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 Adrenalyn XL Blake Griffin & James Harden RC 2 Star Rookie Lot - Unused
$5.99
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2012-13 LIMITED LIGHTS OUT MATERIALS #15 JAMES HARDEN 101 199 HOUSTON ROCKETS
$10.00
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JAMES HARDEN 2009 PANINI THREADS ROOKIE COLLECTION MATERIALS CARD, #3, 116 250
$25.00
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2012-13 PANINI CRUSADE JAMES HARDEN BLACK PRINTING PLATE #37 SERIAL #1 1
$47.49
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2009-10 Upper Deck DRAFT CLASS #DHRC James Harden Ricky Rubio Stephen Curry
$7.99
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James Harden 11-12 Gold Standard Black Gold Jumbo Jersey 149 Thunder
$6.00
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(HUGE) NBA ALL-STAR TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE LOT OF (16) JAMES HARDEN DERRICK ROSE+
$99.99
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JAMES HARDEN 2012-13 PANINI CERTIFIED JERSEY CARD #31 080 299
$15.99
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JAMES HARDEN 2012-13 PANINI CERTIFIED TOTALLY RED BLACK JERSEY CARD #123
$5.99
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BLAKE GRIFFIN JAMES HARDEN THABEET 2009-10 CROWN ROYALE RC JERSEY SP 244 499
$10.00
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James Harden 3 Card Lot
$6.00
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2009 10 ROOKIES STARS JAMES HARDEN #3 RC DRESS SUCCESS JERSEY # 299 HBV $20
$7.19
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James Harden 2010-11 Elite Black Box Crusade Materials Signatures #54 #ed 99 Gu
$10.50
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KEVIN DURANT & JAMES HARDEN 13-14 ELITE FACE 2 FACE HOT CARD + FREEBIES
$5.99
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James Harden Auto On Card Rookie
$69.99
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2009-10 Upper Deck Draft Edition #40 James Harden Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$5.00
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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 Adrenalyn XL Blake Griffin & James Harden RC 2 Star Rookie Lot - Unused
$5.99
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BLAKE GRIFFIN JAMES HARDEN THABEET 2009-10 CROWN ROYALE RC JERSEY SP 244 499
$10.00
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2009 10 ROOKIES STARS JAMES HARDEN #3 RC DRESS SUCCESS JERSEY # 299 HBV $20
$7.19
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JAMES HARDEN 09 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE RC CARD #530 999 BGS GEM MINT 9.5!
$125.00
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JAMES HARDEN 09 CLASSICS ROOKIE RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH CARD #98 499 BGS GEM MINT 9.5!
$250.00
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JAMES HARDEN PRESTIGE #203 *DRAFT* ROOKIE RC # 999 HOUSTON ROCKETS ARIZONA STATE
$15.00
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2009 UPPER DECK DRAFT EDITION #40 JAMES HARDEN RC POP 3 PSA 10 K1474212
$18.99
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2009-10 Certified #173 James Harden Auto Jersey Rookie RC 18 399 Thunder Rockets
$44.99
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2009-10 Certified Fabric of the Game Jersey RC James Harden 250 ROCKETS
$9.99
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2009-10 Classics Rookie Autograph Auto #163 James Harden RC 292 499 Rockets
$39.99
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2009-10 UPPER DECK #227 JAMES HARDEN SP ROOKIE CARD RC, THUNDER, ROCKETS, 032114
$7.15
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James Harden 09-10 Certified Blue Rookie Auto Patch 50 RC SP
$37.99
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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

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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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ROCKETS JAMES HARDEN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2013 PANINI COURTSIDE #11 PSA SLABBED
$44.99
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JAMES HARDEN HOUSTON OKLAHOMA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA
$49.00
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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 ROCKETS SIGNED SPALDING NBA I O BASKETBALL TRISTAR #7127394
$199.00
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JAMES HARDEN ROCKETS SIGNED SPALDING NBA I O BASKETBALL TRISTAR #7127388
$199.00
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James Harden Houston Rockets Dunk Pop Out Signed 20x32 Collage Steiner COA
$75.00
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JAMES HARDEN OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA K10796
$125.00
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JAMES HARDEN ROCKETS SIGNED SPALDING NBA I O BASKETBALL TRISTAR #7127391
$199.00
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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 #7127461
$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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