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Old 09-06-2017, 11:58 PM
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Default ESPN Article on 1986 Fleer Basketball:

This is the reason why I hate it whenever the media writes about sports cards, because they don't know what the hell they're talking about!

Neglected by collectors at the time for baseball cards, the 1986 Fleer set became one of the hottest sets in the hobby as the value of a Michael Jordan rookie card skyrocketed over the past 10 years.

Which grade are we talking about here? I wouldn't say that the NM-MT examples SKYROCKETED in value over the past 10 years and majority of them are in this condition. Now the author is probably referring to the PSA 10, but there are less than 300 in existence!

No major brand produced basketball cards in 1984 and 1985, Jordan's first two years in the league, so the 1986 card is considered Jordan's rookie.

Oh of course, he is definitely right there! The 1986 Fleer Jordan is his true rookie ... cough* cough* Third year card.

With gem-mint-graded Jordan rookies going for $20,000, boxes -- which typically contain three to four Jordans -- have been selling in the $75,000 range.

If you do pull a Jordan, then it will probably have centering issues. Like I wrote above, there are less than 300 in existence (282 to be exact), so you can forget about finding it in this grade. Getting a PSA 9 is also very tough.

It's not all-or-nothing if a Jordan isn't plucked. A Dominique Wilkins in gem mint condition is worth a couple thousand dollars. So is a Johnny Moore.

Yaawwwnnn* He keeps rambling on and on about GEM MINT cards, and yet he doesn't have a clue!

Always looking to buy or trade for vintage hockey, soccer, boxing and non-sports.

Last edited by samosa4u; 09-07-2017 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Reworded sentence.
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