The TOP 30 Michael Jordan Basketball Card Inserts from the 90's

The TOP 30 Michael Jordan Basketball Cards
from the 90's

The Top Michael Jordan Inserts From The 90's | Best Jordan Insert Cards

In this article I’m going to cover the top 30 most valuable, most collectible Michael Jordan insert basketball cards from the 90’s.  This list does not include his refractors – no Topps Chrome refractors or Bowman’s Best atomic refractors.  These inserts are shooting up in value, popularity, and collectability.  Keep in mind that there are numerous Michael Jordan basketball cards from the 90’s and these are just my top 30. 

#30

1996 Fleer Metal Net-Rageous die-cut insert
Michael Jordan #5

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Starting off our list at number 30 is a 1996 Metal Net-Rageous Michael Jordan die-cut insert #5 graded a PSA 9.  This card sold via buy it now in February of 2021 for $6,000.  These were found 1 in 288 packs from the 1996 Fleer Metal basketball hobby boxes with 10 total cards in this set.  If you were specifically trying to pull a Jordan, you would potentially have to open 2,880 packs to do so. 

#29

1997 Skybox Premium Golden Touch die-cut insert
Michael Jordan #1

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Our pick for number 29 is the 1997 Skybox Premium Michael Jordan Golden Touch die-cut insert #1.  This rare and unique card was found in the 1997 Skybox Premium boxes.  These cards are in a 15 card set and can be found in 1 in 360 packs.  

These die-cut cards are distinct because of the use of the gold foil and the embossing that gives them the raised texture.  This specific card was sold at auction in November of 2020 for $6,765.

#28

1997 Skybox Z-force Big Men on Court insert
Michael Jordan #9

1997 Skybox Z-force Big Men on Court insert Michael Jordan #9

Number 28 on our list is the 1997 Skybox Z-force Michael Jordan Big Men on Court insert.  It was sold at auction in February of 2021 by Heritage Auction for $6,900.  These Big Men on Court cards are found 1 in 288 packs from the 1997 Skybox Z-force Series 2 Basketball hobby boxes, making them hard to pull. 

Because of they way they were printed, they have a 3D look to them which makes them stand out and very interesting to look at when you get to hold one in your hand. These are a must-have for any serious Jordan collector. 

#27

1996 Skybox Z-force Slam Cam insert
Michael Jordan #5

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Number 27 is the 1996 Skybox Z-force Michael Jordan Slam Cam insert.  This card sold at auction in July of 2020 for $6,966.  Slam Cam inserts were seeded 1 in 240 packs in series 1 boxes and tougher to pull than Autographics cards. 

#26

1997 Fleer Thrill Seekers Insert
Michael Jordan #7

1997 Fleer Thrill Seekers Insert Michael Jordan #7

Our number 26 pick is the 1997 Fleer Thrill Seekers Insert Michael Jordan #7 graded PSA 10 gem mint condition.  It sold at auction in February of 2021 for $7,600.  These were inserted 1 in 288 packs.  Very cool design with the red border and prism center – the modern day scope prizm cards originated from this set and the PMG precious metal gem parallels. 

#25

1997 Ultra Star Power Supreme die-cut insert
Michael Jordan #1

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Number 25 is a 1997 Ultra Star Power Michael Jordan Supreme die-cut insert #1. This insert was sold at auction in December of 2020 for $8,955.  There are three versions; Star Power, Star Power Plus, and the Star Power Supreme, with the Star Power Supreme being the most rare.

#24

1996 Skybox Z-force A Cut Above die-cut insert
Michael Jordan #5

1996 Skybox Z-force A Cut Above die-cut insert Michael Jordan #5

Number 24 is his 1996 Skybox Z-force A Cut Above die-cut insert #5.  This one sold at auction in September of 2020 for $9,299.  There are 10 total cards in this set and seeded at 1 in 288 packs, this is a tough one to pull.  

That means that this Jordan card will only be found once in 2,880 packs.  If you were going to try to pull one today, you could potentially spend a good bit of money trying to get one from a box.  Die-cut designs were common and popular for this era, this one is especially intricate with the saw blade design. 

