Top 2020-21 NBA Rookies Guide and Basketball Rookie Card Hot List

Each year, basketball collectors try to identify the next superstar. The top 2020-21 NBA rookie cards feature several key names worth checking out.

Although the 2020-21 NBA Draft class is not as deep as the talent-filled 2019-20 group—led by Zion Williamson and Ja Morant—the potential is still there. Headlined by LaMelo Ball, the Rookie of the Year, there are already several players receiving attention from the hobby.

Where to Find 2020-21 Basketball Rookie Cards

As has been the case for years, Panini has the only official rookie cards with NBA and/or NCAA licensing.

The selection starts with collegiate sets in fall/winter 2020 and runs until fall/winter 2021 with a variety of NBA sets. Keep tabs on all the releases by using the comprehensive 2020-21 basketball cards guide, which contains full details on every announced set.

Best 2020-21 Basketball Rookie Cards Sets to Collect

While every collector has a preference, oftentimes, the top products for NBA rookie cards are the same every year. Early favorites include college-themed 2020-21 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Basketball and 2020-21 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball.

For those waiting on official 2020-21 NBA rookie cards, the initial products consist of 2020-21 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball, 2020-21 Panini Certified Basketball and 2020-21 Donruss Basketball.

From there, the selection moves into the big rookie options, like 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball and 2020-21 National Treasures Basketball.

Like nearly all releases, the newest cards tend to receive the most attention, at least in the short term. 

Using the tabs below, view the top 2020-21 NBA rookies to collect and the hottest 2020-21 NBA rookie cards available. 

Top Players 

Top 2020-21 NBA Rookie Cards To Collect

Early on in the season, these are the 2020-21 NBA rookies making the most noise. Of course, nothing is set in stone and the top players could be much different by the end of the year or in a few years. The players are listed in order of their draft selection.

Anthony Edwards - Minnesota Timberwolves

2020 Draft: 1st Overall / College: Georgia

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James Wiseman - Golden State Warriors

2020 Draft: 2nd Overall / College: Memphis

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LaMelo Ball - Charlotte Hornets

2020 Draft: 3rd Overall / College: N/A (International - Australia)

Top 2020-21 NBA Rookies Guide and Basketball Rookie Card Hot List 3

Patrick Williams - Chicago Bulls

2020 Draft: 4th Overall / College: Florida State

Top 2020-21 NBA Rookies Guide and Basketball Rookie Card Hot List 4

Tyrese Haliburton - Sacramento Kings

2020 Draft: 12th Overall / College: Iowa State

Top 2020-21 NBA Rookies Guide and Basketball Rookie Card Hot List 5

Cole Anthony - Orlando Magic

2020 Draft: 15th Overall / College: North Carolina

Top 2020-21 NBA Rookies Guide and Basketball Rookie Card Hot List 6

Tyrese Maxey - Philadelphia 76ers

2020 Draft: 21st Overall / College: Kentucky

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Immanuel Quickley - New York Knicks

2020 Draft: 25th Overall / College: Kentucky

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RC Hot List

Most-Watched 2020-21 Basketball Rookie Cards Hot List

Another way to find out which first-year players are trending up is to view the real-time 2020-21 NBA rookie cards hot list. This guide is always updating to display the current eBay auctions with the most fans and collectors watching.

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