jordan1The most in-demand Michael Jordan rookie card is the 1986 Fleer #57. No diehard fan can be without one of these. The value for a ungraded card is around $100 and up depending on crispness as well as the quality of the printing: corners, surface and centering are all taken into account.

There are tons of reprints out there so be careful when purchasing an original. This might be the most frequently counterfeited basketball card ever. Only buy it from a reputable dealer. Investors opt for a PSA, BGS or SGC graded 1986 Fleer #57 as it can be considered a liquid asset. Today, a PSA 8.0 can fetch a price between $550-$700 while a Gem-Mint PSA 10.0 (perfect card) can get $6,000-7,000 at an auction.

In his first year in the NBA, Jordan averaged 28.2 ppg on 51.5% shooting. He quickly got fans and the media on his side, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated after being a professional for only a month. When Jordan was voted in as an All-Star starter by the fans much jealousy arose among other players. Veterans found it unfair that a rookie was getting so much attention. As a result they initiated a “freeze-out” on Jordan, where teammates did not pass him the ball for the duration the All-Star game. The mishap left Jordan unaffected as he continued to dominate during the season, earning him the Rookie of the Year title.

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1993 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Michael Jordan Silver Autograph Rookie Class
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MICHAEL JORDAN 1994 Action Packed Baseball Rookie RC #23 Embossed Die Cut Barons
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1993-94 Ultra Basketball U-pick NM you pick insert, RC rookie, stars, HOF
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1985 Micheal Jordan Rookie STAR Company Gatorade RP
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Lot Of 7 Vintage Baseball Cards Rookie Alex Rodriguez Nolan Ryan Michael Jordan
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2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #60 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Card
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bo-jackson-footballBo Jackson is an anomaly in professional sports as he was able to keep up a career in both football and baseball. His football rookie card was issued as #327 by Topps and has a value of $5 in near mint to mint condition. Be sure to check Beckett pricing for a more accurate quote. In addition there are various Bo Jackson rookie cards by Donruss, Score and Fleer.

Jackson was selected first overall in the 1986 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers management feared their prized draftee would get injured playing baseball for Auburn. During a private plane trip that cost Bo his college eligibility, they warned him that he would have to quit his baseball career to play with The Buccaneers. This turn of events led to him signing with the Kansas City Royals. However, since he did not meet the regulations of the 1987 draft, his name was tossed back into the draft regardless. The Los Angeles Raiders chose Jackson during the 7th round, making him the 183rd pick overall.

Raiders owner Al Davis supported Jackson’s baseball career by creating a contract that gave him a special playing schedule so the football season wouldn’t conflict with his duties as a baseball player. Once he had joined the Raiders for the 1987 season, Jackson rushed for 554 yards on 81 carries in just seven games. Not bad for “second string” player behind Marcus Allen.

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Bo Jackson 1988 Topps Football Autograph Auto Rookie Card #327 - BAS 10
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1986 TOPPS BO JACKSON ROOKIE #170 ROYALS GEM MINT 10
1986 TOPPS BO JACKSON ROOKIE #170 ROYALS GEM MINT 10
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1987 Topps Bo Jackson #170 Baseball Card. Rookie Card. Future Star.
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1989 Baseball Cards magazine Bo Jackson Cover Mint inserts Rookie Charlton
1989 Baseball Cards magazine Bo Jackson Cover Mint inserts Rookie Charlton
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1988 Topps Bo Jackson Rookie #327  NM-MT
1988 Topps Bo Jackson Rookie #327  NM-MT
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1987 Topps  #170 Bo Jackson Rookie Royals
1987 Topps  #170 Bo Jackson Rookie Royals
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bonds-rookieThere are 16 variations of Barry Bonds rookie cards, including XRCs (extended rookie cards). The 1986 cards made by Topps, Fleer, and Donruss are considered XRCs. Sportflics also included Bonds in their set for the 1986 season. 1987 rookie cards included in standard sets were produced by Fleer, Topps, Donruss, and Leaf. The most widely traded Bonds rookie card is his 1987 Fleer.

Values listed are for un-graded cards in mint condition and are here to give you a rough estimation of value only. Please see a Beckett price guide for the most recent figures. Usually these cards are sold slightly under the list price.

