A Michael Jordan rookie card recently was sold for $1.008 million at Christie’s, making it one of the costliest cards ever auctioned from the 1986-87 Fleer Jordan series.
To commemorate the 20th annual celebration, Fleer (which was acquired by Upper Deck in 2005) re-released 23 signed rookie Jordan cards and put them into packages in 2006-07.
Exactly 14 of the 23 cards have been evaluated, and this one was designated 21 out of 23 with a Beckett grade of 8.5. As per assessments, the remaining nine are still in sealed boxes, one of which went for $5,000 in April.
A handful of player-exclusive, game-worn, and autographed Jordan sneakers were also included in the Jordan-specific Christie’s auction, titled Six Rings: Legacy of the GOAT. One set-in thing stood out: Jordan wore these game-worn, signed Air Jordan Low XIIIs in the opening two halves of Game 5 of the 1998 NBA Finals, his final season as a Bull and the year Jordan won his historic sixth National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals MVP.
A total of $378,000 was paid for the Air Jordan Low XIIIs. Last October, a set of Nike Air Ships that Jordan wore during his freshman season was sold for $1.472 million, setting a record for the most valuable game-worn footwear of all times.