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Pop Report: PSA Grading Volume Dips During Holiday Week

Pop Report: PSA Grading Volume Dips During Holiday Week

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Following a record week for grading volume, PSA saw a 42% decrease during a shortened holiday week.

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

From a category perspective:

  • All categories saw meaningful declines with basketball and soccer seeing the largest drops.

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

19 – Basketball

13 – Baseball

11 – Football

7 – 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

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Ja Morant, Zion Williamson, Coby White
  • DOWN: LeBron James, RJ Barrett

BASEBALL

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP:  Luis Robert, Bo Bichette, Randy Arozarena, Yordan Alvarez, Juan Soto
  • DOWN: Fernando Tatis Jr., Ken Grifffey Jr., Mike Trout
  • OUT: Jasson Dominguez

FOOTBALL

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP:  Tom Brady, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Ceedee Lamb
  • DOWN: Patrick Mahomes II 
  • OUT: Lamar Jackson, Dan Marino

SOCCER

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

Noteworthy moves

  • UP: Cristiano Ronaldo, Christian Pulisic, Ansu Fati, Neymar Jr., Alphonso Davies, Kai Havertz, Vinicius Junior
  • DOWN: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland
  • OUT: Youssoufa Moukoko, Giovanni Reyna, Jadon Sancho

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: Ray Borque, Brett Hull, Peter Statsny, Connor McDavid, Alexis Lafreniere, Alexander Ovechkin, Cale Makar 
  • DOWN: Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr
  • OUT: Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy, Bobby Orr, Evgeni Malkin

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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