Here’s What a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Box Break Looks Like


With a current going rate upwards of $75,000, there likely won’t be many more 1986-87 Fleer Basketball box breaks happening going forward. And while some of us lament missed opportunities from 30 years ago, we can still look on in awe at how the set has exploded over the years.

Vintage Breaks did a group break of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball with ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

This is what they found.


The video can also be seen on the Vintage Breaks YouTube page.

To buy into the break, collectors paid $2,000 per pack.

The box ended up yielding three Michael Jordan Rookie Cards, all coming in the second half of the break.

The box was wrapped by Baseball Card Exchange after getting the thumbs up from Steve Hart that it looked like it had not been tampered with.

The price of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball boxes has jumped significantly in recent months. In June, 2017, Heritage Auctions sold one for $66,000. Just a couple of months earlier they had sold one for just over $40,000. Baseball Card Exchange quickly sold multiple boxes at the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention that carried a $75,000 price tag.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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