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.

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

2003 04 Exquisite Dwyane Wade Image

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

2003 04 Ultimate Collection Dwyane Wade Image

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

2003 04 Bowman Chrome Dwyane Wade Image

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 UPPER DECK SPX ROOKIE DWYANE WADE AUTO JERSEY #096 750
$130.00
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2007 08 TOPPS BSKT 50TH ANNIVERSARY INSERT LOT OF 30 DWYANE WADE NM MT TO MINT
$16.00
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2005-06 LB Dwyane Wade Shaquille O'Neal Haslem JERSEY Heat 187 250 *GC1B
$14.99
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DWYANE WADE 2010-11 ROOKIES & STARS GAME USED JERSEY SP 299
$14.99
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2003-04 bowman gold #149 DWYANE WADE rookie BGS BCCG 9
$25.00
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LOT Of 3 2003-04 FLEER AUTHENTIX TICKET STUDS CARMELO ANTHONY DWYANE WADE +1
$14.00
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2003-04 FLEER AUTHENTIX DWYANE WADE AUTOGRAPH ROOK JERSEY CARD AJA-DW SN 39 50
$105.00
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2003-04 topps pristine recruit relics #dwy DWYANE WADE rookie BGS BCCG 10
$37.00
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Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, 2010 - 11 Donruss Press Proof 72 100
$14.95
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2013 PANINI LIMITED #18 DWYANE WADE JERSEY MIAMI HEAT 46 99
$28.75
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Dwyane Wade 10 11 Panini Gold Standard Gold Medalists Materials USA Patch SN 25
$49.99
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2013-14 NATIONAL TREASURES NOTABLE NICKNAMES DWYANE WADE AUTOGRAPH 49 Heat
$51.01
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2004-05 TOPPS WADE - BOSH - KAMAN ROOKIE
$10.75
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2010 Famous Fabrics Five Star Mem Kobe Bryant Dwyane Wade Duncan Nash Bosh 1 1
$150.00
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2013-14 Select Clutch Prizms Purple #9 Dwyane Wade 99 - NM-MT
$14.00
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2011-12 PANINI PAST & PRESENT RARE SP VARIATION DWYANE WADE MIAMI HEAT FINALS
$12.99
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Rookie Cards

Dwyane Wade Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2003 04 Upper Deck MVP Dwyane Wade Image

  • 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 Topps Chrome Dwyane Wade Image

  • 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

2003 04 SP Authentic Dwyane Wade Image

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2003-04 UPPER DECK SPX ROOKIE DWYANE WADE AUTO JERSEY #096 750
$130.00
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2003 Topps Rookie Matrix Dwyane Wade Framed Mini Graded BGS 9 MINT
$9.00
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2003-04 bowman gold #149 DWYANE WADE rookie BGS BCCG 9
$25.00
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2003-04 topps pristine recruit relics #dwy DWYANE WADE rookie BGS BCCG 10
$37.00
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DWYANE WADE 2003-04 TOPPS COLLECTION GOLD FOIL ROOKIE RC MIAMI HEAT #225 MINT
$7.99
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2003-04 Rookie card Dwyane Wade SP Authentic Signatures BGS 9.5 and Auto 10!!
$149.00
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2003-04 Fleer Hoops Dwyane Wade Rookie Miami Heat Authentic Auto Patch 2 colors
$149.00
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DWYANE WADE 2003-04 E-X ESSENTIAL CREDENTIALS NOW S# 90 RARE ROOKIE BV$250+
$169.99
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2003-04 Rare Dwyane Wade Fleer Ultra Signatures Rookie Autograph # 250
$139.99
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2003 SP AUTHENTIC #152 DWYANE WADE RC AUTOGRAPH # 500 PSA 10 K1591616
$451.99
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BGS 10 9.5 DWYANE WADE 03 FLEER RC SILVER 25 ERROR RC
$199.99
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2004 M3 Matrix Rookie Card - Lebron James Dwyane Wade Darko Milicic
$30.00
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2004 M3 Matrix Rookie Card - Lebron James Dwyane Wade TJ Ford
$30.00
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DWYANE WADE 2003-04 Upper Deck UD Exquisite Noble Nameplates Patch Auto RC 24 25
$1,550.00
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DWYANE WADE 2003 UD BLACK DIAMOND ROOKIE CARD #148 GRADED BGS 9.5 GEM MINT HEAT
$14.95
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Lebron James Chris Bosh Dwyane Wade 2003 Topps Rookie Matrix #WJB RC BGS 9
$31.00
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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
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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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DWYANE WADE MIAMI HEAT SIGNED ADDIDAS SWINGMAN XL JERSEY PSA DNA NICE
$200.00
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Lebron James Dwyane Wade Dual Hand Signed Autograph Official NBA Basketball UDA
$699.99
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LEBRON JAMES & DWYANE WADE Signed Basketball UDA LE 136
$1,395.00
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HEAT DWYANE WADE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U66247
$89.99
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DWYANE WADE "3" HAND SIGNED MIAMI HEAT JERSEY PSA DNA COA GORGEOUS PIECE
$102.50
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED I O SPALDING OFFICIAL NBA GAME BASKETBALL AUTOGRAPH
$159.95
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 TOPPS FIRST EDITION ROOKIE CARD #225 AUTOGRAPH
$129.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE CARD #115 AUTOGRAPH RARE
$149.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 TOPPS BAZOOKA MINI ROOKIE CARD #252 AUTOGRAPH
$95.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 TOPPS BAZOOKA MINI ROOKIE CARD #280 AUTOGRAPH
$95.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 TOPPS BAZOOKA ROOKIE CARD #280 AUTOGRAPH
$95.00
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Dwyane Wade Signed Autograph Usa Olympic Official Gold Medal Basketball 3 25 UDA
$989.99
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 BAZOOKA ROOKIE CARD #252 AUTOGRAPH MINT
$99.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 BAZOOKA ROOKIE CARD #252 AUTOGRAPH MINT
$99.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 UPPER DECK STANDING O! ROOKIE CARD #89 AUTOGRAPH
$99.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2004 FLEER NOSTALGIA #1703 2003 CARD #8 AUTOGRAPHED
$109.00
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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. 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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