Rookie Card Year: 2008-09
Investment Rating: 8.5
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. The fan favorite has already accumulated a Rookie of the Year award and MVP award and is primed to build on that. Although Derrick Rose cards and memorabilia are already near the top-level among current players, there is reason to believe that values will continue to rise as he perfects his craft and pursues a championship.
Panini doesn't have any autographed Derrick Rose cards yet. Instead, card collectors can look for signed cards in older Upper Deck and Topps products.
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
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.
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. The retail card appears to be more rare based on the number that have surfaced but they are not serially numbered. The only visible difference is that the retail version has red foil as opposed to gold. The retail version does not have a jersey patch but it's still one of the best Derrick Rose cards.
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.
Derrick Rose Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2008-09 Exquisite Collection #92 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2008-09 Hot Prospects #137 Autographed Jersey #/199
- 2008-09 SP Authentic #130 Autographed Jersey #/299
- 2008-09 SP Authentic Retail #130 Autograph
- 2008-09 SP Rookie Threads #95 Autographed Jersey #/399
- 2008-09 SPx #111 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2008-09 SPx #121 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2008-09 UD Black #43 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2008-09 Ultimate Collection #125 Autographed Jersey #/150
- 2008-09 Upper Deck Premiere #101 Autographed Jersey #/199
- 2008-09 Upper Deck Radiance #89 Autograph #/99
Derrick Rose Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Derrick Rose'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.
Signed Basketball Pricing:
Average eBay Sales Price: $215
Lowest Amazon Price: $249.99
Signed Jersey Pricing
Average eBay Sales Price: $250
Lowest Amazon Price: $479.95
Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing
Average eBay Sales Price: $90
Lowest Amazon Price: $49.99