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Karl-Anthony Towns Has Collectors’ Attention

The players from the 2015 NBA Draft are surprising fans and card collectors as not only are there more with superstar potential than expected but they are producing at a high level already.  Kristaps Porzingis, Devin Booker and Myles Turner are just some of the rookies who  but Karl-Anthony Towns rookie cards may wind up as the best of this year’s class. While D’Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay and Porzingis received a lot of attention early on, Towns became a consistent force in the middle for the the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Like Tim Duncan, Towns is a center with all the fundamental skills.  At the All-Star break of his first season, he led all rookies in rebounding– the only first-year player with at least 10 per game. 

 

Karl Anthony Towns Rookie Card Review

Towns’ first NBA cards were in the 2015-16 Hoops issue. His first autograph was in the Hot Signatures insert (#HS-KAT).  Towns also appears in the Kobe’s All-Rookie Team insert set.

While very early into his career, when the big card releases have yet to appear like Flawless and National Treasures, several Towns cards have sold for over $1,000.  As of this writing, Towns’ top sellers have been a Totally Certified Holo Blue 1/1 Jumbo Patch that sold for $1299, a Totally Certified Rookie Auto Gold that also soared well past $1,000 and a couple of Prizm Gold (non-auto) which sold pushed into the $1,000 area.  Panini Contenders autos showing him in his college uniform are among the other early higher end cards on the market.

Other sets with lower-priced Towns rookies include Complete, Prestige and Prizm.  The 2015-16 Prizm release has an extensive parallel card set to collect, and if someone was able to find the 1 of 1 Black card they could assemble fifteen versions of the same Towns card  Totally Certified is also filled with Towns parallels to collect.  2015-16 Panini Court Kings features Towns cards with artistic designs.

Fear the Towns?

A player that collectors can use as a guide to possible prices for Towns cards is Anthony Davis, another Kentucky center who went at the top of a draft.  Towns is statistically having a much better rookie season than The Brow did for New Orleans a few years back.  Many Davis rookie year cards go for over $2,000 so Towns cards in premium products, as well as other low-numbered cards, will likely reach lofty figures.  The card that many will consider to be the must-have Towns rookie card is the National Treasures RPA, Rookie Patch Autographs.  The numbered base cards and parallels in NT will be ones to watch.

You can check out his current ‘most watched’ cards via the live list below.  

Minnesota has been a magnet for young stars, going back to Kevin Garnett, who has come full circle with the Timberwolves.  Playing alongside last year’s top pick, Andrew Wiggins along with slam dunk champ Zach LaVine will keep the national spotlight on the small market T-Wolves.

He entered the NBA, after only one year of college, with all the skills and also a mindset to put in maximum effort.

For the next decade—or maybe two—it’s a good bet we’re going to hear a lot more about Karl-Anthony Towns rookie cards, especially if the T-Wolves can build a perennial contender.  Based on the growing interest, it appears KAT is definitely out of the bag.

