The 10 Kevin Durant Cards Guaranteed to Leave You Feeling . . . Thunderstruck

June 06, 2012

Denotatively speaking, the word “thunderstruck” means to be astonished or dumbfounded.

It’s that jaw-dropping feeling you got when you first heard, for example, that NBA superstar Kevin Durant dropped 66 points in a game at Harlem’s historic Rucker Park last summer. Or when you watched him lead the NBA in scoring — thrice. Or when you watched him score 39 points against Memphis in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals last May. Or when you watched him score 34 points and grab 14 rebounds Wednesday night in leading the Oklahoma City Thunder into the NBA Finals for the first time.

It’s also the feeling you’ll get in just a few seconds when you revisit each of the 10 cards in the special Thunderstruck set that appeared in Panini America’s September release of 2010-11 Elite Black Box Basketball.

The unique trading-card tribute to Durant, one of four Panini-exclusive spokesmen alongside Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving, continues to score big — like the man himself — with fans who never tire of his majestic on-court feats. Each of the 10 cards in Thunderstruck features a bold, beautiful signature — unmistakable evidence that Durant is just as brilliant with a paint pen as he is in the paint — and is limited to just 10 copies.

For those of you prepared to be thunderstruck by Durant one more time, here’s the can’t-miss gallery: