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Pop Report: Tatis Jr. Rises, Doncic Falls in Latest PSA Returns

Pop Report: Tatis Jr. Rises, Doncic Falls in Latest PSA Returns

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PSA graded 204,764 cards last week for a 1% increase compared to the prior week.

From a category perspective:

  • Basketball, baseball, and football all saw slight increases over the past week while soccer and hockey saw slight declines.

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

18 – Basketball

17 – Baseball

9 – Football

4 – TCG

1 – Hockey

1 – Soccer

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: Zion Williamson, Magic Johnson 
  • DOWN: LaMelo Ball, Luka Doncic, Anthony Edwards 

BASEBALL

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Fernando Tatis Jr, Luis Robert, Mike Trout, Bo Bichette, Juan Soto, Ronald Acuna Jr., Bo Jackson
  • DOWN: Ken Griffey Jr, Derek Jeter, Wander Franco, 
  • OUT: Shohei Ohtani, Yordan Alvarez

FOOTBALL

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Barry Sanders, Josh Allen
  • DOWN: Jordan Love, Justin Jefferson
  • OUT:  Aaron Rodgers

SOCCER

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

Noteworthy moves:

  • UP: Youssoufa Moukoko, Ansu Fati, Neymar Jr., Pedri
  • DOWN: Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Christian Pulisic, Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham
  • OUT: Giovanni Reyna

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: Kirill Kaprizov, Mario Lemieux, Jari Kurri, Steve Yzerman, Sidney Crosby, Sergei Fedorov
  • DOWN: Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby
  • OUT: Cale Makar, Patrick Roy

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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