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 SPX Kevin Durant Rookie Patch Auto 266 299
$275.00
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Kevin Durant 2008-09 Topps Chrome Red Refractor 3 5 BGS9.5 POP1
$1,999.00
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Two Kevin Durant Seatle Supersonics Rookie Cards Rare
$40.00
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2007-2008 Topps 58 Variations 3 Autographs 1 Jersey Card 4 cards
$20.00
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2007-2008 Topps 58 Variations Complete Set 1-50
$40.00
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2007-08 Fleer Hot Prospects KEVIN DURANT #286 399 RC AUTO 2-COLOR PATCH
$399.99
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2006-07 Finest Refractor Rookie Kevin Durant #102 BGS 9.5
$187.00
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STEPHEN CURRY 2009-10 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE RC #101 999
$99.99
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GO) 2009-10 UD Game Used KEVIN DURANT DUHON BREWER HORFORD 6x Jersey SP 36 99
$24.99
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2007 Topps letterman kevin durant refractor 50 99 AWESOME
$125.00
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2006 Topps McDonald's All-American Kevin Durant PSA 10 High School
$48.96
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2013-14 NATIONAL TREASURES KEVIN DURANT X FACTOR GOLD 3CLR SEAM PATCH!! #4 25!!
$26.00
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 BOWMAN CHROME #111 ROOKIE # 2999 BGS 9.5 10! WoW !
$109.99
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KEVIN DURANT THUNDER TIMELESS TREASURES R.O.Y. ROOKIE
$55.00
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2007-08 ultra se retail parallel #232 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 9.5
$100.00
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2013 Gold Standard Marks Of Gold Auto Autograph Kevin Durant 24 49 Thunder
$174.97
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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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2013 SPX Kevin Durant Rookie Patch Auto 266 299
$275.00
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2007 Sp Rookie Threads Triple Kevin Durant Rookie , Jeff Green, Julian Wright.
$15.00
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Two Kevin Durant Seatle Supersonics Rookie Cards Rare
$40.00
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2007-08 Fleer Hot Prospects KEVIN DURANT #286 399 RC AUTO 2-COLOR PATCH
$399.99
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2006-07 Finest Refractor Rookie Kevin Durant #102 BGS 9.5
$187.00
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Lot of (2) 2007-08 Topps Kevin Durant White Rookie RC
$7.99
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2014 15 HOOPS OKC THUNDER-KEVIN DURANT;WESTBROOK;MITCH MCGARY RC;ADAMS;JACKSON
$5.75
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Kevin Durant 2007-08 Fleer Basketball Card #212 Rookie TJ1
$10.00
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2007-08 Kevin Durant Topps GOLD BORDER RC #d 2007 Card # 112 Thunder
$5.50
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07-08 Fleer Glossy Kevin Durant rc rookie #212 *38649
$12.99
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KEVIN DURANT 2007-08 BOWMAN CHROME #111 ROOKIE # 2999 BGS 9.5 10! WoW !
$109.99
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KEVIN DURANT THUNDER TIMELESS TREASURES R.O.Y. ROOKIE
$55.00
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2007-08 ultra se retail parallel #232 KEVIN DURANT rookie BGS 9.5
$100.00
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2013 Panini Preferred Crown Royale Auto Autograph Relic Kevin Durant 22 25 RC
$276.22
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2007 08 Upper Deck Black Rookie Auto Autograph 4x Relic Kevin Durant 76 99 RARE
$679.97
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2007-08 Upper Deck Star Rookies Kevin Durant Rookie Thunder Electric Court
$24.95
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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 Signed Inscribed "MVP Patch" Jersey LE 1 135 PANINI
$1,495.00
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Kevin Durant Signed 11x14 Oklahoma Thunders PSA DNA NBA
$149.99
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KEVIN DURANT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASKETBALL JSA OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER MVP OKC KD
$249.99
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Kevin Durant Signed Replica Jersey - Adidas Swingman - Panini - -Item #2676111
$699.99
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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 "MVP" Authentic Jersey LE 1 135 PANINI
$1,749.00
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BRAND NEW KEVIN DURANT Signed "AS 2013" Inscribed All Star Jersey PANINI LE 35
$569.00
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Kevin Durant MVP AUTO Signed Thunder ALT Jersey (PSA)
$199.99
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Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant Signed White Panel Basketball JSA COA KD2
$300.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed Authentic Oklahoma Alternate Thunder Jersey PANINI
$795.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed "AS 2014" Inscribed All Star Jersey PANINI LE 35
$795.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed "Sky Jam" 16 x 20 Photograph LE 35 PANINI
$429.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed "Hesitation" 12 x 24 Photograph LE 35 PANINI
$429.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed Inscribed "Thunder Up" Basketball PANINI LE 35
$695.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed "Moment of Thanks" 16 x 20 Photograph LE 35 PANINI
$429.00
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KEVIN DURANT Signed "Vs. James" 16 x 20 Photograph LE 35 PANINI
$429.00
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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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