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.

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2009-10 Playoff Contenders Round Numbers Derrick Rose James Harden
$12.00
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2009-10 National Treasures James Harden RC Rookie Patch Auto Autograph # 25
$119.99
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James Harden Card Lot Panini Past Present 2011-12 17 card NM MT $18BV
$7.99
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JAMES HARDEN 2009-10 UPPERDECK UD SP GAME USED ROOKIE RC CARD #256 399!
$15.00
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JAMES HARDEN 2009 PANINI ROOKIE LOT 5 CARDS 5X ROOKIE RC CARD!
$10.00
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JAMES HARDEN 2013-14 PANINI COURT KINGS PERFORMANCE ART JERSEY CARD #127 299!
$10.00
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2009-10 Panini Threads #103 James Harden RC Auto, #410 660. BV $50.00
$43.75
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2009-10 Panini Court Kings JAMES HARDEN Rookie Autograph RC 649 BGS 9.5 10!!
$79.99
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2012 JAMES HARDEN THREADS DIE CUT AUTO
$20.50
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JAMES HARDEN 2009-10 PANINI TIMELESS TREASURES ROOKIE RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH 230 299
$11.51
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JAMES HARDEN 2014-15 PANINI PRIZM GOLD PULSAR PRIZM AUTO #'d 25 25
$129.99
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Dwight Howard James Harden 2013-14 Panini Spectra Double Team Jersey 16 75 No.6
$12.99
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2014-15 Prizm Fireworks James Harden RARE SP 10 GOLD Pulsar Refractor Rockets
$32.99
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2010-11 Totally Certified Potential Red #14 James Harden SN 50-99
$5.99
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2009 10 PRESTIGE JAMES HARDEN 100 PSA 10 RC ROOKIE AUTO BLUE GEM MINT SP (LSL)
$28.00
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James Harden Shoes Size 10
$110.00
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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

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2009-10 National Treasures James Harden RC Rookie Patch Auto Autograph # 25
$119.99
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JAMES HARDEN 2009-10 UPPERDECK UD SP GAME USED ROOKIE RC CARD #256 399!
$15.00
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JAMES HARDEN 2009 PANINI ROOKIE LOT 5 CARDS 5X ROOKIE RC CARD!
$10.00
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2009-10 Panini Threads #103 James Harden RC Auto, #410 660. BV $50.00
$43.75
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2009-10 Panini Court Kings JAMES HARDEN Rookie Autograph RC 649 BGS 9.5 10!!
$79.99
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JAMES HARDEN 2009-10 PANINI TIMELESS TREASURES ROOKIE RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH 230 299
$11.51
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2009 10 PRESTIGE JAMES HARDEN 100 PSA 10 RC ROOKIE AUTO BLUE GEM MINT SP (LSL)
$28.00
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2009-10 Certified JAMES HARDEN 2-CLR G U Rookie Jersey SN#06 25 Super Nice RC
$5.99
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2009 Donruss Elite #163 James Harden Thunder RC Rookie AUTO 244 479 PSA GEM 10
$52.99
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James Harden Houston Rockets 2009-10 Topps RC Lot X 6 Fear The Beard
$5.99
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(2) 2009-10 EXQUISITE JAMES HARDEN ROOKIE RC AUTO'S 225 BGS 9 10 MINT! LOOK! $$
$799.99
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2009-10 ABSOLUTE JAMES HARDEN RC PLATINUM LOGO TAG PATCH ROCKETS TRUE #1 1
$399.99
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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

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James Harden Signed Jersey Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Jerseys

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James Harden Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Photographs

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JAMES HARDEN ROCKETS SIGNED SPALDING NBA I O BASKETBALL TRISTAR #7127399
$199.00
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JAMES HARDEN ROCKETS SIGNED SPALDING NBA I O BASKETBALL TRISTAR #7127384
$199.00
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James Harden SIGNED Houston Rockets 8x10 HOT PSA DNA
$40.00
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James Harden and Dwight Howard Signed Autographed Spalding Basketball JSA COA
$329.00
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2013-14 HOUSTON ROCKETS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED FLOORBOARD PSA DNA COA JAMES HARDEN
$129.99
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James Harden Houston Rockets Dunk Pop Out Signed 20x32 Collage Steiner COA
$75.00
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JAMES HARDEN 2009 PANINI #303 THUNDER ROCKETS SIGNED ROOKIE PSA DNA ENCAPSULATED
$119.99
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JAMES HARDEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS 16x20 PHOTO TRISTAR #7127461
$129.00
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JAMES HARDEN SIGNED AUTO HOUSTON ROCKETS 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA PSA X76947 TOUGH
$119.99
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JAMES HARDEN OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA K10796
$125.00
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JAMES HARDEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS 16x20 PHOTO TRISTAR #7127464
$129.00
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JAMES HARDEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS 16x20 PHOTO TRISTAR #7127463
$129.00
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JAMES HARDEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS 16x20 PHOTO TRISTAR #7127462
$129.00
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JAMES HARDEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS 16x20 PHOTO TRISTAR #7127460
$129.00
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James Harden Signed Autographed Houston Rockets 16x20 Photo TRISTAR COA
$119.97
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James Harden Houston Rockets Dunk Pop Out Signed 20x32 Collage Steiner Sports
$80.00
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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+.

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