Tag Archives: Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan’s final regular season Chicago Bulls jersey sells for over $173,000

The jersey Michael Jordan wore in his final Chicago Bull regular season game sold for more than $173,000 by Goldin Auctions.

Screen-worn Michael Jordan Space Jam jersey up for bid

001010 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor For most of us, a Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls game-used jersey is out of reach. Even most jersey cards are expensive. But how about a screen-worn Michael Jordan Space Jam jersey? One has hit the auction block through Profiles in History. The jersey and shorts pair has a […]

Michael Jordan was paid how much by Upper Deck?

000000 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor $14 million — that’s what Upper Deck gave Michael Jordan to be a company spokesman between 2000 and 2012. Normally these aren’t the kinds of numbers that athletes and companies like being made public. But Jordan and his attorneys released the information as part of a lawsuit brought […]

Chuck Daly’s gold medal-clinching 1992 USA Dream Team Olympic basketball up for auction

000000 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Is there any debate that the 1992 USA Basketball squad, dubbed the Dream Team, was the greatest to ever take the court? Featuring such all-time greats as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, they made short work of their opponents en route to the Gold Medal at […]

Ripping Retail: What’s inside a 1986-87 Fleer basketball pack?

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with a collector named Dylan to rip a pack of the iconic 1986-87 Fleer basketball set — home of the Michael Jordan Rookie Card.

Clemente RC Sale a “Market Changer”

000000 By Mike Payne Of the first 129 lots sold during the first night of the two-night Heritage Auctions Platinum Night auction Thursday night at the National Sports Collectors Convention, it was a piece of cardboard that shocked Chris Ivy the most. A 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie Card, graded a Mint 9 by PSA, […]

Chicago’s hometown heroes at the 2015 National

000000 By Ryan Cracknell Planning for the National Sports Collectors Convention is years in the making. Whether by chance or by fate, the locations have turned out to be places with a hotbed of hobby appeal. Last year in Cleveland, there was the homecoming of LeBron James and Johnny Manziel-a-mania. For this year’s National, Chicago […]

Memorabilia from historic Jordan game up for auction

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Heritage Auctions has put a major piece of NBA history up for bidding as the backboard and rim from Michael Jordan‘s final game as a member of the Chicago Bulls can be owned by a lucky collector. This item is the net upon which one of the […]

Beckett Covers cards return at National Sports Collectors Convention with autographed twist

This year, there’s an added twist to the Beckett Covers program at the National Sports Collectors Convention — an autographed prize for those who take the challenge and complete the set.

BGS Diary (May): A lone Michael Jordan 10, another Lana, a rare Yankee & one USA Baseball lineup

Here is the batch of cards that I got back from BGS for May — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Beckett 20 Questions on … having fun in the hobby

000110 By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The sports card world of just 20 years ago was immensely different from today, but one thing is the same for many collectors. They just want to have fun with their hobby … right? Defining “fun” will vary from person to person (see our Your […]

1968 Topps test proof display highlights May auction

000000   Beckett Auctions is pleased to kick-off its May “Hobby Legends” Auction and there are some unique items on the block this month. Lot No. 1 features a key piece from The Benanti Collection, which is a 1968 Topps Test 3-D Framed Proof Sheet (Non-Lenticular color test) that features eight cut signatures, including Roberto Clemente. Also, making […]

BGS Diary Predictor (May): What will Olds submit?

Of the 10 cards listed below, a few are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

Michael Jordan’s rookie shoes top $70,000 at auction

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media As a rookie with the Chicago Bulls in 1984-85, Michael Jordan swiftly proved to be a superstar and while Nike had the foresight to sign him to a deal early on, his iconic Air Jordan shoes were not ready for game action until he had a few games […]

Rookie Jordan shoes among SCP auction highlights

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media It is hard to imagine one of basketball’s greatest legends wearing anything on his feet other than his iconic namesake Air Jordan shoes, but early in his rookie season, Michael Jordan wore a different type of sneaker and a game-worn pair is hitting the auction block via SCP […]

Gallery: 2014-15 SP Authentic basketball cards

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The Collegiate Licensing Company era for Upper Deck comes to a close today with the arrival of 2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball, but the manufacturer is ending things in a manner that should please many collectors. Hobbyists and dealers were expecting to see plenty of strong content coming out […]

