Dwight Howard Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Dwight Howard

Date of Birth: 12/08/1985
Rookie Card Year: 2004-05
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

Few will deny Dwight Howard's talent. That said, his heart and trail of locker room drama have turned off many fans. So what does that mean for Dwight Howard cards and memorabilia?

Dwight Howard came into the NBA as a young player with amazing physical traits and the hope that he could carry the Orlando Magic back to greatness. However, critics openly questioned his maturity and dedication to the game. Frequent comparisons to Shaquille O'Neal put him on a path out of Orlando to a larger NBA market. This materialized when he joined the Lakers but it became quickly apparent that it wasn't just a bigger market that Howard needed, but a team where he could be "The Man." After a couple of unsuccessful season in LA, Howard signed with the Houston Rockets prior to the 2013-14 season.

In terms of hobby and mainstream appeal, this is the best thing that could happen to Dwight Howard. Expect a significant bump in Dwight Howard cards and memorabilia if he can lead the Rockets to postseason success. The hype will build all season and the playoffs will be the site of an explosion in value if Howard can be a dominant force in games even with all the other high-profile players around him. Hobby love will follow the championships. If the Rockets can turn these high-profile moves into hardware, Howard will make a strong push for upper-echelon status in the collecting world.

Despite his popularity, there has not been many autographed Dwight Howard cards in some time. The increase in exposure should greatly increase the demand for the Dwight Howard autographs that do exist. This means existing cards should, at the very least, hold strong values.

Dwight Howard has over 40 rookie cards that will appeal to collectors of every budget. The top options for high-end rookie collectors all include on-card autos.

Top Dwight Howard Rookie Cards

2004-05 Upper Deck Exquisite Dwight Howard RC #90 Autograph Patch #/99

Dwight Howard Cards - 2004-05 Exquisite Dwight Howard RC

Overall, this is a simply a great card. Never mind that it will run you $2000+, Exquisite is the Rolls Royce of basketball cards. Howard's rookie is the top model for 2004-05. With a limited print run of 99, a nice-sized patch piece and on-card autograph, this is as good as it gets for Dwight Howard cards.

2004-05 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Dwight Howard RC #127 Autograph #/250

Dwight Howard Cards - 2004-05 Ultimate Collection Dwight Howard RC

The 2004-05 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Dwight Howard rookie card may not come with the hype of Exquisite but it represents a great value in comparison. Although it does not feature a jersey piece, it still has a low print run and on-card autoraph. The design does leave something to be desired but it is still a strong choice. It can be found for a few hundred dollars.

2004-05 SP Authentic Dwight Howard RC #186 Autograph #/999

Arguably the most attractive card in the group, the 2004-05 SP Authentic Dwight Howard rookie uses a bright blue background and dynamic image to create a great canvas. The large signing area is an added bonus, which will make it easier for collectors to overlook the higher print run and lack of jersey piece.

Top eBay Listings

2013 PANINI BRILLIANCE - DWIGHT HOWARD - JERSEY CARD #2
$15.00

2005-06 Dwight Howard Upper Deck Mirror Images Reflections Dual All Star Game Us
$110.00

DWIGHT HOWARD 2004-05 Fleer Tradition (5) card ROOKIE LOT #221
$12.74

2004-05 Fleer Sweet Sigs DWIGHT HOWARD ROOKIE! GEM MINT 9.5!! FINEST KNOWN!!
$15.00

2004 05 Dwight Howard Fleer Fresh Ink Rookie RC 499 x2
$19.00

2004 05 Dwight Howard Fleer Sweet Sigs Rookie RC x2
$19.00

2003-04 Finest #173 DWIGHT HOWARD ROOKIE!!! GEM MINT 9.5!!! RARE!!!
$20.00

2012-13 Panini Crusade Nobility #5 Dwight Howard
$5.00

2012-13 Panini Crusade Knight Court #24 Dwight Howard
$5.00

2009-10 Classics Timeless Threads Prime #78 Dwight Howard 25 Jsy PATCH
$20.00

2004-05 Fleer Tradition Signing Day #1 Dwight Howard - NM-MT
$6.00

2004 Sp Authentic Psa 10 Dwight Howard Autographed Rookie Card
$140.00

2004-05 SWEET SHOT JERSEYS #DH DWIGHT HOWARD
$13.99

2004-05 Bowman Gold 129 Dwight Howard Rookie
$5.99

2004-05 topps #221 DWIGHT HOWARD orlando magic rookie BGS 10 pristine
$75.00

Dwight Howard Lewis Grant 2009-10 UD SP Game Used Star Swatches Jersey 50 C552
$6.75
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Rookie Cards

