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 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.

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

1995-96 Upper Deck Electric Court #273 Kevin Garnett
$8.52

1995-96 Upper Deck SP #159 KEVIN GARNETT Rookie RC PSA 8
$25.00

1995-96 Skybox E XL #49 Kevin Garnett Rookie RC PSA 9
$25.00

Kevin Garnett 2006-07 Ultra Kings of the Court Jersey Minnesota Timberwolves #KG
$12.00

Kevin Garnett 2008-09 Fleer Dual Jersey Boston Celtics Genuine Coverage #GC-KG
$10.00

Kevin Garnett 2008-09 Hot Prospects Materials Jersey Boston Celtics Game Worn KG
$10.00

Kevin Garnett 2011-12 Panini Elite Black Box Jersey (27 99) Boston Celtics #8
$15.00

Kevin Garnett 03-04 2003 2004 Upper Deck UD Exquisite 225 Timberwolves #21
$150.00

2001 SP Game Floor Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett Authentic Floor
$17.99

97 98 FINEST SILVER EMBOSSED REFRACTOR TRACY MCGRADY,KEVIN GARNETT AND ONE MORE
$100.00

2000-01 Black Diamond Kevin Garnett Diamonation # D4 PGSGRADING MINT 9
$5.00

1999-00 Fleer Force Kevin Garnett Mission Accomplished #9 PROGRADING MINT 9
$5.00

1997 SPx, #29, Kevin Garnett, L-238
$5.95

Kevin Garnett & Allen Iverson Skybox Nameplate Game Used Jersey Card # 04 25
$26.00

1996 SP KEVIN GARNETT GOLD #159 MINT PSA 8 BASKETBALL CARD
$10.00

1996-97 SP HOLOVIEW KEVIN GARNETT #PC22 MINT PSA 9 BASKETBALL CARD
$20.00
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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

1995-96 Upper Deck SP #159 KEVIN GARNETT Rookie RC PSA 8
$25.00

1995-96 Skybox E XL #49 Kevin Garnett Rookie RC PSA 9
$25.00

1995-96 Press Pass Die Cuts Cut Red #5 Kevin Garnett Graded ROOKIE Card BCCG 10
$19.96

1995-96 finest #115 KEVIN GARNETT rc rookie BGS BCCG 10
$55.00

kevin garnett RC 1996 finest #115 minnesota timberwolves
$9.99

Kevin Garnett, 1995 Visions Foil, ROOKIE!!, Beckett 10
$16.14

1995 Ultra #274 Kevin Garnett RC PSA 10 *SRC
$19.00

1995 SP #159 Kevin Garnett RC PSA 10 *SRC
$24.00

1995 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE #275 KEVIN GARNETT RC GEM PSA 10
$8.99

1995-96 SP Kevin Garnett Rookie Lot of 3 Timberwolves RC #159 Boston Celtics
$11.70

1995-96 Finest Kevin Garnett Rookie
$35.99

Huge auto jersey RC lot Vince Carter Josh Smith Shaq Kevin Garnett Jason Kidd +
$13.99

KEVIN GARNETT 95-96 SP ALL-STARS RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT CELTICS
$29.99

2010-11 TIMELESS TREASURES ROOKIE YEAR PATCH KEVIN GARNETT 25
$50.00

1995-96 E-XL #49 Kevin Garnett RC - SGC Star Mint (96)
$8.00

1995-96 KEVIN GARNETT FLEER FLAIR ROOKIE (LOT OF 3 W 1 INSERT!) Mint N
$12.99
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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.

Kevin Garnett Signed Basketball Pricing

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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 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED SHOOTING SHIRT JERSEY TIMBERWOLVES UDA COA - KG
$495.00

Kevin Garnett signed 8x10 autographed photo NBA Champ Boston Celtics PSA J66534
$225.00

KEVIN GARNETT Hand Signed Celtics Logo Authentic Basketball STEINER
$549.00

Kevin Garnett Signed Brooklyn Nets Dunk Signed Vertical 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$309.99

Kevin Garnett auto signed Timberwolves warmup jersey shooting shirt UDA Celtics
$310.21

Kevin Garnett signed Beckett Magazine autographed NBA Champion PSA J66522
$275.00

MICHAEL JORDAN Signed Framed 16x20 ALLSTAR Photo w Kevin Garnett Iverson PSA DNA
$595.00

Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett Signed Celtic Pride 20x20 Collage Steiner COA
$329.99

KEVIN GARNETT 1995 VINTAGE JSA AND SIGNATURE ROOKIES AUTOGRAPH SPORTS ILL SIGNED
$129.00

KEVIN GARNETT BROOKLYN NETS DUNK SIGNED VERTICAL 16X20 PHOTO WITH STEINER CERT
$199.99

Kevin Garnett Autographed Signed Reebok 2005 All Star Jersey #9 50 UDA #BAJ57509
$495.00

Kevin Garnett Autographed Signed Reebok 2005 All Star Jersey #3 50 UDA #BAJ57503
$495.00

UDA 2003-04 MVP KEVIN GARNETT SIGNED 16X20 FRAMED COLLAGE #ED TO 121 UPPER DECK
$429.99

Signed Kevin Garnett Timberwolves Jersey,#'d 121,03-04,MVP,Blue,PSA DNA UDA
$599.99

Kevin Garnett Signed Orange NBA I O Basketball Steiner COA
$399.99

Kevin Garnett Signed Nets Dunk Signed Vertical 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$249.00
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