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

1998-99 Skybox Hoops Bams #10 Kevin Garnett Serial 110 250, rare 90’s insert
$295.00

1996 STARTING LINEUP KEVIN GARNETT RC SEALED UNOPENED *43947
$8.00

3- 1995-96 KEVIN GARNETT ROOKIE LOT BOSTON CELTICS
$14.40

2004-05 SkyBox LE Jersey Proofs 99 #48 Kevin Garnett Jersey 19 99
$14.99

2005-06 Reflections Fabrics #KG Kevin Garnett Jersey
$11.99

1995-96 upper deck electric court #273 KEVIN GARNETT rc BGS 9 (9.5 9 8.5 9.5)
$30.00

1995-96 e-xl blue #49 KEVIN GARNETT brooklyn nets rookie BGS 9 (9 9 8.5 )
$15.00

1996-97 Kevin Garnett Fleer Ultra ROOKIE FLASHBACK Minnesota Timberwolves
$5.99

Kevin Garnett 13-14 Panini Prizm Brilliance Prizms Light Blue Die Cut #144 199
$6.00

Kevin Garnett 95-96 SP Championship Champions Of The Court
$5.00

Kevin Garnett 96-97 Hoops Rookie Headliners
$7.50

1995-96 Flair Class of '95 #R2 Kevin Garnett - NM-MT
$5.60

2003-04 SPx Winning Materials Combos #WC9 Kevin Garnett Wally Szczerbiak Jersey
$15.00

2003-04 SP Game Used #53 Kevin Garnett JERSEY Minnesota Timberwolves
$10.50

2000-01 Upper Deck UD Reserve NBA Start-Ups #KG Kevin Garnett JERSEY
$9.00

2000-01 Upper Deck Encore NBA Warm-Ups #KG-W Kevin Garnett JERSEY Timberwolves
$11.25
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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

1996 STARTING LINEUP KEVIN GARNETT RC SEALED UNOPENED *43947
$8.00

3- 1995-96 KEVIN GARNETT ROOKIE LOT BOSTON CELTICS
$14.40

1995-96 upper deck electric court #273 KEVIN GARNETT rc BGS 9 (9.5 9 8.5 9.5)
$30.00

1995-96 e-xl blue #49 KEVIN GARNETT brooklyn nets rookie BGS 9 (9 9 8.5 )
$15.00

1996-97 Kevin Garnett Fleer Ultra ROOKIE FLASHBACK Minnesota Timberwolves
$5.99

Kevin Garnett 96-97 Hoops Rookie Headliners
$7.50

Kevin Garnett very rare bams and generation card along with 10 of his rookie car
$120.00

1995 Signature Rookie Prime #16P Kevin Garnett Rookie Beckett 10 MINT
$6.99

Kevin Garnett 1995-96 Fleer Metal Rookie RC #167 BGS 9.5 RCR
$35.00

(15) HUGE Kevin Garnett 1995-96 RC Rookie Lot ! BV $80+ ! Flair, SP, Ultra, UD
$9.99

1995-96 Upper Deck Special Edition #136 Kevin Garnett RC, ROOKIE!
$7.99

1995-96 E-XL #49 Kevin Garnett RC, ROOKIE!
$6.99

1995 1996 SP & FLEER Kevin Garnett Rookie Card Lot w bonus cards 7 total 2789s
$9.99

Kevin Garnett 1995 Flair RC PSA Graded 9 Timberwolves
$10.00

1994 Roox Kevin Garnett High School RC Card Rare 1995 PSA 8
$69.99

2001-02 UD Honor Roll RC KWAME BROWN & KEVIN GARNETT Dual Game Used Jersey 1000
$9.67
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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

Top eBay Listings

Kevin Garnett Authentic 2008 NBA All-Star Celtics Adidas Jersey Signed Steiner
$399.99

KEVIN GARNETT (Minnesota TIMBERWOLVES) Signed 8 x10 PHOTO with PSA COA
$179.95

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

Kevin Garnett Authentic White Boston Celtics Adidas Jersey Signed Steiner
$449.99

Kevin Garnett Authentic 2009 NBA All-Star Celtics Adidas Jersey Signed Steiner
$399.99

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

Kevin Garnett Signed 1999 Sports Illustrated Magazine Jsa Autograph Timberwolves
$159.00

Kevin Garnett Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine No Label. PSA. Rookie Autograph
$125.00

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

Kevin Garnett Signed Shoe Game Used Brooklyn Nets 2014-15 White Anta Steiner COA
$499.99

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

Kevin Garnett Signed 1995-96 Mitchell & Ness Rookie Jersey UDA Timberwolves 121
$599.99

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 Signed Autographed Spalding Basketball - Steiner COA
$159.00

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