Tough-to-pull basketball inserts from various 1990s products continue to see record prices. Consider the following three recent transactions: 1. 1996-97 Flair Showcase Hot Shots #1 Michael Jordan BGS 9.5 – $8,025 Randomly inserted in packs at a rate of one in 90, Hot Shots inserts feature a player photo over a basketball surrounded by a die-cut flame. Jordan is definitely the jewel of the set, checking in at a $2,000-$4,000 raw value. The Beckett Population Report currently shows a little over 100 Gem Mint copies in existence, with this 9.5 recently selling for slightly more than double high book value….

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Steve Dalton

Steven enjoys his job tracking and reporting on the basketball card market for Beckett Media. His other interests include comic book speculation and investing, kaiju movies and collectibles, and UK basketball.

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