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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Kevin Durant 2006-07 Topps Finest XRC Rookie RC Card BGS 9.5 w 10 Gem Mint
$129.99
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Kevin Durant 2014-15 Panini Hoops Hot Signatures Auto
$67.66
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2007-08 Upper Deck Santa Hat Rookies #KD Kevin Durant
$25.00
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Topps Chrome RC... BGS 9.5 Gem Mint w all 9.5
$189.99
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 Sonics Fleer ROOKIE CARD Basketball RC Oklahoma City Thunder
$25.00
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2007 Fleer Hot Prospects Kevin Durant #NN1 notable newcomers RC PSA GEM MINT 10
$34.99
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2007 TOPPS CHROME KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE BGS 9.5 WITH 10 EDGES --QTY
$109.95
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07-08 KEVIN DURANT FLEER HOT PROSPECTS AUTOGRAPHICS ROOKIE RC PSA 10 GEM!
$329.00
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2012-13 INTRIGUE #35 KEVIN DURANT & LEBRON JAMES DUAL JERSEY #8 99, THUNDER HEAT
$43.15
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2007 TOPPS CHROME KEVIN DURANT ROOOKIE PSA 10
$165.00
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2007 ETOPPS KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE PSA 10
$75.00
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PSA 10 KEVIN DURANT 2006 FINEST #102 BLUE REFRACTOR RC GEM MINT PRISTINE bgs 06
$475.00
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Kevin Durant 2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Auto # 49
$73.00
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2007-08 spx freshman orientation #kd KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 9 (9.5 9 9 9)
$60.00
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2007-08 upper deck #234 KEVIN DURANT sp rookie BGS 9.5 (10 9 9.5 10)
$125.00
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2012-13 Panini Brilliance Marks of Brilliance KEVIN DURANT 199 - ON CARD AUTO
$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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Kevin Durant 2006-07 Topps Finest XRC Rookie RC Card BGS 9.5 w 10 Gem Mint
$129.99
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Topps Chrome RC... BGS 9.5 Gem Mint w all 9.5
$189.99
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KEVIN DURANT 2007 Sonics Fleer ROOKIE CARD Basketball RC Oklahoma City Thunder
$25.00
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KEVIN DURANT 1st Edition INSERT ROOKIE CARD 2007.08 Upper Deck SONICS THUNDER RC
$19.25
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2007 TOPPS KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE CARD PSA 8 NMT-MT
$16.95
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2007-08 TOPPS #112 KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE RC SEATTLE SUPERSONICS
$10.75
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2007 Fleer Hot Prospects Kevin Durant #NN1 notable newcomers RC PSA GEM MINT 10
$34.99
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2007 TOPPS CHROME KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE BGS 9.5 WITH 10 EDGES --QTY
$109.95
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2007-2008 Topps #112 Kevin Durant NM-MT ROOKIE CARD!!!! GREAT INVESTMENT!!!!
$10.00
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07-08 KEVIN DURANT FLEER HOT PROSPECTS AUTOGRAPHICS ROOKIE RC PSA 10 GEM!
$329.00
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2007 ETOPPS KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE PSA 10
$75.00
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PSA 10 KEVIN DURANT 2006 FINEST #102 BLUE REFRACTOR RC GEM MINT PRISTINE bgs 06
$475.00
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2007-08 spx freshman orientation #kd KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 9 (9.5 9 9 9)
$60.00
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2007-08 upper deck #234 KEVIN DURANT sp rookie BGS 9.5 (10 9 9.5 10)
$125.00
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2007-08 Kevin Durant SSP Santa Hat RC OKC Thunder MVP Seattle Supersonics NICE
$9.99
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Kevin Durant 2007-2008 Fleer NBA CLASSICS RC Jersey Patches BGS 9 HBV $$$$ MVP
$20.00
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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

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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 Thunder 2014 Sports Illustrated Magazine Mag Signed Auto JSA COA
$199.99
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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 Oklahoma City Signed ESPN Magazine GAI
$115.00
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Kevin Durant Signed Adidas Thunder Jersey PSA DNA
$400.00
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KEVIN DURANT Hand Signed Oklahoma Thunder Blue Jersey PANINI
$595.00
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THUNDER KEVIN DURANT AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA SLABBED
$99.99
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BRAND NEW KEVIN DURANT Signed "AS 2013" Inscribed All Star Jersey PANINI LE 35
$525.00
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Kevin Durant Signed Autographed Official Spalding Basketball PSA DNA COA
$169.99
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KEVIN DURANT AUTO 2012 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SIGNED MAGAZINE PSA DNA THUNDER
$149.99
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KEVIN DURANT SIGNED JERSEY PSA VERY NICE!
$525.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed 16 x 20 Photograph LE 35 PANINI
$450.00
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KEVIN DURANT Hand Signed Oklahoma Thunder White Jersey PANINI
$595.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed Molten Olympic Basketball LE 5 50 PANINI
$995.00
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Kevin Durant Signed Oklahoma City ESPN Magazine JSA
$224.99
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Kevin Durant - Nike KD V Signed Shoes (2) COA PSA DNA
$359.99
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Kevin Durant MVP AUTO Signed Thunder ALT Jersey (PSA)
$149.99
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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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