1984-85 Star Company Basketball Checklist

1984/85 Star Basketball
Released By The Team Set
Original SRP: $2.50 -$5.00 Per Bag
1984/85  Star Michael Jordan XRC Rookie Card 1984/85 Star Larry Micheaux

1984/95 Star Basketball remains to this day one of the most interesting Basketball sets of all-time. The big names and limited release had collectors chasing down these cards years after it's release. The Star Company released it's products by the "team set" instead of the traditional packs and boxes that Topps and Fleer were using for Football and Baseball products in the mid 1980's.  Star was an innovative trading card company in that they produced insert and special sets long before they became popular in the mid 1990's.

The biggest draw for collectors in the 84/85 Star Basketball Set were the rookie cards, or the term that has become popular with Star products, the XRC. It stands for "Extended Rookie Card". In those days, Star was the only game in town when it came to Basketball cards. The market was so small, that it's widely believed only 3,000 - 6,000 sets per team were produced in 84/85. In 1982 Topps ended it's almost 25 year run of producing basketball cards. Fleer didn't step back into the NBA market until the 1986/87 season. It allowed The Star Company an opportunity to have a three year run as the kings of the NBA trading card world.

They distributed the 1984/85 Star Basketball cards through a small network of dealers and released the set in three series from January 1985 - May 1985. Original price back then was $2.50 - $5.00 per team poly bag.  Star did not obtain a license for the 1986/87 season and promptly went out of NBA trading card business.

Star was a small company, and therefore the cards they produced were not the highest of quality. Many of the Michael Jordan XRC cards are plagued by centering issues. The colored borders also pose a problem for chipping and fraying. When these cards became popular in the early to mid 1990's, counterfeiters took advantage and could reproduce these cards to scam collectors.  If you are looking to buy or sell any 1984/85 Star Basketball cards then I would go with the graded route. Buy or send in your cards to popular grading services PSA or BGS.

In July of 2010 a BGS 9 Michael Jordan XRC sold for $6,300.00
Sub Grades: Centering 8.5 - Corners 9 - Edges 9 - Surface 9.5 -

Sold By The Team Set
*Chicago Bulls Graded Team Poly Bag Below*
1984/85 Star Chicago Bulls Sealed Bag Graded 1984/85 Star Chicago Bulls Sealed Bag Back Graded

