Kevin Garnett (5/19/1976) was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 5th pick overall in the 1995 NBA Draft. He amassed an eye-popping 26,071 points to go along with 14,662 rebounds, and 5,445 assists… he was truly one of the best players of his decade.
Kevin Garnett Rookie Year Stats: 80 Games | 10.4 PPG | 6.3 Rebounds | 1.8 Assists | 1.6 Blocks
He played Center, Power Forward, and Small Forward in the NBA, stood 6-11 and weighed in at 240lbs. Teams included the Minnesota Timberwolves (14 seasons), Boston Celtics (6 seasons – NBA Title 2008), and the Brooklyn Nets (2 seasons).
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Garnett can be found on Twitter at KevinGarnett5KG and nicknames include “KG”, “The Big Ticket”, and of course “The Kid”.
Let’s take a look at the best KG rookie cards for investment purposes.
1995 Kevin Garnett Finest RC #115 (buy on eBay)
Here is the most popular KG rookie card and most likely the best in terms of ROI for investment purposes.
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The card is numbered #115 and shows KG on NBA draft night with a smile from ear to ear while repping a T-Wolves hat.
His name (Kevin Garnett) is centered at the bottom of the card and the Minnesota Timberwolves Logo is placed towards the bottom right.
1995 Kevin Garnett Upper Deck Rookie Card #273 (buy on eBay)
Here is the popular KG Upper Deck rookie card and is a great option for those looking to get in on a Garnett RC without spending hundreds of dollars.
The card is numbered #273 and shows KG flying through the sky after nabbing the rock off the rim.
His name (Kevin Garnett), team name (Timberwolves), and position (F) is centered at the bottom of the card while the Upper Deck Logo is placed in the top right-hand corner.
1995 Kevin Garnett Skybox Lottery Exchange #5 (buy on eBay)
When it comes to the Kevin Garnett Skybox rookie card there are a few versions to pick from but we prefer the most classic looking for the bunch (in our opinion) in the 1995 KG Skybox Lottery Exchange rookie card.
Numbered #5 the card shows KG with a not-so-happy look on his face while sporting his purple T-Wolves 21 jersey.
His name is in the bottom left-hand corner in gold while the Skybox logo is placed in the top left-hand corner.
1995 Kevin Garnett Topps Rookie Card #237 (buy on eBay)
The Topps brand really never got deep into the basketball card game and judging by the looks of the KG Topps rookie card we can see why.
Topps is usually known for a high-end, classic design but that is anything but with this card. The Topps logo in the top right-hand corner is fine but then when you look towards the bottom of the card you really have to wonder what Topps was thinking with the name/team design… it looks like a couple of 8-year-olds came up with the concept.
1995 Kevin Garnett Collectors Choice RC #275 (buy on eBay)
The last KG rookie card on our list is the 1995 Collector’s Choice by Upper Deck. Here is another SOLID Garnett rookie card by UD showing KG calling for the rock while imposing his will on some helpless Lakers defender.
Numbered #275 the Minnesota Timberwolves team name is centered towards the bottom right while the name Kevin Garnett is centered towards the bottom left… a great looking card that should have a good ROI moving forward at high grades.
- 1995 Upper Deck RC #273
- 1995 Upper Deck SP #159
- 1995 Collector’s Choice UD RC #275
- 1995 Topps RC #237
- 1995 Topps Gallery RC #41
- 1995 Skybox Lottery Exchange RC #5
- 1995 Skybox E-XL “Natural Born Thrillers” RC #5
- 1995 Skybox E-XL RC #49
- 1995 Skybox Premium RC #233
- 1995 Finest RC #115
- 1995 SP Championship RC #62
- 1995 Fleer Metal RC #167
- 1995 Fleer Ultra RC #274
- 1995 Kevin Garnett Fleer Class Encounters Rookie Card #24
- 1995 U.D. SP Championship #S9
- 1995 Flair Wave Of The Future RC #3
- 1995 Fleer Flair Class of ’95 RC #R-2
- 1995 Stadium Club Members Only RC #343
- 1995 Kevin Garnett Flair Basketball RC #206
- 1995 SP All-Stars Gold RC #AS28
- 1995 Kevin Garnett Clear Assets Acetate Rookie Card #10
- 1995 Signature Rookies Prime Promo RC #16
We do not foresee any major movements (up or down) in the price of Kevin Garnett rookie cards over the next 10 to 15 years.
The most expensive (and most popular) Kevin Garnett rookie card is the 1995 FINEST #115 with all others fairly far behind.
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Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Buy (4.3 out of 5)
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Best Kevin Garnett Rookie Card: 1995 FINEST Rookie Card #115
Kevin Garnett (aka KG) had one hell of a basketball career but only got one title out of it… but hey at least he didn’t pull a Dan Marino… OUCH… sorry Dan. If he would have just won one another title or two he might have made it into the NBA Top 10 of all time.
Besides winning an NBA title in 2008, he also won an Olympic Gold Medal in 2000 and was named the NBA MVP in 2004. Other notable achievements include being a 15-time NBA All-Star, NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, and a 9-time All-NBA Selection.
Judging from the above, you might guess we recommend KG rookie cards to long-term investors.