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

2006-07 UD Reserve Game Jerseys #KG Kevin Garnett Jersey
$9.99

KEVIN GARNETT 2008 UD Starquest Gold Ultra Rare #12 BGS GEM MINT 9.5
$19.99

KOBE BRYANT KEVIN GARNETT 1996-97 UD CC GEM MT 10 RC
$19.99

KEVIN GARNETT DIE CUT 1997 SPx TIMBERWOLVES
$5.29

1996-97 Skybox Intimidators Kevin Garnett
$6.00

1996-97 Z-Force Zensations Kevin Garnett
$5.00

2015-16 Panini Revolution Cosmic 4 Kevin Garnett 100 Minnesota Timberwolves 1x8
$5.25

1995-96 Fleer Ultra #274 Kevin Garnett Rookie Card #274 Mint Condition
$5.00

2014-15 #Q-BO-LA Kevin Garnett Pau Gasol Kobe Bryant Ray Allen 99 Card 0c4
$28.94

2008 Fleer Hot Prospects Materials #HM-KG Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics Card 2r4
$7.24

1995 Upper Deck Special Edition #SE136 Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 2e1
$10.24

2010-11 Donruss Gamers Press Proof #4 Kevin Garnett 100 Boston Celtics Card 1k3
$8.24

2007-08 Fleer Ultra Snap Shots #SS-24 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics Card 2c0
$6.25

2000-01 SPx Winning Materials #KG3 Kevin Garnett Game Jersey & Shorts
$24.99

2001-02 Upper Deck Collectors Club Exclusive #NBAN A Kevin Garnett Card 0k9
$14.20

2015 Panini Select City to Jerseys Tie-Dye Prizms #10 Kevin Garnett 25 Card 2p7
$34.95
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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

KOBE BRYANT KEVIN GARNETT 1996-97 UD CC GEM MT 10 RC
$19.99

1995-96 Fleer Ultra #274 Kevin Garnett Rookie Card #274 Mint Condition
$5.00

2012-13 Panini Contenders Throwback Rookie #3 Kevin Garnett Basketball Card 0u0
$20.19

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

1995-96 Metal #167 Kevin Garnett RC - BGS GemMt (9.5)
$24.99

1995-96 Metal #167 Kevin Garnett RC - BGS NmMt+ (8.5)
$9.99

1995-96 Topps Finest Kevin Garnett rookie card (Graded)
$49.99

Kevin Garnett, 1995-96 Upper Deck Special Edition, Metal, Rookie!!! Beckett 7
$5.33

KEVIN GARNETT ROOKIE RC 1995 FLEER ULTRA #274 PSA 10 ☆ SUPERB ROOKIE
$34.99

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

Kevin Garnett 1995-96 Fleer Upper Deck Topps Hoops Rookie Lot Inserts
$15.00

ANDREW WIGGINS, KEVIN GARNETT, NEMANJA BJELICA (RC) 2015-16 CLEAR VISION LOT (3)
$18.86

Kevin Garnett 1996 Upper Deck SP Premier Prospects Rookie Card #159
$50.00

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

Kevin Garnett Upper Deck SP Rookie BGS 8!
$9.00

Kevin Garnett Rookie RC Card 1996 Topps Finest Sterling #138 Gold
$18.00
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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
$209.99

Kevin Garnett UDA Upper Deck Signed Autograph Boston Celtics Jersey 1ST ONE RARE
$260.55

Boston Celtics UDA Kevin Garnett Pierce Allen Rondo Team Signed Basketball 500
$499.99

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

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

Kevin Garnett Signed And Framed Steiner Coa
$85.00

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

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

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 Signed Boston Celtics Green Jersey STEINER
$924.99

Kevin Garnett Signed Minnesota Timberwolves BLUE Jersey STEINER
$1,984.99

Kevin Garnett Signed Brooklyn Nets White Jersey STEINER
$954.99

KEVIN GARNETT 08 NBA FINALS BASKETBALL Signed UDA LE Upper Deck Autograph #5 205
$1,199.95
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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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