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October showed the lowest output of the year from PSA. Things came back in November, with over 800 WNBA cards getting put in PSA slabs.
Let’s take a look at the November 2022 WNBA cards PSA POP count report for more details on the movers and shakers in the charts.
PSA grading comes back to previous averages in November
The slowdown seen in October didn’t become a trend in November. Volume bounced back in November, with 806 WNBA cards getting slabbed.
There are now 24,498 WNBA cards in PSA slabs. At the end of November 2021 there were a little over 15,000. This is over a 60% percent increase year over year.
If there’s a slow down in the hobby, it sure ain’t happening with PSA slabbed WNBA cards. Let’s take a look at POP count from the top WNBA sets.
Top PSA graded WNBA sets show modest growth
Once again the ultra modern sets dominated the submission returns. 2021 Panini Prizm WNBA had the largest increase of the ultra modern sets, with 10% increase in total population.
The growing ultra modern POP counts will be a continuing trend. One that is not likely to end. There’s a lot more availability of these sets and obviously more interest in players active with the league from most of the market.
A surprise gainer was the 1998 Pinnacle WNBA set, which saw it’s POP count grow by 14%, tops across all years in the top 10.
Here’s what the top 10 WNBA Card sets PSA POP counts look like:
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||9,211||2%|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside||4,297||3.3%|
|3||1999 Hoops WNBA||2,013||>1%|
|4||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,114||>1%|
|5||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1,111||>1%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,025||1%|
|7||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||927||1%|
|8||2021 Panini Prizm WNBA||900||10%|
|9||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||422||14%|
|10||2001 Fleer Tradition WNBA||360||0%|
No major changes to the Top 35 WNBA rookie cards
There were no major surprises or big gainers in November. While the overall POP counts continue to grow, most of the growth is slow.
Of course many of these cards have healthy availability on the open market, so it could be that investors and speculators are slowing their submission of these key collection cards.
|1||2020 Prizm WNBA Sabrina Ionescu||2,263|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Sheryl Swoopes||911|
|3||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Cynthia Cooper||829|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Lisa Leslie||650|
|5||2020 Prizm WNBA Satou Sabally||224|
|6||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Rebecca Lobo||209|
|7||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA Becky Hammon||163|
|8||2004 Ultra WNBA Diana Taurasi||155|
|9||1999 Ultra WNBA Chamique Holdsclaw||149|
|10||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Tina Thompson||131|
|11||2002 Ultra WNBA Sue Bird||107|
|12||2002 Fleer Authentix WNBA Sue Bird||94|
|13||2001 Ultra WNBA Tamika Catchings||81|
|14||1999 Ultra WNBA Katie Smith||81|
|15||1999 Ultra WNBA Yolanda Griffith||77|
|16||1999 Ultra WNBA Dawn Staley||73|
|17||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Breanna Stewart||55|
|18||2002 Ultra WNBA Swin Cash||50|
|19||2001 Ultra WNBA Lauren Jackson||46|
|20||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Candace Parker||45|
|21||2018 Rittenhouse WNBA A’ja WIlson||38|
|22||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Maya Moore||37|
|23||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Brittney Griner||33|
|24||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Cappie Pondexter||32|
|25||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Seimone Augustus||31|
|26||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Sylvia Fowles||30|
|27||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Courtney Vandersloot||29|
|28||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Elena Delle Donne||29|
|29||2002 Fleer Authentix WNBA Swin Cash||26|
|30||2010 Rittenhouse WNBA Tina Charles||22|
|31||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Skylar Diggins||22|
|32||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Liz Cambage||20|
|33||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Jonquel Jones||15|
|34||2017 Rittenhouse WNBA Kelsey Plum||13|
|35||2012 Rittenhouse WNBA Nneka Owgumike||12|