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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 Panini Flawless Karl-Anthony Towns ROOKIE RC AUTO PATCH /25 PSA 10 (PWCC)
13 bids - Price: $200.00 - Watchers: 27
Item #352539434563
2015-16 Flawless Emerald Premium INK Karl-Anthony Towns RC Rookie AUTO 4/5
10 bids - Price: $62.00 - Watchers: 21
Item #372526723444
2015/16 Immaculate Acetate Karl Anthony Towns 3 Cl Patch Auto Rc (09/32) BGS 8.5
10 bids - Price: $272.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #143046363426
2015-16 Panini Noir Karl-Anthony Towns RPA RC 4-Color Patch AUTO /99
11 bids - Price: $54.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #382660375578
2015/16 Prizm Silver Karl Anthony Towns #328 Rc BGS 9.5
4 bids - Price: $33.00 - Watchers: 17
Item #143046363436
2017-18 IMMACULATE SHADOWBOX KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS AUTO 30/49!!
7 bids - Price: $14.50 - Watchers: 12
Item #163416907312
2016-17 IMPECCABLE BASKETBALL - PATCH AUTO AUTOGRAPH #38/75 - KARL ANTHONY TOWNS
2 bids - Price: $1.25 - Watchers: 12
Item #233031808532
2015-6 Prizm Karl-Anthony Towns Rc
6 bids - Price: $22.50 - Watchers: 12
Item #273597784003
2015-16 Flawless Karl Anthony Towns /10 Rookie Patch Auto RC National Treasures
10 bids - Price: $157.50 - Watchers: 12
Item #323591438792
2018-19 Panini Prizm GOLD PRIZM Karl Anthony Towns 06/10 Timberwolves
3 bids - Price: $11.50 - Watchers: 11
Item #153297279026
Karl-Anthony Towns Kris Dunn 2016-17 Immaculate Duals RC On-Card Auto #03/49
15 bids - Price: $31.25 - Watchers: 11
Item #332931872137
2015-16 Gold Standard #288 Karl-Anthony Towns RC Patch AUTO 1/1 2018 National
9 bids - Price: $134.82 - Watchers: 11
Item #382666253052
Lot of 30 KARL ANTHONY TOWNS 2015 Panini Prizm RC Rookie Card PSA 9 #328 Mint
4 bids - Price: $15.50 - Watchers: 10
Item #163423712318
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS AUTO /99 Chrome AUTOGRAPH CARD SP MINT OPTIC 2016
11 bids - Price: $7.50 - Watchers: 10
Item #202523072164
2016-17 Panini Revolution Galactic #89 Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves
7 bids - Price: $11.50 - Watchers: 10
Item #372525203505
2016-17 Panini Excalibur Kaboom #13 Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves
14 bids - Price: $14.50 - Watchers: 10
Item #382658892788
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS 2015/16 PANINI PRIZM RC ROOKIE SILVER PRIZMS BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
8 bids - Price: $29.00 - Watchers: 9
Item #352539658493
2015 Panini Prizm Silver Prizms Karl-Anthony Towns ROOKIE RC #328 BGS 9.5 (PWCC)
5 bids - Price: $10.50 - Watchers: 9
Item #401653364215
2017-18 Panini Immaculate Karl Anthony Towns Premium Patch Auto #'ed 4/5 SP
2 bids - Price: $41.00 - Watchers: 7
Item #123537201185
2015-16 Black Gold Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves RC Jersey AUTO /199
4 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 7
Item #382660578800
2017 18 FLAWLESS KARL ANTHONY TOWNS JUMBO PATCH 18/25 TIMBERWOLVES
3 bids - Price: $2.75 - Watchers: 6
Item #192751344444
2015 Panini Select Karl-Anthony Towns Auto RC PSA 10
0 bids - Price: $49.99 - Watchers: 6
Item #254019707453
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS 2017-18 IMMACULATE COLLECTION ACETATE ON CARD AUTO #23/49
3 bids - Price: $8.00 - Watchers: 6
Item #372526886812
Karl-Anthony Towns 2015-16 Panini Absolute Next Day Rookie RC Auto BGS 9.5 10
5 bids - Price: $87.00 - Watchers: 6
Item #372532130376
18 Cornerstones Karl-Anthony Towns Autograph Crystal 4x Patch Jersey Auto #/75
3 bids - Price: $4.69 - Watchers: 6
Item #382665156056
2016-17 Panini Noir Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves 3-Color Patch AUTO /40
4 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 5
Item #123536358415
2017-18 IMMACULATE SNEAKER SWATCH KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS AUTO SHOE 10/25!!
