The Value of a Basketball Card in South Beach: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

The Value of a Basketball Card in South Beach: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Below are the Top 10 eBay sales for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh since they formed an alliance in South Beach last week.

LeBron James

  1. 03-04 Finest Gold Refractor (PSA 10) - $29,999LB Image
  2. 03-04 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion /100 - $3,800
  3. 03-04 SP Authentic Level 1 Rookie Authenitcs Auto /50 - $1,700
  4. 08-09 UD Black James/Jordan Dual Patch Auto /15 - $1,175
  5. 03-04 Exquisite "Exquisite Patches" Auto /100 - $1,099.99
  6. 03-04 SPx Jersey Auto /750 (SGC 96) - $1,025
  7. 03-04 SP Authentic Rookie Authentics Auto /500 (BGS 9) - $909
  8. 03-04 SP Authentic Rookie Authentics Auto /500 (BGS 9) - $898
  9. 08-09 Exquisite Emblems Of Endorsement Auto /10 - $875
  10. 03-04 Upper Deck Honor Roll Jersey Auto /25 - $830

Dwyane Wade

  1. 03-04 Ultimate Collection "Ultimate Rookie" Auto (BGS 9.5) - $500DW1 Image
  2. 03-04 SP Signature Edition SP Rookie Logo Auto /25 - $500
  3. 03-04 SP Authentic Level Rookie Authentics Auto /500 (BGS 9.5) - $495
  4. 03-04 SP Authentic Level Rookie Authentics Auto /500 (BGS 9) - $399.95
  5. 03-04 Topps Chrome Black Refractor (PSA 10) - $350
  6. 03-04 SP Game Used Rookie Exclusives Auto /100 - $347.25
  7. 03-04 Bowman Signature Edition Gold Auto /99 - $299.95
  8. 03-04 Topps Chrome X-Fractor (BGS 9.5) - $298
  9. 09-10 Timeless Treasures Heat Logo Auto 1/1 - $280
  10. 03-04 Bowman Chrome Auto (PSA 9) - $273.95

Chris Bosh

  1. 03-04 Bowman Chrome X-Fractor Auto /25 - $506.88CB Image
  2. 03-04 Exquisite "Noble Nameplates" Patch Auto /25 - $427.50
  3. 03-04 SPx Spectrum Jersey Auto /25 - $350
  4. 03-04 SPx Jersey Auto /750 (BGS 10) - $305
  5. 03-04 SP Signature Edition Rookie Exclusives Auto (PSA 10) - $250
  6. 09-10 SP Game Used NBA "Logo Men" Patch /7 - $250
  7. 03-04 Ultimate Collection Auto /250 (BGS 9.5) - $250
  8. 03-04 Ultimate Collection Auto /250 (BGS 9.5) - $239.99
  9. 03-04 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto - $235
  10. 03-04 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto - $235

Wade, James, Bosh

  1. (5) 03-04 Topps Matrix James/Wade/Bosh RC- $327.2231 Image
  2. 03-04 Topps Matrix James/Wade/Bosh RC - $142.50
  3. 03-04 Topps Matrix James/Wade/Bosh RC - $130
  4. 03-04 Topps Matrix James/Wade/Bosh RC (BGS 9) - $125
  5. 03-04 Topps Matrix James/Wade/Bosh RC - $119.95

Conclusion:

Chris Bosh is hands down the biggest hobby winner of the recent "South Beach Signings". Dwyane Wade's cards also saw a fairly substantial boost in interest in in the secondary market, the interesting part is that LeBron's cards seem to have gone on a "South Beach Diet" since joining Wade and Bosh in Miami. Some will point to the so called "betrayal" as the sole reason behind the slight down turn in card value, but I think it has more to do with the perception that LeBron's scoring average will likely decline as a result of playing with Wade and Bosh. Fortunately for LeBron collectors, averaging a triple-double or winning an NBA Title would make the scoring concerns disappear into the heat of the night.

In Topps Matrix news, the "2003-04 Topps Matrix James/Wade/Bosh RC" has gone from being one of the worst "true rookies" for each player to being one of the best. The card once known as the "one without Carmelo Anthony" has sky-rocketed from $10 to a $100 since the signing! Here's the good part, an insane amount of this card were produced, which means there should be plenty mixed into a "$10 singles box" at a card store or show near you. Does anyone else think we should call this card "The Matrix Trilogy"?

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2003-04 topps rookie matrix #wjb DWYANE WADE - LEBRON JAMES - BOSH BGS BCCG 10
$200.00
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2003-2004 Topps Matrix Rookie RC Dwyane Wade 115 LeBron James 111 Chris Bosh 114
$49.99
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2003-04 TOPPS MATRIX LEBRON JAMES DWAYNE WADE CHRIS BOSH RC BGS 9 MIAMI HEAT
$99.99
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LEBRON JAMES, DWYANE WADE, CHRIS BOSH 2003-2004 TOPPS MATRIX ROOKIE
$40.00
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2003 03-04 Dwyane Wade Lebron James Chris Bosh Topps Matrix SP 2004 Rookie RC
$70.00
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2003-04Topps Rookie Matrix "The Big Three" Dwyane Wade LeBron James Chris Bosh
$82.50
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LEBRON JAMES DWYANE WADE CHRIS BOSH 2003-04 Topps Matrix Triple Rookie Card RC
$199.99
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Lebron James (6) Topps Matrix Rookie Card With Carmelo Anthony Bosh + Wade Mini
$55.00



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  1. Where does the Wade Topps Matrix Autographed Rookie fall on your value board?

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