If you’re looking for a 2018 Topps Update Ronald Acuna Jr. rookie card in a PSA 10 grade, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one. There have now been 20,019 graded at that level, according to Gem Rate.
The “At Bat/Blue Jersey” #US250 card is now the second modern trading card with a population of more than 20,000 copies.
It won’t be the last to reach that number–maybe not even the last one this month. Juan Soto’s card from that same set has 19,822 PSA 10 copies as of now and the 2019-20 Prizm Ja Morant base card is at 19,359. Despite the mountain of 10s, there still seems to be plenty of interest from buyers for the Soto and Morant, too.
Not far behind are Luka Doncic’s 2018 Prizm base rookie (18,206) and the 2019 Topps Fernando Tatis Jr. (17,464).
The first sports card to reach 20,000 PSA 10 copies was the 2019-20 Prizm Zion Williamson, which is now at 20,490 out of 38,243 submitted—a gem rate of 54%.
Base cards, of course, dominate the list.
Other cards with the most graded 10s include the 2020 Topps Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Lewis rookies, the 2019 Topps Pete Alonso rookie, the 2020 Topps Chrome Robert rookie, the 2018-19 Panini Revolution LeBron James, the 2019-20 Panini Mosaic Zion Williamson, the 1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey Jr., and the 2019-20 Prizm Coby White rookie.
While most of those above have a better than 50-50 chance of being awarded a 10 grade based on the total number that have been examined, only about 17% of the nearly 77,000 ’89 Traded Griffey cards submitted have been encapsulated as 10s. The 2020 Topps Robert has the next lowest gem rate on the list at 46%.