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Cards Accepted by CGC Trading Cards
What cards does CGC Trading Cards grade?
CGC Trading Cards also accepts Gamma play test Magic cards, "Artist's Alterations" (altered by the artist of the card) and "Artistic Alterations" (altered by anyone in an artful way). Artistically altered cards are generally encapsulated with the Qualified (Green) Label.
Will CGC Trading Cards grade other types of cards?
Does CGC Trading Cards grade foreign language Magic and Pokémon cards?
Does CGC Trading Cards grade autographed or signed cards?
CGC Trading Cards does not authenticate signatures. If a card has been signed, it will be graded and encapsulated with the Qualified (Green) Label, with "Unwitnessed Signature" on the back of the label.
Does CGC Trading Cards certify altered cards?
CGC Trading Cards will not grade any card that has been altered to create the deception that it is a rarer version; for example, turning white borders black or changing the set symbol. CGC Trading Cards will grade "Artist's Alterations" (altered by the artist of the card) and "Artistic Alterations" (altered by anyone in an artful way). Artistically altered cards are generally encapsulated in the green Qualified Label.
Does CGC Trading Cards certify error cards?
Will CGC Trading Cards certify NFC (Not Factory Cut) or odd-sized cards?
Does CGC Trading Cards certify rebacked cards or clipped Beta Cards?
Rebacked and clipped cards are not eligible for certification by CGC Trading Cards. In most cases, rebacked cards are produced by sanding the face of one card and the back of another and gluing them together. This is always done with less valuable cards to create a forgery of a more expensive card. Clipped Beta cards have had the corners made more rounded to imitate an Alpha card. These cards are not eligible for CGC Trading Cards certification.
Still not finding an answer? Contact CGC Customer Service at 1-888-CGC-GRADE, 1-941-361-1950 or [email protected].
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