Lot # 3: 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $50,000.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM




(LOT 3)
1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

GEM MINT JORDAN ROOKIE!!! Along with the renowned high-grade rookie cards of stars such as Mantle, Clemente, Aaron, Orr and Namath, no sports card is "hotter" right now than the hallowed PSA GEM MINT 10 specimen of the legendary Michael Jordan. Indeed, this card within the last calendar year has skyrocketed to over a six-figure collectible. The 1986 Fleer Jordan rookie card's PSA "Pop" Chart data indicates that of the over 20,000 encapsulated copies, only 1.5% of those examples have been fortunate enough to receive the pinnacle "GEM MINT 10" assessment with that this sanctified "10" Jordan marvel is now available for the taking.

Not even Hollywood could write a more storybook script than the final game of the 1998 NBA finals when Michael Jordan's final jump shot with 5.6 seconds left bested the Utah Jazz by an 87-86 score! Incredibly, that would be the final shot Jordan would ever take for the Chicago Bulls, as "MJ" would temporarily retire after winning his 6th and final NBA Championship, all of which he was named finals MVP. Of course, a few years later, "His Airness" would eventually come out of retirement and play a few seasons with the Washington Wizards, but it is his unparalleled career with Chicago that has earned him the arguable title as basketball's all-time "greatest player". In 15 seasons, this iconic shooting guard/small forward would amass over 32,000 points (4th all-time), achieve the highest "points per game" average ever (30.12), win an unfathomable 10 NBA scoring titles and claim five NBA MVP awards!

Yet for all of these accomplishments, it was his fierce competitiveness and uncanny ability to thrive in pressure situations that arguably places him as the finest basketball player ever. His legacy in sports is comparable to that of the immortal Babe Ruth, and we cannot imagine a more significant keepsake than his exalted 1986 Fleer rookie card in a GEM MINT 10 holder. All of the technical qualities associated with this cardboard gem are consistent with perfection including the flawless surfaces, rich hues, crystal clear clarity, razor sharp corners/edging, perfect centering and complete absence of any surface flaws. It is so fitting that the image used for his iconic rookie card portrays Jordan in "mid-air" on his way to another majestic dunk, for it was his uncanny athleticism that placed him a step above his inferior peers.

The hobby has established a secure place for its most iconic cards with the T206 Wagner being the ultimate "Holy Grail", and the '52 Topps Mantle the king of all the post-war issues. However, most enthusiasts would agree that the highly coveted 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA Gem Mint 10s staggering pricing points that are now over six-figures have now earned it an arguable place alongside the hobby's aforementioned cardboard icons. Simply stated, this Michael Jordan cardboard icon is now forever etched in hobby folklore and synonymous with Jordan's pinnacle player stature, stands tall among a myriad of its substandard sports card peers! This card is the nicest PSA 10 in the hobby!!

MIN BID $50,000
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