Anthony Edwards Rookie Card Market Guide
Posted on 10/12/2022
As one of the NBA's top young stars, Anthony Edwards' immense talent and shooting skills have already earned him national recognition. After earning his way into the record books in 2021 during his first season, he finished in second place for Rookie of the Year honors. Today, he continues to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves as he gains an ever-increasing fanbase.
From the Bulldogs to the Timberwolves
Edwards began his stellar basketball career early, excelling as a high school star before committing to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs in 2019. In his debut game with Georgia, he scored 24 points — the most points made by a Bulldog rookie since Dominique Wilkins set the record in 1979. Edwards' breakout first season led to his being named SEC Freshman of the Year.
In 2020, after only one year in college, Edwards was selected as the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and debuted with the team in December. In March 2021, he achieved a then-career-high score of 42 points, becoming the third-youngest player in NBA history to score 40+ points. At the end of the season, he was chosen for the NBA's All-Rookie First Team.
Since then, Edwards has continued to make the record books. On December 15, 2021, he became the seventh NBA player (at age 20 or younger) to score 2,000 points in his first 100 games. The same night, he became the NBA's youngest player to achieve 10 three-pointers in a single game. In addition, he became the fourth active player to gain at least 2,000 points, 300 assists and 400 rebounds during his first 100 NBA games.
In April 2022, Edwards made his NBA playoff debut against the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite the Grizzlies winning in Game 6 (114-106), Edwards had a dazzling playoff series, with high-scoring performances that bode well for his future playoff chances.
Are Anthony Edwards Rookie Cards Valuable?
As one of the NBA's most celebrated young stars, Anthony Edwards has already garnered plenty of enthusiasm from sports card and memorabilia collectors. Thanks to his breakout college career and highly anticipated professional debut, his rookie cards have continued to be sought-after by sports card enthusiasts.
Investment Potential for Anthony Edwards Rookie Cards
As one of the greatest talents of his generation, Anthony Edwards already has a huge fanbase. Therefore, his cards already have a high level of demand, which continues to fuel the market for his cards. As his career progresses to legendary (and potential Hall of Fame) status, it's likely that collectors will continue to seek out his most popular cards.
Sites like SportsCardsPro, Sports Card Investor and PriceGuide.Cards constantly track price trends from online auctions. These sites can give you a good idea of trending prices and fair market values for your cards as the values change on a daily basis.
Top Anthony Edwards Rookie Cards
Here are eight of the most popular Anthony Edwards rookie cards along with their current market values:
2020 Panini National Treasures - Rookie Patch Autographs #111 Anthony Edwards #'d/99 ($99,100)
Limited edition patch autograph cards can be top prizes for collectors, and this card has proven to be a winner with fans. It features an action shot of Edwards with the ball, accompanied by a signature and a square uniform patch.
Patch values can be tricky because certain patches garner higher prices than others. A patch with part of a logo or team name, for example, usually trends for higher prices than a solid-colored patch.
On PriceGuide.Cards, an example with a patch that shows a mix of jersey colors trends for a minimum graded average of $1,623, and an average high price of $32,300. However, an example with a patch that shows part of the team name sold in 2021 for an astounding $99,100.
2020 Prizm #258 Anthony Edwards - Black Gold Parallel #'d/5 ($34,033)
Considered one of Edwards' most popular cards, this vibrant issue from Prizm features a great shot of Edwards passing the ball behind his back, set against a brilliant Art Deco-patterned background of geometric curves. This flashy card came in a base version and a huge range of parallel variations in limited editions. These included Black Gold, Blue Ice, Gold Shimmer, Green, Neon Green, Blue, Green Ice, Gold Wave, Purple, Orange Ice, Pink Ice, Blue Wave, Ruby Wave, Red Ice, Silver and other variants.
On PriceGuide.Cards, where grades are unspecified, the most expensive example is the base standard, with a maximum tracked price of $19,500. Otherwise, average prices range from $43 Ungraded to $390.
Among parallel variations on PriceGuide.Cards, the most expensive card is the Black Gold parallel, with a top price of $34,033 and a low price of $199, with average prices ranging from $561 to $17,185. The next-highest paralllel is Blue Ice, which tracks at a top price of $14,400, and average prices range from around $1,500 for Ungraded to $5,250. Next, there's Gold Shimmer, with a top price of $13,900, and Green with a top price of $12,100.
Neon Green has a top price of $10,054, a low price of $3,184 and average prices ranging from $4,098 (Ungraded) to $9,976. The Blue version trends at a top price of $7,100, with average prices ranging from $1,652 (Ungraded) to $2,263. Other top prices for parallels include Green Ice ($6,500), Gold Wave ($6,466) and Purple ($3,597).
Sports Card Investor shows the Base card ranging from a low of $12 to a high of $499, the Silver version ranging from a low of $149 to a high of $2,880, the Red, White, and Blue version ranging from $40 to $899 and the Ruby Wave version ranging from $105 to $800, with grades unspecified.
SportsCardsPro shows the Base rookie card trending at $11 for Ungraded, $10 for Grade 7, $11 for Grade 8, $25 for Grade 9 and $95 for Gem Mint.
2020 Panini Spectra "Color Blast" #23 Anthony Edwards ($18,300)
This exciting card features an action shot of Edwards running with the ball, set against a reflective rainbow burst of color framed by a white background.
