June 2022 WNBA Card PSA POP Count Update

Yo! What’s up my fellow collectors, flippers, and investors. You know what time it is. PSA POP count update time!

The slow down in PSA grading output continued during the month of June. The usual rookie cards and sets saw slight increases in their population.

In total, a little over 300 WNBA cards got a new plastic home in June. This is once again the lowest number of WNBA cards returned by PSA graders in a year.

There are now 20,639 WNBA cards in PSA slabs. There were 11,388 at the end of June 2021.

The combination of a slowing economy, dropping prices, and a lingering hangover from the euphoria from 20/21, has a lot people standing on the sidelines.

It’s an interesting time to be involved with WNBA cards. There are some great deals out there, but proceed with caution since no one can predict if an upswing is around the corner.

Ultra Modern WNBA Cards Make Up the Bulk of Submissions

The Panini years once again dominated the new submissions in the month of June. 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA and 2021 Panini Prizm WNBA both lead the way in terms of volume.

There is still a lot of inventory available on the market, which is leading to weaker prices for the ultra modern WNBA cards.

It also doesn’t help that the biggest catalyst for hobby growth, Sabrina Ionescu, can’t seem to get the Liberty out of the basement.

WNBA Sets with Highest PSA POP Count in June 2022

RankSetPOP CountGrowth
12020 Panini Prizm WNBA7,5771%
21997 Pinnacle Inside4,031<1%
31999 Hoops 1,9950%
42000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA1,0670%
52000 Fleer Ultra WNBA1,0550%
61999 Fleer Ultra WNBA9530%
72019 Panini Donruss WNBA7300%
81998 Pinnacle WNBA3560%
92001 Fleer Tradition WNBA3170%
102001 Fleer Ultra WNBA2453%

Top WNBA Cards See Minimal Growth in PSA POP Count

It looks like the flurry of submissions for many of the top WNBA rookie cards have finally died down.

Outside of the 2001 Fleer WNBA Tamika Catchings Rookie Card, no other card on our list saw much of a bump. This is a good thing for those who care about the law of supply and demand, given how much emphasis is placed on the overall rarity of key WNBA cards.

This is creating some of the better buying opportunities since 2019, as top WNBA rookie cards in PSA 9 or lower condition are seeing downward price pressures since they are readily available online.

Top 35 WNBA Rookie Cards PSA POP Count

RankCardPOP Count
12020 Prizm Sabrina Ionescu2,023
21997 Pinnacle Inside Sheryl Swoopes893
31997 Pinnacle Inside Cynthia Cooper805
41997 Pinnacle Inside Lisa Leslie633
52020 Prizm Satou Sabally209
61997 Pinnacle Inside Rebecca Lobo170
71999 Ultra Chamique Holdsclaw146
82004 Ultra Diana Taurasi138
92000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon137
101997 Pinnacle Inside Tina Thompson123
112002 Ultra Sue Bird83
122002 Authentix Sue Bird81
131999 Ultra Katie Smith75
142001 Ultra Tamika Catchings69
151999 Ultra Dawn Staley67
161999 Ultra Yolanda Griffith67
172016 Rittenhouse Breanna Stewart45
182008 Rittenhouse Candace Parker43
192001 Ultra Lauren Jackson41
202002 Ultra Swin Cash36
212018 Rittenhouse A’ja WIlson33
222011 Rittenhouse Maya Moore32
232013 Rittenhouse Brittney Griner29
242013 Rittenhouse Elena Delle Donne27
252006 Rittenhouse Seimone Augustus27
262011 Rittenhouse Courtney Vandersloot26
272006 Rittenhouse Cappie Pondexter26
282008 Rittenhouse Sylvia Fowles24
292010 Rittenhouse Tina Charles21
302002 Authentix Swin Cash22
312013 Rittenhouse Skylar Diggins18
322011 Rittenhouse Liz Cambage14
332012 Rittenhouse Nneka Ogwumike11
342016 Rittenhouse Jonquel Jones11
352017 Rittenhouse Kelsey Plum8