1985 Prism Jewel NBA Stickers Basketball Card Set and Checklist

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Year: 1985

Title: Prism Jewel NBA Stickers

Size: Most are 2 11/16″ by 4″

Number in Set: 14


In the mid-1980s, grocery stores sold the stickers inside of vending machines at their entrances. Understandably, most kids immediately peeled them and stuck them on stuff, so few exist in high-grade today.

Beckett describes the set as “gaudy.” And, they’re not wrong; the fronts are incredibly colorful foil-holographs that feature drawn pictures of the players with their name and a facsimile autograph. The stickers have rounded corners and a silver border. The backs are blank and unnumbered.


1985 Prism Jewel NBA Stickers Michael Jordan – Front
1985 Prism Jewel NBA Stickers Michael Jordan – Reverse

Key Cards

The Michael Jordan is by far the most in-demand card in the set, but if you’re a graded card collector, PSA has slabbed the fewest Ralph Sampson cards.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Larry Bird

Larry Bird / James Worthy

Julius Erving

Patrick Ewing

Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan

Moses Malone

Moses Malone / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sidney Moncrief

Ralph Sampson

Isiah Thomas

Kelly Tripucka

Buck Williams