Sports Card Investor tracks this gem at a top price of $5,100 (grade unspecified), while PriceGuide.Cards shows it trending at a low price of $2,565 and a top price of $18,300 (grades unspecified).
2020 Panini Mosaic #201 Anthony Edwards - Genesis Parallel ($14,250)
This fan favorite has a fantastic action shot of Edwards in the air, set against a background of hexagonal graphics. Additionally, this card is available in a wide range of limited-edition color parallels, some of which trend for significantly more than others.
On PriceGuide.Cards (grades unspecified), the parallel version that trends the highest is the Genesis, which shows a low price of $285 and a top price of $14,250. Next is the Black Gold version, which shows a low price of $1,526 and a top price of $10,700. Green Fluorescent has a low price of $1,236 and a top price of $7,499 and the Gold version has a low price of $25 and a top price of $5,938.
On SportsCardsPro, the Base card trends at $2 for Ungraded, $7 for Grade 8, and $14 for Grade 9. Grade 9.5 trends for $24, and Gem Mint trends for $38.
2020 Crown Royale "Kaboom!" #21 Anthony Edwards ($9,530)
This rare insert card shows Edwards in action, about to dunk the basketball. It features a dazzling background of reflective fireworks, with the oversized bright red "Kaboom!" logo below.
On PriceGuide.Cards, the top tracked price is $9,530, with averages ranging from $831 to $1,425 (grades not specified).
2020 Donruss "Rated Rookies" #201 Anthony Edwards ($4,124)
No collector's list is complete without at least one example from Donruss, and this one fills the bill with a great gameplay shot of Edwards with the ball. The image is framed with black striping and features the blue "Rated Rookie" logo in the top left corner.
PriceGuide.Cards shows prices trending from less than $5 to a top price of $4,124 (grades unspecified). On Sports Card Investor, prices range from $5 to a top price of $199.
On SportsCardsPro, trends show $2.50 for Ungraded, $7 for Grade 8, $13 for Grade 9, $32 for Grade 9.5 and $33 for Gem Mint.
2020 NBA Hoops #216 Anthony Edwards - Hyper Gold Parallel #'d/10 ($2,950)
This fun card features an action shot of Edwards running with the basketball. The Deco design frames the image in a blue oval, set against a white and black background with black striping and the "NBA Hoops" logo on top.
On SportsCardsPro, prices trend at less than $5 for Grades 8 and below, $10 for Grade 9, $25 for Grade 9.5 and $29 for Gem Mint.
2020 Donruss Optic "Rated Rookies" #151 Anthony Edwards ($235)
This fan favorite features an action shot of Edwards taking a jump shot, set against a silvery-gray background with white borders and black striping. The bold blue "Rated Rookie" logo is at the top left corner.
At PriceGuide.Cards, trends show a low price of $6 and a top price of $235 (grades unspecified). SportsCardsPro shows prices trending at less than $8 for Grades 8 and below, $15 for Grade 9, $40 for Grade 9.5 and $49 for Gem Mint.
Where Can I Find Anthony Edwards Rookie Cards?
You can find Anthony Edwards rookie cards for sale at a variety of online auction sites, including:
- SCP Auctions
- Memory Lane
- Pristine Auction
- Robert Edward Auctions
- Heritage Auctions
You can also look for Anthony Edwards rookie cards at sports card and memorabilia shows. A quick Google search will help you find shows coming to your area.
How Are Anthony Edwards Rookie Cards Graded?
Sports cards are graded through a recognized numeric grading system that ranges from Ungraded to a Perfect 10. Here's how it works:
Perfect 10:This card is graded Gem Mint across all four grading criteria: corners, surface, edges and centering. It's the absolute best a card can be and is flawless even under 10x magnification.
Gem Mint: Gem Mint cards are perfect, with sharp corners, vibrant coloring and no damage or stains.
Grade 9.5: Near-Mint condition, typically with just one minor flaw.
Grade 9: Excellent condition, with just a couple of minor flaws.
Grades 8 and below: These have condition damage or flaws and are priced lower.
Raw or Ungraded: Raw cards have just been pulled from their packages and are new to the market. Ungraded cards haven't been through the grading process and may or may not be new to the market.
For sports cards, three primary components affect value: condition, rarity and collector demand. While condition and rarity can be easily established, collector demand is an unknown quantity. A rare card in Gem Mint condition may stagnate in value if demand isn't high, while a more-common card in lesser condition may skyrocket in price if collectors are fighting to own it. In addition, if collectors are in an online bidding war, this can boost fair market values as well.
Should I Get My Cards Graded?
Even if you never plan to sell or trade your collection, you can still benefit from getting your cards graded. Grading gives your cards an established quality that's recognized throughout the industry. Plus, grading will authenticate your cards for future generations.
During grading, a certification expert will assess each card, assigning it a numeric grade and entering the information into a national database. This gives you an official record of your cards and their grading.
Whether you plan to keep your cards, sell them, donate them or bequeath them, you can take pride in having a professionally graded and authenticated collection that will continue to inspire others for years to come. For further information on CSG's 10-point Grading Scale and to find out more about our industry-leading services, visit CSGcards.com.
*Any mention of "investment potential" is for entertainment only and should not be construed as investment advice. The Certified Collectibles Group does not provide investment advice and is not liable for any buy, sell or trade decisions made by any parties.
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