Top 10 Kevin Durant Rookie Cards

Top 10 Kevin Durant Rookie Cards

Kevin Durant is one of the hobby's most popular players and a fan favorite. Now with the Golden State Warriors, Durant is poised to take his rookie card values to new heights as he continues his push for a championship. Already in high demand with collectors, Kevin Durant rookie cards will surge if he can claim his first title and firmly establish himself among the hobby elite.

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Ever since his early days in Seattle with the SuperSonics, Kevin Durant rookie cards have been heavily collected. The face of the Oklahoma City Thunder for quite some time, Durant saw several losing seasons as he gained experience and a viable team was built around him. Although he was surrounded by All-Star talent in OKC, including Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant elected to team up with the Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors for a shot at a title.

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Although Kevin Durant is one of several notable NBA players that are exclusive to Panini products, this was not the case during his rookie season in 2007-08. Therefore, there are many Kevin Durant rookie cards across several brands and price ranges for collectors to pursue, with the very top selections documented below.

The following Kevin Durant rookie cards include some of the best options available. Regardless of budget or preference, collectors should be able to find several that would fit nicely in their collections. However, these ten stand above the rest and a few can get very pricey.

Top Kevin Durant Rookie Cards

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10. 2007-08 Upper Deck Kevin Durant RC #234

This Kevin Durant rookie card from Upper Deck is a popular option for collectors that falls on the lower end of the spectrum. Featuring a draft day image of Durant, the solid layout is hurt by the cluttered text at the bottom of the card. Because several of the high-profile players were included in the base product as short prints, Kevin Durant among them, this relative rarity helps keep the values a shade higher.

Top 10 Kevin Durant Rookie Cards

9. 2007-08 Finest Kevin Durant RC #71

When it comes to Finest basketball, there is rarely anything subtle about design. This tradition continues with 2007-08 Finest Basketball. If the bright red prominently featured in the base card does not suit your tastes, several Refractor parallels are available that swap the colors. These include base Refractors (1:5 packs), Silver (#/319) Blue (#/199), Green (#/149), Black (#/75), Gold (#/25) and X-Fractors (#/15).

2007-08 Finest Kevin Durant RC

8. 2007-08 Bowman Chrome Kevin Durant RC #111 #/2999

Despite a higher print run, Kevin Durant's Bowman Chrome rookie remains a solid option for collectors. The Chrome name always carries credibility in the hobby and collectors seem to gravitate to shiny items. I could personally do without  the draft board image that is used as the background for the card. Bowman Chrome also features several parallels that remain popular. These include Refractors (#/299), Black Refractors (#/199), Gold Refractors (#/99), and X-Fractors (#/50).

2007-08 Bowman Chrome Kevin Durant RC #111

7. 2007-08 Topps Chrome Kevin Durant RC #131

Like Finest and Bowman Chrome, Topps Chrome is another mid-end product with strong parallel options. Featuring the simplest design on the list, Kevin Durant's Topps Chrome rookie includes a large action photo and a foil border. Parallels include Refractors (#/1,499), Orange Refractors (#/199), White Refractors (#/99), and X-Fractors (#/50).

Top 10 Kevin Durant Rookie Cards

6. 2007-08 SPx Kevin Durant RC #101 Autographed Jersey #/299

There is a lot happening on this 2007-08 SPx card. Heavy foil and dark images combine to form a Kevin Durant rookie card that you either love or hate. A small X-shaped jersey piece adds a little extra but the sticker autograph is a disappointing addition. It also appears that he signed the sticker using a regular Sharpie, which just does not look as good on such a small canvas.

Top 10 Kevin Durant Rookie Cards

5. 2007-08 Chronology Kevin Durant RC #215 Autograph #/99

Serial numbered to 99, Chronology features an action image inside of a black frame border. This great-looking card is further enhanced by an on-card, silver ink autograph. Several signed Kevin Durant cards populate the large checklist, including #104 (#/25), #135 (#/99), and #159 (#/99), but #215 is generally considered his official rookie.

2007-08 Chronology Kevin Durant RC #215 Autograph

4. 2007-08 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Kevin Durant RC #115 Autograph #/150

2007-08 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection is a terrific option for collectors who are looking for a low-numbered card with an on-card autograph. While the base is limited to just 150, Gold (#/50) and Foil (#/10) parallels give collectors something else to chase.

2007-08 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Kevin Durant RC #115 Autograph

3. 2007-08 SP Authentic Kevin Durant RC #152 Autographed Patch #/299

The SP Authentic Kevin Durant rookie card is arguably the best value on the list. With an on-card autograph, jersey piece and appealing design, the card has everything collectors want in a rookie card. A print run of 299 copies helps keep values from running wild but they are already quite high.

2007-08 SP Authentic Kevin Durant RC #152 Autographed Patch

2. 2007-08 UD Black Kevin Durant RC #106 Autographed Jersey #/99

Based on sheer jersey size, UD Black is the top option. The large jersey swatch uses die-cut numbers to spell out 2007. Limited to just 99 copies, UD Black takes it a step further by using gold ink for the on-card autograph.

2007-08 UD Black Kevin Durant RC #106 Autographed Jersey

1. 2007-08 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Kevin Durant RC #94 Autographed Jersey #/99

Last, but certainly not least, the 2007-08 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Kevin Durant rookie card is the top option for many collectors. The brand recognition combined with an on-card autograph, patch piece and low print run leave all other Kevin Durant rookie cards fighting for second place.

2007-08 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Kevin Durant RC #94 Autographed Jersey

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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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  1. I have 2007-08 Kevin Durant Sp Rookie Authentics Autographs 18/299 and sold it on ebay, and the buyer just told me that the card was cut down and or trimmed. Have you seen this?

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