Dwyane Wade Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Buying Guide

Dwyane Wade

Date of Birth: 1/17/1982
Rookie Card Year: 2003-04
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Dwyane Wade is a great basketball player that has built an impressive resume. Not surprisingly, Dwyane Wade cards are some of the most popular among basketball enthusiasts.

The Chicago native has three NBA championships. Wade currently forms a third of one of the most polarizing trios in history. In the hobby world, just like on the Miami Heat, he normally takes a backseat to LeBron James. While not in the top tier, Dwyane Wade cards and autographs still carry strong value.

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Given his age, it is likely that Wade is approaching the twilight of his career. He has achieved many individual accolades and now will look to increase his championship totals. This push will serve to raise his values and put Wade in more exclusive territory. It is fair to expect consistent increases if the Heat continue to compete at a high level. However, with James at his side, Wade will always be held back by his sidekick role.

The rookie class of 2003-04 is widely considered one of the greatest in history. Wade was drafted alongside fellow All-Stars, James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. The most recent championship will further increase demand for the highly valued  2003-04 products. Unopened wax has long since dried up. Collectors are much better served going after rookie singles of Dwyane Wade cards rather than taking a chance on an overpriced box.

Certified autographs are always a good option for collectors and Wade has plenty from his rookie season through to the 2009-10 season. Since Wade had an exclusive deal with Topps and the card maker stopped making basketball cards, new signatures dried up. Panini finally reached a deal with Wade to start including him in products, but these have been very limited.

Collectors have more than 50 2003-04 rookie Dwyane Wade cards to choose from. They can be found for any budget. Low-numbered autographs top the list.

Top Dwyane Wade Rookie Cards

2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Dwyane Wade RC #74 Autographed Jersey #/99

Dwyane Wade Cards - 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Dwyane Wade

The 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball rookie is the unquestioned top option among Dwyane Wade cards. Limited to only 99 copies, it features an on-card autograph and medium-sized jersey piece. The card design features a lot of white space but still manages to feel complete. It is one of the best designs in recent memory and would make a phenomenal addition for any collector that is prepared to drop thousands.

2003-04 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Dwyane Wade RC #131 Autograph #/250

Dwyane Wade Cards - 2003-04 Ultimate Collection Dwyane Wade

Another solid pick among rookie Dwyane Wade cards comes from 2003-04 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection. It has a much more simple design. A low print run of 250 combined with a less common full-size image and an understated background makes this card a great option for collectors. The actual autograph is highlighted properly without making it feel separate form the rest of the card.

2003-04 Bowman Chrome Dwyane Wade RC #149 Autograph #/250

Dwyane Wade Cards - 2003-04 Bowman Chrome Dwyane Wade

Also limited to 250, the 2003-04 Bowman Chrome makes the list in spite of its design. For lack of a better word, the design is disappointing. The boxy chromium layout is further diminished by the signature area that is whited out to appear as though the chrome has been erased in that area. On top of that, a college image of Wade is used in the card. Rarity alone keeps this card popular with collectors.

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2003 04 Topps Pristine Dwyane Wade Auto Rookie Heat On Card
$87.95

2003-04 Upper Deck Victory DWYANE WADE Rookie Orientation #105 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+
$19.95

05 06 TOPPS LUXURY BOX DWYANE WADE THE MACHINE AUTOGRAPHED 126 224
$64.00

Dwyane Wade 2003-04 Fleer Ultra AUTO RC Card 250 Miami Heat ROOKIE Autograph $$
$33.54

Dwyane Wade 2007 Topps SP Auto Card 25 Miami Heat Hawaii Trade Confer Autograph
$10.61

Dwyane Wade (41) Forty-One Card Lot. Various cards 2004-2012 Topps UD Panini
$18.99

Dwyane Wade 2015-16 Donruss Superstar Swatches #14 149
$10.00

03-04 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR AUTO 25 DWYANE WADE RC BGS 9.5 10 LEGEND hof
$4,999.99

2003-04 Topps Pristine Dwyane Wade Gold Refractor Jersey #'d #03 99! 1 1! BGS 9!
$800.00

2013-14 PANINI FLAWLESS DWYANE WADE AUTO GREATS DUAL 13 25 GAME-WORN 6 CLR PATC
$200.00

2014 15 Panini Court Kings Dwyane Wade "15 25" Sapphire Blue Variation Insert 83
$24.99

2003-04 Topps Chrome #115 Dwyane Wade Draft Pick#5 BGS 9 MINT
$50.00

BGS 9.5 DWYANE WADE 2003 TOPPS CHROME RC ROOKIE SP HEAT SUPERSTAR
$74.99

199 LeBron James Carmelo Anthony Dwyane Wade 2012-13 Preferred Jersey Draft #2
$59.53

2003 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #5 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat Basketball Card 0c6
$22.00

2003-04 Topps #225 Dwyane Wade PSA 9 Miami Heat RC Rookie Basketball Card 0c6
$18.00
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Rookie Cards

