SKU# 79685 Almost universally regarded as the most important basketball card ever produced, Michael Jordan's 1986-87 Fleer rookie card was the focal point of a paradigm shift that occurred in the sports card industry in the late 1980's. With his popularity soaring on a global basis in the mid-to-late 1980's, Michael Jordan almost singlehandedly forced sports card collectors to shift their spending dollars away from baseball cards and into basketball cards. The tipping point had been reached and the entire sports trading card industry blossomed into a multi-sport category. Michael Jordan's 1986-87 Fleer rookie card simultaneously skyrocketed in value and historical prominence. Even after twenty plus years of time, MJ's Fleer RC remains a cherished icon and centerpiece for many trading collections. With the original image lost in time, Upper Deck commissioned famed sports artist Chuck Gillies to hand paint the 1986-87 Fleer art. His art was then used to produce this "Fleer Blow Up". The "Fleer Blow Up" is almost identical to the original photo and has the matching stats from the original trading card on the back. If you ever wanted your Fleer rookie signed, this is your opportunity. Michael autographed this unique 12.5 x 17.5 Upper Deck Authenticated item in silver paint. Jordan's silver signature has been deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated's five-step process.