Rajon Rondo Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Rajon Rondo

Date of Birth: 2/22/1986
Rookie Card Year: 2006-07
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

At one point, Rajon Rondo was considered among the best point guards in the league and he helped push the Boston Celtics to deep playoff runs. Now with the team dismantled and Rondo coming back from a major injury, it remains to be seen what kind of player he will become. As he returns to the court as the clear face of the Celtics, collectors will be watching and Rajon Rondo cards will start to move again.

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After a stellar high school career, the highly-decorated Rajon Rondo decided to attend the University of Kentucky to play for the Wildcats and Tubby Smith. Although UK did not enjoy deep NCAA tournament success with Rondo at point guard, he still put up solid numbers during his two seasons with the team. Rondo further boosted his profile following his Sophomore season, when he won a gold medal with the USA Men's Under-21 World Championship Team.

Rajon Rondo was the first point guard taken in the 2006 NBA draft and was selected by Phoenix with the 21st pick. He was soon traded to Boston, and has remained with the team his entire career. After a rookie season with limited minutes, Rondo was the full-time starter in 2007-08. The Boston Celtics would win the NBA title that season. Along with Rondo, the Celtics were basically an All-Star team, featuring Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. However, the group would never win another title together and stories about Rajon Rondo's attitude and neurotic behavior further complicated the dynamics of the team. 2012-13 was particularly rough for the Celtics as Ray Allen left before the season started and Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and head coach, Doc Rivers, left in the offseason. Midway thorough the season, Rondo tore his ACL and missed nearly a year of basketball before returning to the court in January of 2014.

The four-time all-star will be expected to lead the franchise back to glory and establish his own legacy in the process. With a new coach and almost an entirely new team, it is hard to be sure what the team will look like. However, it is safe to assume that Rondo will still put up the impressive stat lines that have been the norm throughout his entire career.

With over 30 rookie cards, there are plenty of options for Rajon Rondo collectors. The top three Rajon Rondo cards from his first season can be seen below, and the full rookie card checklist is available on the next tab. Rondo also has XRC cards in 2005-06 Finest.

Top Rajon Rondo Cards

2006-07 Exquisite Collection Rajon Rondo RC #60 Autographed Jersey #/225

With a low print run, on-card signature and small patch, Exquisite Collection is the top Rajon Rookie card for obvious reasons. The one thing that is appears a little off is the font placement and sizing. The "Exquisite Rookie" heading appears too big for the card and the random placement of "Celtics" and "2006-07" seems questionable. Regardless, this is the best card to look for when assembling a high-end Rajon Rondo collection.

2006 07 Exquisite Collection Rajon Rondo RC 60 Autographed Jersey  213x300 Image

2006-07 Ultimate Collection Rajon Rondo RC #209 Autograph #/350

An ornate look and horizontal layout make this Ultimate Collection card a clear favorite for collectors. The silver foil pairs well with the vivid green and the on-card signature is always a collector preference. The slightly higher print run will keep prices down.

2006 07 Ultimate Collection Rajon Rondo RC 209 Autograph Image

2006-07 SP Authentic Rajon Rondo RC #111 Autograph #/999

While it is more plain than other SP Authentic rookie designs, the appealing layout and on-card signature make it a great autographed rookie card. The high print run of 999 allows collectors to add it to their collection without breaking the bank.

2006 07 SP Authentic Rajon Rondo RC 111 Autograph 214x300 Image

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Rajon Rondo Dee Brown Boston Celtics Upper Deck Dual Autographed Card #PFSBR
$20.52
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2006-07 TOPPS RAJON RONDO #251 BGS 9.5 ROOKIE GEM MINT
$49.99
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2006-07 Topps #251 Rajon Rondo Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$10.00
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2006-07 Topps Turkey Red #182 Rajon Rondo Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$10.00
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2006-07 Topps Finest, Red Turkey Red, BIg Game Rajon Rondo Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$15.00
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***LOT of 5*** 2006-07 Topps Basketball Rajon Rondo Rookie Cards RC
$12.99
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2012-13 Rajon Rondo #d 09 10 Black Bonus Shots Prestige Card (1 1)HIS JSY #
$11.49
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Rajon Rondo 13 14 Panini Prizm Blue Refractor (#14)
$10.00
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Rajon Rondo 13 14 Panini Prizm Red Refractor (#14)
$10.00
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RAJON RONDO & GABE PRUITT 2008-09 SPx WINNING MATERIALS DUAL PATCH 25
$29.95
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Lot of 3 Topps Basketball Cards - Rajon Rondo, Manu Ginobli, & Mike Dunleavy
$10.00
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2006 Press Pass Autographs Silver #54 Rajon Rondo 200 - NM-MT
$30.00
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2010-11 Totally Certified (21) Lot Base 1849 Red 499 Blue 299 w Rajon Rondo
$22.49
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2006 Bowman Rajon Rondo Celtics Rookie Card PGI 10 Gem Mint
$49.99
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2013-14 Panini Signatures Blue #200 Rajon Rondo 14 15 Boston Celtics
$12.00
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2013-14 Panini Signatures Green #200 Rajon Rondo 1 5 Boston Celtics
$20.00
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Rookie Cards

