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TRADING CARDS & COLLECTIBLES

Kevin Durant High School Jersey Headed for IPO at Collectable

The platform is offering fractional ownership of the No. 3 jersey KD wore during his breakout 2005-06 senior season at Montrose Christian School.

UPDATE 3:55 PM: Shares of the asset have sold out to a total of 99 investors on Collectable.

Here comes your chance to own a piece of Kevin Durant’s meteoric rise from high school prospect to generational talent. Sports cards and memorabilia platform Collectable is offering an IPO for a game-worn KD jersey from his 2005-06 senior season at Montrose Christian School beginning Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Shares are available at $10 apiece, with Collectable valuing the asset at $219,000.

The jersey has been photo-matched and authenticated by basketball authentication company MeiGray to a photo taken on Nov. 25, 2005 for School Sports Magazine and one from March 24, 2006 by the Washington Post. When the IPO opens, investors will be limited to $5,000 in shares within the first 15 minutes and $25,000 over the next 45. After the first full hour, Collectable will remove all share caps.

The asset features a clear depiction of the Size 48 tag with the text “Engineered to the Exact Specifications of Championship Athletes” below. The”Length +4 flag tag is below that with the wash tag shown on the inside.

Durant transferred to Montrose Christian in North Bethesda, Maryland after playing for two years at National Christian Academy and one year at the legendary Oak Hill Academy. He grew five inches between his junior and senior seasons, and by the time his final high school campaign started, Durant was suddenly the consensus No. 2 college prospect in the class of 2006 and a fast riser on 2007 NBA Draft boards. Before heading to the University of Texas, he was named MVP of the ’06 McDonald’s All-American Game.

The jersey is an enduring symbol of the superstar’s emergence on the national stage, which led to an unforgettable National Player of the Year season in Austin one year later and an NBA Rookie of the Year performance in 2007-08 with the Seattle Supersonics.

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Notably, Durant is not the first star whose high school jersey has been made available for investment on Collectable. Wilt Chamberlain’s 1954 high school uniform IPO’d for $316,000 in January and has since risen to a valuation of over $600,000 on Collectable’s marketplace.

Expect the value of Durant’s jersey to keep rising after this initial offering as well. In July, the NBA reported that his No. 7 Nets jersey was the third-most popular on NBAStore.com between March and mid-July.

Even 15 years after his final high school year, KD is still adding to his legend — and redefining the aura that his Montrose Christian No. 3 jersey carries with it.

Coming off of a lost year in 2019-20 due to an Achilles injury, Durant propelled the Brooklyn Nets to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, averaging more than 34 points per game in the postseason. He followed that up with his third gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, tying Carmelo Anthony for the all-time men’s record.

And he’s not even close to done yet. Earlier this month, the 32-year-old re-signed with Brooklyn on a $198 million contract extension through the 2025-26 season.

His Montrose days may feel like a generation ago, but they’ve aged as well as his trademark unblockable jumper. And today, basketball fans can claim a one-of-a-kind piece of Kevin Durant’s origin story.

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