#23

1996 Skybox Z-force Big Men on Court die-cut insert
Michael Jordan #4

1996 Skybox Z-force Big Men on Court die-cut insert Michael Jordan #4​

Our pick for number 23 is his 1996 Skybox Z-force BMOC Z-Peat Parallel die-cut insert.  Sold at auction in January of 2021 for $9,355, the Big Men on Court Z-Peat Jordan card is found 1 in 11,200 packs.  This rare card screams 90’s with its bright colors and playful bubble “Big Men on Court” lettering. 

Because the die-cut is on 3 of the 4 sides of the card, this card is especially susceptible to damage at the edges. 

This is another one of my favorite insert cards from the 90’s – I even designed a t-shirt that is in my store with “Big Man on Court” on it because I like these cards so much. 

#22

1993 Fleer Ultra Scoring Kings Insert
Michael Jordan #5

1993 Fleer Ultra Scoring Kings Insert Michael Jordan #5​

Number 22 on the list is his 1993 Fleer Ultra Scoring Kings Insert #5 graded PSA 10 gem mint condition.  This card was sold at auction in August of 2020 for $9,433.  These inserts are from the series 1 boxes, found 1 in 36 packs so that is roughly 1 per box.  That gives you a 1 in 360 pack chance to pull the Jordan.

These are very hard to find in gem mint condition due to the foiling. The lightning bolt in this card perfectly highlights Jordan’s post-shot form, making this another very unique card from the 90’s and a nice one to add to your collection.

Currently there are only 96 PSA 10’s in existence and I don’t think that number will go up much as this was an early chase card for many collectors.   

#21

1996 Flair Showcase Hot Shots die-cut insert
Michael Jordan #1

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Number 21 is a 1996 Flair Showcase Michael Jordan Hot Shots die-cut insert #1 graded PSA 9 mint condition.  It was sold at auction in December of 2020 for $9,682.  These are 1 in 96 packs so not the toughest to pull, but they are very difficult to grade because of the die-cut. With an insert ratio of 1:180 and 10 cards in the set, pulling a pack fresh Jordan could entail opening at least 1,800 packs.

The special flame shaped die-cut design of this card makes it a favorite of many collectors.  Check out the baseball inserts as well if you are into baseball or even football has a Hot Hands set.  

#20

1998 Metal Universe Planet Metal die-cut Insert
Michael Jordan #1

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Our pick for number 20 is the 1998 Metal Universe Michael Jordan Planet Metal die-cut insert #1. This example was sold at auction in December of 2020 by Heritage Auctions for $9,900.  It is not the toughest card to pull but has been proven tough to grade. PSA 10 gem mint examples such as this one will fetch premium prices due to the rarity in a PSA 10 case. 

#19

1998 Fleer Tradition Electrifying Insert
Michael Jordan #6

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Number 19 is the 1998 Fleer Tradition Michael Jordan Electrifying Insert #6 graded PSA 10 gem mint condition.  This one sold at auction in January of 2021 for $10,000 even.  I think these electrifying cards are very underrated.  They are found in the 1998 Fleer Tradition hobby boxes and they are seated 1 in 72 packs with 10 total cards in the set.  

The electric gold background makes this insert really stand out from the rest.  The gold flakes pop out against the black background and compliments the electric design that weaves through it. This ornate card looks even better when holding in hand. I highly suggest you consider looking into these under-appreciated basketball inserts from the ’90s. 

#18

1997 Skybox Premium Star Rubies Parallel
Michael Jordan #235

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Number 18 on our list is the 1997 Skybox Premium Michael Jordan Star Rubies Parallel #235 graded PSA 9 mint condition.  It was sold at auction July 2018 for $11,567.  This is definitely one of the Jordan holy grail cards with only 50 in existence.  

If this super rare card sold for that price back in 2018, we can only imagine what it would sell for today in 2021.  Out of the 50 that were printed, none have been found in PSA 10 gem mint condition and only seven PSA 9’s have been found so far. 

Check out other players in this Star Rubies set. 

#17

1998 Skybox E-X Century Dunk 'N Go-Nuts Insert
Michael Jordan #15

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Number 17 on the list is the 1998 Skybox E-X Century Michael Jordan Dunk ‘N Go-Nuts Insert #15 graded PSA 10 gem mint condition.  This insert sold at auction in February of 2021 for $12,456.  A play on the well-known Dunkin Donuts restaurant chain’s name, even down to the pink and orange lettering.  

