Miami Heat Collecting and Fan Guide

Miami Heat

Franchise Founded: 1988
Championships: 3
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.0


Overview

2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Dwyane WadeAlthough the expectations and fan base won't be the same due to the departure of LeBron James, the Miami Heat are still a formidable franchise and offer collectors plenty of options despite a relatively short existence.

Established in 1988 as an expansion team, the team struggled for most of the their first decade in the league and boasted few stars outside of Glen Rice. Things changed for the better when Pat Riley was named the team president and head coach. Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning made them a legit contender, but the team still could not nab their first title.

The 2003 NBA Draft marked the next huge moment for the franchise. Although they had the 5th overall pick, the Heat landed the second-best player in a draft widely considered to be one of the best of all-time. Dwyane Wade became the face of the team and helped lead them to the 2006 NBA title along with Shaquille O'Neal.

However, the biggest moment for fans and collectors came in 2010, when it was announced that Chris Bosh and LeBron James would join Wade to form one of the strongest starting lineups in the NBA. The Heat would reach the NBA finals in four consecutive years, winning two. Despite this success, the Heat were unable to re-sign James during the 2014 offseason.

Now that LeBron James has returned to Cleveland, many have written off the Miami Heat, but they sill have the talent to make some noise in the Eastern Conference. If Bosh and Wade remain healthy and the team can continue to win, Miami will remain relevant in the hobby.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Miami Heat. Using the tabs above, check out the top Miami Heat players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Miami Heat cards and memorabilia on eBay.

TTM Autographs

Another option for collectors looking to get autographs is TTM or "Through the mail." A complete guide to the process can be seen here: How to Get (Almost) Free Autographs Through the Mail.

Although it is not a lock, Miami Heat fans looking to take advantage of this can try their luck with current players and coaches using the following address:

"Insert Specific Player/Coach/Executive"
c/o Miami Heat
American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Top eBay Listings

Lebron James Miami Heat NBA Authentics Basketball Jersey Mens 52 Stitched
$69.99

Adidas Miami Heat jersey James #6 adult XL
$39.99

NBA Miami Heat Ray Allen #34 Adidas Red Jersey Sz youth M
$8.99

Miami Heat New Era Vintage Select Pom Knit Beanie
$22.99

Miami Heat Shaquille O'Neal Jersey Reebok Youth Large
$10.00

Jamal Mashburn Miami Heat Licensed Unsigned Glossy 8x10 Photo NBA (A)
$8.99

Jamal Mashburn Miami Heat Licensed Unsigned Glossy 8x10 Photo NBA (B)
$8.99

YOUNG XL MENS M ? MIAMI HEAT 32 SHAQ O'NEAL BASKETBALL JERSEY NBA SHIRT USA VTG
$30.00

Miami Heat Lebron James Jersey Youth XL Adidas
$10.00

Basketball Display Case With A Miami Heat 2013 NBA Champions Engraved Nameplate
$58.00

Adidas Vintage Miami Heat Lebron James #6 Youth S Small Basketball Jersey NBA
$15.49

NEW Sz S-5XL Black Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #873 Windbreaker Jacket
$47.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #873 Windbreaker Jacket
$47.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #873 Windbreaker Jacket
$47.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #873 Windbreaker Jacket
$47.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #873 Windbreaker Jacket
$47.99
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Fan Gear

Miami Heat Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Miami Heat fans across all budgets. Normal price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed NBA jersey guide.

Miami Heat Jersey Guide

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Miami Heat Signature Sneakers

Click on the listing for a detailed guide or to shop for shoes on eBay. 

