1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Michael Jordan Autograph Card Nets Over $94,000


There’s signed relics and then there’s the 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Michael Jordan autograph. A copy of the landmark card sold came close to six figures, closing at $94,630 on eBay.

1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Autograph Michael Jordan

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The card is notable for several reasons. 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys are the first basketball cards to come with game-worn jersey swatches, a trend that is still a driver in the hobby today. More than 20 players have cards in the tough set with cards landing 1:2,500 packs of 1997-98 Upper Deck Series 1 and Series 2.

Michael Jordan is the only player in the set to have a signed and numbered version. Randomly falling in Series 2 packs, it has just 23 copies.

1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Autograph Michael Jordan - Reverse

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Jordan also has a regular jersey card on the checklist. While still iconic, it’s not on the same level as this one.

This particular copy of the card has a grade of NM-MT BGS 8 with a 10 for the signature. Both centering and surface have 9.5 subgrades. Edges are an 8 and corners are a 7.5.

A total of five copies of the card have BGS 8 grades and only one higher, which is an 8.5.

The 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Michael Jordan autograph sale was through online consignor, PWCC.


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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1 comment

  1. David Nelson 11 October, 2019 at 06:52

    Do we know that all 23 copies of this Michael Jordan card have been found?

    Also, any idea if there were more or less in Series 1 and/or Series 2?

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