Michael Jordan Bulls Rookie Card Graded Gem Mint 10 Sells for $76,000

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 23, 2020

FILE - In this April 16, 2014, file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan watches an NBA basketball game between the Bobcats and the Chicago Bulls in Charlotte, N.C. The six-time NBA champion is scheduled to appear Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in federal court in Chicago for the start of a civil trial and will later testify on the unauthorized use of his identity. A court already ruled a grocery-story chain used his identity without permission in a magazine ad and so the unresolved legal issue is damages. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
Chuck Burton/Associated Press

It's hard to ask for much more from a basketball trading card than the Michael Jordan one that sold through Goldin Auctions on Saturday.

The card went for $76,000.

All it takes is one look at the description on the auction website to understand why it is so valuable.

The 1986/87 Fleer #57 card is a rookie card that was graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA. That grade, the highest awarded by PSA, is given out to less than 2 percent of all cards submitted.

That would make the card quite valuable even if it were of a marginal All-Star. This just so happens to be a card of the one and only Michael Jordan.

The Last Dance documentary released earlier in 2020 reminded another generation of His Airness' greatness, which resulted in six championships, countless memorable moments, a sneaker powerhouse and a largely accepted GOAT status.

GOATs sell cards, especially when they are in near-perfect condition.