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


Overview

Drafted fifth 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.

Shop for Kevin Garnett rookie cards on eBay.

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.

Top eBay Listings

2013-14 PANINI PINNACLE BROOKLYN NETS TEAM SET 14 CARDS KEVIN GARNETT INSERTS +
$11.50

2009-10 Upper Deck Wrong Name on Front #7 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics Card 0b1
$5.00

2006 TOPPS MASTERS #HM9 KEVIN GARNETT PSA 10 TIMBERWOLVES
$14.99

2006 TOPPS OWN #OTG6 KEVIN GARNETT PSA 10 TIMBERWOLVES
$14.99

2012-13 Crusade Basketball Majestic #067 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics JERSEY
$8.39

2001 SP AUTHENTIC #51 KEVIN GARNETT PSA 10 TIMBERWOLVES
$14.99

2012-13 Elite Basketball Dominators #11 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics JERSEY
$5.39

1995 CLASSIC BASKETBALL CARD LOT (13) KEVIN GARNETT RC #5 NRMT !!RANGE
$12.99

2012-13 Panini Threads #9 Kevin Garnett - NM-MT .. (25 count lot of cards!!!!)
$22.48

2014-15 Donruss Stat Line Career 34 Kevin Garnett 060 186 Nets
$8.00

(15) HUGE Kevin Garnett 1995-96 RC Rookie Lot ! BV $80+ ! Flair, SP, Ultra, UD
$6.99

LOT Of 3 2004 TOPPS EDITION JERSEY KEVIN GARNETT, TAYLOR & RICHARDSON CARDS
$7.50

1996 97 Kevin Garnett UD Crash the Game Gold PSA 9 MINT
$40.00

1996 97 Kevin Garnett UD Coll Chc Stick-ums PSA 9 MINT
$40.00

KEVIN GARNETT 2012 2013 ELITE DOMINATORS JERSEY #11
$11.95

1997-98 Finest Refractors #246 Kevin Garnett B - NM-MT+
$6.00
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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

Top eBay Listings

1995 CLASSIC BASKETBALL CARD LOT (13) KEVIN GARNETT RC #5 NRMT !!RANGE
$12.99

(15) HUGE Kevin Garnett 1995-96 RC Rookie Lot ! BV $80+ ! Flair, SP, Ultra, UD
$6.99

96-97 Collector's Choice Kevin Garnett Jermaine Oneal Kobe Bryant Rookie RC
$12.00

6 CARD LOT - 1995-96 UPPER DECK KEVIN GARNETT "ROOKIE" BASE CARDS #273
$5.00

1995-6 Fleer Basketball Complete Set #1-350 Series 1 & 2 KEVIN GARNETT Rc
$29.99

Kevin Garnett, 1995-96 Upper Deck Special Edition, Metal, Rookie!!! Beckett 7
$5.57

1996 SkyBox 233 Kevin Garnett ( RC ) NM+
$6.99

1995-96 SP Championship Complete Set KEVIN GARNETT JERRY STACKHOUSE RC
$40.00

Kevin Garnett Fleer Metal 95-96 Rookie card
$10.00

1995-96 Press Pass Red Die Cut Kevin Garnett Rookie #5
$5.49

1995-96 SP KEVIN GARNETT ROOKIE BCCG 10
$19.99

KEVIN GARNETT 1996 Classic Assets ROOKIE #8 DIE CUT SP $5 Phone Card RC RARE
$7.49

KEVIN GARNETT 1996 Classic Assets HOT PRINT Red Foil ROOKIE Parallel SP + Base
$7.39

4 card Lot- Kevin Garnett Rookie 1995-96 Hoops #272 Minnesota Timberwolves
$7.99

7 card Lot- Kevin Garnett Rookie 1995-96 Fleer Ultra #274 Minnesota Timberwolves
$19.99

3 card Lot- Kevin Garnett Rookie 1995-96 Flair #206 Minnesota Timberwolves
$13.99
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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 Basketball

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Kevin Garnett Signed Jersey

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Kevin Garnett Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce Ray Allen Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA
$349.99

UDA 2003-04 MVP KEVIN GARNETT SIGNED 16X20 FRAMED COLLAGE #ED TO 121 UPPER DECK
$399.99

RARE Rookie Kevin Garnett signed Basketball with insc. Da Kid" PSA Timberwolves
$549.00

Signed Rookie 8x10 Photo Kevin Garnett PSA Timberwolves
$109.00

Kevin Garnett Signed Signature Rookies 8x10 RC Card Framed Photo Collage JSA
$321.21

Kevin Garnett Signed Autographed 8x10 Rookie Card Timberwolves Framed Photo JSA
$321.21

KEVIN GARNETT 1995 UPPER DECK ROOKIE JSA CERTIFIED SIGNED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$59.00

KEVIN GARNETT & STEPHON MARBURY DUAL SIGNED PROMO POSTER JSA COA TOUGH AUTOGRAPH
$89.99

Kevin Garnett Signed 8x10 Minnesota Timberwolves Photograph Auto Photo PSA
$249.00

KEVIN GARNETT BOSTON CELTICS Green SIGNED Jersey GAI COA GV726718
$269.10

Kevin Garnett Signed Home Jersey UDA Rare! Custom Framed Celtics Autograph
$1,300.00

Kevin Garnett AUTO Signed Wolves AUTHENTIC Jersey (UDA)
$2,999.99

Kevin Garnett AUTO Signed Wolves Puma AUTHENTIC Jersey (UDA)
$2,999.99

Kevin Garnett AUTO Signed Authentic Celtics ALT Jersey (Steiner)
$1,299.99

Kevin Garnett AUTO Signed Celtics AUTH Jersey (Steiner)
$1,499.99

SIGNED Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett CELTIC PRIDE 28X28 FRAMED Collage-STEINER COA
$399.99
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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.

User Comments

  1. Fifth pick in the draft, not fourth.

  2. any idea how much a 1997-98 upper deck kevin garnett game jersey (GJ3) card is worth?

  3. shawn » Three sold in March, 2016 for between $260 and $365. http://www.ebay.com/sch/Basketball-/214/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=kevin%20garnett%20game%20jersey%20%281997%2C97-98%2C1997-98%29&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

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