Most Valuable Michael Jordan Cards (2022)

by joe | Last Updated: February 27, 2022

Michael Jordan is without a doubt the most iconic basketball player of all time. As his cards and other memorabilia continue to increase in value, it is evident that his legacy will live on forever.

If you are looking to collect or invest in Michael Jordan cards, keep in mind is that not all of his cards are created equal.

Here is a list of the most valuable Michael Jordan cards, including base cards, inserts, die cuts, autos, patches and refractors. It will give you a good idea of just how valuable Michael Jordan cards can be, under the right circumstances.

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Most Valuable Michael Jordan Cards from the Early Years

1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57

PSA Pop Report

On average a PSA 10 of this Michael Jordan rookie cards sells for around $300,000, though it has sold for as much as $700,000+. Although his rookie season was in 1984, this was his first widely produced card from a staple basketball card brand. While the PSA population count is quite high, it is difficult to come by this card in mint condition. Combine that with the hobby’s affinity for rookie cards and you have a recipe for a 6-figure evaluation of Michael Jordan’s 1986 Fleer rookie in Gem Mint condition.

Other notable rookies from this set include Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, and Hakeem Olajuwon.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 20,895 times with 319 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 2,847 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Sticker #8

PSA Pop Report

On 10/27/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $75,000.

Grading Breakdown

This rare and often off-center Michael Jordan rookie card has been graded by PSA 11,099 times with 121 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 1,970 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1987 Michael Jordan Fleer #59

PSA Pop Report

On 1/27/2022 a PSA 10 sold for $23,400. This Michael Jordan “second year” card has to be the most plain, basic design of this entire list. This also happens to be the rookie year of Scottie Pippen.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 12,976 times with 208 being graded Gem Mint 10.

1987 Fleer Michael Jordan Sticker #2

PSA Pop Report

On 4/30/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $47,000. These stickers are notorious for having centering issues, which can easily be distinguished between the striping and star pattern along the left side. The incredibly scarce number of PSA 10s is further indication of sports card printing issues back in the 1980s.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 7,200 times with 24 being graded Gem Mint 10.

1988 Fleer Michael Jordan #17

PSA Pop Report

On 1/17/2022 a PSA 10 sold for $4,550. The distinct gradient border of these basketball cards from 1988 makes their centering immediately apparent. For some basketball card collectors, this type of eye appeal is important, and they’d rather have a centered PSA 6 than an off-centered PSA 8, for example.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 16,113 times with 565 being graded Gem Mint 10.

1988 Fleer All Star Michael Jordan #120

PSA Pop Report

On 1/18/2022 a PSA 10 sold for $5,800. This may be the most iconic pose for Michael Jordan in all of his cards. It came during the 1988 Slam Dunk contest when he went toe-to-toe with Dominique Wilkins from the Atlanta Hawks. Jordan would go on to be the winner and this dunk came when Jordan took off from the free throw line.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 10,138 times with 362 being graded Gem Mint 10.

Most Valuable Michael Jordan Cards from 90s and 2000s – Refractors, Die-Cuts, Auto, Patches

1997 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Michael Jordan #GJ13S

PSA Pop Report

On 2/4/2021 a PSA 7 sold for $1,440,000.

Michael Jordan autographed 23 of these cards and they were serial numbered by hand. This sale was near the peak of the early 2021 price boom, so its hard to say if that price would be lower today or not.

Despite the peak market sale, this will likely continue to be one of the most valuable Michael Jordan cards out there, along with his rookie card and Precious Metal Gems.

Game Jersey cards were inserted into 1 out of 2500 1997 Upper Deck Series One packs.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 1 time as a Gem Mint 10.

1997 Skybox Precious Metal Gems Michael Jordan #23

PMG Red parallel is serial numbered to 100
PMG Green is serial numbered to 10.

PSA Pop Report

On 12/11/2020 a PSA 6 of the red PMG parallel sold for $228,000. The more rare 1996 Metal Universe Michael Jordan PMG Green sold on 12/09/2020 for $915,000. It wasn’t graded, simply labeled authentic by PSA.

Some collectors might argue that this card, and not his 1986 Fleer rookie card, is in fact the holy grail of Michael Jordan basketball cards.

Precious Metal Gems are rare and susceptible to chipping, thus grades are not as big of a factor as they are in other basketball card values.

This card continues to be one of the most valuable Michael Jordan cards.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 28 times with being graded Gem Mint 10 and 5 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.


2008 Skybox Precious Metal Gems Michael Jordan #23

PSA Pop Report

On 1/30/2022 a PSA 10 sold for $259,316. A little more than a decade later, Skybox brought back the Precious Metal Gems, this time in a strikingly different design. Still, the rarity of the green PMG being serial numbered to just 50 vaults it up the value ladder quite high.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 1 time as a Gem Mint 10.