4 bids - Price: $8.50 - Watchers: 5
Item #132879185482
15-16 Court Kings Karl-Anthony Towns Rookie Level I+II+III Portraits /299 Lot 4
3 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 5
Item #183574106727
2015-16 PANINI PRIZM #328 KARL ANTHONY TOWNS RC ROOKIE WOLVES PSA 10 GEM MINT!
4 bids - Price: $3.25 - Watchers: 5
Item #254012507954
18-19 Certified Signed Sealed Delivered Karl-Anthony Towns Gold Auto Card /10
2 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 5
Item #283294777776
Karl-Anthony Towns 2016-17 Immaculate Prime Jersey Number Patch #06/32
5 bids - Price: $10.75 - Watchers: 5
Item #352537998162
2015 karl anthony towns prizm Copper Signatures BGS 10/10
9 bids - Price: $128.38 - Watchers: 4
Item #113426577409
2017-18 Panini NBA Hoops Hot Signatures Auto KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS Timberwolves LIO
2 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 4
Item #143044142041
2016-17 Upper Deck Supreme Hardcourt Karl-Anthony Towns 5x7 AUTO UDA COA
7 bids - Price: $11.61 - Watchers: 4
Item #143045097796
SICK 2016-17 KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS Donruss Dominator Refractor Auto /49 BGS 9.5/10
2 bids - Price: $1.25 - Watchers: 4
Item #173684169935
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS 2016-17 TOTALLY CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH #/50 AUTO TIMBERWOLVES
3 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 4
Item #183563683779
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS 2017-18 Panini Cornerstones Autograph Jersey /129! 
0 bids - Price: $19.99 - Watchers: 4
Item #302986354058
2016-17 Preferred basketball unparalleled auto Karl Anthony Towns #42/50
0 bids - Price: $13.68 - Watchers: 4
Item #323589623092
2016-17 Immaculate basketball blue base Karl-Anthony Towns #03/35
1 bids - Price: $6.48 - Watchers: 4
Item #323589623147
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS 2015/16 PANINI GALA RC SILVER SCREEN FILM AUTO SP #56/60 $200
3 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 4
Item #352540423432
2018-19 Karl Anthony-Towns Panini Prizm Red Shimmer Refractor 2/7 Timberwolves
0 bids - Price: $39.99 - Watchers: 4
Item #401654062261
Karl Anthony Towns 2017-18 Encased Scripted Signatures On Card Auto 40/49 Gam
7 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 3
Item #132880914931
Karl Anthony Towns 2015-16 Panini Hoops Blue Parallel Rookie Card Mint RC /399
0 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 3
Item #173677639366
2015 Panini Select Silver Prizm #268 Karl Anthony Towns RC Gem Mint BGS 9.5
1 bids - Price: $9.99 - Watchers: 3
Item #202532364797
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS 15-16 SELECT TRI COLOR PRIZM PARALLEL ROOKIE RC SHARP KAT
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 3
Item #223278077143
Karl-Anthony Towns 2018-19 Prizm (3) Card Lot Orange 29/49 Red Wave & Silver
4 bids - Price: $3.25 - Watchers: 3
Item #233034669488
2015 PANINI SELECT KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS ROOKIE PSA GEM MINT 10 #16
2 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 3
Item #264080019025
2015-16 Panini Replay Karl-Anthony Towns Green Parallel Rookie Card #08/10
2 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 3
Item #264081518547
Karl-Anthony Towns 2018-19 Prizm Case 12XBox Player Break 8
0 bids - Price: $3.99 - Watchers: 3
Item #312357588867
2016-17 Donruss Optic Karl Anthony Towns Auto SP TIMBERWOLVES
0 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 3
Item #362506421156