Anthony Edwards Rookie Card (Top Buys for 2021 Season)

Find your Anthony Edwards rookie card bargain on eBay!

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Just like for LaMelo Ball’s first year cards, the Anthony Edwards rookie card market is sure to generate plenty of attention throughout the 2021 NBA season. And as you know, attention is usually a very positive thing if you happen to own one of the cards it’s focused at. Therefore, expect to see many investors rushing to get in early on an Anthony Edwards rookie card or two. Should you be one of them?

We think so. Despite the poor showing in his first preseason game, the future for Edwards looks great. He was the first overall pick in the draft and is one of the favorites to win NBA Rookie of the Year in 2021. Two facts that suggest there will be plenty of chances to profit on a pre-rookie season purchase. Now let’s see what first-year Anthony Edward cards are available so far.


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Anthony Edwards Rookie Card Market Early Options


2020-21 Panini Contenders Draft Picks (Buy on eBay)

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Just like in our LaMelo Ball rookie card review, Panini Contenders leads the way as far as value is concerned. The most valuable cards in the set are autographed and feature various parallels of one of the “Ticket” options. So far we’ve seen these breach the $1,000 threshold. Expect that number to rise.


2020-2021 Panini Prizm Draft Picks (Buy on eBay)

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The Color Blast insert shown above is our favorite of the set. It’s rare, valuable, and is a marvel to look at. While this is our favorite option, there are plenty of others we like. The most popular of which shows Edwards on a fast break with a look of sheer determination in his eyes.  There’s a wide array of values depending on which Prizm but some of the less common ones are approaching $1,000.


2020 Panini Immaculate (Buy this Anthony Edwards rookie card on eBay)

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Such a great set for investors looking to make a low-value investment. There’s plenty of options to choose from with patches, autographs, and even multiple player mashups. The best part? You can get many of these for just a couple of hundred bucks right now. Not bad for someone who only wants a beginner’s taste of the Anthony Edwards rookie card market.


Anthony Edwards Rookie Card Prizm: Crusade and Downtown 


We’ve already covered the Panini Prizm Draft Picks set but we need to draw attention to these two inserts. While we don’t like them as much as the Color Blast, both deserve some individual attention.

Crusade (Buy this card on eBay)


The Crusade insert shows Edwards standing with the ball while reading the defense. The backgrounds vary depending on which card you’re looking at but all will have no problem capturing your attention. Short print runs as well. A must have card.


Downtown (Buy it on eBay)

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Meanwhile, the Downtown insert is one that we ALMOST like as much as the Color Blast. These have a super short print run and feature Edwards popping a jump shot while in front of an animated background that includes some sort of run-down shed and a Georgia peach. A fun card to look at with a low to mid-range price tag.



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Anthony Edwards Rookie Card Investment Strategies


Short (1 year or less)

You can feel good investing in a number 1 pick in ANY type of professional sports draft if you’re taking a short term approach. Regardless of how Edwards’s first season goes, you should have plenty of time to make a profit as long as you buy early enough. But even taking the hype factor out of it, we think he’ll produce on the court and live up to his #1 pick status. If that happens you’ll have an incredibly hot card on your hands come this time next year. 9/10

Medium (1 to 5 years)

And if your Anthony Edwards rookie card is red hot at this time next season you’re gonna have a decision to make. Take what are sure to be nice profits or keeping holding. If you do decide to hold and make it a medium-term investment, a year-by-year approach makes the most sense. If he keeps delivering the goods, keep holding. But don’t hesitate to sell if his game starts trending in a direction you’re not thrilled with. 7/10

Long (5 years plus)

If you’ve read us before you know by now that we don’t like long-term on players this early in their careers. Focus on a short term play for now. You can decide whether to take a longer approach once you see how Edwards stacks up against NBA competition. N/A



We just showed you some exciting cards from the 2020-21 Panini Prizm Draft Picks set. But what about the flagship set? Read our 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball review for the release date and speculation of what cards you can expect!

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