1986 to 1989 Fleer Basketball Complete Set Run (8 Sets, 572 Cards and Stickers) Including Michael Jordan Rookie

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2270

Item Year: 1986

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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High-grade collection of eight complete sets (four regular and four stickers) from all four Fleer Basketball sets produced during the 1980s. The undisputed highlight of this collection is the 1986-1987 Fleer set, which is in outstanding condition given its condition-sensitive flush-to-the-border design. The 1986-1987 set is headlined by Michael Jordan's rookie card (BGS 6.5) and is jam packed with all the other stars and Hall of Famers that make these 1980s Fleer sets so popular. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1986-1987 Fleer (132 cards): 56% Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 44% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including a few lesser). Keys: #1 Jabbar (Nr/Mt-Mt), 7 Barkley RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 9 Bird (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 26 Drexler RC (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt+), 27 Dumars RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 31 Erving (30/70 L/R and B/T, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 32 Ewing RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 53 Johnson (Nr/Mt), 57 Jordan RC (BGS 6.5), 68 K. Malone RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 77 Mullin RC (65/35 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt+), 82 Olajuwon RC (Nr/Mt), 109 Thomas RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 121 Wilkins RC (Ex), and 131 Worthy RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+). 2) 1986-1987 Fleer Stickers (11 cards): Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, with two better. Key: #8 Jordan (Ex-Mt). 3) 1987-1988 Fleer (132 cards): 72% Nr/Mt-Mt to Mint and 28% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (mostly due to centering). Keys: #1 Abdul-Jabbar (Ex-Mt), 11 Bird (Nr/Mt), 56 Johnson (Mint), and 59 Jordan (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). 4) 1987-1988 Fleer Stickers (11 cards): Nr/Mt or better (including one slightly lesser). Key: #2 Jordan (Ex-Mt+). 5) 1988-1989 Fleer (132 cards): 40% Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 60% Ex to Nr/Mt (mostly due to centering, including a couple lesser). Keys: #9 Bird (15/85 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 17 Jordan (Vg-Ex), 20 Pippen RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 43 Rodman RC (10/90 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 57 Miller RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 115 Stockton RC (25/75 T/B, otherwise Mint), and 120 Jordan AS (15/85 T/B, otherwise Mint). 6) 1988-1989 Fleer Stickers (11 cards): Ex to Nr/Mt (including a couple better). Key: #7 Jordan (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). 7) 1989-1990 Fleer (132 cards): 68% Nr/Mt or better and 32% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering). Keys: #8 Bird (Nr/Mt-Mt) and 21 Jordan (70/30 T/B, otherwise Mint). 8) 1989-1990 Fleer Stickers (11 cards): Nr/Mt or better, with one lesser. Key: #3 Jordan (Nr/Mt+). This is a very attractive high-grade complete set run of 1980s Fleer Basketball cards with many highlights. Total: 8 sets, 572 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.

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