Opportunism and OCD beget a slow build that will never finish

I really didn’t like this series, but the more that the Jordan rookie card made the headlines for record sales, the more that the design started to grow on me and I realized that I was totally drawn to the how addictive it became looking for perfectly centered examples. A visual effect that is intensified by the strength and contrast of the borders. So, the hunt for a set of 9’s began, knowing full well that I’ll never be able to afford to spring for an example of a Jordan that meets the high standards set out by the balance of the cards acquired.

The intention behind this project is to source cards in as perfect condition as possible, solid 9’s but some could be 10’s. Flaws in this card design are easy to spot and thus tough to discern those which will influence the graders to drop the grade. For the most part, super clean, with solid edges and sharp corners are the order of the day with almost zero tolerance for blemishes.

Start Date

August 2020

(updated: April 26 / 21)

Cards Acquired

35 / 132

Raw Cards

USD $483.42

(ave. $13.81 / card)

Cards Graded

0

Grading Costs

$0

Total

$483.42

Returned Cards

NO RETURNED CARDS ATM

1986 Fleer Inventory

Card Player Cost Look-Like Grade Actual Grade Poss. Value
1
2
3
4
5 John Bagley 8.92 9
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14 Joe Barry Carroll 16.55 9
15
16 Maurice Cheeks 26.14 9
17
18 Wayne Cooper 9.42 10
19 Pat Cummings 11.26 9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37 Artis Gilmore 14.05 9
38
39
40 Sydney Green 14.70 9
41
42
43
44
45 Gerald Henderson 13.26 9
46
47
48 Phil Hubbard 14.08 9
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56 Vinnie Johnson 35.36 10
57
58 Clark Kellogg 19.80 9
59 Albert King 16.33 10
60
61
62 Allen Leavell 4.99 9
63
64 Alton Lister 9.42 9
65
66
67
68
69 Moses Malone 19.57 10
70
71 Rodney McCray 35.51 10
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 Calvin Natt 14.13 9
80 Norm Nixon 5.31 9
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89 Kurt Rambis 40.18 10
90 Robert Reid 17.21 9
91 Doc Rivers 72.42 10
92 Alvin Robertson 14.44 10
93
94
95
96 Jeff Ruland 6.90 9
97
98
99
100
101
102 Jack Sikma 29.80 9
103 Derek Smith 15.37 9
104 Larry Smith 5.46 9
105 Rory Sparrow 4.28 9
106
107
108
109
110
111
112 Sedale Threatt 14.71 9
113
114
115
116
117 Kiki Vanderwhege 24.33 10
118 Jay Vincent 18.96 10
119
120
121
122
123 Buck Williams 20.86 9
124 Gus Williams 10.63 10
125 Herb Williams 16.99 10
126
127 Randy Wittman 18.96 9
128 Al Wood 8.14 9
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130
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