He Shoots, He Scores, And The Crowd Goes Wild

Since the invention of Basketball in 1891 by a Springfield College instructor and graduate student, James Naismith, basketball has become an iconic sport. And there are incredibly skilled athletes making it the sport we all love and know so well today. To keep fans invested in the sport basketball cards were printed, and fans started to collect them. The first printed back in 1910 featuring Xavier College.

Fast forward to 1986 and you will find the first Michael Jordan Rookie card in print, although some believe his true rookie card is the 1984 Michael Jordan #101 basketball card.

Why did people love Michael Jordan?

Many consider Michael the greatest basketball player of all time, and some even consider him the greatest athlete of all time. The burning question is why?

Michael Jordan became the icon he did because he worked work. Many may say it has a lot to do with genetics. That is not the case here. Michael Jordan had and continues to have a superb attitude to succeeding in all that he pursues. 

Michael Jordan mindset quotes

  • "I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying."
  • 'My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."
  • "I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

His most valuable Basketball card is the Michael Jordan Upper Deck Game Jersey Autograph card which sold for $1.44 million on February 4, 2021

Start shopping for your Michael Jordan rookie basketball card today on eBay. Consider adding some panini basketball cards to your collection and some  Kobe Bryant rookie cards – you might as well round out the competition. Shop competitively on eBay as you bid for your favourite players. Be sure to check all the seller’s details regarding their terms and conditions before you take your winning shot at the highest bid. Some sellers also offer Afterpay on eligible purchases, allowing you to enjoy your victory before paying.