Yo! I know. I am late. It’s the end of September and I’m just dropping the August WNBA Cards PSA POP Report. I appreciate your patience. Things have been busy on the home and card front (more on that in a few weeks).
August once again saw a steady flow of WNBA cards coming out in PSA slabs. Similar to July, over 800 new WNBA cards arrived back from graders, making it one of the higher volume months of the year.
There are now 22,2397 WNBA cards in PSA slabs. There were under 13,000 at the end of August 2021. This was once again lead by the ultra modern Panini sets, although it looks like folks have slowed down their Sabrina Ionescu base rookie submissions.
As if 2,000 of them was not enough. There’s now 2,182, almost triple the next most graded card.
With the Las Vegas Aces taking home the title a few weeks ago, look to see the pop count rise for the rookie cards of players such as A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, Chelsea Gray, and Dearica Hamby over the next few months.
Ultra Modern. Ultra Modern. Ultra Modern.
C’mon people. There are more than three years of WNBA cards. Live a little and dip back in time to an era where production was lower and cards were simpler.
Plus it will make writing this section a heck of a lot easier!
All jokes aside, PSA submission volume continues to skew heavily towards the ultra modern sets, with only a couple of key rookie cards from earlier years of the league seeing noticeable bumps.
One has to wonder how well some of these non-rookie high numbered parallels in PSA slabs will hold up price-wise over time.
With bulk submissions back, I wouldn’t be shocked to POP counts rise further for these sets, but despite strong growth in sales, supply is greatly outpacing it.
WNBA Sets with Highest PSA POP Count in August 2022
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||8,575||6%|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA||4,102||1.6%|
|3||1999 Hoops WNBA||2005||1%|
|4||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1,084||1%|
|5||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,084||1%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||980||1%|
|7||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||826||9%|
|8||2021 Panini Prizm WNBA||387||0%|
|9||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||364||0%|
|10||2001 Fleer Tradition WNBA||355||<1%|
Somebody Call ESPN. Rebecca Lobo Rookies Saw a Huge Jump!
The Top WNBA Rookie Cards in August saw their typical slow rise with the exception of the 1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Rebecca Lobo rookie card.
While not part of the PSA registry set, Rebecca is a familiar face on ESPN leading women’s basketball telecasts, so perhaps her fame is leading collectors to seek fortunes through her cards.
I digress. The 2002 Fleer Ultra WNBA Sue Bird rookie card saw a nice bump as result of her retirement, while 2000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon rookie card leapfrogged the 2004 Fleer Ultra WNBA Diana Taurasi for the 8th spot on the list.
Top 35 WNBA Rookie Cards PSA POP Count for August 2022
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Sabrina Ionescu||2,182|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Sheryl Swoopes||897|
|3||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Cynthia Cooper||813|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Lisa Leslie||637|
|5||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Satou Sabally||223|
|6||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Rebecca Lobo||205|
|7||1999 Ultra WNBA Chamique Holdsclaw||148|
|8||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA Becky Hammon||145|
|9||2004 Fleer Ultra WNBA Diana Taurasi||143|
|10||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Tina Thompson||126|
|11||2002 Ultra WNBA Sue Bird||100|
|12||2002 Authentix WNBA Sue Bird||88|
|13||2001 Ultra WNBA Tamika Catchings||77|
|14||1999 Ultra WNBA Katie Smith||76|
|15||1999 Ultra WNBA Yolanda Griffith||72|
|16||1999 Ultra WNBA Dawn Staley||70|
|17||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Breanna Stewart||50|
|18||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Candace Parker||45|
|19||2002 Ultra WNBA Swin Cash||44|
|20||2001 Ultra WNBA Lauren Jackson||43|
|21||2018 Rittenhouse WNBA A’ja WIlson||35|
|22||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Maya Moore||35|
|23||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Brittney Griner||32|
|24||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Seimone Augustus||29|
|25||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Elena Delle Donne||28|
|26||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Cappie Pondexter||28|
|27||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Courtney Vandersloot||28|
|28||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Sylvia Fowles||27|
|29||2002 Authentix WNBA Swin Cash||25|
|30||2010 Rittenhouse WNBA Tina Charles||21|
|31||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Skylar Diggins||19|
|32||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Liz Cambage||16|
|33||2012 Rittenhouse WNBA Nneka Ogwumike||11|
|34||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Jonquel Jones||12|
|35||2017 Rittenhouse WNBA Kelsey Plum||8|
Till next month, that’s all folks!