Dwyane Wade Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

  • 2003-04 Flair #113 #/500
  • 2003-04 Flair Final Edition #87 #/799
  • 2003-04 Fleer Authentix #128 #/1250
  • 2003-04 Fleer Avant #69 #/699
  • 2003-04 Fleer Mystique #119 #/999
  • 2003-04 Fleer Patchworks #117 #/799
  • 2003-04 Fleer Platinum #190 #/750
  • 2003-04 Fleer Showcase #115 #/1000
  • 2003-04 Fleer Tradition #265
  • 2003-04 SkyBox Autographics #75 #/1500
  • 2003-04 SkyBox LE Retail #134
  • 2003-04 Topps #225
  • 2003-04 Topps Pristine #113
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck #305
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Black Diamond #148
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck MVP #205
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #5
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Standing O #89
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Victory #105

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

  • 2003-04 E-X #90
  • 2003-04 Fleer Focus #148 #/499
  • 2003-04 Fleer Genuine Insider #110 #/499
  • 2003-04 Topps Chrome #115
  • 2003-04 Topps Collection #225
  • 2003-04 Topps Jersey Edition #DW Jersey
  • 2003-04 Ultra #175 #/500
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Finite #239 #/200
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Glass #97 #/250
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Hardcourt #128 #/799
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Honor Roll #110 Jersey #/499
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Legends #131 #/999
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck SP Game Used #111 #/999
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition #105 #/499
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Sweet Shot #95 #/799
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Triple Dimensions #128 #/899

Premium Rookie Cards

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2003 04 Topps Pristine Dwyane Wade Auto Rookie Heat On Card
$87.95

2003-04 Upper Deck Victory DWYANE WADE Rookie Orientation #105 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+
$19.95

2003-04 Topps Chrome #115 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat RC Rookie BCCG 10
$8.06

Dwyane Wade 2003-04 Fleer Ultra AUTO RC Card 250 Miami Heat ROOKIE Autograph $$
$33.54

03-04 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR AUTO 25 DWYANE WADE RC BGS 9.5 10 LEGEND hof
$4,999.99

BGS 9.5 DWYANE WADE 2003 TOPPS CHROME RC ROOKIE SP HEAT SUPERSTAR
$74.99

2003-04 TOPPS ROOKIE MATRIX CARMELO ANTHONY, DWYANE WADE, CHRIS BOSH RC, 020215
$9.56

2003-04 bazooka parallel #252b DWYANE WADE miami heat rookie card BGS BCCG 9
$9.00

2003 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #5 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat Basketball Card 0c6
$22.00

2003-04 Topps #225 Dwyane Wade PSA 9 Miami Heat RC Rookie Basketball Card 0c6
$18.00

Dwyane Wade Rookie Card Lot And More
$19.99

Dwyane Wade Rookie RC Upper Deck Triple Dimensions Reflections Hologram 999
$12.57

2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix #114-111-115 Dwyane Wade Lebron James Chris Bosh 1j7
$64.43

03-04 Fleer "ULTRA" Roundball Chips Dwyane Wade Rookie Insert
$5.00

STEPHEN CURRY Rookie 2009-10 Contenders SP 100 Dwyane Wade MVP Round Numbers
$85.00

03 Fleer focus Dwyane Wade auto #50 rookie card
$50.00
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Autograph Guide

Dwyane Wade Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Dwyane Wade'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.

Dwyane Wade Cut Signature Exemplar


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

  1. A quickly written signature with few letters being legible.
  2. An over-sized letter "D" in either a loop or sharp angle.
  3. A letter "y" with an open loop at the bottom.
  4. A pen lift before starting the letter "w" which start with a short line written at about a 40 degree angle before beginning one under loop followed by a wider one.
  5. The letter "d" varies, in this example it is evidenced by a small loop, upstroke and tailing line.

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Top eBay Listings

DERRICK ROSE AND DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO CHICAGO'S FINEST! MINT
$153.43

Dwyane Wade Signed Autograph USA Olympic Official Gold Medal Basketball 3 25 UDA
$449.99

Lebron James Dwyane Wade Dual Hand Signed Autographed 16x24 Photo Heat UDA 25
$699.99

Lebron James Dwyane Wade Hand Signed Autographed 16x24 Photo FRAMED UDA 25
$799.99

DWYANE WADE 2014 PANINI PRIZM #25 PSA DNA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 83823367
$99.00

MARQUETTE DWYANE WADE HAND SIGNED MIAMI HEAT JERSEY W JSA COA
$249.99

Dwyane Wade Signed Framed Miami Heat Authentic Autographed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$199.99

DERRICK ROSE AND DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO CHICAGO'S FINEST! MINT
$153.43

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA #Q89371
$99.00

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Marquette PSA DNA #Q89500
$89.00

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Marquette PSA DNA #Q89498
$89.00

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Marquette PSA DNA #Q89502
$89.00

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Marquette PSA DNA #Q89501
$89.00

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Marquette PSA DNA #Q89503
$89.00

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Heat PSA DNA #Q89504
$99.00

Dwyane Wade Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Heat PSA DNA #Q89494
$99.00
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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+.

User Comments

  1. I have , in pristine condition , a 2004 upper deck , UD glass , card #. 033/250 Dwyane Wade rookie card. It does appear too made a glass type material and I cannot find any info or pics. Of this card at all. Can you point me in the right direction ?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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