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Memorial Day Sale: 90s Bulls Cards Direct from Seller (Including 10+ Different Jordan cards)

Last week I woke up to an interesting email from a collector informing me that she had a Jordan error card that I hadn’t highlighted in my April post about Jordan error cards. She included a photo, and after a bit of research and posting to the basketball twitter community, I found out she was correct. I was delighted to make a new discovery and on top of that, I was given the first crack at buying a few cards direct from this collector.

Unfortunately, I’m a bit cash poor at the moment so my offer was weak and she politely rejected (I would have done the same). However, this collector asked if I’d be willing to draft up a quick article highlighting some of her cards for sale.

Of course I said yes – so below are a handful of cards this collector is looking to sell. Connecting with buyers directly should be a win/win for both parties, so if you are interested in any of the cards below please contact Becky at rrivett40@gmail.com.

All photos below are images of the cards themselves, but I would encourage you to reach out to Becky to inquire more about card condition, since it isn’t always clear in the images in this post. Without further ado, lets see what cards Becky has in her 90s Bulls stack.

Michael Jordan Basketball Cards

Most of Becky’s collection is made up of ungraded 90s Jordan cards, including 10 of the 12 cards listed below:

  • 1989 Collegiate Collection #18
  • 1989-90 Fleer All Star Sticker #3
  • 1990 Skybox #41
  • 1990 Hoops #65
  • 1990-91 Jordan Illustrated Promo (Scottie Pippen stats on back)
  • 1991 Hoops USA Dream Team #579 PSA 9
  • 1991 Hoops All-Star MVP #1X PSA 8
  • 1991 Fleer Pro-Visions #2
  • 1992-93 Fleer #32
  • 1993 Upper Deck Fanimation “Agent 23” #506
  • 1998 Upper Deck Living Legends #49
  • 1998 Upper Deck The Jordan Files #156 (Error Card)

Below are short descriptors of the cards above, with some very recent sales history for higher graded PSA copies of each card (when available).

1989 Collegiate Collection #18

The 1989 Collegiate Collection card #18 is undeniably a cool card featuring Jordan during his tenure with the University of North Carolina. What I particularly like about this card is that its UNC vs Duke, of the best college sports rivalries of all time.

1989 Collegiate Collection Michael Jordan #18 UNC vs Duke
1989 Collegiate Collection Michael Jordan #18

Some recent sales of graded copies of this card are as follows:

  • A PSA 8 sold on April 17, 2021 for $13.50.
  • A PSA 9 sold on May 21, 2021 for $14.50.
  • A PSA 10 sold on May 21, 2021 for $162.50.

1989-90 Fleer All Star Sticker #3

Jordan stickers just keep continuing to climb in value, with the 1989-90 Fleer Jordan sticker #3 up well over 500% in the course of two years. Of course, the best Fleer sticker is the sticker from the 1986 Fleer set, but if you don’t have six-figures to spend on a Jordan sticker, the late 80s stickers might be more to your liking (and in your price range).

In terms of photo quality, its a decent shot of Jordan elevating against the New York Knicks. The image does look a bit pixelated if you zoom in too close. However, top graded copies of this card have been know to sell in the $2,000-$3,000 range.

1989-90 Fleer Michael Jordan All-Star Sticker #3 against the New York Knicks
1989-90 Fleer Michael Jordan All-Star Sticker #3

Some recent sales of graded copies of this sticker card are as follows:

  • A PSA 8 sold on May 26, 2021 for $49.75.
  • A PSA 9 sold on May 22, 2021 for $187.50.
  • A PSA 10 sold on May 10, 2021 for $1,920.00.

1990 Skybox #41

This 1990 Skybox set is a classic junk card set, but some of the cards from this set look pretty sweet, most notable the Michael Jordan (#41), Magic Johnson (#138), and Larry Bird (#14) cards. And for a junk card set, the top graded Jordan card still can fetch a couple hundred bucks.

