Nets’ Kevin Durant Sonics rookie card sold for amazing record price
Sports cards are all the rage these days and their prices definitely back up this claim. Just last month, a 2018-19 National Treasures Logoman Auto One of One Luka Doncic card sold for $4.6 million, making it the most expensive basketball card ever. Last week, a pristine BGS 10 1996-96 Topps Chrome Kobe Byrant rookie card fetched $1.79 million in a recent auction. Another name that’s slowly rising through the ranks in the card market is also one of the very best to play the game — Brooklyn Nets star, Kevin Durant. In an auction held by Goldin Auctions, a BGS 9 2006-07 Upper Deck Exquisite Rookie Patch Autographed 23/25 card was sold for $799,500. This makes it the most expensive Kevin Durant card ever sold in the market, per Boardroom.
— Boardroom (@boardroom) March 7, 2021
While the price for this card is far from those of Bryant or Doncic, one must remember that Durant is still very active in the NBA. In fact, he has shown MVP-like numbers whenever he’s playing for the Brooklyn Nets. His slabbed rookie patch auto card is still considered a steal, especially if Durant manages to win a title or two before he retires from the league.
Apart from his time on the court, Durant, who is in his second season with the Nets, has also been very active with the sports card industry. Last month, the Slim Reaper, along with his fellow investors from The Chernin Group, poured around $40 million into Goldin Auctions to further its foray into the card market. The 11x All-Star also received and signed a Panini Immaculate One of One card with Bryant’s signature on it.
This Kobe Bryant + Kevin Durant card had been autographed by Kobe and gifted to KD for his personal collection by @PaniniAmerica.
— Boardroom (@boardroom) February 11, 2021
With his impressive return to the NBA this season and increasing involvement in the sports card industry, Durant’s stock is more evident than ever. It won’t be long before the price of the Nets superstar’s most expensive card will get broken again.