybox EX Insert
$399.95
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MARVEL FLEER RETRO THE HULK JAMBALAYA CARD 9 OF 21 SHORT PRINT MINT !!
$500.00
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2013 UD Marvel Fleer Retro Jambalaya Iceman rare insert card
$149.99
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2013 Fleer Retro Marvel DOCTOR DOOM EX2013 JAMBALAYA INSERT SP RARE SHORTPRINT
$299.99
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MARVEL FLEER RETRO SSP IRON MAN JAMBALAYA CARD 6 OF 21 SHORT PRINT MINT !!
$550.00
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MARVEL FLEER RETRO DEADPOOL JAMBALAYA CARD 16 OF 21 SHORT PRINT MINT !!
$550.00
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MARVEL FLEER RETRO THOR JAMBALAYA CARD 8 OF 21 SHORT PRINT MINT !!
$500.00
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