Dwight Howard Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Dwight Howard Cards - 2004-05 Bazooka Dwight Howard RC

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Top eBay Listings

2004 05 Dwight Howard Fleer Fresh Ink Rookie RC 499 x2
$19.00

2004 05 Dwight Howard Fleer Sweet Sigs Rookie RC x2
$19.00

2004-05 SP Game Used DWIGHT HOWARD Auto RC Rookie Exclusives #d 100
$275.00

DWIGHT HOWARD 04 05 SP authentic limited on card auto RC serial #3 100 BGS 9.5
$249.99

2004-05 Topps Chrome ROOKIE CARD #166 DWIGHT HOWARD RC MAGIC ROCKETS PSA 8 NM-MT
$14.99

2004-05 Dwight Howard Topps Chrome Black Refractor RC #'D 500 Rookie RC
$29.99

DWIGHT HOWARD UPPER DECK R-CLASS NBA BASKETBALL ROOKIE CARD GRADED PSA 9 MINT RC
$14.99

2004-05 Bowman Gold Dwight Howard Rookie Card RC #129
$11.75

2004 05 Dwight Howard Topps Pristine Rookie Printing Plate 1 1 RC Magenta
$175.00

2003 RARE SAGE PANGOS GOLD DWIGHT HOWARD RC #2 GEM MINT-10 LIMITED ED. OF 1,500
$198.97

2004-05 SP Authentic DWIGHT HOWARD Auto RC Rookie Card #d 999 BGS 9.5 10
$299.99

2004 Flair DWIGHT HOWARD Lettermen Patch 1 1 RC Masterpiece GAME USED! exquisite
$975.00
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Autograph Guide

Dwight Howard Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Dwight Howard'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.

Dwight Howard Cut Signature Exemplar

Dwight Howard Key Signature Attributes:An authentic Dwight Howard signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:

  1. Signed on an upward angle of about 45 degrees, the letters lean to the right.
  2. The letter "D" is distinguishable by what looks like a printed capital letter "T" and a wide swooping loop to the right and pack, which is typically not closed at the bottom of the letter.
  3. The next character intersects the swoop of the letter "D" and resembles a numeral "8" without the bottom loop being closed.
  4. A large character resembling a question mark "?" or number seven "7" is written next.
  5. This is followed by another character appearing as a number "8" with a narrow loop at the top.

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Top eBay Listings

DWIGHT HOWARD ORLANDO MAGIC SIGNED STITCHED JERSEY W-JSA COA J60451
$110.00

DWIGHT HOWARD AUTOGRAPH SIGNED NBA ORLANDO MAGIC JERSEY JSA COA
$89.95

DWIGHT HOWARD HOUSTON ROCKETS STAR JSA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED M.L. BASEBALL RARE
$195.00

MAGIC DWIGHT HOWARD TEAM USA SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA #S67263
$49.99

MAGIC DWIGHT HOWARD ALL STAR SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA #S67264
$59.99

SLAM DUNK Dwight Howard signed 11 x 14, Orlando Magic, Super Dunk, Proof,PSA DNA
$112.48

DWIGHT HOWARD Signed Autographed Official Spalding NBA Basketball PSA DNA
$399.99

DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED ORLANDO MAGIC 11x14 PHOTO PSA DNA
$110.00

Dwight Howard Signed Framed 16x20 Floorboard & Photo Display JSA Lakers Rockets
$143.99

DWIGHT HOWARD ORLANDO MAGIC JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$75.00

Dwight Howard Signed 8x10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA Los Angeles Lakers COA
$25.99

MAGIC DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70594
$79.99

2004 HS ALL AMERICANS (5) DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED SLAM MAGAZINE PSA DNA #U14278
$119.99

Dwight Howard GAI COA Autographed LA Lakers Signed Jersey!
$283.18

Dwight Howard UDA Upper Deck Signed Autographed Jersey COA Magic
$499.99

Dwight Howard Magic Signed Auto 2007 Beckett Magazine Mag JSA Certified
$99.99
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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. As an adult, 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.

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