CGC Trading Cards Provides an Update on Metal Pokémon Cards

Posted on 5/3/2022

Orders containing metal cards from the Pokémon Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection are being delayed while CGC Trading Cards adapts its holder.

CGC Trading Cards™ continues to conduct extensive testing into solutions to safely encapsulate the metal commemorative cards from the Pokémon Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection.

At this time, our best estimate is that a solution will be in place by the end of May 2022. All submissions with metal Pokémon Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection Pikachu or Charizard cards will be expedited as soon as this solution is in place.

If submitters do not wish to wait, they can contact Customer Service to have their submission returned. Any metal cards will not be encapsulated, and the grading fees will be fully refunded. Any standard cards that are part of the submission will be encapsulated as normal.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate everyone’s patience while we work on the best long-term encapsulation solution for the metal cards.

Please note: Due to the fragile nature of these metal cards, CGC Trading Cards cannot be held responsible should any damage occur during transit to or from CGC Trading Cards' facilities.

CGC Trading Cards is dedicated to providing collectors and dealers with superior encapsulation that protects and preserves cards. We appreciate your patience while the team identifies the best solution for safely encapsulating the metal Pokémon cards.

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