Yo, what’s up fellow WNBA card collectors, investors, and evil flippers 😂
Since our last update late in July, PSA has been BUSY. In total, PSA graded 1,081 cards, a bit over 2.5x the amount graded for the previous 30 day period.
This is the highest number of WNBA cards that have been pumped out of PSA for any 30 day period in the past 12 months. There’s now almost 13,000 WNBA cards in PSA slabs.
2020 Panini Prizm POP Count Explodes
Over 80% of the total PSA cards graded during the 30 day period, a whopping 976, where from this past year’s release. This is a 49% increase!
The overwhelming majority of the 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA cards graded were no surprise – Sabrina Ionescu rookie cards. The Signature Series autograph cards saw a large jump as well, since many expect the first Prizm autos to hold their value long term.
This makes the 2020 set the second most graded WNBA card set ever, trailing only the 1997 inaugural season set.
|1||1997 Pinnacle Inside||3762||<1%|
|2||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||1991||49%|
|4||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1027||<1%|
|5||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||995||2%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||911||<1%|
|7||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||352||0%|
|8||2001 Fleer Tradition WNBA||317||0%|
|9||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||264||<1%|
|10||2001 Fleer Ultra WNBA||209||0%|
Sabrina Ionescu Rookie Cards Now Third Most Graded WNBA Card Ever
Oh Sabrina! The Prizm heads have driven the Liberty PG to the top of the charts thanks to the allure of her college career and buzz the league built for her return to the courts.
Her 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA rookie card is now third to only Sheryl Swoopes, and Cynthia Cooper, both all time greats and hall of famers. This should obviously give collectors and investors pause for concern. Given Sabrina’s performance hasn’t exactly looked like that of a multi-time MVP capable of pulling down multiple titles, there’s an awful lot of her encapsulated cardboard out there.
While the jury is still out on whether or not Sabrina will end up at the the top of the all time player charts, it’s highly likely we see another WNBA rookie card approach this high of a population count at PSA any time soon.
|1||1997 Pinnacle Inside Sheryl Swoopes||872|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside Cynthia Cooper||788|
|3||2020 Prizm Sabrina Ionescu||687|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside Lisa Leslie||602|
|5||1997 Pinnacle Inside Rebecca Lobo||149|
|6||1999 Ultra Chamique Holdsclaw||143|
|7||1997 Pinnacle Inside Tina Thompson||119|
|8||2000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon||114|
|9||2004 Ultra Diana Taurasi||72|
|10||1999 Ultra Katie Smith||61|
|11||1999 Ultra Yolanda Griffith||59|
|12||1999 Ultra Dawn Staley||58|
|13||2002 Authentix Sue Bird||42|
|14||2002 Ultra Sue Bird||38|
|15||2016 Rittenhouse Breanna Stewart||35|
|16||2020 Prizm Satou Sabally||33|
|17||2001 Ultra Tamika Catchings||24|
|18||2008 Rittenhouse Candance Parker||23|
|19||2008 Rittenhouse Sylvia Fowles||21|
|20||2011 Rittenhouse Maya Moore||20|
|21||2002 Authentix Swin Cash||18|
|22||2013 Rittenhouse Brittney Griner||18|
|23||2002 Ultra Swin Cash||17|
|24||2013 Rittenhouse Elena Delle Donne||15|
|25||2006 Rittenhouse Seimone Augusts||13|
|26||2006 Rittenhouse Cappie Pondexter||15|
|27||2001 Ultra Lauren Jackson||11|
|28||2018 Rittenhouse A’ja WIlson||12|
|29||2010 Rittenhouse Tina Charles||9|
|30||2011 Rittenhouse Courtney Vandersloot||8|
|31||2011 Rittenhouse Liz Cambage||8|
|32||2013 Rittenhouse Skylar Diggins||6|
|33||2017 Rittenhouse Kelsey Plum||5|
|34||2012 Nneka Owgumike||2|
|35||2016 Rittenhouse Jonquel Jones||1|
That’s it for this month. Do you think PSA has cleared through all of the Panini Prizm WNBA cards in their backlog, or are we set to see another large bump in September?