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 #120 Spud Webb RC PSA 9 MINT
1986-87 Fleer #120 Spud Webb RC PSA 9 MINT $7.50 (6 Bids)
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1986-87 FLEER MICHAEL JORDAN ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 8 NM-MT CHICAGO BULLS
1986-87 FLEER MICHAEL JORDAN ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 8 NM-MT CHICAGO BULLS $1,700.00
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MICHAEL JORDAN 1986/87 FLEER #57 RC ROOKIE CARD CHICAGO BULLS PSA 8 NM-MT
MICHAEL JORDAN 1986/87 FLEER #57 RC ROOKIE CARD CHICAGO BULLS PSA 8 NM-MT $676.66 (29 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 Rookie BGS 3.5 Subgrades 7.5 4.5 5 2.5
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 Rookie BGS 3.5 Subgrades 7.5 4.5 5 2.5 $629.98
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1986-87 Fleer #68 Karl Malone RC BGS 8 NM-MT w/ 9 subgrades
1986-87 Fleer #68 Karl Malone RC BGS 8 NM-MT w/ 9 subgrades $13.05 (7 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer #65 Lewis Lloyd PSA 9 MINT
1986-87 Fleer #65 Lewis Lloyd PSA 9 MINT $1.10 (2 Bids)
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1986 - 87 Fleer Charles Barkley Rookie RC BGS 8.5 w/ 9 edges ,corners , surface
1986 - 87 Fleer Charles Barkley Rookie RC BGS 8.5 w/ 9 edges ,corners , surface $90.00
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1986-87 Fleer #5 John Bagley PSA 9 MINT
1986-87 Fleer #5 John Bagley PSA 9 MINT $1.04 (2 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer #2 Alvan Adams PSA 9 MINT
1986-87 Fleer #2 Alvan Adams PSA 9 MINT $26.01 (8 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie RC BVG/BGS 8 w/ 9 Centering! .5 from 8.5
1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie RC BVG/BGS 8 w/ 9 Centering! .5 from 8.5 $1,599.00
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1986-87 FLEER MICHAEL JORDAN RC #57 PSA 8 HOT CARD !!
1986-87 FLEER MICHAEL JORDAN RC #57 PSA 8 HOT CARD !! $224.50 (11 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Basketball #71 Rodney McCray Houston Rockets BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
1986-87 Fleer Basketball #71 Rodney McCray Houston Rockets BGS 9.5 GEM MINT $1.25 (2 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Stickers rookie #10 Isiah Thomas rc BGS 9 Mint
1986-87 Fleer Stickers rookie #10 Isiah Thomas rc BGS 9 Mint $200.00
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ISIAH THOMAS RC 1986-87 FLEER #109 BGS 8 PISTONS ROOKIE
ISIAH THOMAS RC 1986-87 FLEER #109 BGS 8 PISTONS ROOKIE $0.99 (1 Bid)
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MICHAEL JORDAN 1986-87 FLEER #57 ROOKIE ! BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ (old label seldom seen)
MICHAEL JORDAN 1986-87 FLEER #57 ROOKIE ! BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ (old label seldom seen) $1,499.00 (1 Bid)
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Chris Mullin Warriors HoF 1986-87 Fleer 77 Rookie Card rC PSA 8 COMBINE SHIPPING
Chris Mullin Warriors HoF 1986-87 Fleer 77 Rookie Card rC PSA 8 COMBINE SHIPPING $39.95
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Michael Jordan 1986-87 Fleer Sticker #8 PSA 8 RC Rookie Bulls
Michael Jordan 1986-87 Fleer Sticker #8 PSA 8 RC Rookie Bulls $206.07 (29 Bids)
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1986-87 Fleer Basketball Rookie RC # 82 Akeem Okajuwon PSA 9 MINT
1986-87 Fleer Basketball Rookie RC # 82 Akeem Okajuwon PSA 9 MINT $3.25 (4 Bids)
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1986 - 87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie BGS 2 W 9.5 CENTERING Beckett Graded Rare
1986 - 87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie BGS 2 W 9.5 CENTERING Beckett Graded Rare $499.00
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1986-87 Fleer Basketball #84 Robert Parish Celtics BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
1986-87 Fleer Basketball #84 Robert Parish Celtics BGS 9.5 GEM MINT $0.99 (2 Bids)
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