THE GUIDE TO MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR BASKETBALL CARDS

A COMPLETE LIST OF MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR BASKETBALL CARDS

COMPLETE GUIDE TO MICHAEL JORDAN’S MOST VALUABLE REFRACTOR BASKETBALL CARDS

Hello again sports card investors, collectors & hobbyists!

We hope that we’ve found you enjoying the weekend and using this time to relax, spending some time with family, pursuing a hobby or just taking a break from all of the craziness that we’ve been forced to accept as a “new normal.” For many of us, sports card collecting has become a fun hobby — a nostalgic reminder of a simpler time, a break from the stress of daily life, or a way to make some money on the side — while doing something we truly enjoy. For most, it’s a combination of the three.

For those that have followed us for any length of time, followed our card recommendations, and especially those that picked up some of the cards featured in any of our previous monthly “best buys” articles — you know that we’ve pulled in some huge profits — all while having some fun with the hobby and even building our personal collections (PC) to hold for the long term.

If you’re new to collecting or are have just now stumbled across our articles, please feel free to give us a follow for more of our monthly “best buys”, articles and insights into the hobby. We’d be honored to have you!

For our new readers — a quick backstory: How this once forgotten yet beloved pastime for many of us that grew up in the 90’s (sports card collecting) has grown into a multi-billion dollar market.

To put this in perspective: 11 basketball cards breaking the million dollar sales mark in 2021 alone.

11 basketball cards breaking the million dollar sales mark in 2021 alone.

SPORTS CARD MARKET ON “INSANE” RUN

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the sports card industry has seen an unprecedented boom. As COVID-19 swept across the United States, one by one professional and collegiate sports fell by the wayside. Filling the void for sports fans became the next challenge. Many fans filled that void by rediscovering sports card collecting.

Sports card collecting is having a run not seen since the 1970s and 1980s. This year saw sales of sports cards at public auction reach all-time highs. Over ten cards sold for $500,000 or more.

MULTIMILLION DOLLAR SPORTS CARD SALES

Two basketball cards sold for $1.8 million each, a Lebron James rookie card and a Giannis Antetokounmpo rookie card. 2020 also saw a 2009 Mike Trout baseball card sell at auction for a record-breaking $3.84 million.

With sports cards growing in value, many collectors are amassing collections of high value as part of a diversified investment portfolio. What separates this era from the previous is the recognition that these cards are a legitimate alternative asset.

See: ‘It has been absolutely insane’: Trading card industry has boomed during pandemic

Read: Why I Believe Sports Cards Are About To Explode in Culture & Value

SHOULD I BUY ROOKIES? REFRACTORS? OR BOTH?

Typically we recommend key rookies of future & current Hall of Famers, as these hold the most value over time. Second and third year cards can be a decent option for those looking to flip for short term profits, but years down the road, it’s always the rookies that will be worth the most. With that being said, Michael Jordan and possibly LeBron James are the exception. This week our recommended buys are Michael Jordan refractors.

MICHAEL JORDAN ROOKIE CARDS VS MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTORS

As most of Jordan’s rookie cards take off into the stratosphere (and out of most collector’s budgets) it is our belief that collectors and investors alike will be looking for realistic options to add the greatest basketball player of all time to their portfolio. Most would prefer to do so without having to sell their houses. And the first place that many will look will be to Michael Jordan refractor cards.

Once this happens — due to the scarcity and extremely low pop count of most of Jordan’s refractors — these cards should surge to incredible heights.

Most Jordan refractors are still within a reasonable price range, but with an increase in demand and pop counts of 40–150 — -their simply won’t be enough to satisfy demand — causing prices to skyrocket. Get in where you fit in while you still can. Jordan refractors are preparing for launch.

MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTORS

THE COMPLETE LIST OF MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR BASKETBALL CARDS

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LIST IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED.. PLEASE CHECK BACK AS WE WILL BE ADDING ALL JORDAN REFRACTORS & UPDATING POP COUNTS**

1993 FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #1

PSA 10 Pop: 41

PSA 9 Pop: 359

PSA 8 Pop: 144

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1994 FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #331

1994 FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #331

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PSA 10 Pop: 593

PSA 9 Pop: 126

PSA 8 Pop: 16

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PSA 10 Pop: 41

PSA 9 Pop: 290

PSA 8 Pop: 78

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1995 FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #229

1995 FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #229

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PSA 10 Pop: 11

PSA 9 Pop: 49

PSA 8 Pop: 49

REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 17

PSA 9 Pop: 45

PSA 8 Pop: 14

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1995 FINEST MYSTERY MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #M1

1995 FINEST MYSTERY MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #M1

BORDERLESS REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 25

PSA 9 Pop: 87

PSA 8 Pop: 45

BORDERED REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 27

PSA 9 Pop: 75

PSA 8 Pop: 36

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1995 TOPPS MYSTERY FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN #M1 REFRACTOR

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PSA 10 Pop: 3

PSA 9 Pop: 37

PSA 8 Pop: 36

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1996 BOWMAN’S BEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #80

1996 BOWMAN’S BEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR & ATOMIC REFRACTOR #80

ATOMIC REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 14

PSA 9 Pop: 61

PSA 8 Pop: 11

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 18

PSA 9 Pop: 95

PSA 8 Pop: 33

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1996 BOWMAN’S BEST CUTS MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #BC2

1996 BOWMAN’S BEST CUTS MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #BC2

ATOMIC REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 10

PSA 9 Pop: 27

PSA 8 Pop: 7

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 3

PSA 9 Pop: 25

PSA 8 Pop: 22

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1996 BOWMAN’S BEST SHOTS MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #BS6