Rajon Rondo Rookie Cards Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2006 07 Upper Deck Rajon Rondo RC 220 212x300 Image

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2006 07 Topps Chrome Rajon Rondo RC 201 213x300 Image

  • 2006-07 Bowman Elevation #102 #/999
  • 2006-07 Bowman Sterling #64 Jersey
  • 2006-07 Finest #72
  • 2006-07 SP Game Used #221 #/999
  • 2006-07 SP Signature Edition #120 #/299
  • 2006-07 Topps Big Game #101 #/579
  • 2006-07 Topps Chrome #201
  • 2006-07 Topps Full Court #121 #/999
  • 2006-07 Topps Luxury Box #90 #/999
  • 2006-07 UD Ovation #107 #/999
  • 2006-07 UD Reflections #126 #/399
  • 2006-07 UD Trilogy #100 #/499
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RAJON RONDO 06-07 HOT PROSPECTS RED AUTO PATCH RC # 50 BGS 8 NM-MT+ AUTO 10
$99.99
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RAJON RONDO 06 ELEVATION AUTO AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE RC CARD! CELTICS!
$33.75
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2006-07 TOPPS RAJON RONDO #251 BGS 9.5 ROOKIE GEM MINT
$49.99
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2006-07 Topps #251 Rajon Rondo Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$10.00
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2006-07 Topps Turkey Red #182 Rajon Rondo Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$10.00
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2006-07 Topps Finest, Red Turkey Red, BIg Game Rajon Rondo Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$15.00
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Rajon Rondo 2006 Press Pass RARE RED INK ON CARD RC Auto Celtics FREE SHIP
$69.99
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***LOT of 5*** 2006-07 Topps Basketball Rajon Rondo Rookie Cards RC
$12.99
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2006-07 Topps #251 Rajon Rondo Rookie RC Basketball Card MINT
$7.25
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2006-07 Topps #251 Rajon Rondo RC Kentucky B58707
$7.97
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2006-07 RAJON RONDO UPPER DECK HARDCOURT ROOKIE RC AUTOGRAPH CELTICS AUTO 55 399
$29.95
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2006 Bowman Rajon Rondo Celtics Rookie Card PGI 10 Gem Mint
$49.99
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2007-08 SP Rookie Threads SP Marks Triple #CRA Mardy Collins Rajon Rondo Auto 25
$14.99
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2006-07 TOPPS CHROME #201 RAJON RONDO ROOKIE PSA MINT 9 BOSTON CELTICS KENTUCKY
$39.99
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2006-07 FLEER HOT PROSPECTS ROOKIE MATERIALS LETTER AUTOGRAPHS #RR RAJON RONDO
$149.99
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2006-07 Topps Basketball Turkey RED AUTOGRAPH RED BORDER #RR RAJON RONDO RC AUTO
$149.99
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Autograph Guide

Rajon Rondo Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

In this section, you will find examples of what an authentic Rajon Rondo autograph 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 and Mounted Memories, to name a few. 

Rajon Rondo Cut Signature Exemplar

Rajon Rondo Cut Signature Image

Rajon Rondo Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Rajon Rondo signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature is little more than two R's and a number 9.
  2. The remainder of the name is implied and the first R is regularly more legible than the second R.
  3. Also, the second R sometimes mergers with the 9.

Rajon Rondo Signed Photograph

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Rajon Rondo Signed Basketball

Active Listings for Signed Rajon Rondo Basketballs

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Rajon Rondo Signed Jersey

Active Listings for Signed Rajon Rondo Jerseys

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Kentucky Wildcats Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo autograph White jersey JSA
$225.00
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Kentucky Wildcats Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo autograph White jersey JSA
$225.00
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Celtics Rajon Rondo Signed Spalding I O Basketball JSA
$424.99
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CELTICS RAJON RONDO SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W79307
$69.99
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CELTICS RAJON RONDO SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W79308
$69.99
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Rajon Rondo Signed Boston Celtics Adidas Green Jersey PSA DNA
$210.68
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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