1984/85 Star Basketball Checklist
Estimated 3,000 - 6,000 sets produced per team
*Check the link to see if any are on eBay*
Boston Celtics (1-12)
1984-85 Star #1 Larry Bird
1984-85 Star #2 Danny Ainge
1984-85 Star #3 Quinn Buckner
1984-85 Star #4 Rick Carlisle
1984-85 Star #5 M.L. Carr
1984-85 Star #6 Dennis Johnson
1984-85 Star #7 Greg Kite
1984-85 Star #8 Cedric Maxwell
1984-85 Star #9 Kevin McHale
1984-85 Star #10 Robert Parish
1984-85 Star #11 Scott Wedman
1984-85 Star #12 Larry Bird - MVP
Los Angeles Clippers (13-24)
1984-85 Star #13 Marques Johnson
1984-85 Star #14 Junior Bridgeman
1984-85 Star #15 Michael Cage XRC
1984-85 Star #16 Harvey Catchings
1984-85 Star #17 James Donaldson
1984-85 Star #18 Lancaster Gordon
1984-85 Star #19 Jay Murphy
1984-85 Star #20 Norm Nixon
1984-85 Star #21 Derek Smith
1984-85 Star #22 Bill Walton
1984-85 Star #23 Bryan Warrick
1984-85 Star #24 Rory White
New York Knicks (25-37)
1984-85 Star #25 Bernard King
1984-85 Star #26 James Bailey
1984-85 Star #27 Ken Bannister
1984-85 Star #28 Butch Carter
1984-85 Star #29 Bill Cartwright
1984-85 Star #30 Pat Cummings
1984-85 Star #31 Ernie Grunfeld
1984-85 Star #32 Louis Orr
1984-85 Star #33 Leonard Robinson
1984-85 Star #34 Rory Sparrow
1984-85 Star #35 Trent Tucker
1984-85 Star #36 Darrell Walker
1984-85 Star #37 Eddie Lee Wilkins XRC
Phoenix Suns (38-51)
1984-85 Star #38 Alvan Adams
1984-85 Star #39 Walter Davis
1984-85 Star #40 James Edwards
1984-85 Star #41 Rod Foster
1984-85 Star #42 Michael Holton
1984-85 Star #43 Jay Humphries XRC
1984-85 Star #44 Charles Jones
1984-85 Star #45 Maurice Lucas
1984-85 Star #46 Kyle Macy
1984-85 Star #47 Larry Nance
1984-85 Star #48 Charles Pittman
1984-85 Star #49 Rick Robey
1984-85 Star #50 Mike Sanders
1984-85 Star #51 Alvin Scott
Indiana Pacers (52-63)
1984-85 Star #52 Clark Kellogg
1984-85 Star #53 Tony Brown
1984-85 Star #54 Devin Durrant
1984-85 Star #55 Vern Fleming XRC
1984-85 Star #56 Bill Garnett
1984-85 Star #57 Stuart Gray
1984-85 Star #58 Jerry Sichting
1984-85 Star #59 Terence Stansbury
1984-85 Star #60 Steve Stipanovich
1984-85 Star #61 Jimmy Thomas
1984-85 Star #62 Granville Waiters
1984-85 Star #63 Herb Williams
San Antonio Spurs (64-75)
1984-85 Star #64 Artis Gilmore
1984-85 Star #65 Gene Banks
1984-85 Star #66 Ron Brewer
1984-85 Star #67 George Gervin
1984-85 Star #68 Edgar Jones
1984-85 Star #69 Ozell Jones
1984-85 Star #70 Mark McNamara
1984-85 Star #71 Mike Mitchell
1984-85 Star #72 Johnny Moore
1984-85 Star #73 John Paxson
1984-85 Star #74 Fred Roberts
1984-85 Star #75 Alvin Robertson XRC
Atlanta Hawks (76-87)
1984-85 Star #76 Dominique Wilkins
1984-85 Star #77 Rickey Brown
1984-85 Star #78 Antoine Carr XRC
1984-85 Star #79 Mike Glenn
1984-85 Star #80 Scott Hastings
1984-85 Star #81 Eddie Johnson
1984-85 Star #82 Cliff Levingston
1984-85 Star #83 Leo Rautins
1984-85 Star #84 Doc Rivers
1984-85 Star #85 Tree Rollins
1984-85 Star #86 Randy Wittman
1984-85 Star #87 Sly Williams
New Jersey Nets (88-100)
1984-85 Star #88 Darryl Dawkins
1984-85 Star #89 Otis Birdsong
1984-85 Star #90 Darwin Cook
1984-85 Star #91 Mike Gminski
1984-85 Star #92 George L. Johnson
1984-85 Star #93 Albert King
1984-85 Star #94 Mike O'Koren
1984-85 Star #95 Kelvin Ransey
1984-85 Star #96 M.R. Richardson
1984-85 Star #97 Wayne Sappleton
1984-85 Star #98 Jeff Turner XRC
1984-85 Star #99 Buck Williams
1984-85 Star #100 Michael Wilson
