CSG and CGC Trading Cards Appoint Center Stage Hobby Inc. an Official Submission Center

Posted on 5/24/2023

Center Stage, a leading digital hub for sports cards, will help facilitate submissions to CSG and CGC Trading Cards.

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) and CGC Trading Cards® are excited to announce that Center Stage Hobby Inc. has been appointed an Official Submission Center. As the newest Official Submission Center, Center Stage will help collectors submit their sports cards and trading cards to CSG and CGC Trading Cards for expert grading and authentication services.

CSG and CGC Trading Cards 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, sports cards, comic books, trading cards, video games, stamps and estate items. Collectors and dealers trust that collectibles certified by the CCG companies are authentic and accurately graded, so they sell for higher prices — as reflected by numerous record-breaking auction results.

Center Stage is a leading digital hub for card collectors. Using Center Stage, collectors can instantly find the latest sales data for millions of unique cards using state-of-the-art visual search, track and manage their collections, share their collections with friends, and now, seamlessly submit cards for grading.

"Our mission at Center Stage is to help collectors spend more time enjoying the experience of collecting, and less time trying to navigate through all of its ineffciencies," said John Wie, CEO of Center Stage. "As a newly-appointed Official Submission Center, Center Stage will now provide its users with further industry-leading services to support their collections through easy access to the professional authentication and grading services offered by CSG and CGC Trading Cards."

In July 2022, a little over a year after the company launched, CSG graded its one millionth sports card, achieving the milestone faster than any other third-party grading service. CSG has quickly become an industry leader as collectors trust their collections to CSG's world-class experts and advanced technology to properly authenticate, grade and protect their sports cards with the industry's best holder and label. In fact, the value of CSG's expert services has been reflected in numerous auctions, including a CSG-graded Mickey Mantle card that realized over $1 million. Learn more at CSGcards.com.

CGC Trading Cards, a division of Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) dedicated to trading card grading, started accepting submissions in 2020 and has already graded over 2 million trading cards. Those include many rare and valuable cards such as a Pokémon Illustrator that realized $672,000 at auction. Collectors are seeking out CGC Trading Cards for its expert grading, advanced certification process and best-in-class holder. Learn more at CGCcards.com.

"Center Stage has become an invaluable tool for collectors who are looking for cutting-edge technology to help them stay up-to-date with their collections through industry-leading pricing and tracking," said Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of the Certified Collectibles Group. "We're excited to team up with Center Stage to bring our expert grading and certification services to even more collectors and dealers."

Center Stage is now accepting submissions to CSG and CGC Trading Cards through its mobile app. Visit centerstagehq.com/how-to-grade-cards-through-center-stage to learn more.

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