1990 Skybox Michael Jordan #41
1990 Skybox Michael Jordan #41

Some recent sales of PSA graded copies of this card are as follows:

  • A PSA 8 sold on May 26, 2021 for $12.52.
  • A PSA 9 sold on May 28, 2021 for $66.01.
  • A PSA 10 sold on May 24, 2021 for $255.00

1990 Hoops #65

This 1990 Hoops set is an iconic junk card set from the early 90s that happens to feature some interesting cards, including an infamous Mark Jackson card (#205), as well as an interesting Sam Vincent card (#223) featuring Jordan wearing #12. But the base Jordan card (#65) is the most graded card from this set and all in all its a pretty great card featuring Jordan going up for a dunk with a very clean shot of him wearing the iconic #23 Bulls jersey.

Top graded copies of this card can sell for $500+, with the highest know sale going for $1,210 back in January, 2021.

1990 Hoops Michael Jordan #65
1990 Hoops Michael Jordan #65

Some recent sales of PSA graded copies of this card are as follows:

  • A PSA 8 sold on May 27, 2021 for $18.50.
  • A PSA 9 sold on May 26, 2021 for $47.19.
  • A PSA 10 sold on April 26, 2021 for $419.00.

1990-91 Jordan Illustrated Promo with Pippen on back

This is a weird one, and since it isn’t branded there isn’t much I could find or much that I know about this card. However, I was able to find a few examples of this card selling on eBay but that is about the extent of what I could find. The features of this card that make it interesting are the Michael Jordan illustration on the front with the Scottie Pippen stats on the back.

1990 Michael Jordan promo card featuring Scottie Pippen on the back
1990 Michael Jordan promo card featuring Scottie Pippen stats on the back

Because I don’t know how to properly identify this card, I can’t find it on PSA. If anyone has more information on this promo card, please leave a comment on this post and I’ll be sure to update this post with any and all additional information I can find.

1991 Hoops USA Dream Team #579

This is the only graded card featured in Becky’s collection, but since I was absolutely enamored with the Dream Team as a kid, I really like this card and others featuring players in the 1992 USA Men’s basketball jerseys.

I also really like the 10-player 3-card Dream Team set, enough to buy two copies and write a whole post about it. I still think its an under appreciated and under the radar set of 90s junk wax.

PSA 9 1991 Hoops Michael Jordan #579
PSA 9 1991 Hoops Michael Jordan #579

Since its a PSA graded card, no guessing required. The sales in May, 2021 for PSA 9 graded copies of this card have been as low as $32 and as high as $76, with the most recent sale fetching $51 on May 27th.

Top graded copies of this card have been recently selling for around $150.

1991 Hoops All-Star MVP #1X

Unfortunately for Becky, this one is a bit of a dud. It is a pretty decent shot of Jordan holding up the 1988 All-Star MVP trophy, but ungraded copies of this card or graded copies with a PSA 8 or below are not very valuable. The only thing this card really has going for it is the interesting card number.

1991 Hoops All-Star MVP's Michael Jordan #1X PSA 8
PSA 8 1991 Hoops All-Star MVP’s Michael Jordan #1X

The most recent PSA 8 sale of this card sold in late February for just over $10. GEM Mint PSA 10 copies of this card have sold for over $400, but the most recent sale went for $180 on May 21, 2021.

1991 Fleer Pro-Visions #2

The 1991 Fleer Pro-Visions six-card set is an odd one, but something about the illustrations just sits right with me. I’ve also dedicated an entire post to this funky early 90s insert set (check it out here).

The Jordan Pro-Vision card (2 of 6) is the most popular card from this set, despite Jordan not having any legs. Top graded copies of this card have sold for as much as $450, but the price is down from its early 2021 peak.

1991 Fleer Michael Jordan Pro-Visions #2
1991 Fleer Michael Jordan Pro-Visions #2

Some recent sales of PSA graded copies of this card are as follows:

  • A PSA 8 sold on May 27, 2021 for $36.00.
  • A PSA 9 sold on May 21, 2021 for $46.00.
  • A PSA 10 sold on May 24, 2021 for $202.50.

1992-93 Fleer #32

The 1992-93 Fleer basketball set is another junk wax set, but the Jordan cards from this set are the ones to own. The 1992-93 season is also Shaquille O’Neil’s rookie season, so Jordan isn’t always the main card to own for different 92-93 card sets.