Chicago Bulls (101-112)
1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan XRC
1984-85 Star #102 Dave Corzine
1984-85 Star #103 Quintin Dailey
1984-85 Star #104 Sidney Green
1984-85 Star #105 David Greenwood  
1984-85 Star #106 Rod Higgins
1984-85 Star #107 Steve Johnson
1984-85 Star #108 Caldwell Jones
1984-85 Star #109 Wes Matthews
1984-85 Star #110 Jawann Oldham
1984-85 Star #111 Ennis Whatley
1984-85 Star #112 Orlando Woolridge
Seattle Supersonics (113-124)
1984-85 Star #113 Tom Chambers
1984-85 Star #114 Cory Blackwell
1984-85 Star #115 Frank Brickowski XRC
1984-85 Star #116 Gerald Henderson
1984-85 Star #117 Reggie King
1984-85 Star #118 Tim McCormick XRC
1984-85 Star #119 John Schweitz
1984-85 Star #120 Jack Sikma
1984-85 Star #121 Ricky Sobers
1984-85 Star #122 Jon Sundvold
1984-85 Star #123 Danny Vranes
1984-85 Star #124 Al Wood
Milwaukee Bucks (125-136)
1984-85 Star #125 Terry Cummings
1984-85 Star #126 Randy Breuer
1984-85 Star #127 Charles Davis
1984-85 Star #128 Mike Dunleavy
1984-85 Star #129 Kenny Fields
1984-85 Star #130 Kevin Grevey
1984-85 Star #131 Craig Hodges
1984-85 Star #132 Alton Lister
1984-85 Star #133 Larry Micheaux
1984-85 Star #134 Paul Mokeski
1984-85 Star #135 Sidney Moncrief
1984-85 Star #136 Paul Pressey
Denver Nuggets (137-148)
1984-85 Star #137 Alex English
1984-85 Star #138 Wayne Cooper
1984-85 Star #139 T.R. Dunn
1984-85 Star #140 Mike Evans
1984-85 Star #141 Bill Hanzlik
1984-85 Star #142 Dan Issel
1984-85 Star #143 Joe Kopicki
1984-85 Star #144 Fat Lever
1984-85 Star #145 Calvin Natt
1984-85 Star #146 Danny Schayes
1984-85 Star #147 Elston Turner
1984-85 Star #148 Willie White
Golden State Warriors (149-160)
1984-85 Star #149 Purvis Short
1984-85 Star #150 Chuck Aleksinas
1984-85 Star #151 Mike Bratz
1984-85 Star #152 Steve Burtt
1984-85 Star #153 Lester Conner
1984-85 Star #154 Sleepy Floyd
1984-85 Star #155 Mickey Johnson
1984-85 Star #156 Gary Plummer
1984-85 Star #157 Larry Smith
1984-85 Star #158 Peter Thibeaux
1984-85 Star #159 Jerome Whitehead
1984-85 Star #160 Othell Wilson
Portland Trail Blazers (161-171)
1984-85 Star #161 Kiki Vandeweghe
1984-85 Star #162 Sam Bowie XRC
1984-85 Star #163 Kenny Carr
1984-85 Star #164 Steve Colter
1984-85 Star #165 Clyde Drexler
1984-85 Star #166 Audie Norris
1984-85 Star #167 Jim Paxson
1984-85 Star #168 Tom Scheffler
1984-85 Star #169 Bernard Thompson
1984-85 Star #170 Mychal Thompson
1984-85 Star #171 Darnell Valentine
Los Angeles Lakers (172-184)
1984-85 Star #172 Magic Johnson
1984-85 Star #173 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1984-85 Star #174 Michael Cooper
1984-85 Star #175 Earl Jones
1984-85 Star #176 Mitch Kupchak
1984-85 Star #177 Ronnie Lester
1984-85 Star #178 Bob McAdoo
1984-85 Star #179 Mike McGee
1984-85 Star #180 Kurt Rambis
1984-85 Star #181 Byron Scott
1984-85 Star #182 Larry Spriggs
1984-85 Star #183 Jamaal Wilkes
1984-85 Star #184 James Worthy
Washington Bullets (185-194)
1984-85 Star #185 Gus Williams
1984-85 Star #186 Greg Ballard
1984-85 Star #187 Dudley Bradley
1984-85 Star #188 Darren Daye
1984-85 Star #189 Frank Johnson
1984-85 Star #190 Charles Jones
1984-85 Star #191 Rick Mahorn
1984-85 Star #192 Jeff Malone
1984-85 Star #193 Tom McMillen
1984-85 Star #194 Jeff Ruland
Olympic Basketball (195 - 200)
1984-85 Star #195 Michael Jordan OLY
1984-85 Star #196 Vern Fleming OLY
1984-85 Star #197 Sam Perkins OLY