Upper Deck Extends Jordan Exclusive

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck has just announced that their exclusive agreement with Michael Jordan has been renewed on a long-term basis. The announcement came earlier today during their address at the 2015 Industry Summit in Las Vegas and maintains the company’s status as the lone producers of trading cards, […]

BGS 9.5 Star Jordan Sells For Record Price

000010 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Back in November, Beckett Auction Services put the only 1984-85 Star Company #101 Michael Jordan to ever achieve a 9.5 grade up on the auction block and vintage basketball collectors dreamed about adding it to their collections. While the card itself did not garner any bids, it […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With the ongoing success of its other repack products issued in recent years, Leaf Trading Cards has added another one to their lineup and 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball will be hitting the shelves next month. Loaded up with some incredible cards in each box, the company […]

Beckett Auctions “All Star” Auction Ends Sunday

000000 By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions current auction is in its last few days before it closes for good on one-of-a-kind items like a complete BGS 9.5 set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, a Rawlings/Adirondack bat featuring 41 HOF signatures including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, and many more! The auction ends […]

Upper Deck and Basketball – Where Do They Go From Here?

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The recent announcement that Panini America was taking over as the sole and exclusive trading card licensee for the Collegiate Licensing Company has sent shockwaves throughout the hobby and immediately collectors wondered: How would this announcement impact Upper Deck? Just before press time for the next issue […]

Beckett Auctions All-Star February Auction Now Open

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions began its All-Star February Auction yesterday and the bids are steadily coming in for some fantastic hobby treasures that can become a part of your collection. As mentioned in a previous article, Beckett Auctions is tremendously pleased to be offering up a jaw-dropping 1986-87 Fleer Basketball […]

Signing habits said plenty about Dean Smith

When the basketball ranks lost one of its biggest legends on Saturday night, I immediately thought of one card in my collection.

Beckett Auctions To Feature BGS 9.5 1986-87 Fleer Set

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Beckett Auction Services is pleased to announce that it has obtained one of the finest known 1986-87 Fleer Basketball sets in existence and it will be put up for bidding during their February event. Each of the 132 cards in the set have been slabbed by Beckett […]

BGS Diary: Bull Durham, Star hoops, “Macho Man” Randy Savage … and Bill Murray’s baseball card?

000000 By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too. […]

BGS Diary Predictor (Jan.): What will he submit?

We want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary.

BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mantle Variant Highlights December Auction

000000 This year, Beckett Auctions has gone to great lengths to bring collectors some incredible and rare treasures and for their December event, one of the hobby’s most coveted cards is up for bids and the action on the BVG 5.5 1952 Mickey Mantle “B” version is expected to be intense when it starts at […]

First Look: 2014-15 SPx

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor SPx is back for basketball collectors and it might be better than ever – especially for those that have been enjoying Upper Deck’s roundball releases as of late. Arriving on store shelves in January, this brand has not been a part of the company’s lineup since 2008-09 […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 Exquisite Collection

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Exquisite Collection basketball cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Sky’s the limit for BGS 9.5 Jordan Star XRC

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor It has been 30 years since Michael Jordan made his NBA debut and a professionally graded gem mint trading card issued by Star Company during his rookie season is now up for sale courtesy of Beckett Auctions. Opening at $50,000, the bidding war for this piece of […]

Auction Watch: Auburn gem, Jeter’s glove & BGS

Auction Watch is compiled by Chris Olds every month in Beckett Sports Card Monthly and Beckett Baseball. Want to see even more action from the Auction Block? Pick up an issue.

Signature shoes highlight signature cards

What each of these cards isn’t is game-used. They are “a tribute to classic collectible sneakers” according to Upper Deck.

BGS 9.5 1984-85 Star Jordan Highlights Next Beckett Auction

000000 With the 2014-15 NBA season in full swing, basketball fans are talking about their favorite stars and rookies and Beckett Auctions is ready to celebrate as well by delivering cards and collectibles featuring some of the best hoops stars from the past and present. In fact, we are offering up one of the most […]

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The passage of time can have an interesting impact on even the most valuable and coveted of trading cards and Upper Deck created something special a little over a decade ago when they released their Exquisite Basketball product for the first time. Today, that issue is regarded […]

Beckett Auctions “Find of the Week”

000000 By Derek Ficken | Beckett Market Analyst & Auctions Coordinator Beckett Auction Services (www.auctions.beckett.com) has been able to consign many items of sports hobby history since its inception earlier this year. A common theme for the current September auction is showcasing items from “His Airness”, Michael Jordan. One item in particular that caught my […]