2015-16 Panini Prizm Silver #328 Karl-Anthony Towns RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT
10 bids - Price: $167.50 - Watchers: 29
Item #372442161695
2016-17 Immaculate Collection Anthony Davis & Karl-Anthony Towns Dual AUTO 33/49
16 bids - Price: $66.16 - Watchers: 27
Item #132786577525
15-16 Select Karl-Anthony Towns Tie Dye Prizm Rookie Card /25 BGS Pristine 10
12 bids - Price: $100.00 - Watchers: 21
Item #283160931007
2017-18 Panini National Treasures Colossal Relic Auto Karl-Anthony Towns 9/35
7 bids - Price: $17.50 - Watchers: 19
Item #223151456374
2015-16 Panini Excalibur Head To Toe Karl-Anthony Towns RC Jersey AUTO /75
13 bids - Price: $51.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #372438655350
2015-16 Panini Prizm Silver #328 Karl-Anthony Towns RC Rookie BGS 9.5 w/ 10
8 bids - Price: $96.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #372444156872
2015-16 Panini Flawless Karl-Anthony Towns RPA RC Rookie Patch AUTO 12/25
8 bids - Price: $338.88 - Watchers: 18
Item #382568598453
2015-1 Immaculate Rookie Dual Auto Karl Anthony Towns D’Angelo Russell #’d 16/49
13 bids - Price: $49.00 - Watchers: 17
Item #173548783107
PSA 8 AUTO 9 2015 PANINI FLAWLESS KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS RC AUTO ROOKIE #05/15
10 bids - Price: $34.00 - Watchers: 16
Item #292733977037
2017-18 PANINI OPULENCE Karl-Anthony Towns AUTOGRAPH AUTO PATCH JERSEY Card /25
2 bids - Price: $12.50 - Watchers: 14
Item #232937794340
2016-17 Immaculate Collection Celebration Karl-Anthony Towns Autograph AUTO /40
9 bids - Price: $33.00 - Watchers: 10
Item #142944353818
2015-16 Preferred Crown Royale Silhouettes Karl-Anthony Towns RC Jersey AUTO /99
12 bids - Price: $39.00 - Watchers: 10
Item #263945757687
Karl Anthony Towns 2015-16 Panini Prizm PSA 10 Gem Mint RC
2 bids - Price: $12.50 - Watchers: 9
Item #153185695383
2015 Panini Select Karl Anthony Towns Rc Tri-Color Prizm PSA 10 Gem Mint
1 bids - Price: $15.00 - Watchers: 9
Item #163261670577
2016-17 16-17 Studio KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS KAT FROM DOWNTOWN - SP CASE HIT Insert
5 bids - Price: $6.19 - Watchers: 9
Item #263951230747
2017-18 Opulence Karl Anthony Towns Silver Opulent Scripts Auto 15/25 Twolves
7 bids - Price: $16.50 - Watchers: 9
Item #352467077846
17-18 Opulence Precious Swatch Karl-Anthony Towns Jersey Auto Card 25/25
7 bids - Price: $9.50 - Watchers: 9
Item #362440969260
2017-18 Panini Essentials License To Dominate Platinum Karl-Anthony Towns SP
2 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 9
Item #382567863573
2015 Karl-Anthony Towns National VIP Gold Refractor Rookie RC /15 Non Auto
6 bids - Price: $4.00 - Watchers: 8
Item #113247297162
2015/16 National Treasures Multi-Sport Karl-Anthony Towns Die-Cut RC Auto 93/99!
4 bids - Price: $24.50 - Watchers: 8
Item #253887475606
2017-18 National Treasures International Karl-Anthony Towns AUTO 22/49
9 bids - Price: $17.50 - Watchers: 8
Item #372440828975
2017-18 Panini NOIR Karl-Anthony Towns On-Card Gold Auto 062/125
6 bids - Price: $61.00 - Watchers: 8
Item #372441152791
Karl-Anthony Towns 2015-16 Prizm Limited Thread Clear Vision RC Gold #/10 LOT 8
6 bids - Price: $10.50 - Watchers: 7
Item #352464884086
2017-18 Opulence Karl Anthony Towns Silver Opulent Scripts Auto 18/25 Twolves
7 bids - Price: $13.50 - Watchers: 7
Item #352467077477
2016-17 Panini Studio From Downtown Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves
4 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 7
Item #362438838602
Investor Lot (3) 2015-16 Panini Prizm #328 Karl-Anthony Towns RC Rookie
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 7
Item #362440184149
2017-18 Spectra Neon Blue Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves AUTO /49
4 bids - Price: $8.50 - Watchers: 7
Item #372439743099
2017-18 Panini Cornerstones Karl-Anthony Towns Quad Patch Auto /75 Timberwolves!
10 bids - Price: $19.30 - Watchers: 6
Item #123373544075
2017-18 Vanguard On Card Autograph AUTO Patch Jersey Karl-Anthony Towns KAT /49
4 bids - Price: $6.35 - Watchers: 6
Item #123375865396
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS #/125 GOLD INK AUTO 2017-18 PANINI NOIR SPOTLIGHT SIGNATURES
0 bids - Price: $69.95 - Watchers: 5
Item #163264204664
2017-18 Vanguard KARL ANTHONY TOWNS AUTO 29/49 Cosmic Force OC Autograph CF-KAT
2 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 5
Item #163270144570
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS RC 2015-16 SELECT PURPLE PRIZM REFRACTOR 82/99 #136 ROOKIE SP
3 bids - Price: $1.75 - Watchers: 5
Item #192661103305
2017-18 National Treasures Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves AUTO 5/35
2 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 5
Item #332811576747
2017-18 Panini Prizm White Sparkle #82 Karl-Anthony Towns SP BGS 9.5
2 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 5
Item #372443860488
2017-18 Spectra Orange Mosaic Prizm In The Zone Karl-Anthony Towns AUTO 2/5
16 bids - Price: $66.00 - Watchers: 5
Item #382566195913
KARL ANTHONY TOWNS 2017-18 PANINI ASCENSION AUTO #23/25
2 bids - Price: $1.25 - Watchers: 4
Item #123375811615
2016 Panini Select Signatures Karl-Anthony Towns /99 PSA 10 Gem Mint
0 bids - Price: $9.99 - Watchers: 4
Item #153183622617
Karl-Anthony Towns Andrew Wiggins 2017-18 Noir Gold Frame Base Split Screen 7/25
1 bids - Price: $29.95 - Watchers: 4
Item #163264216368
2018 Panini National Convention KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS Select Pink Prizm 8/15
2 bids - Price: $3.00 - Watchers: 4
Item #183445411680
2015-16 PANINI SPECTRA KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS RPA ROOKIE PATCH AUTO BLUE PRIZM #101
1 bids - Price: $50.00 - Watchers: 4
Item #223153361416
2017-18 Panini Encased Karl Anthony Towns Scripted Signatures ON CARD AUTO 25/49
2 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 4
Item #253890127285
KARL ANTHONY-TOWNS 2017-18 Panini Opulence Jersey Relic Autograph 15/25 Auto JK
2 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 4
Item #273475415230
2015 Panini Prizm Karl-Anthony Towns ROOKIE RC #328 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
2 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 4
Item #352466212724
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS 2016/17 GOLD STANDARD JERSEY AUTOGRAPH AUTO #09/25 K3580
2 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 4
Item #362440307648
2017-18 SPECTRA BASKETBALL KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS TRIPLE PATCH GOLD 08/10 [MJ]
0 bids - Price: $22.49 - Watchers: 3
Item #132789230908
2015 Panini Prizm Karl-Anthony Towns ROOKIE RC #328 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 3
Item #142946527995
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS RC 2015-16 CLEAR VISION RED 84/99 #82 TIMBERWOLVES ROOKIE HOT
2 bids - Price: $6.27 - Watchers: 3
Item #192661103151
(5) 2017-18 PANINI NOIR BASE /79 DIRK NOWITZKI, GRIFFIN, KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS,....
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 3
Item #312246729971
Karl-Anthony Towns 2016-17 National Treasures BGS MINT 9 Auto #34/35
4 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 3
Item #332816599134
Karl-Anthony Towns 2017-18 Opulence Opulent Scripts Auto #34/35
2 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 3
Item #332816705563