1984-85 Star #198 Alvin Robertson OLY
1984-85 Star #199 Jeff Turner OLY
1984-85 Star #200 Leon Wood OLY
Philadelphia 76ers (201-212)
1984-85 Star #201 Moses Malone
1984-85 Star #202 Charles Barkley XRC
1984-85 Star #203 Maurice Cheeks
1984-85 Star #204 Julius Erving
1984-85 Star #205 Clemon Johnson
1984-85 Star #206 George L. Johnson
1984-85 Star #207 Bobby Jones
1984-85 Star #208 Clint Richardson
1984-85 Star #209 Sedale Threatt
1984-85 Star #210 Andrew Toney
1984-85 Star #211 Sam Williams
1984-85 Star #212 Leon Wood XRC
Cleveland Cavaliers (213-224)
1984-85 Star #213 Mel Turpin XRC
1984-85 Star #214 Ron Anderson XRC
1984-85 Star #215 John Bagley
1984-85 Star #216 Johnny Davis
1984-85 Star #217 World B.Free
1984-85 Star #218 Roy Hinson
1984-85 Star #219 Phil Hubbard
1984-85 Star #220 Edgar Jones
1984-85 Star #221 Ben Poquette
1984-85 Star #222 Lonnie Shelton
1984-85 Star #223 Mark West
1984-85 Star #224 Kevin Williams
Utah Jazz (225-236)
1984-85 Star #225 Mark Eaton
1984-85 Star #226 Mitchell Anderson
1984-85 Star #227 Thurl Bailey
1984-85 Star #228 Adrian Dantley
1984-85 Star #229 Rickey Green
1984-85 Star #230 Darrell Griffith
1984-85 Star #231 Rich Kelley
1984-85 Star #232 Pace Mannion
1984-85 Star #233 Billy Paultz  
1984-85 Star #234 Fred Roberts
1984-85 Star #235 John Stockton XRC
1984-85 Star #236 Jeff Wilkins
Houston Rockets (237-249)
1984-85 Star #237 Hakeem Olajuwon XRC
1984-85 Star #238 Craig Ehlo XRC
1984-85 Star #239 Lionel Hollins
1984-85 Star #240 Allen Leavell
1984-85 Star #241 Lewis Lloyd
1984-85 Star #242 John Lucas
1984-85 Star #243 Rodney McCray
1984-85 Star #244 Hank McDowell
1984-85 Star #245 Larry Micheaux
1984-85 Star #246 Jim Petersen XRC
1984-85 Star #247 Robert Reid
1984-85 Star #248 Ralph Sampson
1984-85 Star #249 Mitchell Wiggins
Dallas Mavericks (250-260)
1984-85 Star #250 Mark Aguirre
1984-85 Star #251 Rolando Blackman
1984-85 Star #252 Wallace Bryant
1984-85 Star #253 Brad Davis
1984-85 Star #254 Dale Ellis
1984-85 Star #255 Derek Harper
1984-85 Star #256 Kurt Nimphius
1984-85 Star #257 Sam Perkins XRC
1984-85 Star #258 Charlie Sitton
1984-85 Star #259 Tom Sluby
1984-85 Star #260 Jay Vincent
Detroit Pistons (261-269)
1984-85 Star #261 Isiah Thomas
1984-85 Star #262 Kent Benson
1984-85 Star #263 Earl Cureton
1984-85 Star #264 Vinnie Johnson
1984-85 Star #265 Bill Laimbeer
1984-85 Star #266 John Long
1984-85 Star #267 Dan Roundfield
1984-85 Star #268 Kelly Tripucka
1984-85 Star #269 Terry Tyler
Sacramento Kings (270-280)
1984-85 Star #270 Reggie Theus
1984-85 Star #271 Don Buse
1984-85 Star #272 Larry Drew
1984-85 Star #273 Eddie Johnson
1984-85 Star #274 Billy Knight
1984-85 Star #275 Joe Meriweather
1984-85 Star #276 Mark Olberding
1984-85 Star #277 LaSalle Thompson
1984-85 Star #278 Otis Thorpe XRC
1984-85 Star #279 Pete Verhoeven
1984-85 Star #280 Mike Woodson
NBA Special Cards (281 - 288)
1984-85 Star #281 Julius Erving
1984-85 Star #282 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1984-85 Star #283 Dan Issel   
1984-85 Star #284 Bernard King   
1984-85 Star #285 Moses Malone   
1984-85 Star #286 Mark Eaton   
1984-85 Star #287 Isiah Thomas
1984-85 Star #288 Michael Jordan


1984-85 Star Basketball Company
Michael Jordan RC
Graded BGS 9.0

Sold For: $9,900.00
September 2011
84-85 Star Michael Jordan BGS 9 Rookie RC Card

 

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