Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, and his cards are among the most coveted and valuable in the hobby. From his iconic rookie card to his rare and exquisite inserts, Jordan cards have set new records and amazed collectors for decades. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the most expensive Michael Jordan cards ever sold, and what makes them so special. Let’s get started!
1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Green – $350,100
This card is considered to be the holy grail of all Jordan cards, and one of the most sought-after cards in the hobby. It features a stunning foil design with a green background that matches the Chicago Bulls’ colors. The card is part of the Precious Metal Gems parallel set, which was limited to 100 copies in total, with the first 10 being green and the remaining 90 being red. The green version is extremely rare and hard to find in good condition, as the foil surface is prone to chipping and scratching. This card was sold in February 2019 for $350,100, making it the most expensive Jordan card ever sold at that time.
1986-87 Fleer Sticker – $47,000
This card is Jordan’s rookie sticker, which was inserted in the 1986-87 Fleer packs along with his rookie card. The sticker features a close-up of Jordan’s face, with his name and team logo at the bottom. The sticker is notorious for having centering issues, which makes it very difficult to find in high grades. The sticker was sold in April 2021 for $47,000, making it the most expensive Jordan sticker ever sold.
2009-10 Exquisite Collection Limited Logos – $65,655
This card is another example of the Exquisite Collection but from a later year. The card features a similar patch and autograph as the previous card but with a different design and color scheme. The card is numbered 4/10, indicating that it is the fourth card out of 10 produced. The card was sold in June 2019 for $65,655, making it one of the most expensive Jordan cards ever sold.
2004-05 Exquisite Collection Limited Logos – $68,323
This card is a stunning example of the high-end and luxurious Exquisite Collection, which was produced by Upper Deck from 2003 to 2009. The card features a large patch of Jordan’s jersey, with three colors and multiple stitches, and a bold autograph across the patch. The card is numbered 4/50, indicating that it is the fourth card out of 50 produced. The card was sold in March 2019 for $68,323, making it one of the most expensive Jordan cards ever sold.
1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jersey – $126,500
This card is another historic piece of memorabilia, as it was the first card to feature a game-used jersey of Jordan. The card features a small piece of the jersey that Jordan wore during the 1996-97 season, where he led the Bulls to their fifth championship and won his fifth MVP award. The card also has Jordan’s name and number at the bottom. The card was sold in October 2020 for $126,500, making it one of the most expensive Jordan cards ever sold.