Lot # 24: 1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring '23 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 4/13/2023 9:00 AM to
5/6/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 24)
1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT

'86 FLEER JORDAN 10!!!... The renowned 1986 Fleer basketball set just happened to include one sticker card in each wax pack, and while there are 132 subjects in the basic set, only 11 different sticker cards were issued. Nine of those eleven players represent Hall of Famers, and of course, the most exalted of those is the highly coveted #8 subject representing the iconic Michael Jordan. It's certainly no secret that the standard Michael Jordan '86 Fleer card's value for a PSA 10 example has risen to stratospheric heights, with several examples having surpassed the $700K mark, even in lieu of 317 PSA 10s (1.27% of the total Pop) being listed on the illustrious PSA census report. Finding a PSA 10 '86 Fleer Sticker Jordan, however, is a more challenging task, with only 0.68% or 121 specimens of the total 17,000+ PSA encapsulated copies reflecting the sanctified "10" assessment.

With that in mind, presented here is one of those hallowed examples, a breathtaking PSA 10 GEM MINT 1986 Fleer Sticker Michael Jordan marvel that certainly resides as one of the most sought-after rookie cards on the planet. Its scarcity at the 10 level versus the standard '86 Fleer Jordan is truly catching on with collectors, with a number of price tags falling in the $50K - $100K+ range over the past several years. PSA 10 examples for both 1986 Fleer Jordan issues now stand right alongside all of the iconic basketball rookie cards including the '48 Bowman George Mikan; '57 Topps Bill Russell; '61 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain; and '69 Topps Lew Alcindor; as well as numerous inaugural low-pop issues of LeBron James and other modern stars that have sold for over seven-figures.

The card itself literally appears to have just been pulled from a 1986 Fleer wax pack, with one sticker card having been included in each pack. It has earned its "10" assessment via the virtually impeccable surfaces and superb centering that are the captivating highlights of this immaculate specimen. Indeed, a majority of the Fleer Sticker Jordan's reveal skewed and/or tilted images, with this museum worthy masterpiece depicting near-perfect positioning between four dazzling white borders (only the slightest hint of favoritism towards the lower left edge is evident). The 37-year-old heirloom portrays Air Jordan making a move towards the basket versus an overmatched NY Nets defender, most likely about to display another one of his majestic dunks. Razor sharp corner tips, sparkling hues emanating from the robust red #23 jersey, and a brilliant verso reflecting Air Jordan's brief biography all combine to appropriately categorize this card as the closest resemblance to pristine any enthusiast could ever imagine.

Most historians agree that Michael Jordan owns the title as basketball's greatest all-time player. In 15 seasons, this iconic shooting guard and small forward would amass over 32,000 points, achieve the highest points per game average ever (30.12), win an unfathomable 10 NBA scoring titles, win six NBA Championships and claim five NBA MVP awards! Yet for all of these extraordinary accomplishments, it was his fierce competitiveness and uncanny ability to thrive in pressure situations that, alongside the likes of Babe Ruth, Wayne Gretzky, Pelé, Tom Brady and Muhammad Ali, places him as one of the top all-time athletes across the globe. That said, now is your golden opportunity to emulate Jordan himself by making a "slam dunk" of your own via a simple final bid for this hallowed PSA 10 masterpiece!

MIN BID $10,000

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