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Pop Report: Only One Sport Increases in Flat PSA Grading Week

Pop Report: Only One Sport Increases in Flat PSA Grading Week

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In a week where PSA’s grading totals (169,519 cards) saw just a slight bump over the previous week (169,503 cards), TCG took over as the most graded category. Football was the only sports category to see a jump in grading activity over the past seven days.

Read this week’s Pop Report for the latest data and news on PSA’s grading trends.

From a category perspective:

  • While only football saw an increase week over week, hockey activity was halved.

The mix of the top 50 players (and characters) graded during the period were as follows:

22 – Basketball

12 -Football

11 – Baseball

5 – TCG

Below you’ll find a list of the top players graded for each category. 

An important consideration is what to make of this list. In the current situation where fears of junk slabs dominate the hobby, ranking high on this list likely is negatively correlated with price as that signals a meaningful number of slabs could move into the market in the near future. However, under normal circumstances, it could potentially be a leading indicator of positive price correlation as the list more accurately represents forward looking activity (i.e. bets being placed on players) and price potential.

BASKETBALL

10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card (during the 1 week period)

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Michael Jordan, Jayson Tatum, Shaquille O’Neal
  • DOWN: Zion Williamson
  • OUT OF TOP 10: RJ Barrett, Coby White

BASEBALL

10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card (during the 1 week period)

Noteworthy moves

  • UP: Ken Griffey Jr., Kyle Lewis, Yordan Alvarez, Juan Soto, Ronald Acuna Jr.
  • DOWN: Luis Robert, Fernando Tatis Jr., Mike Trout 
  • OUT OF TOP 10: Gavin Lux

FOOTBALL

Top 10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card (during the 1 week period)

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Jalen Hurts, Jordan Love, Justin Jefferson
  • DOWN: Josh Allen, Kyler Murray
  • OUT OF TOP 10: Lamar Jackson

SOCCER

Top 10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card (during the 1-week period)

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Erling Haaland, Ansu Fati, Christian Pulisic, Pedri
  • DOWN: Jadon Sancho, Neymar Jr. 
  • OUT OF TOP 10: Giovanni Reyna, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 

Note: Hockey and soccer lists are more volatile because grading activity is lower. Much smaller moves in grading activity can have a big impact on these lists.

HOCKEY

Top 10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card (during the 1-week period)

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Jaromir Jagr, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, Patrick Roy, Guy Lafleur, Jack Hughes, Gordie Howe, Mark Messier
  • DOWN: Steve Yzerman
  • OUT OF TOP 10: Alexis Lafreniere, Sergei Fedorov, Sidney Crosby, Nick Suzuki, Elias Pettersson

Note: Hockey and soccer lists are more volatile because grading activity is lower. Much smaller moves in grading activity can have a big impact on these lists.

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