Anthony Edwards’ run of strong performances in the NBA playoffs has not only helped his Minnesota Timberwolves stay alive, but has also boosted his trading cards to new heights.
A special Edwards rookie card recently set an all-time record, with a 2020 National Treasures rookie card featuring a jersey patch and autograph selling for $222,000 in PWCC Marketplace’s April Premier Auction. That mark set the all-time record for the public sale of any Edwards card.
The card is one of only 10 in existence and was graded Mint 9 by PSA, the highest grade in PSA's population report.
Edwards averaged 19.3 points per game as a rookie last season and boosted that average to 21.3 this season. He has scored 19 or more points in all five playoff games.
“Collectors have taken notice of Edwards’ career trajectory this year and we’ve seen a number of new sales records as he continues to perform at an elite level,” said Jesse Craig, Director of Business Development at PWCC Marketplace. “The thing to note about his rise is that he is just 20 years old. There is a ton of time for him to continue to develop himself as a player and push for accolades such as an NBA Championship or MVP award. The sale here is a concrete proof point that collectors believe he has the talent to make that push.”