August 6, 2015: Sports & Americana Auction
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With timing that could only be described as impeccable, Fleer leaped into the basketball card business in the mid-1980’s just in time to capitalize on the arrival in the NBA of one Michael Jordan, a rookie saddled with big expectations that were about to get a whole lot bigger. Fleer produced its first basketball issue in 1986, and the Michael Jordan rookie card would work in tandem with a host of others to – eventually – make the 1986 Fleer issue one of the hottest in the card-collecting world. Here then is an unparalleled opportunity to pick up the three key first issues by Fleer, with attendant Sticker inserts, in a simply blazing Near-Mint to Mint condition that are obviously straight from packs and simply unimprovable. The 1986 issue (132 cards) is in nine-pocket pages and album; the sets from 1987 and 1988 (also 132 cards each) are in boxes and in the same startling high grades, as validated by the 13 cards that have been third-party slabbed and authenticated. Like their counterparts throughout the rest of all three sets, the slabbed keys have blazing colors, good gloss and a spectacular, seemingly uncirculated presentation that makes this a special chance for a serious high-grade collector. Here’s the breakdown of the keys from 1986: No. 7 Barkley - PSA 8, No. 9 Bird – PSA 8, No. 26 Drexler – PSA 9, No. 32 Ewing – PSA 8, No. 53 Magic Johnson – PSA 8, No. 57 Jordan – PSA 8.5, No. 68 Malone – PSA 8, No. 76 Moore – PSA 8, No. 82 Olajuwon – PSA 8, No. 121 Wilkens – PSA 9 and No. 131 Worthy – PSA 9. The Michael Jordan cards from 1987 and 1988 – Nos. 59 and 17, respectively – are both PSA 9 Mint beauties.
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1986-88 Fleer Basketball High-Grade Sets (3)
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Minimum Bid: $1,200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,577
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

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