James Harden Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

James Harden

Date of Birth: 8/26/1989
Rookie Card Year: 2009-10
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview
James Harden cards are on the rise. After a surprise trade prior to the beginning of the 2012-13 season, Harden went from a role player on the Thunder to a franchise centerpiece with the Houston Rockets.

The fact that James Harden cards are gaining more attention really shouldn't be a surprise. The signs were there. He was named the 2012 NBA Sixth Man after averaging 16.8 points per game off the Thunder bench. Harden was also named to Team USA team that won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

With the Thunder, it would have been hard for Harden to escape the shadow of Kevin Durant. And even if he did, there was still Russell Westbrook in front of him. When the Rockets traded for the shooting guard, they made it no secret that Harden wouldn't just be a starter. He was the player they were going to build around. Harden was happy to oblige, making an immediate impact with his new team.

The days of cheap James Harden cards are over, at least when it comes to his premium rookie cards. And there's still room to grow. The addition of Dwight Howard has made the Rockets a contender. Should Houston win an NBA Championship, don't be shock to see Harden's prices go higher.

While it may not impact his play, Harden's trademark beard helps him further standout among his peers. It's this sort of edge that gives him more mainstream attention. In turn, such attention can only help Harden's standing in the hobby.

Few options currently exist for James Harden memorabilia outside of trading cards. Besides NBA jerseys and basketballs, Team USA memorabilia should hold strong long-term potential.

ebaysmalllogo Image
4007385328724040 1 Image
13 PANINI INTRIGUE JAMES HARDEN JERSEY AUTO CARD, 22 25 ! SUP RARE !
$9.50
3311529393144040 1 Image
2013-14 PANINI TITANIUM #12 JAMES HARDEN "FUNDAMENTALS" #24 199, HOUSTON ROCKETS
$7.15
1613597852194040 1 Image
JAMES HARDEN 13-14 INNOVATION TOP-NOTCH DIE CUT AUTO "01" 10 ROCKETS
$29.95
1114009274264040 1 Image
2009-10 Panini Threads James Harden Auto Letter Patch Rookie RC 660
$34.99
3110049124244040 1 Image
2009-10 Topps Gold James Harden Rookie RC 2009
$8.99
3213786238774040 1 Image
2009-10 Upper Deck #227 James Harden SP RC - NM-MT
$5.60
3609072610634040 1 Image
2007 Topps McDonald's All-American James Harden BGS 9.5 High School
$58.76
3806027318204040 1 Image
2009-10 classics timeless tributes gold #163 JAMES HARDEN rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00
2614797123304040 1 Image
2009-10 Certified James Harden RC Auto Patch Red Version 100
$68.00
2715462438294040 1 Image
2009-10 Bowman White (# 2009) x3, Blue (# 1948) James Harden Rookie Card Lot (x4
$16.00
2715462442734040 1 Image
2009-10 UD First Edition Gold & Silver #188, #227 James Harden Rookie Card Lot
$10.00
2715462458554040 1 Image
2009-10 Bowman Black #104 (#40 48) James Harden Rookie Card
$35.00
3214509273194040 1 Image
James Harden Rockets Thunder 09-10 National Treasures Colossal JSY Auto # 49 RC
$44.99
3214556500834040 1 Image
JAMES HARDEN 2009 UPPER DECK DRAFT EDITION ROOKIE BGS 9.5 10 (Gem Mint)
$9.99
3214320215144040 1 Image
BGS 9.5 10 James Harden 09-10 Crown Royale Autograph #'d 599 Thunder Rockets RC
$125.55
3214556527734040 1 Image
JAMES HARDEN 2009 PRESTIGE ROOKIE CARD BGS 9.5 10 (Gem Mint)
$14.99
« Previous1234
 Image

Rookie Cards

James Harden Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2009 10 Panini Prestige James Harden RC Image

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2009 10 Topps Chrome James Harden RC Image

ebaysmalllogo Image
1114009274264040 1 Image
2009-10 Panini Threads James Harden Auto Letter Patch Rookie RC 660
$34.99
3110049124244040 1 Image
2009-10 Topps Gold James Harden Rookie RC 2009
$8.99
3213786238774040 1 Image
2009-10 Upper Deck #227 James Harden SP RC - NM-MT
$5.60
2614797123304040 1 Image
2009-10 Certified James Harden RC Auto Patch Red Version 100
$68.00
3214509273194040 1 Image
James Harden Rockets Thunder 09-10 National Treasures Colossal JSY Auto # 49 RC
$44.99
3214320215144040 1 Image
BGS 9.5 10 James Harden 09-10 Crown Royale Autograph #'d 599 Thunder Rockets RC
$125.55
1908578179294040 1 Image
James Harden 496 500 2009-10 Topps Chrome Refractor RC Rookie Rockets
$107.99
3511095548584040 1 Image
James Harden 2009-10 Topps GOLD #d 2009 Rookie Card RC PSA mint 9
$12.00
1513477890644040 1 Image
2012 13 Exquisite Paul George Rookie Autograph Patch 99 Redemption Sp Auto Rc
$127.50
3809389697654040 1 Image
2013-14 PINNACLE 65 CARD INSERT LOT W BRYANT JAMES DURANT HARDEN BURKE RC
$9.99
1912404853224040 1 Image
09 10 Panini James Harden Rc Auto
$15.00
3805404812674040 1 Image
2009-10 topps #319 JAMES HARDEN rc rookie BGS 9.5 10
$25.00
« Previous12345
 Image

Autograph Guide

James Harden Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what James Harden'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.

Jame Harden Cut Signature Exemplar

James Harden Autograph Image

James Harden Key Signature Attributes: An authentic James Harden signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:

  1. Signed on a relatively even plane.
  2. The signature is represented by the letters "J", "H" and Harden's jersey number "#13."
  3. The "J" looks like a standard cursive capital letter, with a big loop on the top and smaller on the bottom.
  4. The pen does not lift and flows into an awkward but legible letter "H" which resembles a letter "W" and a crossed curved line.
  5. The inscription "#13" is usually included.

James Harden Signed Basketball Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Basketballs

James Harden Signed Basketball 260x239 Image

James Harden Signed Jersey Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Jerseys

James Harden Signed Jersey 243x300 Image

James Harden Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Photographs

James Harden Signed Photo 245x300 Image

ebaysmalllogo Image
3311531300614040 1 Image
Autographed NBA James Harden Rockets Signed Basketball - Mounted Memories COA
$249.95
2813800053654040 1 Image
JAMES HARDEN HOUSTON OKLAHOMA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA
$49.00
1910734720904040 1 Image
James Harden Houston Rockets Dunk Pop Out Signed 20x32 Collage Steiner Sports
$80.00
1711324126014040 1 Image
James Harden Signed Autographed Red Jersey- TriStar Authenticated
$169.15
2010277133264040 1 Image
James Harden Houston Rockets Dunk Pop Out Signed 20x32 Collage Steiner COA
$75.00
4006601750194040 1 Image
JAMES HARDEN ROCKETS SIGNED SPALDING NBA I O BASKETBALL TRISTAR #7127391
$199.00
4006601752134040 1 Image
JAMES HARDEN ROCKETS SIGNED SPALDING NBA I O BASKETBALL TRISTAR #7127382
$199.00
3214555007744040 1 Image
James Harden Signed Autographed Houston Rockets 16x20 Photo TRISTAR COA
$119.97
2311541287314040 1 Image
James Harden Signed Photo - Dunk Pop Out 20x32 Collage - Steiner -Item #4128200
$149.99
 Image

More Info

Dig deeper into James Harden cards with these articles:

For general information and player statistics visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

Leave a Comment: