Michael Jordan baseball cards are some of his most undervalued cards in the hobby. Everyone knows his 1986 Fleer rookie card is one of the great cards of all-time, but people sometimes forget that Jordan has some interesting baseball cards that are also worth buying. Jordan didn’t set the baseball diamond on fire like he did the basketball court, but he still achieved something that only a few athletes have ever done. He played two different professional sports. Players like Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson also accomplished this, but when you consider how few of these players exist, you start to recognize what an amazing achievement it actually is.
When Jordan was asked what inspired him to play baseball, he quickly acknowledged that it was his father. Jordan said that every day he drove to the ballpark he would have a conversation with his deceased father. He described how he felt he was on a mission and his father was right there with him the entire way. I believe it just shows how much he loved his father and what a dramatic effect his passing had on Michael.
Here is a list of some of the best Michael Jordan baseball cards and how much they are worth. We have also included some information on how they grade and condition sensitive issues that you should be aware of before you make a purchase.
How Much is a Michael Jordan Baseball Card Worth?
The answer to this question comes down to basically two things. Which Michael Jordan baseball card do you have and what condition is the card in. Michael had a few different rookie cards produced over the years. Companies like Topps and Upper Deck made sure to include Michael in various baseball sets to capitalize on his immense popularity.
The rarer the card is the more it’s worth. That is typically the situation, but condition also plays a big part when determining the value of any Michael Jordan baseball card. Michael Jordan cards that have high grades sell for high prices. This is why high graded Michael Jordan baseball cards sell for so much money.
Having your Michael Jordan cards graded by GMA can help you protect your investment as well as quickly help you determine its real value. His 1991 Upper Deck rookie card is a great example. Gem MT 10 versions of this card can sell for up-to 10 times the price of ungraded versions.
Best Michael Jordan Baseball Cards
1991 Upper Deck #SP1
This is a unique short printed card of Michael Jordan playing baseball in 1991. This is Jordan’s first baseball card and interesting in the fact that it kind of predicted the future. Jordan was only taking batting practice in the photo and still was playing for the Chicago Bulls at the time. This card was also created before his father’s death.
These Jordan cards sell for around $5 ungraded while gem mint 10 versions can sell for around $75. A reasonable price for an incredible card.
1994 Supper Deck Star Rookie #19
Upper Deck made sure to include Michael in their 1994 set. The photo has Jordan chases down a fly ball, sporting his White Sox uniform. An Electric Diamond parallel was included which was limited in production and normally sells for 3 to 4 times what the base card does. The base card can be purchased online for around $4.00, ungraded.
1995 Upper Deck Minors One-on-One Set
Upper Deck saw that Jordan’s baseball cards were getting more and more popular with collectors, so they created a minor league set. This One-on-One set shows Jordan in various poses playing for the Birmingham Barons minor league team. These Michael Jordan baseball cards sell for about $3 ungraded while gem mint 10’s sell for $25-$30.
1995 Upper Deck #200 with Harry Carry
This is a great card for any Cubs fan. The baseball card shows Jordan has an interview with the legendary Harry Carey, the long-time Cubs Broadcaster. These cards sell for only $2-$3 which makes them one of his most undervalued cards.
1994 Collectors Choice #661
Collector’s Choice had a few different cards that they released of Michael in 1994. This card sells for $15 in mint 9 condition while gem mint 10’s sell for around $40. A Silver Signature parallel of Jordan was also produced and is a tough pull as they were randomly inserted into packs.
Michael Jordan will always be remembered as one of the greatest basketball players ever to play the game and not as the greatest baseball player. With that being said, one can only have a great deal of respect for how Jordan attempted to do the impossible. He wasn’t afraid to try something new and to stretch his comfort zone.