Ultimate Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Basketball Guide and Gallery

Ultimate Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Basketball Guide and Gallery

There's basketball card collecting and then there's Michael Jordan. There's high-end collecting and then there's Exquisite Basketball. Combine the two and you have one of the most popular collectibles in the hobby. Michael Jordan is Exquisite Collection and regardless of the other huge names found within the product, Jordan is the name that continuously draws the most attention and highest values. The guide below takes a detailed look at some of the top Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Basketball cards.

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While the debut year for Exquisite Collection in 2003-04 is best remembered as the rookie season for LeBron James, Michael Jordan was part of the brand from the very beginning and prices for his cards have only risen since that point. Exquisite Collection has seen some considerable changes over the years, including the 2010-11 lockout, which led to a empty year for Exquisite collectors, and a shift to a college focus for the product. However, Michael Jordan has been one of the constants for Exquisite Collection and his presence provides a tremendous boost.

The main high-end basketball release for Upper Deck, there are quite a few cards for Michael Jordan that are found in Exquisite Collection products. The intention of this guide is to highlight some of the more popular cards that also had some continuity in the line. While no specific insert can be found in each release, base cards are one option that ties the entire product line together. It also represents one of the more affordable overall ways for collectors to obtain a Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Basketball card. Because the base cards are some of the more plentiful cards in each release, they tend to be the easiest to track down.

From there, several different autographed relic insert lines have proven to be very popular and have been brought back in subsequent releases. Limited Logos displays a huge game-worn jersey patch along with an on-card signature and has been one of the most consistent autographed inserts for Michael Jordan in Exquisite Collection.

Noble Nameplates sticks with a horizontal design and a game-used swatch from Jordan's nameplate. Number Pieces was available in every release until the college switch and features a game-used jersey swatch displayed in a "23" die-cut design. Lastly, Patches or Auto Patches had a shorter run, but are among the most common Michael Jordan Exquisite autographed relics, with most numbered to 100.

Michael Jordan can also be found in Exquisite Collection Golf, but this guide is limited only to his basketball cards. Check out a detailed look at the Exquisite Collection releases with our product profiles.

Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Basketball Gallery

Click on the tabs below for a year-by-year look at the Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection base cards and inserts. Follow the main heading link to shop for singles on eBay. 

Base

Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Base Cards

*The 2011-12 product included two Michael Jordan base cards. 

2003-04 Base #3 #/225
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2005-06 Base #5 #/225
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2007-08 Base #23 #/225
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2009-10 Base #23 #/199
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2011-12 Base #30 #/99
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2013-14 Base #8 #/75
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2004-05 Base #4 #/225
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2006-07 Base #5 #/225
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2008-09 Base #23 #/125
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2011-12 Base #1 #/99
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2012-13 Base #28 #/99
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Limited Logos

Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Limited Logos

*2012-13 includes three designs and 12 different cards for Michael Jordan. They also feature manufactured patches instead of game-worn relics. 

2003-04 Limited Logos #/75
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2005-06 Limited Logos #/50
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2004-05 Limited Logos #/50
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2006-07 Limited Logos #/50
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2008-09 Limited Logos #/23
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2009-10 Limited Logos #/10
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2012-13 Limited Logos #MI #/10
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2012-13 Limited Logos #MJ #/10
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2012-13 Limited Logos #JO #/10 
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Number Pieces

Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Number Pieces

2003-04 Number Pieces #/23
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2004-05 Number Pieces #/23
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2005-06 Number Pieces #/23
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2006-07 Number Pieces #/23
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2007-08 Number Pieces #/23
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2009-10 Number Pieces #/23
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Noble Nameplates

Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Noble Nameplates

2003-04 Noble Nameplates #/25
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2008-09 Noble Nameplates #/18
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2006-07 Noble Nameplates #/25
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2009-10 Noble Nameplates #/15
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Auto Patches

Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection Auto Patches

2003-04 Auto Patches #/100
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2004-05 Auto Patches #/100
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2005-06 Auto Patches #/100
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2006-07 Auto Patches #/100
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2009-10 Auto Patches #/50
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Author

Trey Treutel

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. Author

    Don’t forget that some of the Emblems of Endorsements versions have been really popular. A few of the years are limited to 10. I believe a recent sale of the 09-10 set sold for $20,000 on eBay (non-verified).

  2. Author

    Aclben The Emblems of Endorsements cards were certainly on my list and they are quite popular. There are six different EoE cards for Jordan and each is numbered to only 15 or 10. They rarely surface so it is tough to get a clean image for each edition.

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