Jason Kidd Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Jason Kidd

Date of Birth: 3/23/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1994-95
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Jason Kidd enjoyed a long and successful NBA career. Despite lower values, Jason Kidd cards and memorabilia have developed a strong collector following. Kidd spent 19 seasons in the league and played for four teams including the Dallas Mavericks (twice), Phoenix Suns, New York Nets and New York Knicks. The ten-time All-Star did not sit long around long after retiring from the NBA at the end of the 2012-13 season. Soon after he announced the end of his playing career, Kidd was named the head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. Although this is his first stint as a head coach, expectations are high for a team that now includes Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

In his early days, Jason Kidd was a prominent guard and played college basketball at the University of California. Kidd was taken second overall in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks and was named co-Rookie of Year, along with Grant Hill, during his first season. Over his career, Kidd proved he was not just a facilitator, as he could regularly be counted on for an average stat line of 15 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Kidd also ranks third overall for most career triple-doubles, with over 100 during his playing days. Although a championship eluded him for much of his career, Kidd finally achieved that goal in 2011, as a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

Now a head coach, it is unlikely that Kidd will see huge spikes in value. However, this unique circumstance allows him to remain in the spotlight despite his recent retirement. If the Nets can come together and make a deep run into playoffs, Jason Kidd cards will enjoy some of the boost in interest. Many consider Jason Kidd to be a likely Hall of Fame inductee and that will also help his values in the future. Collectors have many Kidd autograph options to pursue and those are some of the best options available.

As a whole, Jason Kidd cards are very reasonably priced. Debuting in the early nineties means that most of his early cards were over-produced and mostly plain. He has 15 rookie cards, which are all non-numbered base rookies, and the majority are found for less than $5. Three cards stand above the rest and are detailed below.

Top Jason Kidd Rookie Cards

1994-95 Flair Jason Kidd RC #202

1994-95 Flair is class personified. Simple gold foil and a split image combine with a nice gloss to form a simple and striking rookie card. After all these years, it still maintains an elegant look.

1994-95 SP Jason Kidd RC #2

While the base set featured a completely different design, 1994-95 SP Basketball was all about the foil for their rookie cards. The use of gold is a little much but the combination with silver foil seems strange. These are very condition sensitive. There is also a die-cut parallel that falls one per pack, and adds a chase element.

1994-95 Finest Jason Kidd RC #286

Easily Jason Kidd's most valuable rookie card, 1994-95 Finest Basketball brings a color scheme and design that was truly eye-opening. The big draw is the refractor parallel.

Top eBay Listings

JASON KIDD 2013 14 PANINI IMMACULATE STANDARD JUMBO JERSEY SWATCH 19 75
$8.99

1994 Topps Jason Kidd #37 Basketball Card Dallas Mavericks
$8.00

1994-95 Flair Wave of the Future #5 Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks
$8.00

1995-96 Finest Mystery Borderless Silver #M9 Jason Kidd Mavericks
$5.00

2000-01 SP Game Floor Authentic Floor #JK Jason Kidd All-Star 2001 Phoenix Suns
$7.50

2000-01 SP Game Floor Authentic Floor Combos #C28 Jason Kidd Shawn Marion
$9.00

1994 FINEST #286 JASON KIDD RC GRADED GEM MINT 10
$21.95

2013 14 Panini National Treasures JASON KIDD Game Jersey Auto 15 49 Suns Mint
$49.99

1996-97 Finest Gold JASON KIDD #135 MAVERICKS
$10.00

Jason Kidd #d 07 10 Auto Jersey 2010 11 Panini Donruss
$79.99

1999-00 Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor Jason Kidd 038 100
$8.10

2003-04 Topps Lebron James RC Jason Kidd Kobe Bryant Insert Basketball Lot
$9.99

2008-09 EXQUISITE JASON KIDD *MR TRIPLE DOUBLE* INSCRIBED AUTO #50 50 BGS 9 MINT
$202.50

03-04 JASON KIDD TOPPS MATRIX AUTOGRAPH CARD SP NM-MT
$39.95

2010-11 Panini Elite Status Black Box Relic #83 Jason Kidd Mavericks 15 99
$6.49

229 CARDS ALL JASON KIDD W 18 DIF RC FROM 1994 INSERTS PREMIUMS
$24.97
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Rookie Cards

