2007-08 UD Exquisite Collection Limited Logos #LL-KD Kevin Durant BGS Gem Mint 9.5

Leaning into the product name, Exquisite Collection Rookie Patch Autographs have become the pinnacle for high end basketball collectors. Since Kevin Durant’s entrance into the NBA in 2007 the premium card has become one of the most sought-after in the entire product line. The asset provides an enticing combination of rarity (serial numbered to 50) and quality (none graded higher).

Key Deal Points

Lauded as “an outright museum piece” and “one of the more important investment pieces that exists in our market today” by Pre-War Card Collector (PWCC).

Graded a Gem Mint 9.5, on a scale of 1-10, by Beckett Grading Services (BGS) – one of the sports collectible’s leading grading companies.

42 examples of the card have been graded by BGS, with 3 graded Gem Mint 9.5, and none higher.

The record sale for a BGS Gem Mint 9.5, which doubles as the most recent sale, is $86,100 in May of 2021.

Adding a touch of uniqueness to the already rare offering, the card’s serial number (07/50) corresponds to Durant’s current jersey number with the Brooklyn Nets. LeBron James’ 2003-04 Exquisite RPA #’d 23/99 sold for $2.46M in October 2021.

The tri-color player-worn patch clearly hails from one of the “Ts” in “SEATTLE.”

Considered to be the most premier product of the basketball card world, Exquisite basketball features autographed rookie patch cards. Kevin Durant Rookie Cards have been referred to as “the grand prize of the series.”

Valuation Analysis

“Before National Treasures, Immaculate Collection, Flawless, Topps Five Star or Topps Dynasty, there was just Exquisite Collection. The original ultra-premium release was the undisputed option for rookie collectors for many years. Quality designs, on-card autographs and impressive patch pieces make these high-end cards some of the most-chased rookie and first-year cards in the entire hobby.”

– The Cardboard Connection

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is considered one of the greatest basketball players of the modern era. He has won two NBA championships, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, two Finals MVP Awards, two NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Awards, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and two Olympic gold medals.

Durant has also been selected to ten All-NBA teams and twelve NBA All-Star teams. He is best known for his prodigious scoring ability. From 2010 to 2014, he won four scoring titles, becoming one of only two players to win four scoring titles in a five-year span.