1986-87 Fleer Basketball

The ultra popular 1986-87 Fleer basketball set has some of the greatest players of all time in it, like Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but most collectors are primarily after Michael Jordan's rookie card. Jordan was famous for his highlight dunks, ten NBA scoring titles, six NBA championships, a couple of Olympic gold medals and even some minor league baseball.  It was a season that saw Jordan average a remarkable 37.1 points per game.

Jordan's rookie card, card #57, is not only a card that many want but is also one that has  been counterfeited. Many collectors will look to acquire a graded Jordan rookie card, so they have more assurance that they own the real card.

The set goes in alphabetical order, so Abdul-Jabbar is card #1 and at #131 is James Worthy's rookie card. Card #132 is the checklist. Fleer would use alphabetical order for their next two NBA sets too, before switching to listing the teams in alphabetical order which would mean Atlanta's players would be first.

Since this was the first mainstream basketball card set issued since 1981-82, there are 'rookie cards' of several current Hall of Famers included, which also makes the set popular.

Beyond MJ:  1986-87 Fleer Basketball Stars

Fans of the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team can also find rookie cards of Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Chris Mullin, Karl Malone and Clyde Drexler in the 1986-87 Fleer set.  Followers of Bad Boys of the Detroit Pistons can collect rookie cards of Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Mark Aguirre, although he was a Dallas Maverick at the time. There are rookie cards of famous dunkers like Dominique Wilkins, Larry Nance and Spud Webb.

Complete sets of 1986-87 Fleer basketball are readily available, with and without the Jordan card and the value depends on the grade of the overall set as well as the key cards.  Expect to pay $2,500 and up if the Jordan is highly graded and the remainder of the set in nm/mt.  To avoid counterfeits, it's always best to buy a set that includes a graded, authenticated Jordan.

1986-87 Fleer Sticker Set

Collectors always want more cards of the best players, and in 1986-87 Fleer that happened with the insert stickers. While some may have peeled the stickers when the cards were first released, most are still in place and can be considered NBA cards. The backs of the stickers also have a lot of written information about the players, which complements the stats and other player data on the regular cards.  Jordan, Bird, Magic and other stars are among the eleven stickers.

Modern Shout Out

As the original 1986-87 Fleer cards have a now famous design, it was used again in later years. The 1996-97 Fleer Decade of Excellence insert set has twenty cards, including card #4 which is Jordan. The cards are similar to the ones from a decade earlier, but have writing on the front to indicate they are from the Decade of Excellence set. A large insert set, of 132 total cards is the Fleer 1986-87 20th Anniversary set issued several years ago. The Fleer logo on the front of the cards is different, as is the player selection. There is a Jordan card, #57, but also cards of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and other players who were in the NBA at that time.

Check out original 1986-87 Fleer basketball sets and single cards for sale on eBay below.

1986-87 Fleer #7 CHARLES BARKLEY RC Rookie Card BGS 9 MINT High End 2 x 9.5
1986-87 Fleer #7 CHARLES BARKLEY RC Rookie Card BGS 9 MINT High End 2 x 9.5 $26.00 (5 Bids)
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# 73 PSA 8 KEVIN McHALE 1986 87 FLEER fleer BOSTON CELTICS
# 73  PSA 8  KEVIN  McHALE   1986  87  FLEER  fleer   BOSTON  CELTICS  $2.25 (2 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer x6 PSA Card Lot SPUD WEBB MAGIC JOHNSON KAREEM MULLIN RC +more HOF
1986-87 Fleer x6 PSA Card Lot SPUD WEBB MAGIC JOHNSON KAREEM MULLIN RC +more HOF $20.00 (7 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Basketball Lot Ewing, Wilkins, Malone, Olajuwon, PSA 9 Aguirre
1986-87 Fleer Basketball Lot Ewing, Wilkins, Malone, Olajuwon, PSA 9 Aguirre $71.00 (2 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Bulls Rookie PSA 8
1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Bulls Rookie PSA 8 $1,799.99
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#120 psa 6 SPUD WEBB RC 1986 87 FLEER fleer ATLANTA HAWKS
#120  psa 6  SPUD  WEBB   RC  1986  87  FLEER  fleer    ATLANTA  HAWKS  $1.88
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1986-87 Fleer #86 Sam Perkins Mavericks BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
1986-87 Fleer #86 Sam Perkins Mavericks BGS 9.5 GEM MINT $41.11 (6 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Basketball #99 Byron Scott Lakers PSA 8 NM-MT
1986-87 Fleer Basketball #99 Byron Scott Lakers PSA 8 NM-MT $16.00
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DOMINIQUE WILKINS 1986/87 FLEER #121 RC ROOKIE CARD ATLANTA HAWKS BGS 8 NM-MT
DOMINIQUE WILKINS 1986/87 FLEER #121 RC ROOKIE CARD ATLANTA HAWKS BGS 8 NM-MT $6.50 (3 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Sticker #11 Dominique Wilkins PSA 6 EX-MT Atlanta Hawks HOF 86-87
1986-87 Fleer Sticker #11 Dominique Wilkins PSA 6 EX-MT Atlanta Hawks HOF 86-87 $5.99
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Mark Eaton Signed 1986-87 Fleer Basketball #28 BVG BGS Beckett JSA AUTO Jazz
Mark Eaton Signed 1986-87 Fleer Basketball #28 BVG BGS Beckett JSA AUTO Jazz $4.25 (4 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer #81 Charles Oakley Chicago Bulls RC Rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
1986-87 Fleer #81 Charles Oakley Chicago Bulls RC Rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT $15.50 (7 Bids)
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Fat Lever Signed 1986-87 Fleer Basketball #63 Nuggets BVG BGS Beckett JSA AUTO
Fat Lever Signed 1986-87 Fleer Basketball #63 Nuggets BVG BGS Beckett JSA AUTO $3.25 (4 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer #5 John Bagley Cleveland Cavaliers BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
1986-87 Fleer #5 John Bagley Cleveland Cavaliers BGS 9.5 GEM MINT $47.00 (7 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer #81 Charles Oakley Chicago Bulls RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT
1986-87 Fleer #81 Charles Oakley Chicago Bulls RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT $43.00 (7 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Basketball #120 Spud Webb RC PSA 8 NM-MT
1986-87 Fleer Basketball #120 Spud Webb RC PSA 8 NM-MT $35.00
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1986-87 Fleer Basketball #120 Spud Webb RC Hawks PSA 7 NM
1986-87 Fleer Basketball #120 Spud Webb RC Hawks PSA 7 NM $16.00
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1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Bulls Rookie • PSA 8
1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Bulls Rookie • PSA 8 $1,750.00
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1986-87 Fleer #13 Sam Bowie BGS 9 MINT Portland Trail Blazers RC Basketball Card
1986-87 Fleer #13 Sam Bowie BGS 9 MINT Portland Trail Blazers RC Basketball Card $16.00
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1986-87 Fleer #13 Sam Bowie BGS 9 MINT Portland Trail Blazers RC Basketball Card
1986-87 Fleer #13 Sam Bowie BGS 9 MINT Portland Trail Blazers RC Basketball Card $16.00
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