Which athletes had the most trading cards graded in 2023?

Dec 28, 2023Tj Blogumas
Card-grading companies are still doing big business, with PSA continuing to lead the way for sports cards. PSA has released the top-10 athletes and cards of 2023, based on card submissions.

No athlete has garnered more headlines recently than MLB superstar Shohei Ohtani, who just signed a record $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

But card collectors already know the value of Ohtani, whose trading cards continue to be in high demand and command big dollars.

Ohtani leads all athletes in card submissions to card-grading giant PSA in 2023. He also has four of the top 10 most graded sports cards of 2023, according to PSA, which graded about 75 percent of all sports cards in the U.S.

Shohei Ohtani PSA Slabbed Card

Ohtani and NBA legend Michael Jordan lead all athletes in card submissions to PSA this year.

The top 10:

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

Brock Purdy PSA Graded card

Who owns the fast-growing football cards among grading submissions?

Try Bears quarterback Justin Fields, whose submissions grew 119 percent over 2022, according to PSA. Cards of Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence are the second-hottest, with submissions growing by 98 percent over last year. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, perhaps sparked by his highly public relationship with pop-music icon Taylor Swift, was third with 67 percent growth. 

Rookie cards are still the most coveted cards in the hobby and among the most submitted for grading. Here’s a look at the top rookie-card submissions by sport:


1. Paolo Banchero

2. Victor Wembanyama

3. Cade Cunningham

4. Jalen Green

5. Chet Holmgren


1. Kenny Pickett

2. Brock Purdy

3. Desmond Ridder

4. Garrett Wilson

5. Sam Howell


1. Elly De La Cruz

2. Adley Rutschman

3. Corbin Carroll

4. Anthony Volpe

5. Gunnar Henderson


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