CSG and Renowned Artist Andy Friedman Join Together for Exclusive Partnership

Posted on 3/24/2023

CSG is encapsulating dozens of Andy Friedman's original sports artworks, and the famed artist will be signing original trading cards at CSG's booth at The MINT Collective in Las Vegas.

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with renowned artist Andy Friedman to encapsulate and authenticate more than 40 of his original pieces of artwork featured in his 2022 collaboration with popular sports card company Topps, "Spotlight 70 II." Additionally, Friedman will attend The MINT Collective at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2023 to sign custom cards and display his original Topps artwork at the CSG booth.

The front and back of the Andy Friedman x CSG custom card, which will be available while supplies last at The MINT Collective on April 1 and 2, 2023
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Friedman is an award-winning visual artist, musician and writer whose various works have been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Esquire, The New Yorker and many more publications. In 2021, Friedman first collaborated with Topps on the 2021 "Spotlight 70" set, which saw the artist create ink and watercolor images of fan-favorite MLB players of the past. The 70-card "Spotlight 70" set was an online-exclusive series, with the cards only available on Topps' website from July 22 to August 19, 2021. Friedman followed up the next year with Topps 2022 "Spotlight 70 II," which sold out in under 72 hours.

During the first weekend of April 2023, Friedman will be joining CSG at The MINT Collective in Las Vegas, Nevada. The famed artist will be on hand to sign the above custom Andy Friedman x CSG cards for free while supplies last. He will sign at CSG's booth at the event on Saturday, April 1 (11 a.m. to noon) and Sunday, April 2 (1 to 2 p.m.). Visitors can also view his original artwork from the 2022 Topps "Spotlight 70 II" set, which will be on display at the CSG booth as well.

If you're in the Las Vegas area, you won't want to miss The MINT Collective at the MGM Grand. Make sure to stop by the CSG booth to check out artist Andy Friedman and his work. Plus, several historic CSG-graded Michael Jordan mementos will be on display, along with The Locker Room Collection featuring player-issued cards that were given to 1990s Chicago Bulls greats, as well as a treasure hunt, fun giveaways, prizes and more!

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