Derrick Rose Rookies Cards Guide Checklist

Derrick Rose

Date of Birth: 10/4/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2008-09
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview
It is a tough task for any basketball player to live up to the legacy of Michael Jordan, let alone as a member of the Chicago Bulls. However, Derrick Rose has managed to lay the groundwork for his own storied career in the Windy City despite high expectations and the lingering shadow of Jordan. Although Derrick Rose cards have cooled during his injury issues, there is reason to believe that values will pick up as he regains his form and pursues a championship.

After one season at the University of Memphis, Derrick Rose made his move to the NBA where he was taken first overall by the Bulls. The exciting point guard was near the top of the NBA hierarchy for several years until injuries began to take their toll. The 2009 Rookie of the Year and 2011 MVP seemed primed for something even bigger until multiple injuries caused him to miss over 220 games between 2011-12 and 2014-15.

Still only in his mid-20s, Derrick Rose has plenty of time to re-establish his upward trajectory, but his history with missing games due to injury remains a red flag for collectors. Collectors will feel better if Rose can remain on the court consistently and notch his first full season since 2010-11.

There are nearly 30 Derrick Rose cards that carry the rookie designation, falling across all price ranges. The top three Derrick Rose cards all feature on-card autographs and jersey swatches.

Top 3 Derrick Rose Rookie Cards

2008-09 Exquisite Collection #92 Autographed Jersey #/99

Sweet patches, on-card autographs and a print run of just 99 copies put the Exquisite rookie card in the number one spot for collectors. This is easily the most desirable of all the rookie Derrick Rose cards.

2008-09 SP Authentic #130 Autographed Jersey #/299

A larger print run of 299 and a small patch keep Rose's SP Authentic rookie from the top spot, but the autographed card is still a hot commodity amongst collectors. It features a nice action shot of Rose and an appealing design. As an added note, the retail version of the card looks very similar and also features Rose's signature.

2008-09 UD Black #43 Autographed Jersey #/99

The UD Black card shares the distinction of lowest print run along with the Exquisite, SPx and Upper Deck Radiance. The card includes a large jersey patch that spells out 2008. Foil further highlights the design. The card is unique because it is the only one that features a silver Rose signature. His other autographed rookie cards are signed in blue.

Top eBay Listings

Derrick Rose Ultimate Game Used Jersey Insert Lot Bulls 15 DIFFERENT cards
$159.95

2008-09 Derrick Rose Skybox Metal Universe RC
$14.50

2008-09 UD 1st EDITION #259 DERRICK ROSE ROOKIE CARD RC, BULLS - BGS 8.5 (03354)
$14.36

2008 Fleer basketball card 163 Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls BVG 9.5 GEM MINT !
$39.99

2009 Adrenalyn XL Italian Extra Signature #DERO Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls Card
$15.25

2009 Adrenalyn XL Italian Extra Signature #DERO Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls Card
$15.25

2009 Adrenalyn XL Italian Extra Signature #DERO Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls Card
$30.25

BGS 9.5 DERRICK ROSE-MAYO-BAYLESS-AUGUSTIN QUAD RC AUTO
$449.99

2015 16 Select Derrick Rose Tie-Dye 14 25 Bulls
$19.99

2008 08 DERRICK ROSE FLEER 86-87 STYLE ROOKIE SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA CERTIFIED
$13.50

16-17 Absolute Basketball Derrick Rose Gold Parallel #05 10
$18.00

2010-11 Donruss Gamers Materials Memorabilia #1 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls Card
$13.24

2010-11 Donruss Gamers Materials Memorabilia #1 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls Card
$13.24

Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Derrick Rose, And Brandon Roy Signed Trading Card
$524.95

2008-09 Ultimate Collection DERRICK ROSE Auto Jersey RC Rookie #d 25
$650.00

2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition DERRICK ROSE Status RC 75 *Bulls* BGS 9
$115.00
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Rookie Cards

Derrick Rose Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2008-09 Derrick Rose Skybox Metal Universe RC
$14.50

2008-09 Ultimate Collection DERRICK ROSE Auto Jersey RC Rookie #d 25
$650.00

Derrick Rose 2008-2009 08-09 Topps GOLD FOIL Parallel Rookie Card #196
$7.95

Derrick Rose 2008-2009 08-09 Topps Hardwood Rookie Card #101 2009
$7.95

DERRICK ROSE 2008 09 08 TOPPS FLEER ROOKIE RC LOT OF 3X
$5.50

2008-2009 Fleer Derrick Rose #236 Rookie Basketball Card
$6.25

08-09 Derrick Rose Rookie RC TOPPS SIGNATURE 2325 BULLS TS-DR
$14.99

2008 Topps 1958-59 Variations #196 Derrick Rose SWG 10 Chicago Bulls Rookie Card
$14.71

DERRICK ROSE 2008-09 BOWMAN ROOKIE LOT BLUE 336 499....ORANGE 244 299..... HOT
$14.99

2008-09 Topps Chrome Derrick Rose Rookie RC Auto Refrector 30 SP! Bulls Knicks
$599.00

DERRICK ROSE 99 KNICKS ROOKIE AUTO JERSEY LOGO PATCH 92 RC SP 2008-09 EXQUISITE
$1,199.00

Derrick Rose Xfractor Rc Rookie 08-09 Topps Chrome 288
$79.99

2008-09 UD SP ROOKIE THREADS DERRICK ROSE, JOEY DORSEY, CHRIS DOUGLAS ROBERTS
$10.99

DERRICK ROSE 2008-09 FLEER RETRO 86-87 ROOKIE CARD SP # 163 SP! BULLS MVP!
$29.99

Derrick Rose GRADED ROOKIE!! Gem Mint 10! 2008 09 Press Pass #61 Power Pick!!!
$8.99

Derrick Rose GRADED ROOKIE!! Gem Mint 10!! 2008 09 Fleer #236 Bulls MVP! -3
$15.99
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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. 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+.

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