May 2022 WNBA Cards PSA POP Count Update

Hey there collectors, flippers, and investors! It’s time for another PSA POP count update.

Last month saw over 700 WNBA cards get slabbed by PSA, which was up from March, and a bit of a surprise (at least to me).

Things definitely calmed down in May, with only 268 new slabs hitting the POP reports. There are now over 12,800 WNBA cards in PSA slabs.

This is the lowest amount returned by PSA graders in a year, which likely signals that much of the cheap bulk submissions from the past year are out the door.

We are likely to see a low number of new PSA slabbed WNBA cards until the 2022 Panini Prizm WNBA product releases, since the 2021 draft class has really fizzled out.

The Overall WNBA Card PSA POP Count Has Doubled

If you have been following along for any number of months, you knew this was coming.

The number of WNBA cards in PSA slabs has doubled in the past year. This is similar to what has happened in many other niches of the hobby, however when it comes to WNBA cards, it’s really concentrated into two areas.

The first is 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA. The first year Prizm release was very popular and when combined with the rise in grading, close to 75% of the POP count increase comes from this set.

The second are the W25 PSA Registry set rookies. The majority of the cards on the list have saw their POP counts double and in some cases triple.

In time the market may be able to absorb this huge increase in slabs, but for right now there are a lot of WNBA cards in PSA holders looking for a buyer.

WNBA Sets with Highest PSA POP Count

RankSetPOP CountGrowth
12020 Panini Prizm WNBA7,4832%
21997 Pinnacle Inside4,020<1%
31999 Hoops 1,9950%
42000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA1,067<1%
52000 Fleer Ultra WNBA1,055<1%
61999 Fleer Ultra WNBA953<1%
72019 Panini Donruss WNBA7300%
81998 Pinnacle WNBA3560%
92001 Fleer Tradition WNBA3420%
102001 Fleer Ultra WNBA229<1%

Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker Rookie Cards Rise

The biggest movers in May on the Top 35 WNBA Rookie Cards list were the 2004 Fleer WNBA Diana Taurasi and the 2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Candace Parker rookie cards.

DT saw her rookie card POP count increase 14.53%, while CP3 saw her rookie card POP count grow by 16.67%. Other than these two, the list was pretty quiet.

Top 35 WNBA Rookie Cards PSA POP Count

NumberCardPOP Count
12020 Prizm Sabrina Ionescu1,996
21997 Pinnacle Inside Sheryl Swoopes888
31997 Pinnacle Inside Cynthia Cooper802
41997 Pinnacle Inside Lisa Leslie630
52020 Prizm Satou Sabally206
61997 Pinnacle Inside Rebecca Lobo169
71999 Ultra Chamique Holdsclaw144
82000 Fleer Ultra Becky Hammon135
92004 Ultra Diana Taurasi134
101997 Pinnacle Inside Tina Thompson123
112002 Ultra Sue Bird78
122002 Authentix Sue Bird78
131999 Ultra Katie Smith75
141999 Ultra Dawn Staley67
151999 Ultra Yolanda Griffith66
162001 Ultra Tamika Catchings62
172016 Rittenhouse Breanna Stewart44
182008 Rittenhouse Candace Parker43
192001 Ultra Lauren Jackson41
202002 Ultra Swin Cash36
212018 Rittenhouse A’ja WIlson32
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 Cash21
312013 Rittenhouse Skylar Diggins17
322011 Rittenhouse Liz Cambage14
332012 Rittenhouse Nneka Owgumike11
342016 Rittenhouse Jonquel Jones10
352017 Rittenhouse Kelsey Plum8

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