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

Topps Chrome 05-06 Chosen One Relics Jersey Dwight Howard CO-DH 045 400
$8.99

Dwight Howard 2005-06 Topps First Row Black White #'ed 64 225 Magic *A338
$7.99

Dwight Howard Studio 09-10 Materials Jersey 59 019 249
$9.99

Dwight Howard Studio 09-10 Rashard Lewis Team Studio Materials 109 249 2
$9.99

2004 05 BOWMAN BASKETBALL SET DWIGHT HOWARD ROOKIE
$25.00

2012-13 Panini Crusade #4 Dwight Howard GRADED 9.5
$7.00

2008-09 BOWMAN CHROME #92 DWIGHT HOWARD "GOLD REFRACTOR" SP #26 50 ORLANDO MAGIC
$40.45

07 08 SP RC Threads Dwight Howard AUTO - Scripted in Time
$14.99

2008-09 NBA RADIANCE #36 DWIGHT HOWARD "REFRACTOR" SP #38 299, ORLANDO MAGIC
$6.25

14-15 Court Kings DWIGHT HOWARD 2-Color GU PATCH AUTO #d 10 10! Ebay 1 1!!!
$99.99

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Superscribe Autographs #15 Dwight Howard 28 49
$70.00

2012-13 Totally Certified Red Materials #19 Dwight Howard Jersey - NM-MT
$5.60

2005-06 SP Signature Edition Authentic Signatures Dwight Howard AUTO *1401
$22.99

10-11 National Treasures Timeline Custom Team Nicknames Dwight Howard 87 99 Jsy
$10.50

2013-14 Panini Spectra Double Team #6 Dwight Howard James Harden 10 75 Jersey
$17.50

Dwight Howard 10-11 Prestige Franchise Favorites Jersey
$11.99
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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

07 08 SP RC Threads Dwight Howard AUTO - Scripted in Time
$14.99

2004 ULTRA DWIGHT HOWARD RC CARD GRADED GEM ELITE PRISTINE 10 ROOKIE
$8.87

04-05 2004-05 SP Signature Retro Remnants Dwight Howard 2C Jersey Auto RC 25
$439.99

2004 DWIGHT HOWARD RC ETOPPS IN HAND CHROME-LIKE
$11.99

04-05 UD Ultimate Collection Dwight Howard NBA RC ROOKIE #310 350 2004 2005
$24.99

04-05 Fleer Ultra Dwight Howard NBA RC ROOKIE GOLD MEDALLION LOS ANGELES LAKERS
$24.99

DWIGHT HOWARD 04 05 exquisite enshrinement on card auto RC #EN-DH serial #04 25
$249.99

Dwight Howard Rockets 2004-05 SPx Auto & Jersey Rookie Card rC # 750 NM-MT QTY
$75.00

2004-05 Topps Chrome #166 Dwight Howard BLACK REFRACTOR RC 500 BGS 9.5 WOW
$159.99

2004-05 Exquisite Dwight Howard Jameer Nelson GU PATCH AUTO RC 2 5 BGS 9.5 8 AU
$999.99

2004 SKYBOX E-XL COURT AUTHENTICS # 44 DWIGHT HOWARD RC NMMT *815083
$24.64

DWIGHT HOWARD 04-05 SIGNATURE SHOTS AUTO RC LAKERS
$69.99
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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 Signed Magic Sports Illustrated Mag JSA
$224.99

Dwight Howard Signed SI Sports Illustrated Magazine JSA
$224.99

Dwight Howard Signed 8x10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA Los Angeles Lakers COA
$27.99

DWIGHT HOWARD ORLANDO MAGIC SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS
$26.24

DWIGHT HOWARD ORLANDO MAGIC SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS
$26.24

DWIGHT HOWARD ORLANDO MAGIC SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS
$26.24

Dwight Howard Signed Orlando Magic 8x10 Photo - PSA - COA - LA Lakers - PSA DNA
$59.99

DWIGHT HOWARD signed ORLANDO MAGIC 8x10 photo + JSA COA
$49.00

Dwight Howard Signed Magic Jersey - JSA COA J51583
$95.00

Dwight Howard & Vince Carter Signed Spalding NBA Basketball - JSA COA E90046
$169.00

DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS 16x20 PHOTO TRISTAR #7534755
$155.00

DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED SUPERMAN 11x14 PHOTO PSA DNA #S59251
$110.00

DWIGHT HOWARD LOS ANGELES AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SPALDING BASKETBALL W JSA
$179.00

DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED RAYS 1ST PITCH 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA
$59.95

HOUSTON ROCKETS DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED I O FULL SIZE BASKETBALL PSA DNA COA.
$199.00

DWIGHT HOWARD (Houston Rockets) signed white jersey w PSA COA
$199.95
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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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