Zion Williamson was one of the most anticipated players to enter the hobby, which is largely why his cards started off with high prices and have put them into a bust category.
There are 20,163 copies of his Prizm Base card in a PSA 10, up from 16,782 in April, meaning 422 of these cards were graded a PSA 10 in each of the months since April.
Williamson’s Prizm Base PSA 10 has the 6th highest population tracked by Cardladder and is quickly catching up to junk era cards from the late 1980s.
Despite this, a copy of the card last sold for $252 but has lost 54.99% of its value all-time. When the first of his Prizm base PSA 10s hit the market, they were selling for over $500 and peaked at over $1,000.
Zion’s Prizm Silver PSA 10 has a population of 1,386 and has held its value a little better with a last sold price of $2,300 and a 2.14% decline in value since his cards hit the market.
The card peaked at $6,525, representing a 64% loss since that peak.
Like Luka and Trae, Zion’s rarer cards are still worth significant money, with a BGS 9 copy of his National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph card last selling for $169,200 on October 25th. The same exact card sold for $68,880 a year earlier, but it’s not enough to take his cards out of the bust category given that the average collector is more likely to own a Prizm Silver or Parallel than a six-figure RPA.
Williamson has had some injury concerns and while the potential is there, it’s a gamble given how early it is in his career.
The best part about the hobby is that you can collect players and cards you like while ignoring their values (as long as you can afford it) but Zion’s common cards are growing rapidly in population and are down in value since they started hitting the market.