Cardbored #3: The 1986 Fleer Jordan Rookie

The 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card is a preeminent classic in the world of trading cards. Its iconic design perfectly captures the energy and excitement of Jordan’s dynamic play style, and it has become one of the most sought-after cards in the hobby. Even 36 years after its release, the Jordan rookie card continues to be a highly prized possession for hobbyists. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the world of trading cards, the ’86 Fleer is a centerpiece for any collection.

“I think [Jordan] is the best basketball player that ever played the game,” – LeBron James.

PSA 7 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie

Recently, we were fortunate enough to acquire a Jordan rookie in a PSA 7 grade. This one seemed like a no-brainer, and it majestically stands out within the showcases at Lab 20. Casey, Dad, and I all have different rankings on where His Airness lies on the all-time list, so this card is sure to stir up debate. The short answer is this: Jordan’s game and iconography are unparalleled, transcending both sport and popular culture. This stunning copy serves as a testament to Jordan’s greatness, and we are happy to add it to the shop.