Yo! How’s it going?
Hopefully you’ve been busy pulling some favorite player out of a 2022 Prizm WNBA Hobby Box. I’ve had a string of great boxes from the first two cases I’ve opened.
Check out @WNBACardscom on Instagram to see what the card gods have given us.
Now, onto the September POP report. September total outputs stayed on trend with August, with over 800 new WNBA cards hit the PSA shipping docks since our last report.
I know that I’ve taken advantage of PSA’s new pricing, so the pickup in volume leads me to believe others have. At $18 per card and a $199 max value, it makes sense to send in a lot more WNBA cards then at $30 or $50.
There are now 23,205 WNBA cards in PSA slabs. There were just under 13,000 at the end of September 2021. The bulk of the returned PSA slabs continue to belong to the 2019, 2020, and 2021 WNBA releases.
The W25 registry set cards continue to see rising POP counts, albeit at a much slower rate than their ultra modern sisters.
With a strong 2022 rookie class, I see a lot more ultra modern WNBA cards in PSA slabs in the near future. And let’s not forget:
Revolution WNBA hobby boxes are dropping real soon.
What will people in the hobby think of WNBA cards in 20 years?
Covid. Card bubble. Grading explosion. In 20 years, are we going to look back on the volume of PSA slabs and think we should’ve graded more?
I’m not suggesting you blow steam out of your ears thinking about it. I merely find the lopsidedness of volume in terms of most graded WNBA sets, remarkable.
My guts says not every WNBA card should be graded, but time may prove me wrong…
2020 Panini Prizm WNBA continues to lead in total volume, lead by all time singles leader Sabrina Ionescu’s rookie card.
I almost bought one last week. For a 10th of what I last sold one for at the peak of the covid card madness.
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||8,803||3%|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside||4,134||16%|
|3||1999 Hoops WNBA||2,010||1%|
|4||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1,102||1%|
|5||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,097||1%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,004||1%|
|7||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||883||6%|
|8||2021 Panini Prizm WNBA||503||23%|
|9||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||362||1%|
|10||2001 Fleer Tradition WNBA||358||1%|
Collectors and speculators continue to chase Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird PSA 10 rookie cards
There were no shockers on the top 35 WNBA rookie card list since we last touched base.
Sabrina is still #1. Collectors and speculators continue to send in Diana Taurasi rookie cards and 2002 Ultra WNBA Sue Birds.
The harder to find (and lesser known) WNBA cards are seeing very low growth rates. They didn’t make enough.
|1||2020 Prizm WNBA Sabrina Ionescu||2,221|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Sheryl Swoopes||905|
|3||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Cynthia Cooper||818|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Lisa Leslie||646|
|5||2020 Prizm WNBA Satou Sabally||223|
|6||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Rebecca Lobo||208|
|7||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA Becky Hammon||156|
|8||1999 Ultra WNBA Chamique Holdsclaw||148|
|9||2004 Ultra WNBA Diana Taurasi||146|
|10||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Tina Thompson||127|
|11||2002 Ultra WNBA Sue Bird||101|
|12||2002 Authentix WNBA Sue Bird||91|
|13||2001 Ultra WNBA Tamika Catchings||78|
|14||1999 Ultra WNBA Katie Smith||77|
|15||1999 Ultra WNBA Yolanda Griffith||72|
|16||1999 Ultra WNBA Dawn Staley||71|
|17||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Breanna Stewart||52|
|18||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Candace Parker||45|
|19||2002 Ultra WNBA Swin Cash||44|
|20||2001 Ultra WNBA Lauren Jackson||44|
|21||2018 Rittenhouse WNBA A’ja WIlson||35|
|22||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Maya Moore||35|
|23||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Brittney Griner||32|
|24||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Seimone Augustus||29|
|27||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Courtney Vandersloot||29|
|25||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Elena Delle Donne||28|
|26||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Cappie Pondexter||28|
|28||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Sylvia Fowles||27|
|29||2002 Authentix WNBA Swin Cash||25|
|30||2010 Rittenhouse WNBA Tina Charles||22|
|31||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Skylar Diggins||19|
|32||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Liz Cambage||19|
|34||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Jonquel Jones||13|
|33||2012 Rittenhouse WNBA Nneka Ogwumike||11|
|35||2017 Rittenhouse WNBA Kelsey Plum||9|