Miami Heat T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

$150 Adidas Superstar 1 NBA Series - Miami Heat
$29.99

$150 Adidas Superstar 1 NBA Series - Miami Heat
$29.99

$150 Adidas Superstar 1 NBA Series - Miami Heat
$29.99

MIAMI HEAT SHAQ DWAYNE WADE RARE STYLE T-SHIRT NEW RETRO shirt SZ XXL 2XL
$12.60

New Era Miami Heat Hat cap 7 3 4 Lebron Crimson volt KD DMV infrared
$30.00

NEW ERA Miami Heat NBA Black Red Cuffed Beanie Hat Unisex Kit Pom Basketball Cap
$16.00

NEW ERA Miami Heat NBA Black Red Cuffed Beanie Hat Unisex Kit Pom Basketball Cap
$16.00

Unreleased Nike Air Jordan 12 Retro Promo Sample SZ 15 Dwyane Wade PE Miami Heat
$3,999.99

Miami Heat Solid Brown Tan Basketball Hat Cap Wool Reebock 7 3 4 New Fitted
$9.97

New Era Miami Heat NBA 2 Tone HWC Basic 9FIFTY Snapback Hat Cap Yellow
$12.60

Vintage Miami Heat Black Strapback Hat Cap Fast Free Shipping
$11.95

Miami Heat Red Black Lid 1990 All Star Weekend New Era 9Fifty Snapback Hat
$21.00

Miami Heat Red Black Lid 1990 All Star Weekend New Era 9Fifty Snapback Hat
$21.00

Miami Heat Red Black Mesh Reflective A-Frame New Era 9Fifty Snapback Hat
$21.00

Miami Heat Red Black Mesh Reflective A-Frame New Era 9Fifty Snapback Hat
$21.00

Miami Heat All Black Red White The Filler M L New Era 9Fifty Snapback Hat
$19.60
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Cards

Miami Heat Basketball Card Guide

They may not have the depth of the more established franchises, but the Miami Heat have featured some of the biggest names in the modern era. View cards for the top former and current Miami Heat players below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Other Miami Heat All-Time Greats

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1992-93 Fleer Steve Smith RC #309

Top Current Players

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Autographs

Miami Heat Autograph Guide

When shopping for autographed items, it is highly recommended to only purchased signed pieces that have been authenticated by a reputable company. Top options include PSA, JSA, Mounted Memories, UDA, Panini Authentic and Tristar.

Click on the images or listings to shop on eBay. 

Signed Miami Heat Photographs

Chris Bosh Signed Photo

Signed Miami Heat Jerseys

Dwyane Wade Signed Jersey

Signed Miami Heat Sneakers

Dwyane Wade Signed Sneaker

Signed Miami Heat Basketballs

LeBron James Signed Basketball

Top eBay Listings

Upper Deck Authentic LeBron James Auto Jersey 1st All Star Game #29 123 W COA
$1,999.99

Alonzo Mourning Signed Autographed Spalding Full NBA Basketball With Steiner COA
$84.15

Shaquille O'Neal Autographed Signed Jersey Miami Heat JSA
$269.99

Shaquille O'Neal Autographed Signed Jersey Miami Heat JSA
$269.99

Chris Bosh Autographed Signed Jersey Miami Heat JSA
$206.99

Shaquille O'Neal Autographed Signed Jersey Miami Heat JSA
$269.99

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

signed lebron james jersey
$1,300.00

Erik Spoelstra Hand Signed Floorboard NBA Miami Heat Floor Board Basketball
$29.99

LeBron James Autograph 2013-14 Exquisite Collection GameFace Booklet Upper Deck
$111.00

2011-12 FLEER RETRO BASKETBALL LEBRON JAMES CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AUTO AUTOGRAPHI
$450.00

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

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

Framed Signed Lebron James Jersey W C.O.A.
$350.00

DWYANE WADE Miami Heat SIGNED 2013 SLAM Magazine BAS Autographed Chicago Bulls
$93.74

Chicago Bulls Miami Heat Dwyane Wade Signed Basketball COA
$499.99
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Tickets

Miami Heat Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Miami Heat play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NBA teams play a ton of games, all over the country. After selecting a specific game, the first thing to decide is how much you want to spend and where you want to sit in the arena.

Miami Heat American Airlines Arena Seating Chart

From there, it can get messy given all the choices for purchasing tickets. With that in mind, we have complied the best options for buying tickets. Simply follow the link to each ticket source for any available Miami Heat tickets. Be aware that the NBA regular season basically runs from November to April and the playoffs continue until mid-June.

Hot List

Miami Heat Hot List

Check out the most watched Miami Heat cards, gear and memorabilia on eBay. The guide is constantly updated with real-time information, so bookmark this page for future reference.

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More Info

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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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