Due to this issue, many people recommend that you purchase a card graded by a reputable company, such as BGS or PSA. However, these cards come at a huge premium, and are not always affordable to the casual collector.
I will assist you in paying a rock bottom price for an authentic Michael Jordan Rookie Card.
I have been collecting cards since the early 80's, and I have personally bought and sold more than three dozen authentic Jordan rookie cards.
There are many guides that will tell you what to look for in a fake or counterfeit, but the quality of these counterfeits continue to improve, and many of the authenticity checks are now easily passed by quality counterfeits.
I am an expert in the 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan rookie card, and with a few quality photos, I can easily tell you whether or not a card is authentic, and if not, specifically what inconsistencies the card displays.
Don't make an investment on an ungraded raw Jordan rookie card without first having my expert eyes validate its authenticity!