The four major sports card grading companies authenticated over 1,600,000 cards in May.
That’s according to Gem Rate, which tracks volume for the grading companies using their population reports.
The majority of cards graded by all four companies continue to be those produced over the last 20 years with basketball topping the list.
Michael Jordan cards continued to be the most graded among individual players. PSA alone saw more than 39,000 Jordan cards, topped by about 2,000 1990-91 Fleer and about 1,200 1989-90 Hoops. PSA graded about 13,700 Kobe Bryant cards, about 12,000 LeBron James, 9,200 Shaquille O’Neal, 8,000 Tom Brady and 7,500 Ken Griffey Jr.
The most graded sets at PSA included 2021 Mosaic Football, 2021 Topps Chrome F1 and 2020 Mosaic Football.
Southern California-based Greg Morris Cards says it hand grades over 2,000 raw cards each day.
It’s not a quick, random process. The company is well known among collectors for its stringent standards in assigning grades.
By feedback, the company’s eBay account ranks 10th in the world for sales volume among all sellers with over 27,000 in the month of March.
Topps Project100 is into its second week with five new cards.
It’s a star studded group of superstars with Mike Trout, Ichiro, Ronald Acuna Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., and Julio Rodriguez.
The artist creations are limited to 3,999 copies and are available via this page on Topps’ website.
The Milwaukee Brewers are honoring the 40th anniversary of their American League championship on August 5 and holding an autograph session with the four Hall of Famers who were part of the team known as “Harvey’s Wallbangers.”
For $99, you get a ticket to the game against the Cincinnati Reds along with an autograph from one of the four: Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Rollie Fingers or Ted Simmons. Fans can buy an auto from all four and get four tickets for $396.
You can bring your own item or the use what’s supplied by the team.