As promised, PSA has opened its Population Report for sports cards to free online use. The company announced last month that it would make the data available to visitors on January 1, no longer requiring a membership in the company’s Collectors Club.
The PSA Population Report is a complete listing of every item graded by the company since its inception in 1991. The Pop Report currently contains data on nearly 20 million items including thousands of different sports cards.
he data is valuable for a variety of reasons. The report offers collectors a look at which cards have proven to be difficult to find in higher grades, including vintage commons. Despite grading thousands of cards for a particular set, PSA may not have awarded more than a small number of mint or gem mint grades to a certain card prone to centering concerns or manufacturing defects.