2019-20 National Treasures basketball is on the market and the hunt is on for what’s considered the holiest of holy grail cards in the product.
Blowout Cards is offering to pay $500,000 for the “Logoman” version of Zion Williamson’s Rookie Patch Autograph (#108). There’s only one hiding somewhere in one of the thousands of hobby boxes produced by Panini. The card carries an NBA logo patch from a game-worn jersey along with an on-card Williamson autograph.
Even Williamson’s team, the New Orleans Pelicans, were tweeting about it.
👀 The person that pulls the @PaniniAmerica National Treasures 1-of-1 Zion Williamson’s Rookie Patch Autographed Logoman card has a chance at $500K from @blowoutcards! 🔥#WhoDoYouCollect pic.twitter.com/5npFYx1XB4
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 13, 2020
Another high-end NBA card collector tried to one up the Blowout bounty with a post of his own on Instagram.
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Selling online for well over $4,000 per box, 2019-20 National Treasures NBA is one of the most anticipated 2019-20 basketball products of the year. The most sought after cards are the Rookie Patch Autographs of players like Williamson and Ja Morant numbered to 99 (and the parallel variations carrying even lower serial numbers).
A few of those big hits have already been pulled and listed for sale on eBay. One of those RPA autos closed at nearly $100,000 Sunday afternoon but the winning bidder backed out. A Horizontal parallel (# to 75) is being offered by a Milwaukee seller for just under $50,000. Another was pulled in New Albany, OH and listed for auction. A third was listed in Maryland with bids moving toward $20,000 ahead of a Monday closing date. Another pulled in Canada also went on the market.
For those not obsessed with the RPA version, there are other Williamson autographs in the product. A “Clutch Factor” Gold Signatures (#10/10) was pulled in New Jersey and is in an auction closing Monday. There’s also a “Colossal” auto patch numbered to 25 on the market.
Some non-signed Williamson relics can be had for under $1,000 at the moment.
The NBA version of National Treasures is a later, more popular version of the Collegiate product that also includes Williamson autographs and was released earlier this year.
You can check out an up-to-the-minute list of the ‘most watched’ Williamson rookie card auctions on eBay here.