September 30, 2022 - 8 min read
I break down how you can check and analyze VeeFriends trading card population data step-by-step.
And in July, a PSA 10 1/1 VeeFriends Series 1 Sketch Card sold for $15,600 on Goldin auctions.
We’ve also tracked the top 10 sales of VeeFriendsseries 2 trading cards, and have already seen 4 sales of $3,000 or more.
However, the 5th ranked sale on the list at $2,900, was a PSA 10 CORE Very, Very, Very, Very Lucky Black cat. All other cards on the list are 1/1s.
So why did a core card, with less rarity in terms of production, out-sell many 1 of 1s including autographs?
In part, population data.
So far, it is the only Core card of the character that has graded a PSA 10.
And in collecting, grade matters and can significantly impact the value of a trading card.
In this article, I’m going to walk you through step-by-step how to check the population data of VeeFriends Series 1 and 2 trading cards so you can find deals and get better data to decide whether or not to get your cards graded.
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I’ll also cover:
Step-by-step how to check VeeFriends trading card population data
How to verify the grade of a specific VeeFriends trading card
How to estimate your chances of getting a high grade on a VeeFriends trading card you submit to PSA
Answer FAQs including what population data is and why it matters.
Step 1 — Navigate to https://www.psacard.com/pop
Step 2 — Type veefriends in the search bar
Step 3 — Choose the category of VeeFriends trading cards you want to see data for
Step 4 — Use the search bar in the top right to find a specific card
Step 5 — Review the population summary to see how many of that card have been graded and what grades those cards received.
In this example, it took 5 steps to find that there has only been 1 Very, Very, Very, Very Lucky Black Cat core card graded and it was a PSA 10.
Note: When using the search bar, be mindful that a card name might have been entered differently than the way you typed it in. For example, I typed “very very very” and saw no search results, because I left out the “,”.
Also, note — there’s no sub-description to note “core” cards. You can see on the second line, there is “Gold 1/1” to specify the type of Very, Very, Very, Very Lucky Black Cat.
Before you buy a graded VeeFriends trading card on eBay, I recommend that you check the certification number.
I’ll stick with our Very, Very, Very, Very Lucky Black Cat Core PSA 10 example to walk you through the steps.
This card sold for $2,900 after being listed on eBay:
On the top right, you can see an 8-digit number:
This is the PSA certification number for the card, and you can use this to verify the grade in two steps:
1 — Navigate to https://www.psacard.com/cert/
2 — Type in the PSA certification ID and click verify
Your results should look like this:
This does indeed verify that the card received a PSA 10 grade from PSA.
I have seen people fake grades in the sports card industry, so before you buy any PSA graded VeeFriends trading card, make sure to verify — it only takes two minutes!
As you start looking at population data for VeeFriends trading cards, you will want to analyze the percentage of cards that receive a PSA 10 grade (this is the highest possible grade PSA can award based on conditioning and centering of the card).
If you have done any sports card research, you’ve probably heard something like “these cards don’t grade well, that’s why the PSA 10 is worth so much more”.
This isn’t always the case, but it’s certainly why a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card is currently valued at $174,000 (population: 322 copies) and a PSA 9 copy of that same card is valued at $15,000 (population: 2,884).
The PSA 9 is worth just 8.6% of the PSA 10 but it has about 9x of the supply.
This will more than likely matter for VeeFriends trading cards.
Although there haven’t been many VeeFriends Series 2 trading cards graded just let, we will look at the early data of all the cards graded. Here’s the link to the PSA pop report for reference.
So far, 38 VeeFriends Series 2 Compete and Collect trading cards have been graded by PSA.
Here’s the breakdown of the grades:
PSA 10: 4 copies (10.5%)
PSA 9: 17 copies (44.78%)
PSA 8: 13 copies (34.2%)
PSA 7: 3 copies (7.8%)
PSA 6: 1 copies (2.6%)
PSA 9s tend to equal the value of a raw (ungraded) card and anything below that could actually hurt your card’s value.
Right now, only 1 out of 10 VeeFriends Compete and Collect trading cards are getting a perfect PSA 10 grade.
More than 78% of these cards are getting PSA 8s and 9s, which is an early indicator that these cards will not grade well.
On the one hand, this could place a premium value on PSA 10s, but on the other, you might be better off selling your card ungraded.
It’s too early to tell with just 38 cards submitted, but now you can keep an eye on this data as the sample size grows.
For reference, 449 VeeFriends Series 1 trading cards have been graded, and 34.7% received a PSA 10.
Right or wrong, collectors do tend to value PSA 10s much higher than PSA 9s, and if only 34.7% of Series 1 or a similar amount of Series 2 are receiving these grades, their scarcity increases.
If there’s demand for a particular character like the Black Cat, you’ll likely see high-value sales (like the $2,900 sale).
What is PSA?
PSA, Professional Sports Authenticator is the most recognizable sports card grading company in the trading card space. They authenticate (make sure a card isn’t fake) and grade cards on a 1–10 scale based on a number of condition factors.
What is population data?
Population data records the number of copies of specific trading cards that have been reviewed by professional graders who assign a number grade between 1 and 10 based on a few factors including centering, surface condition, and corner condition.
Why does population data matter for VeeFriends trading cards?
VeeFriends collectors likely want the scarcest trading cards they can find and the condition will matter. If particular cards are not grading out at PSA 10, but 1 or 2 do, it will likely make those cards more valuable. If you have VeeFriends trading cards and are debating getting them graded, you can use this data to get an idea of your chances of getting a PSA 10.
What is a Gem Rate?
Gem Rate is the percentage of total cards graded that received a PSA 10 grade. For example, VeeFriends Series 1 has a Gem Rate of 34.7% because 156 out of 449 graded cards received a PSA 10.
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