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James Harden Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

James Harden

Date of Birth: 8/26/1989
Rookie Card Year: 2009-10
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview
James Harden rookie cards are on the rise. The prolific scorer has put the Houston Rockets on his back, and he is taking the NBA and basketball card collectors with him as he drives for another basket.

Issued during the 2009-10 season that was ultimately the last with multiple card brands, Harden has quite a few rookie cards. After spending his first years with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a surprise trade took place prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. Harden went from a role player on the Thunder to a franchise centerpiece with the Houston Rockets.

The days of cheap James Harden rookie cards are long over, at least when it comes to his premium first-year cards. And there's still room to grow. Should Houston win an NBA title, don't be shocked to see Harden's prices go even higher.

See also: Top James Harden Rookie Cards

While it may not impact his play, Harden's trademark beard makes him unique among his peers. It's this sort of edge that gives him more mainstream attention. In turn, such attention can only help Harden's standing in the hobby.

James Harden Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

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Mid-Range Rookie Cards

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Autograph Guide

James Harden Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what James Harden'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.

Jame Harden Cut Signature Exemplar

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James Harden Key Signature Attributes: An authentic James Harden 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 plane.
  2. The signature is represented by the letters "J", "H" and Harden's jersey number "#13."
  3. The "J" looks like a standard cursive capital letter, with a big loop on the top and smaller on the bottom.
  4. The pen does not lift and flows into an awkward but legible letter "H" which resembles a letter "W" and a crossed curved line.
  5. The inscription "#13" is usually included.

James Harden Signed Basketball Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Basketballs

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James Harden Signed Jersey Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Jerseys

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James Harden Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for James Harden Signed Photographs

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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.

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