Kevin Durant Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Kevin Durant

Date of Birth: 9/30/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2007-08
Investment Rating: 9.0


Overview

Kevin Durant cards are among the most coveted in the hobby. He is an elite star who will help carry the NBA and basketball collecting into its next phase. Although he is one of the youngest top-level talents, Durant is already a seasoned veteran as far as NBA experience. He has proven that even small-market teams can compete, both on the court and with collectors. The Oklahoma City Thunder have a fierce following and Durant is at the center of their fanbase. Durant has even helped other players, like Russell Westbrook, develop into strong collecting options.

With his relatively young age and almost limitless potential, Kevin Durant cards and memorabilia represent a great investment opportunity for collectors. During the past few playoff runs, Kevin Durant cards have reached impressive values before coming down slightly during the off-season. He is primed to compete for titles for the foreseeable future.

Given the early success he has already achieved, prices for Kevin Durant cards and autographs will continue to increase. The only thing that keeps him from the collecting level of players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James is global awareness. He also seems to lack a killer instinct that helps draw fans and collectors. If Thunder superstar can grab a title, it will open the ceiling on where the value of Kevin Durant cards could go.

Durant has an exclusive autograph deal with Panini. However, when he entered the league in 2007, Durant had an agreement with Upper Deck. Those are two great places to look for authentic autographs and memorabilia.

Durant has a total of 32 true rookie cards, which fall into all price ranges. The top three Kevin Durant cards all feature on-card autographs and jersey patches.

Top Kevin Durant Rookie Cards

2007-08 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Kevin Durant RC #94 Autographed Jersey #/99

2007 08 Exquisite Kevin Durant Image

Anytime a player has an Exquisite rookie card, it is normally their top card. Kevin Durant is no exception. Numbered to 99, it is the top option for any Durant collector. The card is further highlighted by an on-card autograph and jersey swatch. Although it is unfortunate Seattle lost their franchise to Oklahoma City, the team colors are unlikely to be missed.

2007-08 SP Authentic Kevin Durant RC #152 Autographed Jersey #/299

2007 08 SP Authentic Kevin Durant Image

The patch is a little smaller and the card is numbered to 299 but the SP Authentic card is still hotly pursued by collectors. Due to the higher print run, they are some of the most widely traded high-end Durant rookies.

2007-08 UD Black Kevin Durant RC #106 Autographed Jersey  #/99

2007 08 UD Black Kevin Durant Image

The UD Black card features a huge swatch that spells out 2007 and is also numbered to 99. Understandably the color scheme is heavy on black and the on-card autographed is signed in gold, which contrasts nicely.

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2013 Panini Select Kevin Durant Purple Prizm AUTO JERSEY SP - Redemption + BONUS
$150.00
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2012-13 Panini Intrigue Intriguing Players Platinum Kevin Durant 1of1Masterpiece
$224.95
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2007 Upper Deck Kevin Durant #11 PSA 10 GEM Box SET Finest ultra Topps
$22.99
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07-08 KEVIN DURANT UD SPx SUPER SCRIPTS AUTO RC PSA 10
$375.00
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Kobe Bryant Lebron James Dwayne Wade & Kevin Durant Card Lot Kobe Rookies Nice!
$21.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 BOWMAN STERLING RC ROOKIE BGS 9.5
$89.99
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2010-11 Elite Black Box Kevin Durant #16 49 Reigning Threes Materials #2 P1124
$59.99
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 FINEST REFRACTORS GEM MINT 9.5 BECKETT #71
$100.00
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2007-08 Topps Chrome Kevin Durant RC #131 OKC Thunder MVP *Read Description
$35.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 FINEST GRADED PRISTINE 10
$100.00
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Two Kevin Durant Seatle Supersonics Rookie Cards Rare
$40.00
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2007 08 upper deck Dodge Charger dc-6 Kevin Durant rookie Beckett 9.5
$39.99
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2007-08 finest #219 KEVIN DURANT rc rookie BGS 9.5 10
$50.00
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2013 Panini Kevin Durant All Star Patch Card RARE OKC
$39.99
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 FINEST ROOKIE BGS 9.5 (9.5,9.5,9,9.5)
$59.99
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GOLD # 5 BRADLEY BEAL 12-13 Rookie Leaf Flawless Auto Washington Wizards
$65.00
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Rookie Cards

