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 upper deck dodge charger #dc6 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 10 pristine
$300.00
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2007 08 Upper Deck SPx Basketball Hobby 2 Box lot Kevin Durant Rookie
$699.95
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Kevin Durant 13-14 National Treasures Lasting Legacies Prime Patch Auto 07 25
$474.99
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Basketball card Kevin Durant Upper Deck rookie 2007-2008
$75.00
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2007-08 bowman copper #111 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS BCCG 10 **
$89.00
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2007 08 Bowman Sterling Basketball Hobby 2 Box lot Kevin Durant Rookie Cards
$649.95
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Upper Deck Star Signings Rookie RC Auto BGS 9.5 w 10 POP 5
$550.00
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KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE JERSEY RC LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE QUAD 07 08 ULTIMATE # 50
$59.95
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2007-08 Artifacts Kevin Durant Rookie 493 699
$37.50
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2007 eTopps Kevin Durant RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$39.66
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2007-08 finest #71 KEVIN DURANT rc rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00
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2013-14 Panini Preferred Prime Patch Booklet 25 DURANT 3-Color CARMELO 3-Color
$40.00
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2013-14 Panini Immaculate Kevin Durant Numbers Jumbo Premium Patch #09 12
$127.00
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2007-08 UD CHRONOLOGY KEVIN DURANT RC MASTERY GOLD PARALLE AUTO THUNDER #4 10
$1,499.00
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2007-08 Upper Deck SP Authentic Basketball Hobby Box - Look for Kevin Durant RC!
$320.00
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KEVIN DURANT 07-08 Toppcs Chrome Rookie RC BGS 9 THUNDER MVP #131
$75.95
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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 TOPPS # 2 KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE CARD GRADED 96 9 SGC
$17.99
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2007-08 Fleer Kevin Durant ROOKIE
$9.99
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2007-08 upper deck dodge charger #dc6 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 10 pristine
$300.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 08 HOT PROSPECTS "NOTABLE NEWCOMERS" ROOKIE CARD #NN-1 - MINT!
$5.99
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2007 08 Upper Deck SPx Basketball Hobby 2 Box lot Kevin Durant Rookie
$699.95
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2007-08 Topps 50th Anniversary Kevin Durant Rookie Card
$6.99
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Basketball card Kevin Durant Upper Deck rookie 2007-2008
$75.00
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KEVIN DURANT TWO ROOKIE CARD LOT 2007-08 TOPPS RC #112
$16.95
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2007-08 bowman copper #111 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS BCCG 10 **
$89.00
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2007 08 Bowman Sterling Basketball Hobby 2 Box lot Kevin Durant Rookie Cards
$649.95
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Upper Deck Star Signings Rookie RC Auto BGS 9.5 w 10 POP 5
$550.00
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KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE JERSEY RC LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE QUAD 07 08 ULTIMATE # 50
$59.95
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2007-08 Artifacts Kevin Durant Rookie 493 699
$37.50
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2007 eTopps Kevin Durant RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$39.66
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2007-08 finest #71 KEVIN DURANT rc rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00
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2007-08 UD CHRONOLOGY KEVIN DURANT RC MASTERY GOLD PARALLE AUTO THUNDER #4 10
$1,499.00
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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 PAIR NIKE ZOOM BLUE KD'S SHOES PSA DNA NIB SZ 13
$429.99
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KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PAIR NIKE ZOOM KD SHOES PSA DNA BLUE NIB 10.5
$399.99
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KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PAIR NIKE ZOOM KD'S SHOES PSA DNA BLUE NIB 11.5
$399.99
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THUNDER KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70369
$109.99
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kevin durant signed psa dna all star jersey adidas
$399.99
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KEVIN DURANT GREG ODEN Signed Autographed Rookie Basketball GAI
$274.95
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SLAM DUNK!!! Kevin Durant THUNDER Signed McDONALDS 11x14 Photo #4 PSA DNA
$115.00
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Thunder Kevin Durant Signed 8x10 Photo - GAI
$49.95
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Kevin Durant Signed 11x14 Oklahoma Thunders PSA DNA NBA
$149.99
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Kevin Durant Signed Replica Jersey - Adidas Swingman - Panini - -Item #2676111
$699.99
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Kevin Durant All Star Rookie Year Authentic Signed Auto Autograph Jersey PSA DNA
$275.00
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Kevin Durant Signed Autographed Official Spalding Basketball PSA DNA COA
$169.99
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KEVIN DURANT TEXAS LONGHORNS AUTOGRAPHED + INSCRIPTION JERSEY SIGNED PSA DNA
$799.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed Inscribed "MVP" Authentic Jersey LE 1 135 PANINI
$1,749.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed "MVP Patch" Thunder Jersey LE 1 135 PANINI
$1,359.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed Inscribed "13-14 MVP" Logo Basketball PANINI LE 35
$152.50
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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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