These are not the toughest to pull at 1 in 36 packs in the 98′ Skybox E-X Century Basketball box but there are currently only 53 PSA 10’s in existence and 62 PSA 9’s.  I think they are tough to grade because they are very susceptible to corner wear and surface scratching due to the clear acetate the card is made from. So the PSA 10 population may not get much higher than where it currently stands. 

Check out other cards in this set here.

#16

1992 Stadium Club Beam Team Members Only
Michael Jordan #1

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Number 16 is the 1992 Stadium Club Michael Jordan Beam Team Members Only #1 graded PSA 10 gem mint condition.  This one sold at auction for $13,600 in February of 2021.  These were found in the factory sealed stadium club members only sets which I was picking up in 2019 for $200 and, incredibly only a few months later, are listed for almost $4K on eBay.  

The Beam Team cards were printed to resemble the half-time laser shows that took place during the basketball in the early ’90s. 1992 is the first year of the popular Beam Team insert which Topps included in their Stadium sets up to 1996.  

#15

1997 NBA Hoops High Voltage 500 Insert
Michael Jordan #14 - #ed /500

1997 NBA Hoops High Voltage 500 Insert Michael Jordan #14

Number 15 is the 1997 NBA Hoops Michael Jordan High Voltage 500 insert #14 graded PSA 8 near mint to mint condition. The High Voltage 500 inserts are serial numbered out of 500 and have an incredibly tough pull rate.  This specific example sold at auction in August of 2020 for $14,000.   

This is definitely one of the more attractive Michael Jordan basketball cards from the 90s. With its retro psychedelic black and chrome design Jordan really pops out at you with his red Chicago Bulls jersey.

Check out other players in this set here.   

#14

1998 NBA Hoops Bams Insert
Michael Jordan #1 - #ed /250

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Number 14 is his NBA Hoops Bams Insert #1.  Serial numbered out of just 250, this particular card was picked up at auction for $19,797 in December of 2020.  There is also a parallel to this NBA Hoops Bams Insert with a gold finish that is serial numbered out of just 100. 

#13

1997 Skybox Z-force Rave Reviews Insert
Michael Jordan #6

1997 Skybox Z-force Rave Reviews Insert Michael Jordan #6

Our pick for number 13 is the 1997 Skybox Z-force Michael Jordan Rave Reviews insert.  This tough to pull card sold at auction in February of 2021 for $19,800.  These cards have a very unique look with their cracked ice design in the background.  The chosen jewel toned colors give it the look of gemstones behind him as he jumps for his shot. 

#12

1998 Skybox Thunder Noyz Boyz die-cut Insert
Michael Jordan #9

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Number 12 on our list is his 1998 Skybox Thunder Noyz Boyz die-cut insert.  This particular card is a gem mint PSA 10 and sold at auction in December of 2020 for $19,965.  These inserts were seeded 1 in 300 packs in the 1998 Skybox Thunder Basketball Hobby Box.  This action shot of Jordan in front of the very 90’s “Noyz Boyz” lettering, makes this rare card a unique and exciting addition to anyone’s collection. 

#11

1998 Flair Showcase Takeit2.net Insert
Michael Jordan #13 - #ed /1,000

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Number 11 is the 1998 Flair Showcase Michael Jordan Takeit2.net insert. This PSA 10 graded insert was sold at auction in December of 2020 for $21,000.  1998 was a big year for technology with the release of the first iMac so that may have been the inspiration for the background of this card, the growing popularity of the internet and technology.

#10

1996 Skybox E-X2000 Michael Jordan
Credentials - #ed /499

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Number 10 is the 1996 Skybox E-X2000 Michael Jordan Credentials.  These rare Credentials are a parallel to the base set, serial numbered to 499.  This particular card sold in September of 2020 for $21,500. 

The signature Credentials pearl foil border compliments Jordan’s white Chicago Bulls Jersey.  Some of the cards in this set have a blue sky with clouds background inside the pearl border, but I think Michael Jordan in his white jersey really pops against the black background on this one.  

#9

1997 Skybox Z-Force Super Rave Parallel
Michael Jordan #190 - #ed /50

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Number 9 is his Skybox Z-Force Super Rave Parallel #190.  This gem mint PSA 10 graded card sold at auction in March of 2020 for $21,860.  The value of this card has gone up significantly since then as March was right before his documentary was released and right before the sports card market went up as a whole.  

