Howdy! Bad news. I was wrong.
Last month you were told that peak WNBA card slabbing had subsided. I was wrong.
Output roared back in April, doubling from March lows to almost 700 slabs. The bulk of this output was ultra modern, but there were also large increases in the POP counts of the W25 PSA set registry cards thanks to at least one enterprising collector.
While select “older” WNBA cards saw large growth in POP count, the 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA set continues to drive the majority of the overall growth.
There are now over 7,300 2020 Prizm WNBA cards in PSA slabs.
Over 7,300 Prizm WNBA Cards in PSA slabs
This is simply a mind-boggling number.
Especially since two years ago there weren’t this many WNBA cards in total in PSA slabs.
It will be interesting to see how the market absorbs this amount of new inventory given there are more new slabs hitting the market than are being sold in public.
Here’s how the top WNBA sets landed.
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||7,321||3%|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside||3,990||1%|
|4||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1,057||<1%|
|5||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||995||<1%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||952||<1%|
|7||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||730||6%|
|8||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||356||<1%|
|9||2001 Fleer Tradition WNBA||342||<1%|
|10||2001 Fleer Ultra WNBA||229||<1%|
PSA Registry Set Cards See Big Growth
As I mentioned above, a number of WNBA rookie cards on the PSA registry set saw large POP count increases.
For the most part POP counts are still pretty low compared to other sports, but large increases in short periods of time typically end up driving down pricing as a result of increased supply.
It will be interesting to see during next months top eBay sales how the increases impacted the sales for said cards.
|1||2020 Prizm Sabrina Ionescu||1,957|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside Sheryl Swoopes||887|
|3||1997 Pinnacle Inside Cynthia Cooper||801|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside Lisa Leslie||626|
|5||2020 Prizm Satou Sabally||205|
|6||1997 Pinnacle Inside Rebecca Lobo||161|
|7||1999 Ultra Chamique Holdsclaw||144|
|8||2000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon||125|
|9||1997 Pinnacle Inside Tina Thompson||123|
|10||2004 Ultra Diana Taurasi||117|
|11||2002 Ultra Sue Bird||77|
|12||2002 Authentix Sue Bird||75|
|13||1999 Ultra Katie Smith||75|
|14||1999 Ultra Dawn Staley||67|
|15||1999 Ultra Yolanda Griffith||66|
|16||2001 Ultra Tamika Catchings||61|
|17||2016 Rittenhouse Breanna Stewart||44|
|18||2001 Ultra Lauren Jackson||41|
|19||2008 Rittenhouse Candace Parker||39|
|20||2002 Ultra Swin Cash||36|
|21||2018 Rittenhouse A’ja WIlson||32|
|22||2011 Rittenhouse Maya Moore||32|
|23||2013 Rittenhouse Brittney Griner||29|
|24||2013 Rittenhouse Elena Delle Donne||27|
|25||2006 Rittenhouse Seimone Augustus||26|
|26||2011 Rittenhouse Courtney Vandersloot||26|
|27||2006 Rittenhouse Cappie Pondexter||25|
|28||2008 Rittenhouse Sylvia Fowles||24|
|29||2010 Rittenhouse Tina Charles||21|
|30||2002 Authentix Swin Cash||20|
|31||2013 Rittenhouse Skylar Diggins||17|
|32||2011 Rittenhouse Liz Cambage||12|
|33||2012 Rittenhouse Nneka Owgumike||11|
|34||2016 Rittenhouse Jonquel Jones||10|
|35||2017 Rittenhouse Kelsey Plum||8|