1986-87 Fleer Basketball Sealed Case Hitting the Auction Block, Could Top $1 Million

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A sealed case of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball is coming up for bid through Collect Auctions.¬†That’s 12 boxes of 36 packs, all untouched since the day they were packaged.

That’s a lot of Michael Jordan Rookie Cards.

1986-87 Fleer Basketball Sealed Case

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When bidding opens on Monday, July 13, the price starts at $250,000. However, with a single box recently topping $100,000, the final price could top $1 million when bidding closes on Thursday, August 6.

While 1986-87 Fleer Basketball boxes make regular appearances on the auction block, aa sealed case is extremely rare. According to the item’s description, Collection Auctions staff couldn’t find any record of a public sale in recent years.

The boxes inside come with the added appeal and provenance that comes with their coming from a sealed case. It takes away the possibility of packs being tampered with or switched out.

1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card

1986-87 Fleer Basketball is a landmark release, not just for the Jordan but Rookie Cards of several other Hall of Famers like Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins. There’s also the Michael Jordan sticker.

Collect Auctions also has sealed cases of 1987-88 Fleer and 1988-89 Fleer Basketball up for sale at the same time.

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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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5 comments

  1. mike manning 11 July, 2020 at 11:16

    Is this picture the case?
    Where can I go to bid?
    Is there more pictures of the case?

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 July, 2020 at 12:36

      @mike – Yes, that’s the case. There’s a link in the first sentence to the auction listing.

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 July, 2020 at 12:37

      @Thomas – In this article? Because it’s focused on a big auction for a case of basketball cards.

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