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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

2012-13 Panini Signatures #123 Rajon Rondo # 25 Boston Celtics
$14.99

13' 14' Panini Innovation Basketball "RAJON RONDO KABOOM REFRACTOR CELTICS RARE"
$80.00

2005-06 FINEST RAJON RONDO #160 XRC ROOKIE GREEN REFRACTOR 098 129 CELTICS
$27.00

Rajon Rondo (RC), Celtics 2006 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red #182 Graded BGS 9
$15.96

2005-06 Finest Refractors Red #160 Rajon Rondo RC
$35.00

2006-07 Bowman Chrome Refractors #163 Rajon Rondo RC
$50.00

2006-07 Finest Rookie Autographs Refractor #72 Rajon Rondo
$80.00

2006-07 Topps Chrome Autographs Refractor #201 Rajon Rondo RC
$150.00

RAJON RONDO 15-16 Panini Immaculate SAPPHIRE BLUE PARALLEL SP #04 10 ! KINGS !
$47.99

Rajon Rondo 16 17 Panini NBA Hoops Orange Starburst #75 75
$10.00

13 14 Panini Innovation Kaboom Insert #1 Rajon Rondo
$49.78

2012 13 Panini Signatures Rajon Rondo 11 25
$10.00

2017 Leaf Best Of Basketball Super Swatch Rajon Rondo Celtics RED 4 10
$149.99

2015-16 Panini Immaculate Bask. Rajon Rondo Acetate Patch #9 9
$34.99

06 07 Topps Fullcourt NBA Rajon RONDO Rookie RC SP #999
$18.95

2012 Prestige Playmaker Rajon Rondo
$25.00
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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 Finest Rookie Autographs Refractors Rajon Rondo RC Auto BGS 9.5
$65.00

2007 Topps Finest Refractor Auto #72 Rajon Rondo Rookie Card Celtics Kentucky
$26.79

2005-06 FINEST RAJON RONDO #160 XRC ROOKIE GREEN REFRACTOR 098 129 CELTICS
$27.00

RAJON RONDO 2006-07 E-X ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH #D 399 BGS 9.5 10 (2) 10 SUBS GEM!
$159.99

Rajon Rondo (RC), Celtics 2006 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red #182 Graded BGS 9
$15.96

2006 - 07 RAJON RONDO BOWMAN ROOKIE 9X # 163
$6.00

2005-06 Finest Refractors Red #160 Rajon Rondo RC
$35.00

2006-07 Bowman Chrome Refractors #163 Rajon Rondo RC
$50.00

2006-07 Finest Rookie Autographs Refractor #72 Rajon Rondo
$80.00

2006-07 Topps Chrome Autographs Refractor #201 Rajon Rondo RC
$150.00

2006-07 Rajon Rondo SP Authentic RC Rookie Autograph # 111 432 999
$44.95

2006-07 Rajon Rondo Triple Threads Emerald Rookie Jersey Autograph # 123 17 50
$74.95

2006-07 Rajon Rondo SP Game Used Rookie Exclusive Autograph 75 100
$34.95

2006-07 Rajon Rondo Topps Trademark Moves Level 2 Rainbow RC Autograph 07 35
$79.95

2006-07 Rajon Rondo Upper Deck Signature Reflections Rookie RC Auto Kentucky
$44.95

2013-14 Fleer Retro Rookie #2 Rajon Rondo G Celtics RC NM-MT NBA orig Non Graded
$5.00
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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

Active Listings for Signed Rajon Rondo Photographs

Rajon Rondo Signed Basketball

Active Listings for Signed Rajon Rondo Basketballs

Rajon Rondo Signed Jersey

Active Listings for Signed Rajon Rondo Jerseys

Top eBay Listings

Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics Autographed Signed Basketball Proof JSA WITNESS COA 1
$34.99

Celtics Rajon Rondo Signed Spalding I O Basketball JSA
$204.99

RAJON RONDO CELTICS VS. LAKERS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA WP283748
$19.99

RAJON RONDO BOSTON CELTICS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASKETBALL W JSA WITNESS
$59.99

RAJON RONDO CELTICS BULLS SIGNED SPALDING BASKETBALL W JSA WITNESS
$79.99

Rajon Rondo Signed Kentucky Wildcats Custom XL Jersey w JSA Witness COA WP283633
$119.00

Rajon Rondo Signed 8x10 Photo JSA COA Boston Celtics Autograph Pelicans Kentucky
$39.99

2006-07 Fleer Hot Prospects Rajon Rondo RPA RC Auto Patch 250 PSA 10 LOW POP
$125.00

RAJON RONDO CELTICS COILLAGE SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA WP283745
$49.89

RAJON RONDO CELTICS PASS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA WP283761
$49.87

Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics Autographed Signed Basketball Proof JSA WITNESS COA
$59.95

Rajon Rondo Chicago Bulls Autographed Signed Basketball Proof JSA WITNESS COA
$59.95

Rajon Rondo Spalding Indoor Outdoor Signed Basketball Jsa
$244.09

RAJON RONDO KENTUCKY WILDCATS SIGNED XL CUSTOM JERSEY JSA WP283644
$89.99

RAJON RONDO KENTUCKY WILDCATS SIGNED XL JERSEY JSA WP283662
$89.98

RAJON RONDO CHICAGO BULLS SIGNED XL CUSTOM JERSEY JSA WP283692
$89.99
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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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