July 2021 WNBA Cards PSA POP Count Update

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There’s a lot of FUD in The Hobby. That’s why we started tracking PSA POP counts early last year for every WNBA card set since 1997.

This is the first month we’re releasing our findings to the public. We are doing this because we find that there’s a lot of confusion about card population.

We know this greatly affects how collectors and investors view particular cards. We hope this helps bring clarity and the ability to make more informed decisions about your collection or portfolio.

As always, this is just one data point, so please make sure to do your own research before spending your hard earned dollars.

2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Sees the Biggest Jump as Maya Moore Rookie Cards Soar

Over the past 30 day period, there were over 409 WNBA cards graded by PSA. This brings the total POP count to 11,821 (still less than the number of base Prizm Luka RC’s graded). A 3.58% increase.

2011 Rittenhouse WNBA saw the largest jump in total POP count, growing by a whooping 29%! This is thanks to people rushing to grade Maya Moore rookie cards, thanks to the soaring prices in the market.

It was no shock to see 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA see a big jump as well, growing its POP count by over 22%. This is the largest jump this year.

Rounding out the top five were 2010 and 2016 (Charles, Stewie, respectively) with 13% growth, and 2013 (Cambage, Griner, Vandersloot).

Here’s a quick look at the top 10 sets and where they stand:

RankSetPOP CountGrowth
11997 Pinnacle Inside37493%
21999 Hoops 19560%
32000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA10201%
42020 Panini Prizm WNBA101522%
52000 Fleer Ultra WNBA9761%
61999 Fleer Ultra WNBA9060%
72001 Fleer Tradition WNBA3172%
81998 Pinnacle WNBA3140%
92019 Panini Donruss WNBA2591%
102001 Fleer Ultra WNBA2092.5%

Sabrina Ionescu Climbs to #4 All Time (in POP Count)

With the largest increase in POP count this year, it was no surprise to see Sabrina Ionescu POP counts rise.

Her base Prizm Rookie is now the fourth most graded WNBA rookie card of the list of top 35 players we track. This is a tremendous feat for such a young player, given the players in front of her are all Hall of Famers.

Outside of Sabrina, Maya Moore rookie card population increased by double digits, but even with the increase is nowhere near the top 10 most graded WNBA cards.

Here’s a look at the POP counts for the rookie cards we’re tracking:

RankCardPOP Count
11997 Pinnacle Inside Sheryl Swoopes872
21997 Pinnacle Inside Cynthia Cooper787
31997 Pinnacle Inside Lisa Leslie601
42020 Prizm Sabrina Ionescu159
51997 Pinnacle Inside Rebecca Lobo144
61999 Ultra Chamique Hoidsclaw142
71997 Pinnacle Inside Tina Thompson119
82000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon107
92004 Ultra Diana Taurasi69
101999 Ultra Katie Smith61
111999 Ultra Yolanda Griffith59
121999 Ultra Dawn Staley56
132002 Authentix Sue Bird40
142002 Ultra Sue Bird36
152016 Rittenhouse Breanna Stewart32
162001 Ultra Tamika Catchings24
172008 Rittenhouse Candance Parker22
182008 Rittenhouse Sylvia Fowles21
192020 Prizm Satou Sabally20
202011 Rittenhouse Maya Moore19
212002 Authentix Swin Cash18
222013 Rittenhouse Brittney Griner18
232002 Ultra Swin Cash17
242013 Rittenhouse Elena Delle Donne15
252006 Rittenhouse Seimone Augusts13
262006 Rittenhouse Cappie Pondexter13
272001 Ultra Lauren Jackson11
282018 Rittenhouse A’ja WIlson10
292010 Rittenhouse Tina Charles8
302011 Rittenhouse Courtney Vandersloot8
312011 Rittenhouse Liz Cambage8
322013 Rittenhouse Skylar Diggins6
332017 Rittenhouse Kelsey Plum5
342012 Nneka Owgumike2
352016 Rittenhouse Jonquel Jones1

That’s it for this month. It should be interesting to see if there’s another large bump led by 2020 Prizm WNBA.

What do you think we will see?

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