Add Some Value To Your Collection With A Michael Jordan Upper Deck Card

Upper Deck is a brand of trading cards that is highly recognisable and popular. They now produce cards for Marvel, the NHL and the Overwatch Esports League.

The company started way back in 1988 with a licence to produce Major League Baseball cards. Then, two years later, they also acquired the licence to produce cards for the National Football League, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. Their first set of NBA cards were released in 1991. Michael Jordan cards were included in this set and the most famous of these is the Magic vs Jordan #34 card.

The company also released hologram cards that featured Michael Jordan as well as David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon.

How many Michael Jordan sets did Upper Deck Release?

Upper Deck released a total of 9 exclusive Michael Jordan sets including:

  • MJ Rare Air collection (1994)
  • Upper Deck Jordan collection (1995)
  • MJ International stickers (1998)
  • Upper Deck Michael Jordan/LeBron James bonus pack (2005)
  • Jordan Legacy collection (2008 & 2009)

Unfortunately, in 2009, the NBA decided to grant an exclusive trading card licence to Panini and Upper Deck stopped producing Michael Jordan trading cards.

Other collectables produced by Upper Deck

Even though Upper Deck no longer produce Michael Jordan trading cards, they do produce other types of collectables featuring one of basketball’s most iconic players. In fact, Michael Jordan has been a spokesman for Upper Deck for over 30 years.

In 2021, the company released a collection of Air Jordan shoes that are autographed by the player himself. These sneakers are individually signed by Michael Jordan and this signing is witnessed and authenticated by a representative from Upper Deck.

Apart from Michael Jordan Upper Deck cards, you can also find a collection of other Michael Jordan cards including the Michael Jordan rookie card