James Harden Rookie Card – Best Cards and #1 Investment Guide


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James Harden rookie cards have benefited from his shoot-first mentality but they have also been hampered by this mentality as well… it’s hard to imagine him winning an NBA championship playing like this.

When its all said and done you have to be you and besides where in the rules does it say every player gets a Championship ring 🙂

We do enjoy watching him drop dimes on his opponents like he’s on NBA Jam on fire mode!

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2009-10 Topps Chrome James Harden Thunder RC Rookie BGS 9.5 w/ 10

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2009-10 Topps #319 James Harden Oklahoma City Thunder RC Rookie PSA 10

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Looking at the crazy stat line the next day is equally enjoyable (especially when he is on your fantasy basketball team hehe).

And who knows if he changes up his style just to fit a narrative he may lose everything that made him who he is today… bottom line.. be you James and keep chucking up that rock!

Now let’s take a look at some of the top James Harden rookie cards in the hobby! Woot woot!

Best James Harden Rookie Cards


2009 Topps Basketball James Harden ROOKIE RC #319 (buy on eBay)

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The 2009 James Harden Topps rookie card features a close up of Harden with a stone-cold blank stare on his face that seems to say “I’m about to drop dimes on your ass”.

Numbered #319 the card is no-frills and lacks any kind of excitement… but that in of itself makes it unique.

The reverse of the card partially reads “James was not labeled a great pure athlete at Artesia High School, but he made himself into a player good enough to produce a pair of California State Titles.”

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The 2009 Topps James Harden rookie card is a great middle of the road card for collectors/investors with medium size bankrolls.

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2009 National Treasures James Harden Rookie Patch/Auto /99 #203

2009 National Treasures James Harden

Beep… beep… beep… back the money truck up on this bad mama JAMA.

The 2009 James Harden National Treasures RPA is going to cost some major dollars (and were talking Benjamin Franklins).

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Numbered #203 the card features Harden in his away OK City Thunder uniform while holding the rock in both hands with a sheepish look on his face that seems to ponder “when is this going to be over with…”.

The reverse of the card reads “After being named the 2008-09 Pac 10 player of the year at Arizona St. Harden took his scoring skills to the NBA level. He stormed to a fast start racking up 25 points, 4 steals, and four boards in a 127 – 108 win against the Wizards.

This card is loaded for bear and is a fine specimen for high-end collectors.


2009 James Harden Exquisite Collection Autograph Rookie Card #74 #45 (buy on eBay)

James Harden Exquisite Collection Autograph Rookie CardJames Harden Exquisite Collection Autograph Rookie Card

No your not seeing double… here we have the 2009 James Harden Exquisite Collection Autograph Rookie Card #74 & #45.

They are super similar cards with the only real difference being the photo… #74 shows Mr. Harden jogging down the court while looking to his right while #45 shows Harden doing the same buy looking to his right.

The James Harden Exquisite Collection rookie card is a good option for autograph hunters who don’t want to pay the extra dollars associated with a patch.

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James Harden Rookie Card Checklist

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  • 2009 Topps Chrome RC #319
  • 2009 Topps Rookie #319
  • 2009 Exquisite Collection Autograph Rookie Card #74
  • 2009 Contenders Rookie Ticket #103
  • 2009 Donruss Elite Autograph #163
  • 2009 Limited Autographed Jersey #153
  • 2009 Panini Certified #173 Autographed Jersey #173
  • 2009 Panini Crown Royale Autograph #104
  • 2009 Bowman 48 #10
  • 2009 Panini Adrenalyn XL #119
  • 2009 Greats of the Game #36
  • 2009 Panini #303
  • 2009 Panini Prestige #153
  • 2009 Studio #135
  • 2009 Topps #319
  • 2009 Upper Deck #227
  • 2009 Upper Deck First Edition #188
  • 2009 Panini Certified #173 Autographed Jersey #/399
  • 2009 Panini Crown Royale #104 Autograph #/599
  • 2009 Court Kings Autograph #145
  • 2009 Panini Threads Autograph #103
  • 2009 SP Game Used #118
  • 2009 Topps Chrome #99
  • 2009 Absolute Memorabilia #146 Autographed Jersey #/499
  • 2009 Classics #163 Autograph #/499
  • 2009 Donruss Elite #163 Autograph #/479
  • 2009 Limited #153 Autographed Jersey #/299
  • 2009 Panini Timeless Treasures #103 Autograph #/299
  • 2009 Playoff National Treasures #203 Autographed Patch #/99
  • 2009 Rookies & Stars #133 Autograph #/449
  • 2009 Upper Deck Exquisite #45 Autograph #/225


James Harden Rookie Card Value

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Harden rookie card should steadily rise over the next few years and then encounter a slight dip once he enters the twilight of his career and his freakish scoring numbers drop.

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Investment Outlook

As we mentioned Harden puts up amazing video game-like numbers on a nightly basis as he averaged a mind-blowing 36.1 points per game during the 2018 NBA regular season campaign.

Scoring has never been an issue for Harden… being a team player on the other hand… well that’s another story.

It would be great for the value of James Harden rookie cards if he could somehow merge his insane ability to score with the ability to make everyone around him better ala LeBron James ala Michael Jordan… sadly we just don’t see that happening.

Harden rookie cards are still a decent investment and should not be overlooked.

Investment rating: Moderate Buy



  1. Wow did you hear about James Harden with the Houston Rockets? Apparently he’s now one of two players to get ten 3-pointers in two games back to back. The only other player to do that is Stephen Curry with the Golden State Warriors. I wonder what Stephen Curry thinks about that.


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