The 1992-93 Fleer set actually features four different Jordan cards: card #32 (seen below), #238, #246, and #273. Card #273 is my personal favorite, featuring Jordan soaring over Patrick Ewing, which is an image I’ve seen on at least one other basketball card.

1992-93 Fleer Michael Jordan #32
1992-93 Fleer Michael Jordan #32

The Jordan card Becky is selling, card #32, is a card that has seen multiple sales above $500 for GEM Mint PSA 10 copies. Some of the most recent PSA graded sales of this card include:

  • A PSA 8 sold on May 25, 2021 for $22.50.
  • A PSA 9 sold on May 6, 2021 for $48.00
  • A PSA 10 sold on April 30, 2021 for $266.69.

1993 Upper Deck Fanimation “Agent 23” #506

The Fanimation cards from the 1992-93 Upper Deck set were a fairly decent attempt to mix comic books and X-Men like cards with the best basketball players from the early 90s. Jordan’s card (#506) is easily the most valuable, but all the Fanimation cards are actually pretty cool. There is even a card featuring both Jordan and Larry Bird (#510)… if only Magic were on there too!

1993 Upper Deck Fanimation "Agent 23" #506
1993 Upper Deck Fanimation “Agent 23” #506

The top graded Jordan Fanimation card has sold for as much as $1,495 back in March. Prices for this card are off their highs, but it is still consistently fetching prices above $500. Some recent PSA graded copies of this card include:

  • A PSA 8 sold on May 6, 2021 for $47.97.
  • A PSA 9 sold on May 10, 2021 for $110.00.
  • A PSA 10 sold on May 21, 2021 for $730.00.

1998 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Living Legend #49

There are over 100 of these 1998 Upper Deck Living Legends type cards and there isn’t much PSA data available for any of these cards, which leads me to believe they aren’t very valuable. When I searched eBay for a copy of Living Legend card #46, I found a few available for $5 or less.

I saw a few of the other Living Legends cards were graded on the PSA website, but I didn’t see any graded card for card #46. Given the ungraded cards are available for only a few bucks, this one probably just isn’t worth grading, so lets move on the the final card featured in Becky’s collection.

1998 Upper Deck The Jordan Files #156 (Error Card)

If you count the Jordan promo card seen earlier as an error card, than this 1998 Upper Deck Jordan card is the second error card on this list. The error on this card isn’t instantly obvious, but it is clearly there if you examine the front of this card for a few moments.

This was the card I was referring to up at the top of this post that Becky emailed me about, and one that I will need to add to my post about Jordan error cards (I’m undecided if I’ll add the promo card to that post as well).

1998 Upper Deck Michael Jordan #156 (error card) - Rockets instead of Trail Blazers
1998 Upper Deck Michael Jordan #156 (error card)

The error on this card, in case you haven’t found it, is below the Blazer’s logo, where the word “Rockets” is clearly visible in red lettering. It should, of course, say Trail Blazers in that space. I haven’t seen any other copies of this card with the Rockets error, so this card could be valuable.

There have only been a handful of these non-error cards graded, and the most recent grade for a PSA 10 sold in March, 2021 for $130. If this error card were to receive a top grade, I’d expect it could fetch quite a bit more than $130, but I’d rather not hazard a guess since it would just be a pure guess.

Other Bulls Cards for Sale

Dennis Rodman Cards

Becky has some other 90s Chicago Bulls cards as well, including at least 3 of Dennis Rodman. I can’t make out exactly what two of the three Rodman cards are, but the image below shows the front of the three she sent me.

The card below in the top right is a 1997-98 Topps Finest Masters (#220). It is unclear from the photo if it is a refractor or not, but the protective coating is still intact.

Dennis Rodman Bulls Basketball Cards

Becky also had at least five more Jordan cards that I just didn’t have the energy to write about, but if you are in the market for Bulls cards and want to buy direct from her, please reach out to her at rrivett40@gmail.com.

I never thought I’d be writing a post helping someone else sell their collection, but I’m excited to possibly help connect some buyers with this seller. I’ll also try and update this post later with sales prices, so check back in a week or so if your interested in what these cards sold for.

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