1986 Topps Traded $40
1986 Topps Traded Tiffany (rare) $700
1986 Donruss “The Rookies” $40
1986 Fleer Update $50
1986 Sportflics Rookies $20
1987 Topps $12
1987 Topps Glossy $15
1987 Topps Tiffany (rare) $60
1987 Donruss $15
1987 Donruss Leaf variation $15
1987 Classic Yellow $20
1987 Classic Yellow (green back) $25
1987 Fleer Hottest Stars $50
1987 Fleer $60
1987 Fleer Glossy $80
1987 Toys “R” Us Rookies $25

In 1986, Bonds had a batting average of .311 in 44 games played for the Hawaii Islanders. He moved up to the major league on May 30 of the same year. Bonds led National League (NL) rookies with impressive stats: 16 home runs, 48 RBI, 36 stolen bases and 65 walks. Surprisingly he only managed to finish 6th place in Rookie of the Year voting.

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BARRY BONDS BASEBALL 8 CARD LOT 1987 TOPPS ROOKIE FLEER JUMBO
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Lot (4) 1987 Topps Baseball Cards Wax Boxes 36 packs each Barry Bonds Rookie RC
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1987 Fleer Barry Bonds Rookie #604 MINT
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BARRY BONDS PIRATES GIANTS 1986 SPORTFLICS #13 ROOKIE CARD GEM MINT BGS 9.5
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BARRY BONDS 1986 TOPPS TRADED ROOKIE #11T GRADED CARD
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2-1987 Topps Baseball Cards Wax Box's BARRY BONDS ROOKIE ERROR!!!
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The two most commonly collected “Saint Patrick” rookie cards were issued by O-Pee-Chee and Topps in 1986. The O-Pee-Chee card carries the most value and is the most in-demand card today.

In mint condition, the value of a Patrick Roy rookie card is no less than $200. In local markets where Roy is most celebrated (Montreal and Colorado to name a few) the prices are inflated due to high demand.

As a 20-year old, Roy became the youngest Conn Smythe winner ever as MVP of the 1986 Stanley Cup Finals. In turn, he was also chosen for the NHL All-Rookie Team and nicknamed St. Patrick by fans. Roy continued goaltending for the Montreal Canadiens, who dominated at the Adams Division in 1987–88 and in 1988–89.

Roy’s jersey number 33 is retired by the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. As coach and general manager of the Quebec Remparts, Patrick was the seventh rookie to win the Cup.

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1985-86 PATRICK ROY KRAFT ROOKIE
1985-86 PATRICK ROY KRAFT ROOKIE
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Patrick Roy 1985/86 Montreal Canadiens Rookie Year Post Card  See Description
Patrick Roy 1985/86 Montreal Canadiens Rookie Year Post Card See Description
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1997-98 Paramount Hk Card #s 1-200 +Rookies (A2295) - You Pick - 10+ FREE SHIP
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2018-19 OPC Coast To Coast Transparent Rookies Patrick Roy
2018-19 OPC Coast To Coast Transparent Rookies Patrick Roy
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1996-97 Upper Deck Hk Card #s 1-200 +Rookies A2298 - You Pick - 10+ FREE SHIP
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1996-97 Upper Deck Hk Card #s 1-200 +Rookies A2298 - You Pick - 10+ FREE SHIP
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gretzky2Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card was released by Topps and O-Pee-Chee in 1979. In both sets, the card is #18.

The only differences between the Topps and O-Pee-Chee cards are the logos and bilingual languages on the reverse of the O-Pee-Chee card for the Canadian market (English/French).

The card shows his stats from the 1978-79 season in the WHA.

The O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card can often fetch $1,000, depending on the condition, while the Topps card can be had for about half the cost.

The only PSA Gem Mint card ever given a grade of 10 sold for $80,000 at an auction in 2006.

Wayne Gretzky started playing for the WHA at age 17. When he went professional for the 1979-1980 season, Wayne was considered the best prospect to turn professional since Guy Lafleur. As Captain of the Edmonton Oilers during the 1979-1980 season Gretzky scored 51 goals and gained 86 assists for a total 137 points in 79 games played (average of 1.734 points per game).

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1990 Score NHL Rookie and Traded *Factory Sealed* 110 Player Card Set
1990 Score NHL Rookie and Traded *Factory Sealed* 110 Player Card Set
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1977 Soo Greyhounds Rookie WAYNE GRETZKY throwback card Edmonton Oilers
1977 Soo Greyhounds Rookie WAYNE GRETZKY throwback card Edmonton Oilers
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1990-91 Topps Hockey U-pick NM you pick stars RC rookie insert Hall of Fame
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1990-91 Topps Hockey U-pick NM you pick stars RC rookie insert Hall of Fame
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