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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DWYANE WADE KEVIN LOVE 2009-10 SP Game Used 6 Piece Jersey Jeff Green 76 99 SSP
$12.99
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Dwyane Wade Marquette 2002-03 Basketball Rare Card #3
$10.00
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2013-14 Prizm DWYANE WADE ☆Dominance☆ Orange Prizms SP # 60. Heat
$15.00
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2008-09 Topps Treasury Refractor of Dwayne Wade SSP
$12.50
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2003-04 Fleer Showcase Dwyane Wade Rookie Draft 125
$125.00
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( 2 ) Card LOT 2003-04 Topps Chrome DWYANE WADE RC ROOKIE BGS 8.5 and GAI 9
$10.50
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03 04 TOPPS PRISTINE DWYANE WADE RC NO.113 GEM 9.5 GRADED RED HOT
$39.99
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2003 - 2004 Topps Rookie Matrix Chris Bosh LeBron James Dwyane Wade #WJB...
$125.00
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DWAYNE Dwayne WADE 2003-04 topps chrome #115 rookie BGS 9.5 NICE!
$39.95
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2010-11 Limited Threads Jersey #43 Dwyane Wade 066 199 Miami Heat
$11.25
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2003-04 Upper Deck Triple Dimensions Emerald Dwyane Wade 30 100 BGS 9 MINT
$249.99
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LEBRON JAMES 03-04 TOPPS CHROME NBA BASKETBALL SET DWYANE WADE BOSH CARMELO
$136.00
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DWYANE WADE 2012-13 ABSOLUTE ICONIC JERSEY 10 25 GAME USED PANINI MIAMI HEAT
$21.50
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DWYANE WADE 06 TOPPS MARKS OF EXCELLENCE SP AUTO CARD!
$93.60
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07 08 Dwyane Wade Bowman Sterling Silver Auto Jersey Autograph 14 15 RARE Heat
$25.26
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KEVIN DURANT RUSSELL WESTBROOK DWYANE WADE CHRIS BOSH 2011 QUAD PATCH 22 25
$67.00
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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 Fleer Showcase Dwyane Wade Rookie Draft 125
$125.00
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( 2 ) Card LOT 2003-04 Topps Chrome DWYANE WADE RC ROOKIE BGS 8.5 and GAI 9
$10.50
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03 04 TOPPS PRISTINE DWYANE WADE RC NO.113 GEM 9.5 GRADED RED HOT
$39.99
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2003 - 2004 Topps Rookie Matrix Chris Bosh LeBron James Dwyane Wade #WJB...
$125.00
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Dwyane Wade 2003-04 Bazooka Mini Rookie RC #252B Miami Heat
$5.00
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COMPLETE 03-04 TOPPS BASKETBALL 1-249 LEBRON JAMES DWYANE WADE CARMELO ROOKIE RC
$29.99
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2003-04 Dwyane Wade Topps Pristine Refractor RC- BGS 9.5 w 10 sub... #19 149
$219.99
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(4) 2002-03 LeBRON JAMES,DWYANE WADE, RAY ALLEN ROOKIE CARD RC graded 10 - HEAT
$24.99
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2003-04 topps rookie matrix #wjb DWYANE WADE - LEBRON JAMES - BOSH BGS BCCG 10
$200.00
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2003-04 topps rookie matrix #wjb DWYANE WADE - LEBRON JAMES - BOSH BGS BCCG 9
$100.00
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2003-04 topps chrome refractors #15 DWYANE WADE rookie BGS 9.5 10
$140.00
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Dwyane Wade 5 2012-13 Panini Contenders Throwback Rookie
$50.00
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08 DWYANE WADE UD STARQUEST In MIAMI HEAT White Jersey SQ-29 + AUTO + RC
$7.99
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2003 Fleer Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony And Dwyane Wade Trio RC PSA 10
$215.00
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(5) 2003 04 Fleer USA Dwyane Wade ROOKIE BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$69.99
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2003 DWYANE WADE TOPPS rookie GEM 10
$19.99
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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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MARQUETTE MIAMI HEAT DWYANE WADE 3 SIGNED Canvas CP3 Photo Steiner AUTHENTIC COA
$181.00
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MARQUETTE MIAMI HEAT DWYANE WADE 3 SIGNED Canvas CP3 Photo Steiner AUTHENTIC COA
$139.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 2003 UPPER DECK LEGENDS 113 999 ROOKIE CARD #131 AUTO
$119.95
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOFILE PHOTO, MIAMI HEAT, MINT AUTOGRAPH
$99.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOFILE PHOTO, MIAMI HEAT, MINT AUTOGRAPH
$99.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOFILE PHOTO, MIAMI HEAT, MINT AUTOGRAPH
$99.00
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DWYANE WADE PSA DNA SIGNED MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY WHITE JERSEY CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
$179.00
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DWYANE WADE SIGNED AIR JORDAN SHOE, PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH YELLOW BLACK
$169.00
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DWYANE WADE SIGNED AIR JORDAN SHOE, PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH BLACK
$169.00
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Dwyane Wade Signed "Flash" Authentic Autographed Giglee Canvas (PSA DNA)
$179.10
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Dwyane Wade Hand Signed Autographed Flash Dunk 8x10 Photo Miami Heat UDA 103
$159.99
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Dwyane Wade Signed Framed 16x20 Photo GAI Heat Marquette
$249.99
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Dwyane Wade Signed Auto 2008 USA GOLD Molten Official Olympics Basketball UDA 25
$399.99
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Dwyane Wade Hand Signed Autographed Official NBA Jersey Miami Heat UDA COA
$399.99
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Lebron James Dwyane Wade Dual Hand Signed Autographed 16x24 Photo Heat UDA 25
$699.99
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Lebron James Dwyane Wade Dual Hand Signed Autographed 16x24 Photo Heat UDA 20 25
$699.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and 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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