Sometimes hype and excitement gets in the way of reality. And in the case of Michael Jordan's 1986 Fleer rookie card, I'm worried that this might be the case.
Never have I seen a 30+ year old card garner so much attention--and fueled by what? A documentary? Are people so stir crazy that they somehow forgot that Michael Jordan was one of the best to ever play the game?
I bring all of this up due to the fact that Jordan's rookie card has begun to reach levels of hysteria that normally crop up in the way of a new rookie phenom. But here we are talking about the 50-something year old Michael Jordan.
As a case in point, I put together a spreadsheet back in April of 2019, tracking the prices of Jordan's rookie (see below). In a little more than a year, Jordan's rookie card has increased across the board by the tune of nearly 200% in most grades.