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Jordan Topps

1997-98 Stadium Club Team of The 90's One of a Kind /150
Not technically a Jordan card, but very cool issue honoring the amazing Bulls team of the 90's.  This is the parallel numbered out of 150
1998-99 Stadium Club One of a Kind /150
Stadium Club's regular issue enhanced with an all foil background and numbered to 150 copies

Jordan  Finest

1993-94 Topps Finest Refractor

Probably considered one of the first Super Premium sets, Topps came out with amazingly gorgeous cards called Topps Finest.  To add to that, they inserted special "refractor" cards that had a special finish which enhanced the cards appearance even more.  Unfortunately, the cards also suffered from horrible centering, greening of colors after being exposed to light and fake refractors.  A PSA 10 of this card will probably run in the $1000's as it is not easy to find one in good condition.  It does remain a historic card, which is why it is one of my favorites.

1996-97 Topps Finest Refractor

Also suffering from centering issues, this refractor version introduces what is not called the "Atomic Refractor" finish.  While not called that when it was released, this card features a multi-faceted finish that must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.


 1997-98 Topps Finest Silver Embossed Refractor 118/263

Topps first year of serially numbered cards includes this amazing embossed card.  The Silver version, the embossing gives it an almost 3D effect when combined with the prismatic finish.  May be one of the most under-appreciated Jordan cards from this year's Finest.


 1997-98 Topps Finest Gold Embossed Refractor 018/074

As for the aforementioned Silver version being under-appreciated,  this card may be the reason why.  Numbered to only 74 copies, this card remains one of the most elusive Jordan cards ever.  The rainbow finish on this card gives it an appearance unlike any other I have seen before, which is also carried to the backside of the card as well.  The die-cut design and serial numbering make it my favorite Topps Finest card.  This was probably the last year that Topps captured any interest from me.  Perhaps they set the bar too high for themselves this year, but I do not believe they have released anything superior since.  The combination of having bronze, silver and gold cards along with different types of chase cards and amazing card finishes made this the stand out release of 97-98 as far I am concerned