Kevin Love Rookie Cards Checklist and Top List

Kevin Love

Date of Birth: 9/7/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2008-09
Investment Rating: 7.5


Although Kevin Love cards have cooled over the years, the double-double machine still earned a lot of fans along the way. Love was part of the strong 2008 NBA Draft that included Derrick Rose and Love's UCLA teammate Russell Westbrook.

Kevin Love has nearly 30 rookie cards that would mostly fall in the budget or premium category.

Love also has two cards from 2007-08 products that receive solid interest despite not being true rookie cards as they were both XRC redemptions. They include 2007-08 Finest #105 and 2007-08 Chronology #255 #/250.

All three of Love's top rookie cards feature on-card autographs and jersey pieces.

Top Kevin Love Rookie Cards

2008-09 Exquisite Collection #61 Autographed Jersey #/225

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2008-09 Exquisite Collection provides the best of all rookie Kevin Love cards. The striking card showcases diamond-shaped jersey pieces above a large on-card autograph. The understated blue and gray color scheme makes for a great backdrop and allows the full-color image of Love to stand out more. Numbered to 225, this card is easily the most valuable and desirable Kevin Love card.

2008-09 SP Authentic #126 Autographed Jersey #/299

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Another card with an on-card autograph and jersey piece, the 2008-09 SP Authentic Kevin Love rookie card is numbered a bit higher than the Exquisite with a print run of 299. Gold foil gives the card more distinction and it has also proven to be a collector favorite.

2008-09 UD Black #47 Autographed Jersey #/99

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With the lowest print run of the three, Love's 2008-09 UD Black rookie card represents the best value. The card features both an on-card autograph, a jersey piece and is limited to only 99 copies. The design is a little bolder, but considering what the card includes and the fact that it can be had for less than half the cost of the Exquisite, it is a hard card to pass up.

Kevin Love Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

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  • 2008-09 Bowman #115
  • 2008-09 Fleer #205
  • 2008-09 SkyBox #205
  • 2008-09 Topps #200
  • 2008-09 Topps Co-Signers #105 #/2008
  • 2008-09 Topps Hardwood #105 #/2009
  • 2008-09 Topps T51 Murad #175
  • 2008-09 Topps Tip-Off #115
  • 2008-09 Topps Treasury #105
  • 2008-09 Upper Deck #263
  • 2008-09 Upper Deck Lineage #205
  • 2008-09 Upper Deck MVP #205

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

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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.

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