Rookie Card Year: 2003-04
Investment Rating: 7.0
Carmelo Anthony was part of the loaded 2003 rookie class that also included Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. A change of scenery from Denver to New York should do wonders for values of Carmelo Anthony cards and memorabilia based on the Knicks' strong hobby appeal. Being paired with another elite player in Amar'e Stoudemire doesn't hurt either.
Although his impending move was a regular topic in the NBA news during the 2010-11 season, Anthony did not face the same backlash James experienced when he left Cleveland for Miami. Now that Anthony has settled in with the Knicks, expectations will continue to build and the scrutiny will be intense. Carmelo Anthony card values are below those of both Wade and James. However, with a strong postseason showing in New York, Carmelo Anthony card values could see a significant jump.
Carmelo Anthony has over 60 true rookie cards that range in price from a couple of dollars to much more. On-card autographs are on both of Anthony's top cards.
Top Carmelo Anthony Rookie Cards
One of the most sought after and valuable sets ever, 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite features autographed jersey rookie cards for LeBron, Carmelo and Dwyane. Even as the third best option in the product, the Carmelo Anthony card is still very valuable based on the combination of a low print run, compelling jersey patch and autograph. These do not surface very often.
The Carmelo Anthony card from 2003-04 Ultimate Collection offers a nice on-card autograph. It's also very reasonably priced compared to the Exquisite card. Although it has no jersey patch, the card still has a lower pint run than most of Anthony's other rookies and features a good design with crisp colors.
Carmelo Anthony Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 Bazooka #240 Blue
- 2003-04 Bazooka #240 White
- 2003-04 Black Diamond #186
- 2003-04 Bowman #140
- 2003-04 Flair #104 #/500
- 2003-04 Flair Final Edition #83 #/799
- 2003-04 Fleer Authentix #101 #/1250
- 2003-04 Fleer Avant #67 #/699
- 2003-04 Fleer Focus #121 #/499
- 2003-04 Fleer Genuine Insider #101 #/499
- 2003-04 Fleer Mystique #108 #/999
- 2003-04 Fleer Patchworks #91 #/799
- 2003-04 Fleer Platinum #194 #/500
- 2003-04 Fleer Showcase #120 #/1000
- 2003-04 Fleer Tradition #263
- 2003-04 Fleer Ultra #173 L13 #/500
- 2003-04 SkyBox Autotographics #55 #/1500
- 2003-04 SkyBox LE Retail #122
- 2003-04 Topps #223
- 2003-04 Topps Collection #223
- 2003-04 Topps Jersey Edition #CA
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #AJF Carmelo/LeBron/Ford
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #AKM Carmelo/Kaman/Darko
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #AMB Carmelo/Darko/Bosh
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #AWB Carmelo/Wade/Bosh
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #BAH Bosh/Carmelo/Hinrich
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #BAJ Bosh/Carmelo/LeBron
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #FAH Ford/Carmelo/Hinrich
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #HAM Hinrich/Carmelo/Darko
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #JHA LeBron/Hinrich/Carmelo
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #JKA LeBron/Kaman/Carmelo
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #JMA LeBron/Darko/Carmelo
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #MAF Darko/Carmelo/Ford
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #WMA Wade/Darko/Carmelo
- 2003-04 Topps Pristine #107
- 2003-04 Upper Deck #303
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Hardcourt #130 #/799
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Legends #133 #/999
- 2003-04 Upper Deck MVP #203
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #3
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Standing O #87
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Triple Dimensions #130 #/899
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Victory #103
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 Bowman Chrome #140
- 2003-04 E-X #73
- 2003-04 SkyBox LE #122 #/99
- 2003-04 SP Game Used #109 #/999
- 2003-04 SP Signature Edition #103 #/499
- 2003-04 Sweet Shot #93 #/799
- 2003-04 Topps Chrome #113
- 2003-04 Topps Matrix #JAW LeBron/Carmelo/Wade
- 2003-04 UD Glass #98 #/250
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Finite #240 #/200
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Honor Roll #108 Jersey #/499
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 Bowman SE #77 Autographed Jersey #/1170
- 2003-04 Exquisite Collection #76 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2003-04 Finest #163 Autograph #/999
- 2003-04 Hoops Hot Prospects #95 Autographed Jersey #/400
- 2003-04 SP Authentic #150 Autograph #/500
- 2003-04 SPx #153 Autographed Jersey #/750
- 2003-04 Topps Contemporary Collection #22 Autograph #/499
- 2003-04 Ultimate Collection #129 Autograph #/250
Carmelo Anthony Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Carmelo Anthony's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic, Upper Deck Authentic, Tristar and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Carmelo Anthony Cut Signature Exemplar
Carmelo Anthony Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Carmelo Anthony signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:
- The whole signature is written on a level horizontal plane with a distinct lean to the right.
- In the first name only the letters "C and l" are legible with the others being implied.
- The pen lifts to start the last name which consists of the letter "A-t-y", again, the rest are implied.
- The letter "A" is represented as a very long and narrow oval.
- The letter "t" is always crossed.
- The letter "y" flows out of the letter "t" and finishes the signature.
Carmelo Anthony Signed Basketball Pricing
Carmelo Anthony Signed Jersey Pricing
Carmelo Anthony Signed Photo Pricing
Carmelo Anthony Signed Denver Nuggets 11X14 Photo JSA
Carmelo Anthony AUTO Signed Knicks Jersey (PSA) U61612
CARMELO ANTHONY NUGGETS SIGNED AUTO 11X14 PHOTO KNICKS JSA
Carmelo Anthony Signed Spalding I O Basketball JSA
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