(04-09-2012 02:29 PM)phxsuns1521 Wrote: I think the real question is...how do you know the cards, specifically the MJ, is real?
(04-09-2012 03:09 PM)Vols-1 Wrote: Be carefull. Another person on here reported the set they bought had the Jordan altered..which seems to be common.
(04-09-2012 04:40 PM)djohn Wrote: With that set it really comes down to condition. Just make sure you know what to look for in terms of condition and not just if the card is fake. Centering front and back are big along with the obvious corners, edges, and print spots. The Jordan is the big card in the set, but there are plenty others that if in top condition can command a pretty good premium when graded. There was an article several months ago about a collector that put together a BGS graded set and he specifically stated which common cards were extremely tough to find in top condition and that when graded in top condition those commons brought some pretty good money. So don't just focus on the Jordan (though you definitely need to spend time examining it).
As far as price, it really comes down to condition of each card. Excluding the Jordan (which has a HUGE price swing based on condition) I would pay $150-$250 for the set in NM condition (and given only a short time to check out some key cards). If the key cards were in Mint condition I would obviously pay more, and if every card I looked at throughout the set looked to be in Mint condition that I would definitely pay even more. I hope that gives you a good starting point.