Jason Kidd Rookie Card Checklist

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Premium Rookie Cards


Top eBay Listings

1994 FINEST #286 JASON KIDD RC GRADED GEM MINT 10
$21.95

229 CARDS ALL JASON KIDD W 18 DIF RC FROM 1994 INSERTS PREMIUMS
$24.97

1994-95 Skybox Series 2 Basketball Set of #201-350 Jason Kidd, Grant Hill RC
$15.00

1994-95 UD SP JASON KIDD FOIL ROOKIE #2
$10.00

1994 Stadium Club Jason Kidd 1st First Day Issue #190 Draft Rookie RC PSA 9 Mint
$99.99

1994-95 NBA JAM SESSION JASON KIDD ROOKIE STANDOUT ROOKIE RC #5
$5.00

JASON KIDD 1994-95 94 95 Skybox Premium Rookie Card RC DP2 Draft Picks
$8.00

1994 SKYBOX PREMIUM #221 JASON KIDD RC PSA 8 NM-MINT MAVS STAR ROOKIE SET BREAK
$6.99

JASON KIDD 1994-95 Classic Rookie Picks Insert Card 94 95 1994
$8.00

JASON KIDD 1994-95 94 95 Stadium Club Team of the Future Card #6 Rookie Year
$8.00

Jason Kidd 1994-95 Topps Embossed ROOKIE GOLD MAVS Jersey
$7.99

25CT JASON KIDD BALLSTREET RC 1993 +5 GOLD FOIL RC +1994 SCOREBOARD NATIONAL$120
$16.47

1994-95 sp championship DIE CUT + REG SET PAGES W JASON KIDD RC MICHAEL JORDAN
$20.93

ALL JASON KIDD RC 1994 FINEST +15 GOLD BALLSTREET + 7 EX + 7 ULTRA +HEAD CLASS
$13.17

JASON KIDD 1994 UPPER DECK SP FOIL #2 ROOKIE RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (8547793)
$11.50

3x 1994-95 Jason Kidd Rookie - Upper Deck + 2 Topps Stadium Club
$5.60
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Autograph Guide

Jason Kidd Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Jason Kidd'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, Steiner and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Jason Kidd Cut Signature Exemplar



Jason Kidd Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jason Kidd 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 horizontal plane, the signature may exhibit a slight up-ward angle, with a slight lean to the right.
  2. The letter "J" is larger than the other letters, very legible and written in cursive with closed loops, top and bottom, with the bottom loop being the larger of the two and a long horizontal line extending to the right, even with the plane of the signature overall.
  3. The letter "K" is easily discernible and is printed.
  4. The letters "d-d" are discernible, while the letter "i" is implied. The "d"'s themselves resemble fish hooks, with neither containing a closed loop. *Other times, Kidd has signed the "d"'s with loops coming off the tops of the letters.

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Jason Kidd Signed Photograph Pricing

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Jason Kidd Signed Photograph

Top eBay Listings

dallas mavericks JASON KIDD signed PSA DNA 11x14 photo
$100.00

Jason Kidd Jamall Mashburn + Jim Jackson 3 Mavs team signed mini basketball PSA
$50.00

Jason Kidd Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo California PSA DNA #W63208
$39.00

Jason Kidd Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo California PSA DNA #W63206
$39.00

Jason Kidd Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo California PSA DNA #W63204
$39.00

Jason Kidd Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo California PSA DNA #W63205
$39.00

JASON KIDD SIGNED LAYUP OVER SHAQ ONEAL 16x20 FRAMED PHOTO STEINER COA RARE
$250.00

JASON KIDD PHOENIX SUNS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA STAMP
$30.80

JASON KIDD PHOENIX SUNS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA STAMP
$30.80

JASON KIDD PHOENIX SUNS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA STAMP
$30.80

JASON KIDD PHOENIX SUNS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA STAMP
$30.80

Jason Kidd Signed Dallas Mavericks REPLICA Jersey JSA
$374.99

Jason Kidd signed 8x10 photo autographed picture steiner coa #ed 12 15 cert auto
$70.00

Jason Kidd Signed Mavericks Authentic Autographed 11x14 Photo (PSA DNA) #V87866
$89.99

Jason Kidd Signed Dallas Mavericks Jersey PSA DNA Q20696
$225.00

Jason Kidd Signed Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Finals Champions Jersey PSA DNA
$275.00
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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.

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