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Pop Report: Jasson Dominguez Breaks Into Baseball’s Top 10

Pop Report: Jasson Dominguez Breaks Into Baseball’s Top 10

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PSA graded 187,676 cards last week for a 5% increase compared to the prior week.

While several hobby stars like Ja Morant and Luis Robert held onto the top spot in their sports, baseball did see Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez break into the Top 10 most graded just in time for prospecting season.

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

From a category perspective:

  • Basketball and soccer increased while baseball, football, and hockey declined.

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

25 – Basketball

11 – Baseball

8 – Football

6 – 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: Michael Jordan, RJ Barrett
  • DOWN: Luka Doncic, Trae Young

BASEBALL

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Bo Bichette, Kyle Lewis, Yordan Alvarez, Ronald Acuna Jr., Jasson Dominguez 
  • DOWN: Mike Trout, Randy Arozarena, Gavin Lux
  • OUT: Ken Griffey Jr.

FOOTBALL

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Tua Tagovailoa, Patrick Mahomes II, Justin Jefferson
  • DOWN: Tom Brady, Jordan Love

SOCCER

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Kevin de Bruyne, Giovanni Reyna, Marcus Rashford, Ronaldinho
  • DOWN: Kylian Mbappe, Youssoufa Moukoko, Christian Pulisic,  
  • OUT: Vinicius Junior, Ronaldo, Pedri, Jude Bellingham

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: Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Sergei Fedorov, Mike Modano, Cale Makar
  • DOWN: Jaromir Jagr, Eric Lindros 
  • OUT: Patrick Roy, Mario Lemieux, Patrice Bergeron

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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