What are Michael Jordan cards worth?
Michael Jordan introduced sophistication, energy, style and dedication to pro baseball and led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA games during their storied career.
So having some rare Jordan cards could be because spectacular as viewing “His Airness” for action. Like, a 1986-87 Fleer novice card of Jordan, graded a pristine 10 by Beckett Grading Service, fetched $100, 000 in a 2011 “Own It Now” sale by California-based Memory Lane Inc.
But here’s a card might challenge that lofty price, and it’s much harder to get. You can find just 10 copies of this 1997-98 Fleer steel Universe Precious Metals Gems Emerald Jordan (card No. 23), and Baseball Card Exchange, an internet vendor which also has a store in Schererville, Indiana, presently has the card with serial number 001 obtainable on e-bay. The card has been sold on consignment for Ramzi Zein of Orland Park, Illinois.
“It still offers me personally goosebumps contemplating pulling that card, ” said Zein, 34, whom works well with their family members’s pharmaceutical business into the Chicago suburbs and delivers prescription drugs to nursing facilities.
The opening quote the foil parallel, which premiered on Baseball Card Exchanges’ eBay page on July 23, had been for — exactly what else — , 000. Subsequently, there has been lots of bids, therefore the card had been sitting at , 200 late Thursday night. The auction is planned to shut at 10 p.m. EDT on Sunday. But enthusiasts which attend the 36th yearly National Sports Collectors Convention that begins Wednesday in suburban Chicago can view the card at Baseball Card Exchange’s booth.
“There are a handful of severe Jordan enthusiasts on the market, ” said Jimmy Bickel, just who owns the Hot Corner Sports card shop in Berryville, Arkansas, and runs Sports Card Arena, an online site for enthusiasts. “Some possess some actually deep pockets.
“i'd never be surprised to note that card get to six figures.”
“The guy had a few offers for up to 0, 000 from exclusive collectors, ” stated Peter Kiefor, the retail manager for Baseball Card Exchange. “We informed him that when he had been available that much from the beginning, then the auction had a good chance to top that.”
Originally, Zein indexed the card on his own e-bay account for 99 cents — no light hearted matter (“I’m not stupid, we knew it was the card to pull”) — and then he ended up being overrun by the response.
“My phone passed away twice with all the messages, ” he stated. “It was non-stop. Two guys called me up and stated they'd fly off to pick it. The first guy supplied $125, 000 and second one supplied $150, 000.”
Right back on eBay, putting in a bid had pushed the purchase price to $15, 000 within every single day. It had reached $78, 000 together with 387 watchers whenever Zein, miffed by online board posters questioning the card’s credibility, canceled the auction and chose to send the card to PSA. The card has become slabbed, but doesn't have grade — it is just marked as authentic. Since the card front side is foil, its prone to flaws and use. This kind of card has actually chipping in the edges and corners.
“This card was a lot like the 1993 SP Derek Jeter (novice card), ” stated Kiefor, just who believed the card would have graded aside at PSA-7 or PSA-8. “As shortly while you obtain it from the pack, there was chipping. This 1 (Jordan card) moved from the comfort of the pack to a protective situation.”
And right to a safe.
Precious Metal Gems had been foil base parallels for 1997-98 steel Universe and were limited to 100 per player. Ninety of these were purple as well as the remaining 10 were emerald-green.