Kevin Garnett Basketball Cards Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Kevin Garnett

Date of Birth: 5/19/1976
Rookie Card Year: 1995-96
Investment Rating: 7.0


Drafted fourth overall in the 1995 NBA Draft, directly out of high school, Kevin Garnett's legacy will be one of consistency and winning. It's hard to believe that the highly touted kid (that's exactly what he was when he first entered the league) evolve into one of the game's all-time greats. That being said, there is still plenty of opportunity for collectors to snag some excellent Kevin Garnett cards at reasonable prices given that he debuted at the tail end of a different era in the hobby.

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Kevin Garnett rookie cards were released in 1995-96 products. This was just before serial numbers and autographs became more prevalent. As a result, most of the first Kevin Garnett cards remain extremely affordable. And while none are going to go into the stratosphere as far as prices go, even modest dollar gains could mean solid returns for collectors.

By far, the 1995-96 Topps Finest Kevin Garnett rookie card paces the pack. From there, the drop is steep with most of his rookies available for less than $10. In total, there are 15 different Kevin Garnett rookie cards, none of which are overly difficult to find. For those not worrying about the rookie card tag, some of the more popular first-year Kevin Garnett cards include the Finest Refractor and the Topps Draft Redemption. His arrival in the league came during a transition time in the hobby. As a result, Garnett has no autograph or autograph memorabilia rookie cards.

Despite his longevity in the league, there is very little Kevin Garnett autographed memorabilia on the open market. He had a long-standing deal with Upper Deck Authenticated. This means there's stuff out there but most of it commands a premium. Because of Garnett's deal with Upper Deck, they should be especially cautious if items are not accompanied by UDA certificates. The easiest way to get Kevin Garnett autographs is likely via pack-inserted basketball cards.

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2000-01 Upper Deck e-Card 1 #EC2J Kevin Garnett Jersey 300 - NM-MT


1995 1996 SP & FLEER Kevin Garnett Rookie Card Lot w bonus cards 7 total 2789s

2002 Fleer Box Score #67 Kevin GARNETT - PSA 9+++ RARE pop 1 (no 10s)

1995-96 SP Championship Championship Shots #S9 Kevin Garnett

03-04 UD Triple Dimensions KEVIN GARNETT 3-D Worn Warm-up Jersey # 999

LOT of 5 Spurs Game Jersey Relics Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kevin Garnett $$$$$$$

01-02 UD NBA Legends KEVIN GARNETT Legendary Game Used Timberwolves Jersey #KG-J

2002-03 UD Authentics Uniform Greatness KEVIN GARNETT Game Used Shorts #KG-U

2002-03 Fleer Showcase Basketball's Best KEVIN GARNETT Game Used Jersey #21 GU

2002-03 UD Sweet Swatches Sweet Shot KEVIN GARNETT Game Used Blue Shorts # KG-S

01-02 SPX Winning Materials KEVIN GARNETT Game Used Warm-Up Shooting Shirt #KG2

2001-02 UD Honor Roll RC KWAME BROWN & KEVIN GARNETT Dual Game Used Jersey 1000

10-11 Panini Season Update KEVIN GARNETT Game Used Jersey Boston Celtics

Kevin Garnett-Dirk Nowitzki 09 10 Upper Deck Game Used Jersey #115 150

1997-98 Bowman's Best Cuts Refractors #BC5 Kevin Garnett - NM-MT
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Rookie Cards

Kevin Garnett Rookie Card Guide

Budget Rookie Cards

Kevin Garnett Cards - 1995-96 Upper Deck RC

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

1995-96 E-XL Kevin Garnett RC

Premium Rookie Cards

1995-96 Topps Finest Kevin Garnett RC

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1995 1996 SP & FLEER Kevin Garnett Rookie Card Lot w bonus cards 7 total 2789s

2001-02 UD Honor Roll RC KWAME BROWN & KEVIN GARNETT Dual Game Used Jersey 1000

BGS 9 MINT 1995-96 FINEST #115 KEVIN GARNETT Rookie RC with protector

20 1995-96 Signature Rookies Kevin Garnett PRIME Promo ROOKIE Basketball Card

1995-96 Flair #206 Kevin Garnett RC Minnesota Timberwolves NM

1995-96 Topps Finest #115 Kevin Garnett Rookie RC BCCG 10

2008-09 SP Rookie Threads SP Threads #TKG Kevin Garnett

3 Diff Kevin Garnett 1995-96 ROOKIE Cards Hoops Fleer Skybox MINT FREE SHIPPING

1996-97 Hoops Kevin Garnett Rookie Headliners #4 Timberwolves *A1WJ

1995 Roox Kevin Garnett High School RC Team Set 1994


1995-96 SP #159 Kevin Garnett RC - NM-MT

Kevin Garnett Rookie & Game Used Numbered Lot. TIMBERWOLVES

1995-96 Fleer Metal Kevin Garnett RC #167 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint! *FREE SHIPPING*

1995-96 Metal Tempered Steel 4 Kevin Garnett Rookie RC Timberwolves

1995-96 Signature Rookies Prime Promo Kevin Garnett Graded ROOKIE Card BCCG 10
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Autograph Guide

Kevin Garnett Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Kevin Garnett'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 Garnett Cut Signature Exemplar

Kevin Garnett Autograph

Kevin Garnett Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Kevin Garnett 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 relatively even horizontal plane.
  2. The letters have a slight lean to the left.
  3. The letter "K" is legible and includes a narrow crossing at the near top and a large rounded portion on the bottom.
  4. This flows into what looks like a letter "a."
  5. The pen lifts making a small dash.
  6. The pen lifts again making a "G" that looks more like a number "8" that is open at the top left.

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Kevin Garnett Signed Photo

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Kevin Garnett Signed 5 3 99 Sports Illustrated Magazine Steiner COA

Kevin Garnett Autographed Signed Reebok 2005 All Star Jersey #3 50 UDA #BAJ57503

Paul Pierce with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen signed poster Steiner Sports Auth.

Kevin Garnett Signed Orange NBA I O Basketball Steiner COA

Kevin Garnett Signed Nets Dunk Signed Vertical 8x10 Photo Steiner COA

Kevin Garnett Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display UDA Celtics Nets TWolves

Kevin Garnett Signed 6 26 95 Sports Illustrated Magazine Steiner COA

Kevin Garnett Brooklyn Nets Signed Game Used Shoe 2013-2014 Season Steiner COA

Kevin Garnett Signed Shoe Game Used Brooklyn Nets 2014-15 White Anta Steiner COA

Kevin Garnett Signed Signature Rookies 8x10 RC Card Framed Photo Collage JSA

Kevin Garnett Signed Autographed 8x10 Rookie Card Timberwolves Framed Photo JSA

KEVIN GARNETT Hand Signed Celtics Logo Authentic Basketball STEINER

Kevin Garnett Signed Autographed Spalding I O Basketball! Celtics! Steiner

Kevin Garnett Signed Boston Celtics Green Jersey STEINER

Kevin Garnett Signed Minnesota Timberwolves BLACK Jersey STEINER

Kevin Garnett Signed Minnesota Timberwolves BLUE Jersey STEINER
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection and can be found onGoogle+.

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