Rookie Card Year: 2003-04
Investment Rating: 6.0
Chris Bosh has long excelled in the NBA, yet people still question his worth. Because of this, Chris Bosh cards maintain lower values. Is Bosh the special ingredient that propelled the Miami Heat to their first championship or is he an above-average player riding the coattails of his elite teammates?
During his first years in the league, Bosh was a cornerstone for the Toronto Raptors. However, his hobby status was relatively obscure given how little attention the team receives outside of Canada. This all changed when Bosh, alongside Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, decided to form the "Big Three" as members of the Miami Heat. After an up-and-down first season together, the trio finally achieved the championship that was expected when the group was formed. They followed that up with a dominant 2012-13 campaign that culminated in a second NBA Championship. Although he will always be thought of as the third option in Miami and his collecting value will be limited, many Chris Bosh cards represent a great value.
Chris Bosh has over 60 rookie cards for collectors to pursue. There are Chris Bosh cards at all price levels including many serial numbered cards and those containing autographs and/or memorabilia.
Top Chris Bosh Rookie Cards
One of the "Big 3" from the 2003-04 draft class along with LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, Bosh has his own super-premium rookie card in the set. Featuring a multi-color patch and on-card autograph, it is limited to just 99 copies.
A clean, crisp design with an on-card autograph limited to 250 copies, makes this Bosh rookie card a nice alternative to the much pricier Exquisite sample above.
Despite its horrendous design, this card is very popular with collectors. Bosh has only a few autographed jersey rookie cards and as a result, collectors not being able to afford his Exquisite offering are left with minimal choices.
Chris Bosh Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 Bazooka #228A
- 2003-04 Bazooka #228B
- 2003-04 Black Diamond #150
- 2003-04 Fleer Authentix #109 #/1250
- 2003-04 Fleer Tradition #264
- 2003-04 SkyBox Autographics #54 #/1500
- 2003-04 SkyBox LE Retail #156
- 2003-04 Topps #224
- 2003-04 Topps Collection #224
- 2003-04 Topps Contemporary Collection #3
- 2003-04 Topps Pristine #110
- 2003-04 Upper Deck #304
- 2003-04 Upper Deck MVP #204
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #4
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Standing O #88
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Victory #104
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 E-X #92
- 2003-04 Flair #110 #/500
- 2003-04 Flair Final Edition #66 #/799
- 2003-04 Fleer Avant #68 #/699
- 2003-04 Fleer Mystique #98 #/999
- 2003-04 Fleer Patchworks #94 #/799
- 2003-04 Fleer Platinum #188 #/750
- 2003-04 Fleer Showcase #102 #/1000
- 2003-04 Fleer Focus #125 #/499
- 2003-04 Fleer Genuine Insider #106 #/499
- 2003-04 SP Game Used #110 #/999
- 2003-04 SP Signature Edition #104 #/499
- 2003-04 Sweet Shot #94 #/799
- 2003-04 Topps Chrome #114
- 2003-04 Topps Jersey Edition #CBO Jersey
- 2003-04 UD Glass #96 #/250
- 2003-04 Ultra L13 #174 #/500
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Finite #236 #/750
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Hardcourt #129 #/799
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Honor Roll #132 Jersey #/499
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Legends #131 #/999
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Triple Dimensions #129 #/899
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2003-04 Bowman #153 Autograph
- 2003-04 Bowman Chrome #153 Autograph #/250
- 2003-04 Bowman Signature Edition #78 Autographed Jersey #/1250
- 2003-04 Exquisite Collection #75 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2003-04 Finest #157 Autograph #/999
- 2003-04 Hoops Hot Prospects #100 Autographed Jersey #/400
- 2003-04 SkyBox LE #156 #/99
- 2003-04 SP Authentic #154 Autograph #/500
- 2003-04 SPx #155 Autographed Jersey #/750
- 2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix #WJB Wade/James/Bosh (Multiple Versions)
- 2003-04 Ultimate Collection #130 Autograph #/250
Chris Bosh Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Chris Bosh'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.
Chris Bosh Cut Signature Exemplar
Chris Bosh Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Chris Bosh signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:
- The signature is written on a relatively even plane.
- The letters "C" and "B" are the most distinguishable.
- The letter "C" usually contains a small curlycue.
- A fluid character implied for the letters "h-r-i-s" resemble an elongated and flattened oval with another loop above it, almost like a sideways "J."
- The letter "B" looks like the number "3" with a vertical line to "close" the loops.
- The top portion of the letter "B" cross back into the first name.
- The "B" flows into a flat letter "o" with no remaining letters.