1996 BOWMAN’S BEST SHOTS MICHAEL JORDAN #BS6 REFRACTOR & ATOMIC REFRACTOR

ATOMIC REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 38

PSA 9 Pop: 36

PSA 8 Pop: 20

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 29

PSA 9 Pop: 73

PSA 8 Pop: 21

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1996 FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #291

REFRACTOR W/COATIING

PSA 10 Pop: 12

PSA 9 Pop: 38

PSA 8 Pop: 18

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PSA 10 Pop: 20

PSA 9 Pop: 24

PSA 8 Pop: 6

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1996 STADIUM CLUB FINEST REPRINT MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #24

PSA 10 Pop: 3

PSA 9 Pop: 32

PSA 8 Pop: 37

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1996 TOPPS CHROME MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #139

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1996 TOPPS HOLDING COURT MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #HC2

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PSA 10 Pop: 20

PSA 9 Pop: 104

PSA 8 Pop: 40

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 2

PSA 9 Pop: 57

PSA 8 Pop: 17

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1996 TOPPS MYSTERY FINEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #M14

BORDERLESS REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 8

PSA 9 Pop: 37

PSA 8 Pop: 35

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BORDERED REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 25

PSA 9 Pop: 200

PSA 8 Pop: 73

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1996 TOPPS NBA STARS MICHAEL JORDAN FINEST REFRACTOR #124

ATOMIC REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 8

PSA 9 Pop: 22

PSA 8 Pop: 4

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 24

PSA 9 Pop: 39

PSA 8 Pop: 6

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1996 TOPPS NBA STARS MICHAEL JORDAN FINEST REFRACTOR #74

ATOMIC REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 5

PSA 9 Pop: 21

PSA 8 Pop: 2

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 19

PSA 9 Pop: 19

PSA 8 Pop: 7

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**1996 Topps NBA Stars Reprint**

Michael Jordan 24 1985 Reprint-Refractor
Michael Jordan 24 1985 Reprint-Members Only
Michael Jordan 24 1985 Reprint

1997 BOWMAN’S BEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #96

ATOMIC REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 21

PSA 9 Pop: 26

PSA 8 Pop: 8

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 21

PSA 9 Pop: 33

PSA 8 Pop: 9

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1997 BOWMAN’S BEST MICHAEL JORDAN REFRACTOR #60

ATOMIC REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 16

PSA 9 Pop: 21

PSA 8 Pop: 13

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REFRACTOR

PSA 10 Pop: 26

PSA 9 Pop: 36

PSA 8 Pop: 25

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1997 Bowman’s Best Mirror Image Gary Payton/Michael Jordan/Ron Mercer/Stephon Marbury Refractor #M11

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1997 Bowman’s Best Techniques Michael Jordan Refractor #T2

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1997 Finest Michael Jordan Refractor #287

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1997 Finest Michael Jordan Refractor #271

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1997 Topps Chrome Michael Jordan Refractor #123

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1997 Topps Chrome Season’s Best Michael Jordan Refractor #6

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1997 Topps Chrome Topps 40 Michael Jordan Refractor #T5

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1997 Topps Generations Michael Jordan Refractor #G2

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1997 Topps Rock Stars Michael Jordan Refractor #RS1

1997 Topps Rock Stars Michael Jordan Refractor #RS1

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1998 Finest Michael Jordan Refractor #81

1998 Finest Michael Jordan Refractor #81

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1998 Finest Mystery Eddie Jones/Michael Jordan Refractor #M20

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1998 Finest Mystery K.Bryant/M.Jordan Refractor #M1

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1998 Finest Mystery E.Jones/M.Jordan #M20

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1998 Topps Chrome Preview Michael Jordan Refractor #77

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1998 Topps Roundball Royalty Michael Jordan Refractor #R1

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2001 Topps Chrome Michael Jordan Refractor #96

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2001 Topps Chrome Fast & Furious Michael Jordan Refractor #FF05

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2001 Topps Pristine Michael Jordan Refractor #6

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2002 Finest Michael Jordan Refractor#100

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2002 Finest Michael Jordan Gold Refractor #100

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2002 Topps Chrome Michael Jordan Refractor #10

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2002 Topps Chrome Michael Jordan White Refractor #10

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2002 Topps Chrome Michael Jordan Black Refractor #10

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2002 Topps Chrome Coast to Coast Michael Jordan Refractor #CC8

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2002 Topps Chrome Zone Busters Michael Jordan Refractor #ZB13

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2002 Topps Chrome the Move Michael Jordan The Move Refractor #TM6

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2002 Topps Pristine Michael Jordan Refractor #4

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2002 Topps Pristine Michael Jordan Gold Refractor #4

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THE AIR JORDAN COLLECTION

SHOP OUR EXCLUSIVE HIGH-END COLLECTION

Many of the cards listed for sale online and especially on ebay are reprints. These are becoming harder to spot as fraudulent sellers have upped their games. Reprints are simply copies of original versions of the card. Many times the cards sold online are copies of the original or just outright fakes (shitty attempts at reprints).

Reprints hold no value (that’s why you see some cards that you’d think would be worth a lot of money selling online for so cheap. Obviously fake cards aren’t worth anything. Originals hold value and obviously rookies, autographed cards, rare inserts, short prints (cards that are numbered on the actual card itself) are worth much more and are only increasing in value.

Everything listed on on our site is Authentic, Rookie, Autographed or both. This also includes rare, limited edition, short-print and low numbered cards (some 1 of 1’s) that can’t be found anywhere else.

So whether you’re here to shop, just looking to read and learn, or you’re considering returning to the hobby, follow our blog and learn which brands are the best investment, which are most likely to increase in value, where to sell them for top dollar and also what common mistakes to avoid.

With a little guidance, you can build a valuable collection or make some money on the side while reliving the nostalgia of basketball card collecting as a kid.

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