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Pop Report: PSA Tops 1 Million Graded Items For First Time in July

Pop Report: PSA Tops 1 Million Graded Items For First Time in July

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PSA graded 1,001,612 items in July for a 13% increase compared to the 887,723 items graded in June ‘22 and a 36% increase over the 734,076 graded in July ‘21. This was a record-high month for PSA – surpassing the previous high reached in March ‘22 – and also the first time PSA has crossed 1,000,000 items graded in a single month.

From a category perspective:

  • All the major sports had an increase in activity during July and all but soccer outpaced overall activity.

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

18 – Basketball

13 – Baseball

10 – TCG

8 – Football

1 – Hockey

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 – July 2022

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Ja Morant, Zion Williamson, LaMelo Ball, Luka Doncic
  • DOWN: Larry Bird, Magic Johnson
  • OUT: Anthony Edwards (from 10 -> 12), Allen Iverson (6 -> 11)

BASEBALL

Top 10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card – July 2022

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Fernando Tatis Jr, Luis Robert, Juan Soto, Bo Bichette
  • DOWN: Derek Jeter, Bo Jackson, Wander Franco, Shohei Ohtani
  • OUT: Barry Bonds (8 -> 12), Nolan Ryan (9 -> 13), Frank Thomas (10 -> 15)

FOOTBALL

Top 10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card – July 2022

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen
  • DOWN: Barry Sanders
  • OUT: Peyton Manning (from 7 -> 11), Deion Sanders (10 -> 16)

SOCCER

Top 10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card – July 2022

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Neymar Jr, Kevin De Bruyne
  • DOWN: Jude Bellingham
  • OUT: Paul Pogba (from 10 -> 35) 

HOCKEY

Top 10 Most Graded Players & Top Graded Card – July 2022

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Mario Lemieux, Kirill Kaprizov, Steve Yzerman, Martin Brodeur
  • DOWN: Sidney Crosby, Sergei Fedorov
  • OUT: Patrick Roy (10 -> 11)

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