CGC Trading Cards Now Grading Pokémon Topps!

Posted on 5/4/2022

Collectors can now submit their Pokémon Topps cards to CGC Trading Cards!

CGC Trading Cards™ is thrilled to announce that Pokémon Topps trading cards are now eligible for grading! Collectors have been eager for these popular cards to benefit from CGC Trading Cards’ expert and impartial certification services, and now Pokémon Topps is the latest addition to the CGC Trading Cards roster of eligible card games.

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Topps manufactures collectible trading cards and stickers and is perhaps best known for its sports cards. They also produced many Pokémon trading card series featuring characters and scenes from fan-favorite Pokémon TV shows and movies. Pokémon Topps sets include:

  • Pokémon Trading Card Series
  • Pokémon: The First Movie Trading Cards
  • Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Trading Cards
  • Pokémon: Johto Trading Cards
  • Pokémon: Johto League Champions Trading Cards
  • Pokémon Advanced Trading Cards
  • Pokémon Advanced Challenge Trading Cards
  • Pokémon Top 10 Collector Cards
  • Pokémon Chrome Trading Cards

Topps began manufacturing their Pokémon trading cards in 1999, sold in retail packs of seven cards with one foil card in each pack. Today, many of those cards are rare collectibles, including the Pokémon Chrome Topps 2000 Moltres (#146), Pokémon Topps 2000 Charizard (#06), Pokémon Topps 2001 Lugia (#249) and Pokémon Topps 1999 Blastoise (#09).

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Why choose CGC Trading Cards?

With the launch of CGC Trading Cards in 2020, Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) brought the same expertise, integrity and passion that revolutionized comic book collecting to the world of trading cards. The division continues to grow with the addition of new games, investment in the latest technology, incredible collections certified and record-setting prices realized.

CGC Trading Cards uses a highly accurate 10-point grading scale, with grades ranging from 10 (Pristine) to 1 (Poor). To determine a card's grade, graders consider factors such as centering, manufacturing and handling defects, how well the card has been preserved, evidence of play, scuffing, indentations, soiling, fading and more.

The CGC Trading Cards holder is made from the same time-tested, durable and optically superior materials as the CGC comic book holder and will significantly increase the safety of your cards. The cards' corners, edges and surfaces will be protected, and with crystal-clear optics, your cards' artwork, color and detail are never obscured.

Submit your Pokémon Topps cards today!

“Since launch, collectors have been asking CGC Trading Cards to grade more games, and Pokémon Topps cards have been one of the top requests,” says Matt Quinn, CGC Trading Cards Grading Finalizer. “We are glad to deliver for collectors and can’t wait to see Pokémon Topps cards in our industry-leading holders!”

CGC Trading Cards’ experts look forward to serving Pokémon Topps collectors with a consistent certification process and reliable assurances that their cards are genuine, accurately graded and well preserved. Send in your cards today!

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Please note: CGC Trading Cards is grading "sticker cards" from Pokémon Topps sets; however, any sticker cards with peeling or partially peeled stickers will not be graded. Likewise, CGC Trading Cards is grading "pop-up cards" from Pokémon Topps sets if they are un-popped.


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