Last Updated On: August 6th, 2023
As the most popular basketball player on the planet, Michael Jordan has no shortage of basketball cards for sports card collectors to choose from. This post highlights the top 10 most valuable Michael Jordan cards that are worth money, using the help of CardLadder’s amazing data.
Since the debut of the Michael Jordan rookie card in the 1986 Fleer set (pictured below), thousands of Michael Jordan cards have been released including short print inserts, refractors, autographed patches, and more. You’ll find several of the best ones included in the list below.
According to CardLadder, these are the top 10 most valuable Michael Jordan cards in existence (in ungraded condition aka ‘raw’). You’ll notice some of these basketball cards haven’t sold in raw condition in multiple years! Even so, CardLadder does a great job of estimating a card’s value, so we have included current valuation as well.
Michael Jordan Cards Worth Money
|Card Description||Last Date Sold & Price||Est. Current Value January 2023|
|1||2003 Exquisite Collection Michael Jordan Number Pieces numbered to /23 #NP-MJ||July, 2017|
|2||2006 Exquisite Collection Michael Jordan Limited Logos numbered to /50 #LL-MJ||February, 2018|
|3||1997 Ultra Stars Gold Michael Jordan #1||July, 2020|
|4||1997 Skybox Premium Rubies Michael Jordan numbered to /50 #235||Nov. 2018|
|5||2003 Exquisite Collection Michael Jordan Noble Nameplates numbered to /25 #NN-MJ||January, 2008|
|6||1998 Skybox Molten Metal Michael Jordan Fusion numbered to /250 #41||March 2021|
|7||1997 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Game Jersey #GJ13||May 2019|
|8||1996 Flair Showcase Michael Jordan Row 0 Legacy Collection numbered to /150 #23||August 2019|
|9||1997 Skybox E-X2001 Michael Jordan Jambalaya #6||May 2021|
|10||1998 Fleer Tradition Michael Jordan The Perfect 10 Classic ’61 numbered to /61 #142||July 2019|
As evidenced by the table above, it’s evident the Jordan rookie, and rookie sticker, are not the only Jordan cards to have soared in value to art-like valuations. Many players’ cards have done quite well, including today’s most popular NBA stars. CardLadder can be used to track the historical movement of any player index or card in their database.
Using CardLadder to see any player’s card values
If you have a CardLadder account, you can find similar card/value data for any player in their database by logging in and heading over to ‘Indexes‘ in the left menu. You’ll notice a tab for ‘Players‘ which you can search from or choose from the list of players that displays.
Once you pick the player index, choose ‘Cards‘ from the following page and sort the list by value descending, for example.
For the top 10 valuable cards listed in this article, the list was also filtered by clicking the ‘Filter‘ toggle and choosing Raw for condition. Be sure to click ‘Apply‘ at the bottom of the page when you’ve made your choices.
Keep in mind the steps provided in this post require a Pro (paid) subscription to CardLadder which I highly recommend. It’s a really useful tool for all collectors, and a must have.
The value of Michael Jordan cards has only increased over the past 30 years, with many of the cards mentioned fetching five to six figure prices at auction. Whether you are an avid collector or just starting out, the 10 cards in this post give you insight into the world of basketball card collecting and the potential value of building a collection.