Whatnot Announces Six Exclusive Livestream Events Powered by CGC Trading Cards

Posted on 10/13/2022

CGC Trading Cards and Whatnot are partnering to bring collectors an exclusive opportunity to obtain rare cards and take advantage of complimentary grading services.

CGC Trading Cards® is excited to announce a series of exclusive events with revolutionary online auction platform Whatnot. CGC Trading Cards and Whatnot will be hosting several box opening livestreams featuring your favorite trading card games, including Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering, MetaZoo and more.

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Across six three-hour livestreams, popular hosts on Whatnot Cards platform will break open rare sets of cards and sell the contents to viewers in real time. One of CGC Trading Cards’ Senior Finalizers will be present during each event to offer complimentary authentication and grading services. Each event will have free grading for all cards opened on stream, and encapsulated cards will feature the exclusive Whatnot label.

The first Whatnot livestream powered by CGC Trading Cards has already concluded and was a massive success. On September 2, popular host @goingtwice opened a sealed Pokémon 1st Edition Neo Genesis booster box. Followers who were watching the stream at the time competed for sealed packs, which were opened on stream after being claimed by the winner. Collectors who purchased packs during the livestream had the option to receive complimentary grading from one of CGC Trading Cards’ Senior Finalizers on all the cards they pulled.

@cgccards We had a blast last night at @Going Twice Inc’s @Whatnot Neo Genesis Box Break! In addition to co-hosting the box break, CGC Trading Cards Vice President Matt Quinn also celebrated his birthday! Check out some of the highlights from the night and wish Matt a happy birthday in the comments. 🥳 #pokemon #whatnot #boxbreak #cgccards ♬ original sound - cgccards

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform dedicated to creating a community-driven marketplace for buyers and sellers to collaborate and exchange collectibles of all kinds, including trading cards, video games, Funko Pops, memorabilia and more. Whatnot seeks to “enable anyone to turn their passion into a business and bring people together through ecommerce.” Just three years after being founded by Grant LaFontaine and Logan Head, the platform has grown into one of the largest livestream shopping platforms in the United States. The platform itself offers an in-person experience to collectors worldwide through exclusively livestreamed auctions. To learn more about Whatnot, click here.

Launched in 2020, CGC Trading Cards has already graded nearly two million cards, with 10,000 of those having been graded in the last two months. CGC Trading Cards provides expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation of over 20 trading card series including Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, MetaZoo, Marvel and more. To learn more about CGC Trading Cards, click here.

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