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

1994 94-95 SKYBOX PREMIUM SERIES 2 JUMBO BOX: JASON KIDD GRANT HILL ROSE RC
$58.34

2005-06 TOPPS BIG GAME COLLECTION JASON KIDD JERSEY & AUTO #D 199 NETS
$42.95

2004-05 SKYBOX FRESH INK #GB-SM JK STEPHON MARBURY & JASON KIDD DUAL JERSEY CARD
$6.39

2012-13 Preferred Jason Kidd Carmelo Anthony Patrick Ewing Stoudemire PATCH 25
$174.99

2002-03 OVATION #JK-W JASON KIDD "WARM-UPS" JERSEY CARD, NEW JERSEY NETS, 10713
$8.95

JASON KIDD - 2003-04 Upper Deck - All-Star Weekend Aithentics - Warm Up
$5.99

Lot of 25 Different Jason Kidd Insert Black Diamond SP Authentic Prestige Lot B
$5.45

Lot of 30 Different Jason Kidd Rookie Ovation Artifacts Black Diamond Sun Lot A
$5.95

1995-96 Metal Scoring Magnets #5 Jason Kidd Card
$7.70

Jason Kidd 2014 15 Panini Paramount Penmanship auto green 2 5 #P-JK Mavericks
$69.99

FINEST W COATING JASON KIDD RC PSA 10...HOF...CARDREGISTRY
$49.99

2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix JASON KIDD certified auto signed card #MA-JK
$24.99

2012-13 Panini Gold Standard JASON KIDD metal card #28
$11.99

1994 Jason Kidd. Classic Basketball. Dicky V's PTP'ers Insert. Card #PTP2.
$9.99

2003-04 SP Game Used Jason Kidd Jersey Card #56
$6.99

2002-03 Fleer Platinum - Portraits Game Worn #PP-JK Jason Kidd
$6.25
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Rookie Cards

Jason Kidd Rookie Card Checklist

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Premium Rookie Cards


Top eBay Listings

1994 TOPPS EMBOSSED #102 JASON KIDD RC BGS 8 NM-Mint
$5.99

1994-95 NBA JAM SESSION ROOKIE STANDOUTS INSERT SET. JASON KIDD, GRANT HILL.
$7.99

1994-95 NBA JAM SESSION ROOKIE STANDOUTS INSERT SET JASON KIDD GRANT HILL
$7.99

1994-95 Finest 286 Jason Kidd Rookie RC Mavericks
$14.99

1994-95 SKYBOX NBA HOOPS Basketball set GRANT HILL, JASON KIDD RC's
$13.50

1994 Upper Deck Jason Kidd Rookie Card #160 PSA 10
$25.99

GEM MINT 1994-95 SKYBOX Emotion Geared Up Rookie #20 Jason Kidd RC
$25.00

1994 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE #250 JASON KIDD RC LOT OF 41 NMMT B30490
$14.08

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

1994-95 stadium club members only 50 #47 JASON KIDD rookie BGS 8.5 (8 9 8.5 9)
$12.00

1994 JASON KIDD FLAIR ROOKIE #202 PSA 9 MINT RC
$9.99

JASON KIDD 1994 Classic Picks #7 BGS MINT 9 RC rookie
$17.99

1994-95 Topps Finest #286 Jason Kidd RC BVG 8.5 NM-MT+ with Coating Dallas Maver
$17.99

1994-95 Finest rookie #286 Jason Kidd rc BGS 9.5
$53.00

1994 FLAIR WAVE OF THE FUTURE 5 JASON KIDD PSA 10 RC Pop 3
$59.99
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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.

Jason Kidd Signed Basketball Pricing

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Jason Kidd Signed Photograph Pricing

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Jason Kidd Signed Photograph

Top eBay Listings

Jason Kidd Hall Fame Champions Authentic Signed Auto Autograph Jersey PSA DNA
$225.00

Jason Kidd New Jersey Nets Signed Gray Jersey JSA
$249.99

Jason Kidd New York Knicks Signed Blue Jersey JSA
$249.99

Jason Kidd Signed First Game Back with Mavericks Anthem 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$119.99

Jason Kidd Signed Mavericks Sports Illustrated Cover 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$149.99

Jason Kidd Signed First Game Back with Mavericks Layup 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$119.99

Jason Kidd Signed Nets Grey Jersey Lay Up Vs. Kobe 8x10 Photograph Steiner COA
$99.99

Jason Kidd Signed First Game Back with Mavericks Layup 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$119.99

Jason Kidd Signed First Game Back Mavericks Anthem 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$119.99

Jason Kidd Signed USA basketball 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$99.99

Steiner Sports Hand-Signed Jason Kidd Autographed Photo
$62.99

Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$47.99

Jason Kidd Signed Framed 11x14 Photo JSA Olympic Gold Medal Nets
$89.99

JASON KIDD & DIRK NOWITZKI Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo, Dallas Mavericks, JSA
$154.99

Jason Kidd Signed Hand Painted Authentic Home White Jersey (LE 5) Steiner COA
$400.00

JASON KIDD Signed 16x20 Nets Photo JSA
$39.74
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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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