1998 Fleer Tradition Playmakers Theatre Michael Jordan #9PT

PSA Pop Report

On 1/30/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $186,960.

It is Serial Numbered to 100

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 17 times with 3 being graded Gem Mint 10.

1999 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Autographed Michael Jordan #GJ10A

PSA Pop Report

On 3/21/2021 a BGS 9 sold for $182,400.

It is Serial Numbered to 23

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 5 times with 2 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 1 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

2000 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Signatures Gold Michael Jordan #MJ-G (GOLD)

PSA Pop Report

On 2/27/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $102,000.

It is Serial Numbered to 25

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 2 times with 1 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 1 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1997 Skybox Premium Star Rubies Michael Jordan #29 & #235

#29
#235

PSA Pop Report

On 10/27/2021 a PSA 9 sold for $87,000.

There are two Star Rubies in this set, one from Series 1 (#29) and one from Series 2(#239).

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 14 times with being graded Gem Mint 10 and 7 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1997 Skybox E-X2001 Essential Credentials Future Michael Jordan #9

PSA Pop Report

On 2/11/2020 a PSA 6 sold for $83,558. It is Serial Numbered to 72.

In addition, there is a Essential Credential Now parallel version with a lime green coloring serial numbered to only 9. Neither PSA nor Beckett have graded this card. Where are they? What would they be worth? If one did come up for sale, how high would it move up in the list of most valuable Michael Jordan cards?

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 11 times with 1 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 5 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

2006 Upper Deck (UD) Chronology MVP Winners Autographs Michael Jordan #MVPMJ

PSA Pop Report

On 11/24/2020 a BGS 9 sold for $80,990.

Interestingly, PSA has no pop report showing they graded this card, but they do have a sale of a PSA 6 listed for $8,300. This is probably just a database error, but in reality this card has only ever been graded by any grading company a handful of times.

It is Serial Numbered to 50.

1996 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Michael Jordan #Row0

PSA Pop Report

On 5/21/21 a PSA 10 sold for $68,000.

The PSA populationfor the Flair Showcase Legacy Collection is divided up into Row 0, Row 1 and Row 2 cards, but I combined them all in this case.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 71 times with 8 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 29 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1997 Skybox E-X2001 Jambalaya Michael Jordan #6

PSA Pop Report

On 8/28/2020 a PSA 10 sold for $58,600. Although it would make sense that this design and card name originated in basketball given the “jam” reference, this unique oval die-cut design and Jambalaya name carried over into other sports cards, as well as Marvel Comic cards.

Given how much the market has grown since the last 10 sold, I think if one went to market today, it could fetch $100,000 or more.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 46 times with 14 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 17 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1997 Fleer Ultra Ultra Stars Gold Michael Jordan #1US

PSA Pop Report

On 12/19/2021 a PSA 7 sold for $33,600.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 29 times with 5 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 7 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1998 Skybox Thunder Noyz Boyz Michael Jordan #9NB

PSA Pop Report

On 3/23/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $31,000.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 83 times with 23 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 46 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1997 NBA Hoops High Voltage 500 Volts Michael Jordan #14HV

PSA Pop Report

On 5/24/2021 a PSA 8 sold for $23,300.

The last time a 10 sold was for $8,200 on 3/20/2019 – considering a PSA 8 has roughly 10x value during that same period of time, I don’t think $85,000 is too high an estimate.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 30 times with 4 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 6 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1997 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Michael Jordan – Row 0

PSA Pop Report

On 1/15/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $22,750.

Rows 1, 2, and 3 have even lower pop counts and next to no sales data. So its difficult to estimate their value. However, I think these cards could easily fetch between $20,000 – $50,000 if they hit the market today.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 33 times with 16 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 13 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1996 Skybox E-X2000 Credentials Michael Jordan #9

PSA Pop Report

On 9/7/2020 a PSA 9 sold for $21,500. Because only 2 PSA 10s exist, I think it’s not unreasonable to think one could sell in excess of $100,000.

On 10/27/2021, a PSA 10 of Kobe Bryant’s Credentials rookie sold for $617,460 at a Goldin Elite Auction.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 40 times with 2 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 15 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1993 Topps Finest Base Refractors Michael Jordan #1

PSA Pop Report

On 11/20/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $19,800.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 670 times with 41 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 393 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1999 Upper Deck MJ Master Collection Signature Performances MJ1-MJ10

PSA Pop Report

On 8/11/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $18,450.

