Derrick Rose Rookies Cards Guide Checklist

Derrick Rose

Date of Birth: 10/4/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2008-09
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview
It is a tough task for any basketball player to live up to the legacy of Michael Jordan, let alone as a member of the Chicago Bulls. However, Derrick Rose has managed to lay the groundwork for his own storied career in the Windy City despite high expectations and the lingering shadow of Jordan. Although Derrick Rose cards have cooled during his injury issues, there is reason to believe that values will pick up as he regains his form and pursues a championship.

After one season at the University of Memphis, Derrick Rose made his move to the NBA where he was taken first overall by the Bulls. The exciting point guard was near the top of the NBA hierarchy for several years until injuries began to take their toll. The 2009 Rookie of the Year and 2011 MVP seemed primed for something even bigger until multiple injuries caused him to miss over 220 games between 2011-12 and 2014-15.

Still only in his mid-20s, Derrick Rose has plenty of time to re-establish his upward trajectory, but his history with missing games due to injury remains a red flag for collectors. Collectors will feel better if Rose can remain on the court consistently and notch his first full season since 2010-11.

There are nearly 30 Derrick Rose cards that carry the rookie designation, falling across all price ranges. The top three Derrick Rose cards all feature on-card autographs and jersey swatches.

Top 3 Derrick Rose Rookie Cards

2008-09 Exquisite Collection #92 Autographed Jersey #/99

Sweet patches, on-card autographs and a print run of just 99 copies put the Exquisite rookie card in the number one spot for collectors. This is easily the most desirable of all the rookie Derrick Rose cards.

2008-09 SP Authentic #130 Autographed Jersey #/299

A larger print run of 299 and a small patch keep Rose's SP Authentic rookie from the top spot, but the autographed card is still a hot commodity amongst collectors. It features a nice action shot of Rose and an appealing design. As an added note, the retail version of the card looks very similar and also features Rose's signature.

2008-09 UD Black #43 Autographed Jersey #/99

The UD Black card shares the distinction of lowest print run along with the Exquisite, SPx and Upper Deck Radiance. The card includes a large jersey patch that spells out 2008. Foil further highlights the design. The card is unique because it is the only one that features a silver Rose signature. His other autographed rookie cards are signed in blue.

Top eBay Listings

2014 Panini Prestige Bonus Shots Orange Die-Cuts Plus #108 Derrick Rose 25 0k8
$30.00

DERRICK ROSE 2008 09 Spx Freshman Orientation Rookie Dual Jersey Black RC KNICKS
$50.00

2008-09 Topps Chrome Derrick Rose Orange Refractor 499 PSA 10 BGS Pristine?
$449.99

DERRICK ROSE 2008 09 TOPPS Finest Refractor Red ROOKIE MVP Knicks HOT STAR
$125.00

DERRICK ROSE 2008 09 eTopps in Hand ROOKIE 999 ONLY ! SSP RC MVP KNICKS
$150.00

2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars Chrome #111 NBA Rookie Card Derrick Rose RC 0w8
$45.25

2008-09 Bowman Orange Derrick Rose Rookie PSA 9 Mint SP #86 299
$15.95

2010-11 UD Ultimate Collection Personal Touch Derrick Rose Auto 21 25 BGS 9.5 10
$159.99

Derrick Rose Panini Totally Certified 2010-11 #05 25 BGS 9.5 - Stunning card
$45.56

DERRICK ROSE 2008-09 UPPER DECK ULTIMATE VICTORY BGS 9.5 SP ! *SP RC ! LOW BIN !
$14.99

DERRICK ROSE 08-09 FLEER RETRO 86-87 ROOKIE SP # 163 SP! BULLS MVP!
$29.99

2015-16 Panini Excalibur Crusade DERRICK ROSE gold card #1 5
$15.50

2015-16 Prestige Bonus Shots Gold #50 Derrick Rose #04 10 - NM-MT
$14.99

2014-15 Court KIngs Portraits Ruby #38 Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls 99
$12.49

2014-15 Panini Prizm #'d 139 139 Orange Die-Cut #101 Derrick Rose Bulls 1 1
$14.74

2009 UD SP DERRICK ROSE WESTBROOK MAYO BEASLEY QUAD GAME JERSEY X4 183 199
$30.00
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Rookie Cards

Derrick Rose Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

DERRICK ROSE 2008 09 Spx Freshman Orientation Rookie Dual Jersey Black RC KNICKS
$50.00

DERRICK ROSE 2008 09 TOPPS Finest Refractor Red ROOKIE MVP Knicks HOT STAR
$125.00

DERRICK ROSE 2008 09 eTopps in Hand ROOKIE 999 ONLY ! SSP RC MVP KNICKS
$150.00

2008-09 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars #111 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls RC Card 4e3
$9.25

2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars Chrome #111 NBA Rookie Card Derrick Rose RC 0w8
$45.25

2008-09 Skybox #201 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls RC Rookie Basketball Card 3k5
$7.25

DERRICK ROSE 08-09 FLEER RETRO 86-87 ROOKIE SP # 163 SP! BULLS MVP!
$29.99

08-09 Topps Photoshoot RP-DR Derrick Rose Rookie RC Autograph Auto Card
$249.99

DERRICK ROSE Bulls 2008-09 Upper Deck First Edition Rookie #259 GEM MINT SP RC
$6.74

DERRICK ROSE Bulls 2008-09 Fleer 2-Card Rookie Lot #201 and 243 BOTH MINT SP RC
$13.49

Derrick Rose rookie, 2008 Topps Treasury autograph
$250.00

2008-09 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars #111 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls RC Card 3s9
$7.25

2008-09 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars #111 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls RC Card 2u3
$5.25

ULTIMATE 08-09 FOURSOMES ARTHUR CHALMERS DERRICK ROSE QUAD PATCH RC ROOKIE 4 15
$80.00

Derrick Rose ROOKIE CARD 2008 Upper Deck 1st Edition RC Memphis Tigers BULLS
$17.50

DERRICK ROSE Upper Deck MVP 2008 09 BULLS ROOKIE CARD Basketball NBA RC!
$25.30
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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