Happy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed your holiday season. Welcome to the December WNBA cards PSA POP count update!
The biggest news from the month of December is the continued growth of the 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA PSA POP count. With another 1,000 or so cards graded in the last month of the year, there is now over 4,000 graded 2020 Prizm WNBA cards.
In total, there were over 1,500 WNBA cards graded by PSA in December 2021, making it the highest month this year. More than 30% of the all time WNBA card POP count has come since July of this year.
There are now almost 17,000 WNBA cards in PSA slabs.
2020 Panini Prizm WNBA is Queen
It was only a matter of time, but 2020 Prizm WNBA has finally over taken 1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA as the most grade WNBA set of all time.
If you’ve been following along this year, the fact that 2020 Prizm WNBA now reigns supreme it should be no surprise to see this.
While I am not surprised it happened, it did happen much faster than I thought. The set is now close to 1/3 of the total graded population of WNBA cards.
I guess everyone loves base Sabrina Ionescu rookie cards. Maybe one day there will be a Sabrina in every home.
All jokes aside, the increased buzz around WNBA cards thanks to 2020 Panini WNBA has been great for our little slice of the hobby.
It will be interesting to see what this does for pricing as the season approaches.
Last year base Sabrina PSA 10 rookies cards were going for over $700. Now you can find them for $75.
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||5,145||<1%|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside||3922||28%|
|4||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1036||<1%|
|5||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1013||<1%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||923||<1%|
|7||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||610||10%|
|8||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||351||0%|
|9||2001 Fleer Tradition WNBA||336||<1%|
|10||2001 Fleer Ultra WNBA||216||0%|
You get a Sabrina, You get a Sabrina. Everyone gets a Sabrina.
After taking a break last month from talking about the crazy growth in the population of Sabrina Ionescu rookie cards, I’m back to fill this white space with more them.
The base Sabrina population grew to 1,361, with over 500 PSA 10s. At the current rate (which I expect should slow), there should be twice as many graded base Sabrina’s as the number two card on the list in the next two months.
It’s a bit crazy to think about this, given the number two card is Sheryl Swoopes’ 1997 Pinnacle Inside rookie card. What is even crazier to think, is there are almost 14x as many Sabrina base graded as 2004 Ultra Diana Taurasi rookie cards.
With a large fan base already, I remain optimistic that this supply is still relatively low, but should her play not exceed expectations in a few years, her card come become a poster child for the pandemic fueled exuberance that captured everyone in the hobby.
Here’s hoping for more game winners in 22, and the rest of the top 35 WNBA cards POP counts at the end of December
|1||2020 Prizm Sabrina Ionescu||1,361|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside Sheryl Swoopes||877|
|3||1997 Pinnacle Inside Cynthia Cooper||793|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside Lisa Leslie||614|
|5||1997 Pinnacle Inside Rebecca Lobo||154|
|6||1999 Ultra Chamique Holdsclaw||143|
|7||2020 Prizm Satou Sabally||141|
|8||1997 Pinnacle Inside Tina Thompson||120|
|9||2000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon||118|
|10||2004 Ultra Diana Taurasi||95|
|11||1999 Ultra Katie Smith||67|
|12||1999 Ultra Dawn Staley||62|
|13||1999 Ultra Yolanda Griffith||61|
|14||2002 Authentix Sue Bird||55|
|15||2001 Ultra Tamika Catchings||52|
|16||2002 Ultra Sue Bird||46|
|17||2016 Rittenhouse Breanna Stewart||39|
|19||2001 Ultra Lauren Jackson||26|
|19||2008 Rittenhouse Candace Parker||26|
|20||2018 Rittenhouse A’ja WIlson||25|
|21||2011 Rittenhouse Maya Moore||23|
|22||2002 Ultra Swin Cash||22|
|23||2008 Rittenhouse Sylvia Fowles||21|
|24||2013 Rittenhouse Brittney Griner||20|
|25||2002 Authentix Swin Cash||18|
|26||2013 Rittenhouse Elena Delle Donne||18|
|27||2006 Rittenhouse Cappie Pondexter||16|
|28||2006 Rittenhouse Seimone Augustus||15|
|29||2010 Rittenhouse Tina Charles||15|
|30||2011 Rittenhouse Courtney Vandersloot||12|
|31||2011 Rittenhouse Liz Cambage||9|
|32||2013 Rittenhouse Skylar Diggins||7|
|33||2017 Rittenhouse Kelsey Plum||6|
|34||2012 Nneka Owgumike||6|
|35||2016 Rittenhouse Jonquel Jones||6|
Hope you have a great start to the new year! See you in February with another update.