Rajon Rondo Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Rajon Rondo

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


Overview

Long considered among the best point guards in the league, a serious injury along with a complete rebuild of the Boston Celtics had many anticipating a trade for Rajon Rondo. It took longer than expected to materialize, but Rajon Rondo is now a member of the Dallas Mavericks and he makes them a legit contender for the title. This will undoubtedly boost interest in his cards in the short term and collectors should keep an eye on his progress in Dallas.

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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. Selected by Phoenix with the 21st pick, he was soon traded to Boston. 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.

The 2012-13 season 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.

Although Rondo was back to himself on the court quickly, the Celtics were not a good team and the rumors of a trade grew louder every day. Finally in December of 2014, the Celtics sent Rondo to Dallas as part of a trade involving three players and draft picks. Already one of the stronger teams in the Western Conference, Rondo further bolsters a squad that has Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis.

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 early 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 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 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.

Top eBay Listings

2014-15 Panini Select Sparks Jerseys Gold Prizm #23 Rajon Rondo 10 Card 2z7
$14.95

2013-14 Panini Pinnacle Team Green Artist Proof 12 John Wall Rajon Rondo 25 0t1
$19.24

2010 11 PANINI GOLD STANDARD RAJON RONDO GU 91 199
$17.99

2008-09 Upper Deck MVP Gold Script #9 Rajon Rondo 100 Boston Celtics Card 1u5
$20.25

2014 - 15 PANINI SPECTRA RAJON RONDO CARD # 20 25 75 BASE CARD
$12.79

2012-13 Panini Gold Standard Platinum 16 Rajon Rondo 10 Boston Celtics Card 4a1
$21.25

15-16 Preferred Dual #5 DeMarcus Cousins Rajon Rondo Jersey Bookl 199 KINGS
$10.99

2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Platinum 28 Rajon Rondo 25 Boston Celtics Card 1m0
$15.00

Lot (29) DIFFERENT RAJON RONDO CARDS INSERTS SP SELECT PRIZM ELITE MARQUEE HOOPS
$12.99

2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection Sepia RR-1 Rajon Rondo Card 0c6
$13.25

2012-13 Prestige Playmakers #21 Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics Basketball Card 4x4
$15.25

2012 Panini Timeless Treasures All-Star Materials #17 Rajon Rondo 149 Card 1j6
$25.25

2014-15 Panini Select Sparks Jerseys Copper Prizm #23 Rajon Rondo 49 Card 3p6
$17.25

2013 Fleer Retro Metal Precious Gems Red 232 Rajon Rondo 150 Boston Celtics 2d0
$24.25

2013 Panini Gold Standard #3 Chris Paul Rajon Rondo 10 Boston Celtics Card 1j6
$35.25

2014 - 15 PANINI SPECTRA DIE CUT RAJON RONDO # 20 11 25 BASE CARD
$23.99
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Rookie Cards

Rajon Rondo Rookie Cards Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

  • 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
Top eBay Listings

2006-07 TOPPS #251 RAJON RONDO ROOKIE RC BOSTON CELTICS
$5.99

2006 Topps Turkey Red #182 Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics Rookie Basketball Card 0k8
$5.20

RAJON RONDO 2006-07 UPPER DECK HARDCOURT FUTURES AUTO RC #229 399 BGS 9 10
$29.99

RAJON RONDO 2006-07 UD Ultimate Collection Rookie Autograph AUTO #'d 350
$5.50

2006-07 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars #163 Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics RC Card 0k0
$6.24

Rajon Rondo Star Rookie RC Upper Deck 06-07 220
$7.99

Rajon Rondo 2006 Upper Deck Reserve #220 Gold Rookie BV$30
$9.45

2005-06 TOPPS BIG GAME RAJON RONDO ROOKIE JERSEY 55 99
$5.00

2006 07 UD SWEET SHOT RAJON RONDO ROOKIE AUTO SWEET SHOT ROOKIES 680 799
$69.99

RAJON RONDO 2006-07 Topps Trademark Moves AUTO #14 35 RAINBOW FOIL REFRACTOR RC
$95.00

2006-07 TOPPS TRADEMARK MOVES RAJON RONDO ROOKIE LEVEL 2 AUTO SIGNATURE 33 149
$99.99

2006 Rajon Rondo Bowman Elevation Rookie #012 999
$9.99

2006 ETOPPS IN HAND RAJON RONDO DALLAS MAVERICKS CELTICS ROOKIE CARD 1025
$6.99

RAJON RONDO 06 TOPPS FINEST ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC CARD!
$50.00

2006-07 SP Game Used Edition 221 Rajon Rondo 999 Boston Celtics Rookie Card 3z3
$6.25

2006-07 RAJON RONDO BOWMAN ROOKIE JERSEY 199 KENTUCKY WILDCATS DALLAS MAVERICKS
$30.00
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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 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

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Rajon Rondo Signed Jersey

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Top eBay Listings

Celtics Rajon Rondo Authentic Signed 8X10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #AB81498
$44.99

Rajon Rondo AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA CERTIFIED.
$25.99

2007-08 UD Black Rajon Rondo Gold Auto 25 PSA 6 Ex-Mt
$19.95

*PSA DNA AUTHENTIC - RAJON RONDO Kentucky Wildcats Team SIGNED Auto BASKETBALL!!
$79.95

RAJON RONDO 2006-07 SP SIGNATURE EDITION SIGNATURES AUTO ROOKIE PSA 10 GEM MINT
$49.99

Celtics Rajon Rondo Signed Spalding I O Basketball JSA
$424.99

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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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