Kevin Durant Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2007 08 Topps Kevin Durant Image

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2007 08 Bowman Chrome Kevin Durant Image

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07-08 KEVIN DURANT UD SPx SUPER SCRIPTS AUTO RC PSA 10
$375.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 BOWMAN STERLING RC ROOKIE BGS 9.5
$89.99
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2007-08 HOT PROSPECTS KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE SONICS
$13.45
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2007-08 Topps Chrome Kevin Durant RC #131 OKC Thunder MVP *Read Description
$35.00
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Two Kevin Durant Seatle Supersonics Rookie Cards Rare
$40.00
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2007 08 upper deck Dodge Charger dc-6 Kevin Durant rookie Beckett 9.5
$39.99
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2007-08 finest #219 KEVIN DURANT rc rookie BGS 9.5 10
$50.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 UPPER DECK FIRST EDITION ROOKIE RC BGS BCCG 10 GEM MINT
$9.99
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2007-08 Topps KEVIN DURANT retro rc variaion
$9.99
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 FINEST ROOKIE BGS 9.5 (9.5,9.5,9,9.5)
$59.99
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Topps Rookie RC # 2 of 14 Orange Thunder Texas
$7.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 UD FIRST EDITION DRAFT NOTICES ROOKIE BGS BCCG 10 GEM MINT
$9.99
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Kevin Durant 2007-08 Fleer Hot Prospects Rookie Insert #NN-1 OKC Thunder
$6.99
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2007-08 SP Kevin Durant RC #61
$6.99
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07-08 KEVIN DURANT *TOPPS 20TH ANN* ROOKIE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER TEXAS LONGHORNS
$7.99
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2007-08 ultra se retail parallel #232 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 9.5
$100.00
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Autograph Guide

Kevin Durant Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Kevin Durant'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.

Kevin Durant Cut Signature Exemplar

Kevin Durant Signature Image
Kevin Durant Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Kevin Durant 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 light upward horizontal plane of about 15 degrees.
  2. The letter "K" is legible which includes a a tail back and to the left.
  3. The letter "D" is also visible, it is not closed but includes a small, curved tail on the top left of the letter.
  4. The remaining character looks like a sideways heart shape drawn in a manner that the character looks like wings.

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Kevin Durant Signed Autographed Nike KD V 5 Splatter Shoe PSA DNA
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Kevin Durant GAI Signed by ENTIRE Thunder Team Autographed Jersey! SOOOO RARE!
$969.00
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RARE!!! Kevin Durant Signed Rookie SEATTLE SONICS 11x14 Photo #1 PSA DNA Thunder
$115.00
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Kevin Durant Autographed Signed 11x14 Oklahoma City Thunder GAI GA MVP
$159.99
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Kevin Durant Autographed Signed 8x10 Oklahoma City Thunder GAI GA
$69.99
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Kevin Durant Autographed Signed Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder MVP JSA
$189.99
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KEVIN DURANT PSA DNA SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO MINT AUTOGRAPH, OKC THUNDER DUNK
$199.95
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Kevin Durant Signed Oklahoma City Thunder Jersey JSA
$624.99
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KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 2013 WEST ALL-STAR JERSEY JSA #K81049
$424.00
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KEVIN DURANT - Signed Oklahoma Thunder BASKETBALL - GAI GA GLOBAL COA AUTHENTICS
$224.99
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PSA DNA Kevin Durant Signed Oklahoma City Thunder Jersey Adidas Swingman HOT
$449.99
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KEVIN DURANT RUSSELL WESTBROOK DUAL AUTOGRAPH SIGNED BASKETBALL GA GAI COA
$389.95
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Kevin Durant OKC Thunder Signed NBA Replica Game Ball JSA Authenticated
$37.06
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Kevin Durant MVP Signed Thunder Authentic Jersey (Panini) PA28814
$699.99
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KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASKETBALL JSA OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER MVP OKC KD
$249.99
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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. As an adult, 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.

User Comments

  1. Im selling my Dennis Johnson Card when he was on the celtics from 1989/1990 Fleer #9. I was lucky to have it because all the cards are all out of stock. Im selling it for $150.00

  2. I have a Thunder Book Bus bookmark autographed by Kevin Durant…how much would something like that go for?

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