Shohei Ohtani Dominates 2023 Card Grading Submissions, with Michael Jordan and Victor Wembanyama in Close Pursuit
At ISA, we're proud to continue our leadership in the sports card grading industry in 2023. This year, we've witnessed a fascinating trend in card submissions, with MLB superstar Shohei Ohtani leading the pack. Ohtani, who recently inked a staggering $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has seen his cards, become the most submitted to us for grading. His dominance is evident, as he holds four spots in the top 10 most graded sports cards of 2023.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan remains a significant figure in the world of card submission. The list of top athletes in card submissions to ISA for 2023 includes a mix of legendary and rising stars:
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The most graded sports cards of 2023 showcase a variety of talent, with several cards from Ohta
In the realm of football, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has experienced a remarkable 119% increase in card submissions over the previous year. Close behind is Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence, with a 98% increase. Chief’s tight end Travis Kelce has also seen a significant uptick in submissions, possibly influenced by his high-profile relationship with Taylor Swift.
Rookie cards remain a hot commodity in card grading submissions across all sports. In basketball, rookies Paolo Banchero and Victor Wembanyama lead the submissions, while in football, Kenny Pickett and Brock Purdy are at the forefront. Baseball sees rising stars Elly De La Cruz and Adley Rutschman topping the list of most submitted rookie cards. At ISA, we're excited to continue providing top-notch grading services for these and many other valuable sports cards.