Hey there, fellow WNBA card enthusiasts! It’s Garrett, back with another PSA POP Count update for March 2023. As always, we’re diving into the data to bring you the most up-to-date information on the top WNBA card sets and rookie cards, as well as insights on the trends in the market. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!
Top 10 WNBA Card Sets by PSA Population Count
First, let’s take a look at the top 10 WNBA card sets by PSA population count. These are the sets that have been most frequently graded by PSA, giving us a snapshot of which sets are popular among collectors.
|Rank||WNBA Card Set||POP Count||Growth|
|1||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA||9,603||1%|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA||4,516||>1%|
|3||1999 Hoops WNBA||2,022||>1%|
|4||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,159||>1%|
|5||2000 SkyBox Dominion WNBA||1,138||>1%|
|6||1999 Fleer Ultra WNBA||1,074||3%|
|7||2021 Panini Prizm WNBA||1,122||5%|
|8||2019 Panini Donruss WNBA||1,007||1%|
|9||2022 Panini Prizm WNBA||956||29%|
|10||1998 Pinnacle WNBA||456||0%|
As expected, the 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA set maintains its position at the top of the list, with a population count of 9,603 and a modest growth rate of 1%. The 1997 Pinnacle Inside set remains a classic favorite, holding the second spot with a population count of 4,516.
One of the most significant growth rates comes from the 2022 Panini Prizm WNBA set, which has seen an impressive 29% increase in population count since our last update. This shows that collectors continue to be drawn to the Prizm series, and it’s no surprise, given the exciting chase cards, parallels, and autographs that can be found in these sets.
Top 35 WNBA Rookie Cards by PSA Population Count
Now, let’s shift our focus to the top 35 WNBA rookie cards by PSA population count. These cards represent the most sought-after rookies in the market, and their population counts can give us a sense of which players are resonating with graded card collectors.
|Rank||WNBA Rookie Card||POP Count|
|1||2020 Prizm WNBA Sabrina Ionescu||2,325|
|2||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Sheryl Swoopes||925|
|3||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Cynthia Cooper||836|
|4||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Lisa Leslie||660|
|5||2020 Prizm WNBA Satou Sabally||224|
|6||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Rebecca Lobo||214|
|7||2000 Fleer Ultra WNBA Becky Hammon||192|
|8||2004 Ultra WNBA Diana Taurasi||168|
|9||1999 Ultra WNBA Chamique Holdsclaw||150|
|10||1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Tina Thompson||135|
|11||2002 Ultra WNBA Sue Bird||124|
|12||2002 Fleer Authentix WNBA Sue Bird||98|
|13||2001 Ultra WNBA Tamika Catchings||91|
|14||1999 Ultra WNBA Katie Smith||81|
|15||1999 Ultra WNBA Yolanda Griffith||78|
|16||1999 Ultra WNBA Dawn Staley||77|
|17||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Breanna Stewart||56|
|18||2018 Rittenhouse WNBA A’ja WIlson||52|
|19||2002 Ultra WNBA Swin Cash||52|
|20||2001 Ultra WNBA Lauren Jackson||49|
|21||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Candace Parker||46|
|22||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Maya Moore||37|
|23||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Brittney Griner||33|
|24||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Cappie Pondexter||33|
|25||2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Seimone Augustus||32|
|26||2008 Rittenhouse WNBA Sylvia Fowles||31|
|27||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Courtney Vandersloot||30|
|28||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Elena Delle Donne||30|
|29||2002 Fleer Authentix WNBA Swin Cash||28|
|30||2017 Rittenhouse WNBA Kelsey Plum||25|
|31||2010 Rittenhouse WNBA Tina Charles||23|
|32||2013 Rittenhouse WNBA Skylar Diggins||23|
|33||2011 Rittenhouse WNBA Liz Cambage||20|
|34||2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Jonquel Jones||18|
|35||2012 Rittenhouse WNBA Nneka Owgumike||15|
Sabrina Ionescu’s 2020 Prizm WNBA rookie card tops the list with a staggering population count of 2,325, reflecting the immense popularity of this up-and-coming star.
Following Ionescu are the legendary 1997 Pinnacle Inside rookie cards of Sheryl Swoopes, Cynthia Cooper, Lisa Leslie, and Rebecca Lobo.
Notable rookies from other sets include Becky Hammon’s 2000 Fleer Ultra card, Diana Taurasi’s 2004 Ultra card, and the Rittenhouse series of Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, and Maya Moore.
Analyzing the Trends
The data from the top card sets and rookie cards demonstrates a continued interest in the Panini Prizm sets, which is known for its eye-catching design and highly sought-after numbered parallels.
The 2022 set has shown impressive growth in a short period, suggesting that collectors continue see opportunity to increase the value of their cards, speculate on the rookie class, and get their favorite player and parallel in a PSA 10.
When it comes to rookie cards, the popularity of Sabrina Ionescu’s 2020 Prizm card is a testament to her potential and the excitement surrounding her career in general. Sabrina was even at Mint, a hobby event, talking about memorabilia and collecting.
The sustained interest in the 1997 Pinnacle Inside cards of legendary players like Swoopes, Cooper, and Leslie highlights the enduring appeal of these groundbreaking athletes.
Final Thoughts from March
As we wrap up our WNBA Card PSA POP Count update for March 2023, it’s clear that collectors continue to be drawn to the Panini Prizm series and the iconic rookie cards of both established and up-and-coming stars. With the market constantly evolving, it’s essential to stay informed about the latest trends and popular cards.
I hope this update has been helpful and informative for you, whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your journey into the world of WNBA cards. As always, keep an eye on WNBACards.com for the latest news, insights, and data to help you stay ahead of the game. Until next month!