In the realm of sports card collecting, PSA and ISA have maintained their stronghold in the industry, revealing the top athletes and cards based on submissions for 2023. Topping the list is none other than Shohei Ohtani, the MLB sensation who recently signed a groundbreaking $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ohtani’s cards, particularly his 2018 Topps #700 Pitching card, are in high demand, making him the most frequently submitted athlete to PSA this year. In fact, Ohtani holds an impressive four spots in the top 10 most graded sports cards of 2023.
Amidst the consistent submissions, basketball legend Michael Jordan remains a prominent figure, with his 1990 Fleer card being a beloved collector’s item. The top 10 athletes in card submissions for 2023 include an array of sports icons:
1. Shohei Ohtani
2. Michael Jordan
3. Julio Rodriguez
4. Trevor Lawrence
5. Joe Burrow
6. Tom Brady
7. Kobe Bryant
8. LeBron James
9. Ken Griffey Jr.
10. Patrick Mahomes II
The most graded sports cards of 2023 feature several cards from Shohei Ohtani, including the 2018 Bowman #49 and the 2018 Topps Update US285. Other notable cards that garnered attention include the 2022 Bowman Chrome Prospects BCP50 Elly De La Cruz and the 1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr. Star Rookie.
Shifting our focus to football card submissions, the Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has seen an impressive 119% increase compared to 2022, followed closely by Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence with a notable 98% increase. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has also experienced significant growth in submissions, potentially influenced by his highly publicized relationship with the renowned singer Taylor Swift.
Rookie cards continue to dominate the grading submissions across various sports. In basketball, Paolo Banchero and Victor Wembanyama’s rookie cards took center stage, while in football, Kenny Pickett and Brock Purdy led the pack. In the world of baseball, Elly De La Cruz and Adley Rutschman emerged as the top rookies in terms of the most submitted cards for grading.
As the card-collecting industry continues to thrive, driven by passionate collectors and the allure of potential value, it is no surprise that athletes like Shohei Ohtani, Michael Jordan, and Julio Rodriguez are at the forefront of submissions. Their cards hold immense sentimental and monetary worth, making them coveted among avid collectors.
In conclusion, 2023 has seen a surge in submissions for trading card grading, with notable athletes like Shohei Ohtani, Michael Jordan, and Trevor Lawrence gaining significant momentum. Additionally, rookie cards remain a hot commodity, with emerging stars across basketball, football, and baseball filling the grading submissions. As the card-collecting hobby continues to evolve, it will be fascinating to witness the next generation of trading card enthusiasts and the athletes who capture their imaginations.
(Note: This article is a fictional creation and names, events, and figures mentioned are for illustrative purposes only.)