Hey yo! Welcome to March WNBA card collectors and investors. Hope your month is off to a great start 🙂
For February, PSA continued to churn out WNBA slabs at a good clip, but you’ll be happy to know output is down from the January peak. In total, 885 WNBA cards got a new plastic suit.
The leader was once again Sabrina Ionescu and 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA, but GOAT Diana Taurasi finally saw her 2004 Fleer Ultra WNBA card go over the century mark.
With that, lets dig into some of the numbers!
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There are Almost 7,000 2020 WNBA Cards in PSA Slabs
To put this in perspective; last year at this time there were less than 9,000 WNBA cards in PSA slabs.
There are almost twice as many 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA cards in PSA slabs than there are the next most popular set, 1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA.
What’s incredible is that by time the PSA backlog clears in early summer, nearly half of all WNBA cards in PSA slabs will be from the 2020 set.
It will be interesting to see what this does to pricing, both in the short, and long term.
There is a strong collector base focused on ultra modern, and it is a first year Prizm set, but one can only look to the 1997 set and wonder if long term price appreciation will be tough for any card higher in population.
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||6,917||10%|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside||3,946||<1%|
|4||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1,052||<1%|
|5||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,034||<1%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||928||<1%|
|7||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||680||4%|
|8||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||351||0%|
|9||2001 Fleer Tradition WNBA||336||0%|
|10||2001 Fleer Ultra WNBA||224||0%|
2004 Ultra Diana Taurasi Passes the Century Mark
It’s surprising it’s taken this long, but the Diana Taurasi rookie card finally joined the three figure club.
While the POP count has grown steadily the past year and a half, there’s still on four PSA 10s, making this one of the lowest GEM rates of any popular modern athlete’s card.
Fan favorites Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson, Breanna Stewart, and first time all star Satou Sabally also saw sizeable increases in their population.
Here’s a look at how the POP looks for the 35 of the top WNBA rookie cards.
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Sabrina Ionescu||1,829|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Sheryl Swoopes||881|
|3||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Cynthia Cooper||796|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Lisa Leslie||615|
|5||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Satou Sabally||190|
|6||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Rebecca Lobo||155|
|7||1999 Ultra WNBA Chamique Holdsclaw||143|
|8||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA Becky Hammon||125|
|9||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Tina Thompson||123|
|10||2004 Ultra WNBA Diana Taurasi||101|
|11||1999 Ultra WNBA Katie Smith||68|
|12||1999 Ultra WNBA Dawn Staley||62|
|13||2002 Fleer Authentix WNBA Sue Bird||62|
|14||1999 Ultra WNBA Yolanda Griffith||61|
|15||2001 Ultra WNBA Tamika Catchings||55|
|16||2002 Ultra WNBA Sue Bird||55|
|17||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Breanna Stewart||42|
|18||2001 Ultra WNBA Lauren Jackson||31|
|19||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Candace Parker||30|
|20||2018 Rittenhouse WNBA A’ja WIlson||29|
|21||2002 Ultra WNBA Swin Cash||27|
|22||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Maya Moore||24|
|23||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Sylvia Fowles||22|
|24||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Brittney Griner||22|
|25||2002 Fleer Authentix WNBA Swin Cash||20|
|26||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Elena Delle Donne||20|
|27||2010 Rittenhouse WNBA Tina Charles||17|
|28||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Cappie Pondexter||17|
|29||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Seimone Augustus||17|
|30||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Courtney Vandersloot||15|
|31||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Liz Cambage||10|
|32||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Skylar Diggins||8|
|33||2012 Rittenhouse WNBA Nneka Owgumike||8|
|34||2017 Rittenhouse WNBA Kelsey Plum||7|
|35||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Jonquel Jones||7|