98-99 Flair Legacy Michael Jordan Proofs (never issued)


This post originally comes from Alexis, aka leximo on Hobby Kings:

Recently, I posted a thread about whether or not there were Michael Jordan base cards released in the 98-99 Flair Showcase set.
I didn’t think there were but wasn’t 100% sure. Henry and a few others confirmed that there weren’t. The reason I asked is because
I recently acquired a full proof set of Legacy Collection cards from 98-99 Flair and included in the set are two cards (row 1 and row 3)
of Michael Jordan, both front and back. I don’t know why they didn’t have a row 2 version of MJ in the proof set.

In any case, I wanted to share the images with everyone here on HK as they are pretty cool to see what the card would have looked like.
These proofs are just printed on regular paper, not card stock, unfortunately. You can see the “Legacy Collection” designation on the card
but it is printed in gray instead of blue and doesn’t have the serial # on it, of course. What’s interesting is that Jordan was to be #91 in the
90-card set. Internal documentation I received with the set shows that they were trying to get Jordan into the base set as well, which is why
Fleer submitted the proofs to the NBA for approval. Let me know what you guys think.

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