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

Kevin Durant Cards - 2007-08 Exquisite Kevin Durant RC

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 RC

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 RC

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.

Top eBay Listings

2007-08 Bowman Chrome Kevin Durant BGS and Grade 9.5
$1,000.00

2012-13 Panini Select Hot Stars Prizm Refractor #2 Kevin Durant 24 25 Thunder
$119.95

Lot of (10) 2007 Topps Rookie Card #2 Kevin Durant RC ISA 10 GEM MINT
$149.95

Lot of (10) 2007 Topps Rookie Card #2 Kevin Durant RC Supersonics ISA 9 MINT
$79.95

Rare Kevin Durant 2012-13 National Treasures Springfield Bound Gold Proof Auto
$250.00

2007-08 Topps Chrome Refractor Kevin Durant RC 1499 BGS 9 --- 9 9 9 9.5
$275.00

2007-08 ultra se retail parallel #232 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 9.5
$100.00

2007-08 UD Black Kevin Durant Jeff Green Ticket Dual RC Auto 15
$239.99

2007-08 UD Chronology Kevin Durant Stitches in Time Patch RC Auto 25
$824.99

2008 KEVIN DURANT KD ROOKIE RC TOPPS CHROME #131 OKC THUNDER
$30.02

10 CT LOT KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 & 1 2005 ROOKIES RC CARD #2 THUNDER TEXAS MVP!
$23.99

2007 - 2008 Topps 1957-58 Variations First Edition Kevin Durant Seattle...
$20.00

KEVIN DURANT 2009-10 UPPER DECK DRAFT EDITION TOURNAMENT TITANS #TT-KD BGS 9.5
$75.00

LOT OF (22) 2013-14 PANINI TITANIUM BASKETBALL BOXES GTD MEM CARDS KEVIN DURANT
$199.99

2 1957-58 Topps Kevin Durant #112 Basketball Card
$20.00

2007 08 SP Game Used Kevin Durant rc authentic rookies #117 999
$21.99
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Rookie Cards

Kevin Durant Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Top eBay Listings

2007-08 SP Rookie Edition #106 Kevin Durant 96-97 - NM-MT
$12.00

Lot of (10) 2007 Topps Rookie Card #2 Kevin Durant RC ISA 10 GEM MINT
$149.95

Lot of (10) 2007 Topps Rookie Card #2 Kevin Durant RC Supersonics ISA 9 MINT
$79.95

2007-08 Topps Chrome Refractor Kevin Durant RC 1499 BGS 9 --- 9 9 9 9.5
$275.00

2007-08 Topps Kevin Durant RC -Sonics Thunder 57-58 Variation #112 Mint 10
$9.99

2007-08 ultra se retail parallel #232 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 9.5
$100.00

2007-08 UD Black Kevin Durant Jeff Green Ticket Dual RC Auto 15
$239.99

2007-08 UD Chronology Kevin Durant Stitches in Time Patch RC Auto 25
$824.99

2008 KEVIN DURANT KD ROOKIE RC 1986-87 RETRO FLEER B6R-143 OKC THUNDER
$9.99

2007-08 Topps Kevin Durant 1957-58 Retro RC #112 ROOKIE CARD THUNDER SONICS
$5.99

2008 KEVIN DURANT KD ROOKIE RC TOPPS CHROME #131 OKC THUNDER
$30.02

10 CT LOT KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 & 1 2005 ROOKIES RC CARD #2 THUNDER TEXAS MVP!
$23.99

2007-08 HOT PROSPECTS #NN-1 KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE CARD (RC) - TEXAS, OKC THUNDER
$10.39

2007 08 SP Game Used Kevin Durant rc authentic rookies #117 999
$21.99

2007-08 SPx Rookie Triple Threads Kevin Durant RC Triple Jersey 26 50
$7.50

2007-08 Fleer Hot Prospects KEVIN DURANT ROOKIE #NN-1 OKC Thunder
$9.99
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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 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.

Kevin Durant Signed Basketball Pricing

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Kevin Durant Signed Sneakers

Kevin Durant Signed Photograph Pricing

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Kevin Durant Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Kevin Durant signed FRAMED 8x10 Photo NBA Oklahoma City Thunder PSA DNA
$199.95

KEVIN DURANT Signed Inscribed "13-14 MVP" Logo Basketball PANINI LE 35
$595.00

KEVIN DURANT Signed Inscribed "13-14 MVP" Basketball PANINI LE 50
$549.00

KEVIN DURANT Signed Inscribed "MVP Patch" Jersey LE 135 PANINI
$795.00

KEVIN DURANT Signed "MVP Patch" Thunder Blue Jersey LE 135 PANINI
$659.00

Kevin Durant Signed Blue Thunder Away Jersey, #35, Panini Authentic.
$399.00

KEVIN DURANT Signed Oklahoma Thunder Jersey PANINI
$535.50

KEVIN DURANT LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE SIGNED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA JSA GUARANTEED
$147.26

Kevin Durant signed Oklahoma City Thunder Adidas Jersey PANINI COA# PA28776
$749.99

KEVIN DURANT Hand Signed Authentic Spalding Basketball PANINI
$595.00

KEVIN DURANT Signed MVP Replica Basketball MVP Insc LE of 35 Panini Authentic.
$625.50

Signed 8x10 Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder Autographed photo - JSA
$59.99

Kevin Durant Signed Texas Jersey PSA DNA Colosseum Authentics XL
$399.99

BRAND NEW KEVIN DURANT SIGNED & INSCRIBED "AS 2014" ALL STAR JERSEY PANINI LE 35
$549.00

Kevin Durant Signed Framed 20x30 Photo Poster JSA Thunder Texas
$179.99

KEVIN DURANT Signed (Silver) MVP Logo Basketball PANINI LE 35
$479.00
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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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