The pop is from all cards in the set, so if each card has a SN to 50, there should be 500 in existence. Yet only 34 have ever been graded by PSA.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 34 times with 18 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 13 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1997 Fleer Ultra Star Power Supreme Michael Jordan #1SPS

PSA Pop Report

On 8/17/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $17,900.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 61 times with 15 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 22 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

2003 SP Authentic Signature Michael Jordan #MJ-A

PSA Pop Report

On 1/27/2022 a BGS 9.5 sold for $13,500.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 8 times with 7 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 1 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

2003 SP Signature Edition Authentic Signatures Gold Michael Jordan #AS-MJ

PSA Pop Report

On 7/1/2021 a PSA 9 sold for $12,400.

It is Serial Numbered to 50.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 36 times with 19 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 12 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1998 Skybox E-X Century Dunk’N Go-Nuts Michael Jordan #15DG

PSA Pop Report

On 12/20/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $10,700.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 149 times with 56 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 79 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1996 Skybox Z-Force Big Men On The Court Z-Peat Michael Jordan #4

PSA Pop Report

On 1/25/2021 a PSA 9 sold for $9,300.

A BGS 9 Z – Peat just sold for $5,500

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 46 times with 8 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 7 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1998 NBA Hoops Slam Bams Michael Jordan #1SB

PSA Pop Report

On 1/22/2019 a PSA 9 sold for $9,000.

Since there are no 10s and the pop is so low, based on how the market has increased since the last sale I would think this card fetches around $40,000.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 9 times with being graded Gem Mint 10 and 4 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1996 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion Michael Jordan #P16

PSA Pop Report

On 4/20/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $8,800.

Cards numbered 1-148 were inserted in 1:180 Series One packs. Cards numbered 151-298 were inserted 1:100 Series Two packs. There was a total reported print run of 250.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 56 times with 8 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 18 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1993 Fleer Ultra Power in the Key Michael Jordan #2

PSA Pop Report

On 2/18/2022 a PSA 10 sold for $7,600.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 951 times with 45 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 176 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1996 Bowman’s Best Best Cuts Atomic Refractors Michael Jordan #BC2

PSA Pop Report

On 10/30/2020 a PSA 10 sold for $7,267.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 52 times with 10 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 30 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1996 Flair Showcase Hot Shots Michael Jordan #1

PSA Pop Report

On 1/3/2022 a PSA 9 sold for $6,500.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 21 times with 63 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 118 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1992 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team Michael Jordan #1

PSA Pop Report

On 2/10/2022 a PSA 10 sold for $6,100.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 1,762 times with 99 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 775 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1998 Skybox Premium Soul of the Game Michael Jordan #1SG

PSA Pop Report

On 2/9/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $5,200.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 273 times with 51 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 139 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1993 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team Michael Jordan #4

PSA Pop Report

On 2/26/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $4,750.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 743 times with 25 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 168 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

2003 Upper Deck Glass Auto Focus Michael Jordan #MJ

PSA Pop Report

On 4/10/2019 a PSA 9 sold for $4,500.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 10 times with 5 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 3 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1996 Skybox E-X2000 Net Assets Michael Jordan #8

PSA Pop Report

On 10/6/2021 a PSA 10 sold for $4,200.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 282 times with 38 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 106 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

1996 Skybox Metal Net-Rageous Michael Jordan #5

PSA Pop Report

On 8/11/2021 a PSA 9 sold for $3,300.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 123 times with 18 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 42 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

2006 Fleer E-X Jambalaya Michael Jordan #J-MJ

PSA Pop Report

On 8/4/2020 a PSA 10 sold for $42,200.

Grading Breakdown

This card has been graded by PSA 11 times with 4 being graded Gem Mint 10 and 6 receiving a PSA 9 Mint.

2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Michael Jordan

It’s hard to separate all the Michael Jordan basketball cards from Upper Deck’s Exquisite collection because they are rare, have very low pop counts, and very seldom come up for auction.

However, here is a list of highlight cards from the inaugural edition of the iconic set, which also included Lebron James as a rookie – whose RPA sold for $5.2 million.

2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Number Pieces #NP-MJ

PSA Pop Report

On 5/17/2020 a BGS 9 sold for $181,000.

It is Serial Numbered to 23

Grading Breakdown

This card has never been graded by PSA.

2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Noble Nameplates #NN-MJ

On 10/24/2021 a BGS 9 sold for $205,200.

It is Serial Numbered to 25

2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Limited Logos #LL-MJ

On 11/20/2021 a BGS 9.5 sold for $336,000.

It is Serial Numbered to 75

2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Autograph Patches #AP-MJ

PSA Pop Report

On 10/25/2021 a BGS 9.5 sold for $113,000.

It is Serial Numbered to 100