As earlier posted, a Michael Jordan BGS 9.5 1997 Finest Gold Embossed Refractor /74 was available on ebay. The card was at $6,300 with multiple bids and over 7 days remaining before the seller decided to pull the plug.
Additionally, one of the rarest of all Michael Jordan 90’s insert cards happen to pop up a the same time. The 1997 EX-2001 Essential Credentials Now /9 of Michael Jordan can only be rivaled by the 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Green /10. This card was graded BGS 7.5, numbered to one less than the more prominent Gem, was available and immediately skyrocketed to over $10,000 less than two days after it was listed. Like the Finest Gold Embossed Refractor /74, this card was pulled before it ran its course.
I have unconfirmed word from Jun, aka rare23air83 on ebay and Hobby Kings that the two cards ended at astronomical prices:
I received word that the Credentials sold for $25k outside of eBay and the Gold Embossed Refractor for $9k. Rare Jordan inserts are STILL sky rocketting in price/value. Insane and awesome at the same time.
It may very well be another five years before another version of the 1997 EX-2001 Essential Credentials Now /9 pops up, as daveduffield of Hobby Kings noted that he last recalled seeing a version show up online was in 2006.