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

2003-04 LEGENDS DRAFT DWIGHT HOWARD BGS MINT 9 ROOKIE RC
$9.99

DWIGHT HOWARD 2005-06 UD Reflections Fabrics GREEN DUAL JERSEY 10
$24.99

Dwight Howard 2006-07 UD Black 50 Auto Autograph Jersey
$49.99

2006-07 Upper Deck Ultimate Gold DWIGHT HOWARD 6 Color Dual Patch Rare SP # 25
$95.00

2004-05 Skybox Fresh Ink DWIGHT HOWARD Property of 4 Color Game Patch RC SP # 99
$69.00

2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection DWIGHT HOWARD Signatures On-Card Auto SP
$49.95

Dwight Howard-Al Horford 08 09 UD Premier Game Used Jersey #34 50
$10.00

08 09 Ud Exquisite Dwight Howard Rare On Card Auto #18 35 Rocket
$149.99

DWIGHT HOWARD 2004-05 UPPER DECK ROOKIE HOUSTON ROCKETS
$11.96

2007-08 TOPPS CO-SIGNERS DWIGHT HOWARD LEWIS # 39
$23.00

2009-10 Playoff Contenders Round Numbers Gold #7 Dwight Howard Greg Oden 100
$5.00

Dwight Howard 2004-05 UD Ultimate Collection Signatures Autograph Auto RC #US-DH
$44.95

Dwight Howard SP Rookie Threads 08-09 SP Threads Jersey T-HO
$8.09

Dwight Howard Timeless Treasures 10-11 Materials Jerseys 58 03 99
$8.09

Dwight Howard Rookies and Stars 10-11 Dress For Success 24 084 299
$8.09

2013-14 PANINI COURT KINGS BASKETBALL DWIGHT HOWARD AUTOGRAPH CARD 04 10
$149.99
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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

2003-04 LEGENDS DRAFT DWIGHT HOWARD BGS MINT 9 ROOKIE RC
$9.99

2004-05 Skybox Fresh Ink DWIGHT HOWARD Property of 4 Color Game Patch RC SP # 99
$69.00

Dwight Howard 2004-05 UD Ultimate Collection Signatures Autograph Auto RC #US-DH
$44.95

04-05 DWIGHT HOWARD UD EXQUISITE LIMITED LOGOS AUTO LOGO PATCH RC PSA 10 POP 1
$1,750.00

(H82) 04-05 Dwight Howard J.R. Smith SP Authentic SIGNATURE DUAL AUTO RC #SP2-DJ
$59.95

Dwight Howard Topps and Bowman Chrome GOLD ref LOT RC
$350.00

2004-05 Topps Chrome #166 Dwight Howard RC - NM-MT
$8.93

2004-05 04 TOPPS PRISTINE DWIGHT HOWARD RC REFRACTOR Rockets ROOKIE REF #150 275
$19.99

(2) 2004 SP Authentic Dwight Howard ROOKIE RC AUTO 999 PSA 10 GEM MINT + EXTRA
$289.99

2004-05 Upper Deck Hardcourt Futures Level One- Dwight Howard Rookie RC #126 999
$12.99

DWIGHT HOWARD 2004 Topps RC Denver All-Star Weekend $$ BASKETBALL ROOKIE CARD!
$14.77

Dwight Howard 2004 05 SP Authentic RC Autograph BV $120
$59.99
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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 TEAM USA 8x10 PHOTO PSA DNA
$78.12

DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED SUPERMAN 8x10 PHOTO PSA DNA
$82.77

LAKERS DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #I57373
$69.99

Dwight Howard Signed Adidas Magic Jersey PSA DNA
$275.00

HOUSTON ROCKETS CENTER DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED NBA REPLICA BALL PSA DNA
$150.00

Dwight Howard HOUSTON ROCKETS Signed NBA Full SIze Basketball PSA DNA COA
$199.99

DWIGHT HOWARD Signed Autograph Orlando Magic Jersey Superman JSA LOA Rockets 12
$779.99

MAGIC DWIGHT HOWARD TEAM USA SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA #S32635
$84.99

MAGIC DWIGHT HOWARD TEAM USA SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA #S32637
$84.99

MAGIC DWIGHT HOWARD SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA #S32634
$49.99

Dwight Howard signed 11x14 autographed photo Lakers 2008 Gold Medalist PSA
$150.00

Dwight Howard signed 11x14 autographed photo Lakers PSA Q42493 Orlando Magic
$150.00

Magic Dwight Howard Signed Spalding I O Basketball JSA
$374.99

Dwight Howard Signed Magic Sports Illustrated Mag JSA
$224.99

Dwight Howard Signed SI Sports Illustrated Magazine JSA
$224.99

DWIGHT HOWARD ORLANDO MAGIC SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS
$34.99
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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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