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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2007-08 Kevin Durant Upper Deck Exquisite Exclusives RC Auto BGS 9 .5 From 9.5
$3,250.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 TRADEMARK MOVES RED BCCG 10 ! *SERIAL # 50 ! *UNGRDD BV$150
$249.35
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS SEPIA BCCG 10 ! # 66 ! *BV$ 150 UNGRDD
$299.35
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Finest Blue Refractor RC- BGS 9.5 w 10 sub... Only 199 made
$359.99
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KEVIN DURANT RC 2007-08 SP AUTHENTIC PROFILES #AP13 BGS 9 MINT ROOKIE W 10
$29.99
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RC INSERT LOT KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE KOBE LEBRON RAY ALLEN CHRIS PAUL RC BIRD ++
$58.00
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(10 Lot) 2007-08 Topps Rookie Card - Kevin Durant - NrMt-Mt
$39.99
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Topps Finest Red XRC 530 Rookie RC BGS 9
$220.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 UD CHRONOLOGY ARTIFACTS EXCLUSIVES ROOKIE AUTO # 5 AUTOGRAPH
$999.95
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Kevin Durant Topps Finest Rc Card Rare!!! Mint Condition
$24.99
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2007 KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE LEGACIES RUBY 50 ARTIFACTS RED
$149.99
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2007 CO-SIGNERS KEVIN DURANT RED FOIL 29 ROOKIE GOLD GREEN SILVER REFRACTOR
$89.99
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2007 CO-SIGNERS KEVIN DURANT GREEN FOIL 19 ROOKIE GOLD RED SILVER REFRACTOR
$129.99
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2007 KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE THREADS 15 AWESOME SEATTLE PATCH
$289.99
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2007 KEVIN DURANT GOLD & WHITE ROOKIE THREADS JERSEY RC SP
$39.99
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2007 08 Topps Triple Threads Basketball Hobby 3 Box lot Kevin Durant Rookie
$479.00
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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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2007-08 Kevin Durant Upper Deck Exquisite Exclusives RC Auto BGS 9 .5 From 9.5
$3,250.00
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Finest Blue Refractor RC- BGS 9.5 w 10 sub... Only 199 made
$359.99
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KEVIN DURANT RC 2007-08 SP AUTHENTIC PROFILES #AP13 BGS 9 MINT ROOKIE W 10
$29.99
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RC INSERT LOT KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE KOBE LEBRON RAY ALLEN CHRIS PAUL RC BIRD ++
$58.00
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(10 Lot) 2007-08 Topps Rookie Card - Kevin Durant - NrMt-Mt
$39.99
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Topps Finest Red XRC 530 Rookie RC BGS 9
$220.00
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RC KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 Topps Rookie Set ROOKIE CARD 07 TEXAS LONGHORNS NBA Tops
$11.99
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 UD CHRONOLOGY ARTIFACTS EXCLUSIVES ROOKIE AUTO # 5 AUTOGRAPH
$999.95
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Kevin Durant Topps Finest Rc Card Rare!!! Mint Condition
$24.99
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Kevin Durant Rc Card Lot Two Rc Cards Spx And Upper Deck Mint Condition
$9.99
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2007 KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE LEGACIES RUBY 50 ARTIFACTS RED
$149.99
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2007 CO-SIGNERS KEVIN DURANT RED FOIL 29 ROOKIE GOLD GREEN SILVER REFRACTOR
$89.99
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2007 CO-SIGNERS KEVIN DURANT GREEN FOIL 19 ROOKIE GOLD RED SILVER REFRACTOR
$129.99
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2007 KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE THREADS 15 AWESOME SEATTLE PATCH
$289.99
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2007 KEVIN DURANT GOLD & WHITE ROOKIE THREADS JERSEY RC SP
$39.99
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2007 08 Topps Triple Threads Basketball Hobby 3 Box lot Kevin Durant Rookie
$479.00
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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 AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SONICS 16X20 PHOTO #1 PSA DNA
$139.00
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Kevin Durant Signed BLK Jersey THUNDER 16x20 Photo JSA
$374.99
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Kevin Durant Signed Sepia Tone THUNDER 16x20 Photo JSA
$374.99
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KEVIN DURANT Signed Authentic Oklahoma Thunder Blue Jersey PANINI
$795.00
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KEVIN DURANT Hand Signed Oklahoma Thunder Blue Jersey PANINI
$595.00
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Kevin Durant Signed Autograph Full Size Basketball OKC Thunder NBA USA JSA
$275.00
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KEVIN DURANT SIGNED BASKETBALL PSA DNA MVP THUNDER AUTO RARE
$117.50
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo VS Kevin Durant UDA BAM15105
$699.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo VS Kevin Durant UDA BAM15103
$699.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo VS Kevin Durant UDA BAM1510
$699.99
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THUNDER KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #L65480
$119.99
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THUNDER KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #Q48325
$149.99
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Kevin Durant SIGNED Thunder 8X10 PSA DNA HOT!
$75.00
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TEXAS LONGHORNS OKC THUNDER KEVIN DURANT HAND SIGNED BASKETBALL W JSA COA
$239.99
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KEVIN DURANT signed OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER SWINGMAN jersey PSA DNA COA
$400.00
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo VS Kevin Durant UDA BAM15103
$499.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and 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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