Because it is a serial numbered card out of only 50 and only 3 have been found in gem mint condition, I think the value of this super rare card will continue to rise. 

#8

1997 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Row 0
Michael Jordan #1 - #ed/ 100

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Number 8 is the 1997 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Row 0.  Each card in this set has three different levels; row 2 (Style), row 1 (Grace), and row 0 (Showcase).  The non-legacy collection row 0 cards are seeded 1 in 24 packs but the legacy collection, like this one, are much rarer and more difficult to find.  

This particular Row 0 Michael Jordan card sold in January of 2021 by best offer for $22,750.  The unique gold foil design in the background makes it a great card to put on display to show off as part of your collection.  

#7

1997 Metal Universe Platinum Portrait Insert
Michael Jordan #1

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Number 7 is his 1997 Metal Universe Platinum Portrait Insert.  This card sold at auction in February of 2021 for $25,200.  These platinum portraits are seeded 1 in 288 packs with 15 total cards in the set.  You could potentially have to open 4,320 packs to pull one of these rare portrait cards of Jordan.  Currently PSA has found 16 in gem mint condition so they are not too terribly difficult to grade.  

Small holes in the card are used to create this shadowy head shot of Jordan.  This distinguishable card stands out for sure and it makes since why collectors would pay a premium price to have it in their collection. 

#6

1996 Flair Showcase Row 0 Legacy Collection
Michael Jordan #23 - #ed /150

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Number 6 is his 1996 Flair Showcase Row 0 Legacy Collection #23. This gem mint card sold at best offer in August of 2020 for $28,800.  Serial numbered out of 150, this card is from the first year of Legacy Collection, 1996.  Only 3 of these have been found in gem mint PSA 10 condition.  

These cards are very difficult to grade as the surface has shown to be very easily chipped and the corners have shown to be very easily dinged over time.  Chances are if they were not well taken care of right out of the pack, they will not receive a gem mint grade.  That makes this gem mint card even more rare and special.

#5

1996 Skybox Premium Star Rubies Parallel
Michael Jordan #16

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Number 5 is the 1996 Skybox Premium Michael Jordan Star Rubies parallel #16.  This gem mint 10 example sold at auction in February of 2021 for a hefty $33,600.  With only six examples being found in PSA 10 condition and fifteen in mint condition, this is a  relatively difficult Michael Jordan basketball card to grade.

#4

1997 Skybox E-X2001 Jambalaya Insert
Michael Jordan #6

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Number four is his 1997 Skybox E-X2001 Jambalaya die-cut insert #6.  One of the most popular Michael Jordan inserts of all time, this PSA 9 fetched $57,000 in December of 2020.  Only fourteen PSA 10 examples have been found of this extremely collectible die-cut card with just 16 PSA 9’s.  

Found in the 1997 Fleer Skybox E-X2001 hobby boxes and seeded only 1 in 720 packs, these were very difficult to pull.  With 15 cards in the set, that means the Michael Jordan card was only found 1 in 10,800 packs.  

#3

1997 Skybox E-X2001Essential Credentials Parallel
Michael Jordan #9 - #ed /72

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Number three is the 1997 Skybox E-X2001 Essential Credentials Future Parallel #9.  This specific example was found in excellent to mint condition by PSA and sold at auction in December of 2020 for $83,557.  This is a highly coveted and ultra rare insert from the 90s and has 72 copies printed.  With its vibrant pink and red gradient background, this card definitely stands out from the rest.  

#2

1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Parallel
Michael Jordan #23 (Red) #ed /90

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Number 2 on our list is the 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Parallel.  This PSA 6 example was sold at auction in December of 2020 for a premium price of $228,313.  It is serial numbered out of 100 but only 90 of them were printed in red foil with the remaining 10 being printed in green foil.  Which leads us up to our number 1 card…

#1

1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Parallel
Michael Jordan #23 (Green) #ed /10

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Finally, number 1 on the list is the notorious 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Parallel Green.  Numbered out of 100, only 10 of the green version were printed.  As noted above, the rest of the 100 are the red version.  This particular card, authenticated by PSA, sold at auction in December of 2020 for an incredible $915,000.  

It has a full foil front which you really have to hold in hand to appreciate.  The combination of its outrageous rarity and its stunning finish, makes this card the most valuable, most collectible Michael Jordan insert from the 1990’s.