There’s a new record for the most expensive women’s basketball card.
Late Thursday night, the 2022 Topps Bowman University SuperFractor 1/1 Caitlin Clark shattered the old mark when it sold for $78,000.
The one-of-a-kind card bearing a sticker autograph from Iowa’s star guard carried 10 grades both for the card’s condition and the autograph. It was one of the main attractions in PWCC’s Premier Auction.
The sales price is more than six times the previous record, held by a 2004 Diana Taurasi 2004 Ultra Platinum Medallion rookie card that sold for $11,500. The New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu became the first WNBA player to have a trading card publicly sell for five figures when a copy of her 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Black Gold rookie netted $10,800 in February.
The Clark card was pulled by Wasteland Gaming in Atlanta in August of last year and submitted for grading.
Clark won the 2023 Naismith Women’s Player of the Year award, leading the Hawkeyes to the women’s national championship game. With deep range and an accurate touch, she’s expected to become the sport’s all-time career scoring leader by season’s end. She is also the presumptive No. 1 pick in the upcoming 2024 WNBA Draft.
While the auction for the Bowman card played out, Clark’s 1/1 Prime Signatures SuperFractor sold for $13,433 in an eBay auction Tuesday night.
“She’s unique in the excitement level,” Basketball Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo told Field Level Media. “When she plays, she’s one of those players that you turn on and you’re like, ‘She’s going to do something, and I don’t want to miss it.’ And so, she’s helped grow the game in a huge way.”