December 2021 WNBA Cards PSA POP Count Update

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.

RankSetPOP CountGrowth
12020 Panini Prizm WNBA5,145<1%
21997 Pinnacle Inside392228%
31999 Hoops 1993<1%
42000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA1036<1%
52000 Fleer Ultra WNBA1013<1%
61999 Fleer Ultra WNBA923<1%
72019 Panini Donruss WNBA61010%
81998 Pinnacle WNBA3510%
92001 Fleer Tradition WNBA336<1%
102001 Fleer Ultra WNBA2160%

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

RankCardPOP Count
12020 Prizm Sabrina Ionescu1,361
21997 Pinnacle Inside Sheryl Swoopes877
31997 Pinnacle Inside Cynthia Cooper793
41997 Pinnacle Inside Lisa Leslie614
51997 Pinnacle Inside Rebecca Lobo154
61999 Ultra Chamique Holdsclaw143
72020 Prizm Satou Sabally141
81997 Pinnacle Inside Tina Thompson120
92000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon118
102004 Ultra Diana Taurasi95
111999 Ultra Katie Smith67
121999 Ultra Dawn Staley62
131999 Ultra Yolanda Griffith61
142002 Authentix Sue Bird55
152001 Ultra Tamika Catchings52
162002 Ultra Sue Bird46
172016 Rittenhouse Breanna Stewart39
192001 Ultra Lauren Jackson26
192008 Rittenhouse Candace Parker26
202018 Rittenhouse A’ja WIlson25
212011 Rittenhouse Maya Moore23
222002 Ultra Swin Cash22
232008 Rittenhouse Sylvia Fowles21
242013 Rittenhouse Brittney Griner20
252002 Authentix Swin Cash18
262013 Rittenhouse Elena Delle Donne18
272006 Rittenhouse Cappie Pondexter16
282006 Rittenhouse Seimone Augustus15
292010 Rittenhouse Tina Charles15
302011 Rittenhouse Courtney Vandersloot12
312011 Rittenhouse Liz Cambage9
322013 Rittenhouse Skylar Diggins7
332017 Rittenhouse Kelsey Plum6
342012 Nneka Owgumike6
352016 Rittenhouse Jonquel Jones6

Hope you have a great start to the new year! See you in February with another update.

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