CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG Appoint Grosnor Distribution Inc. an Official Submission Center in Canada
Posted on 10/26/2022
Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), CGC Trading Cards® and Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) are thrilled to announce that Grosnor Distribution Inc. has been appointed as the companies’ first Official Submission Center in Canada. As an Official Submission Center, Grosnor Distribution Inc. will help Canadian collectors submit comics, trading cards and sports cards to CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG for expert authentication, grading and encapsulation services.
CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG are part of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), the world’s leading provider of expert, impartial and value-added services for collectibles. Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified nearly 75 million collectibles, including coins, banknotes, comic books, trading cards, video games, sports cards, stamps and estate items. Since collectors and dealers trust that collectibles certified by the CCG companies are authentic and accurately graded, they sell for higher prices — a fact reflected by numerous record-breaking auction results.
Grosnor Distribution Inc. is the leading trading card and game distributor in Canada. The organization was founded in 1989 with the goal of providing retailers with one-stop shopping and top-of-the-line service relating to the latest and most popular collectibles. The team’s online customer base enjoys a state-of-the-art shipping department and online tracking of orders.
“[Since] starting with just $500 of capital and a warehouse located in the trunk of an ’88 Nissan Pulsar, Grosnor has grown to become Canada’s leading distributor of trading and game cards, and related items,” said David Yeates, President and CEO of Grosnor Distribution Inc. “As an Official Submission Center with CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG, we hope to further support our Canadian clients by helping them access professional authentication and grading services from the industry’s experts.”
CGC is the world’s leading third-party grading service for comic books, trading cards, magazines and other pop culture-related collectibles. Multiple CGC-certified comic books have sold for seven figures over the years, including eight titles in 2022 alone. The most expensive comic book ever sold is a CGC-certified Superman #1 that realized $5.3 million in January 2022. Learn more at CGCcomics.com.
CGC Trading Cards, a division of CGC that is devoted to trading card grading, began accepting submissions in 2020 and has already graded over 1.5 million trading cards, including many impressive cards such as two Pokémon Test Print Blastoise cards that each sold for over $200,000 in auction and a world-renowned Pokémon Illustrator card. CGC Trading Cards continues to grow with the addition of new games, investment in the latest technology and record-setting prices realized. Learn more at CGCcards.com.
CSG graded its 1 millionth sports card in July 2022, achieving the milestone faster than any third-party sports card grading service after launching just a year prior in early 2021. From vintage to modern sports cards, the world-class experts at CSG use advanced technology to authenticate, grade and preserve cards with the industry’s best holder and label. CSG has graded several high-valued cards, including a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle valued at more than $2 million. Learn more at CSGcards.com.
“Grosnor Distribution Inc. is a fantastic resource for collectors and retailers in Canada,” said Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of the Certified Collectibles Group. “We’re honored to work with them to bring our expert certification services to more collectors across North America.”
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