Sports Cards and TCGs Graded by CGC Cards Realize Impressive Prices in July PWCC Sales
Posted on 8/10/2023
Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is collaborating with PWCC Marketplace to bring collectors weekly online auctions presented by PWCC that feature TCGs, sports cards and non-sports cards graded by CGC Cards™. The popular program offers numerous opportunities from across the card market, as collector interest continues to grow since the collaboration debuted in 2022.
On July 6, 2023, a 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams graded CGC 9 sold for $99,000. The sale is the highest price realized by any CGC-certified card not only in July, but for any CGC-certified sports card offered through PWCC since the partnership was established. Learn more about this astounding high-grade card here.
Also, on July 6, a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Ty Cobb (Red) graded CGC Gem Mint 10 sold for $34,800. The Cobb card is one of multiple CGC-certified pre-war baseball cards from the 1910 E98 Set of 30 that sold through PWCC in July. The legendary center fielder played for the Detroit Tigers for the majority of his MLB career, from 1905 to 1926. Cobb set 90 MLB records, with several still intact to this day.
Meanwhile, two Pokémon cards each realized over $7,000 on July 23. A Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Holo graded CGC Pristine 10 sold for $7,800. The Base Set Charizard is one of the rarest cards in the Pokémon TCG. Because Charizard was such a popular card in 1999 and beyond, it is extremely difficult to find any in flawless condition today. There are just five Charizard Base Set — Unlimited Holo cards graded CGC Pristine 10 in the CGC Cards Population Report.
Additionally, an Alola Friends, Pokémon (2019) Japanese Sun & Moon – 401/SM-P Limited Collection Master Battle Set Promo graded CGC Pristine 10 realized $7,200. This promo card was only available in limited-edition Master Battle Collection products, which were sold in Japanese Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Center Online in 2019.
Other CGC-certified sports cards in the July auctions included:
- a 1984 Panini F1 Grand Prix Scratch N' Play Ayrton Senna graded CGC 9 that realized $31,200 on July 6
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Hans Wagner (Green) graded CGC 7 that realized $7,800 on July 6
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Cy Young (Green) graded CGC 9 that realized $7,650 on July 6
- a 1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays graded CGC 8.5 that realized $6,300 on July 9
- a 1948 Leaf #32 Warren Spahn graded CGC 8 that realized $5,400 on July 6
Other CGC-certified TCGs in the July auctions included:
- a Tropical Tidal Wave, Pokémon (2010) Japanese Unnumbered World Championships Promo graded CGC Pristine 10 that realized $5,760 on July 9
- an Alola Friends, Pokémon (2019) Japanese Sun & Moon – 401/SM-P Limited Collection Master Battle Set Promo graded CGC Gem Mint 10 that realized $5,400 on July 2
- a Mox Emerald, Magic: The Gathering (1993) Limited Edition Beta graded CGC 7.5 that realized $4,920 on July 2
- an Alola Friends, Pokémon (2019) Japanese Sun & Moon – 401/SM-P Limited Collection Master Battle Set Promo graded CGC Gem Mint 10 that realized $4,680 on July 23
- a Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Holo graded CGC Gem Mint 10 that realized $4,440 on July 23
Notable Upcoming PWCC Sales
PWCC Marketplace continues to offer CGC-certified cards in their weekly, fixed and premium auction formats. On August 6, a Blastoise, Pokémon (1996) Japanese Base Set Holo graded CGC Gem Mint 10 sold for $564. There are thousands of other CGC-certified cards being offered on the platform in August as well.
Other CGC-graded TCGs in the August auctions include:
- an Underground Sea, Magic: The Gathering (1994) Revised Edition graded CGC 8
- a Scarlet Spider, Fleer (1995) Ultra Spider-Man #48 graded CGC 7
- an Ant-Man, Spider-Man Metal (2022) Upper Deck #104 Precious Metal Gems – Red – High Series graded CGC 9
- a Poncho-wearing Pikachu, Pokémon (2015) Japanese XY & XY BREAK Promos – 203/XY-P Pikachu Mega Campaign graded CGC Pristine 10
- a Pikachu, Pokémon Topsun (1997) Original Series – No. 025 Prism Holo graded CGC 5.5
Other CGC-graded sports cards in the August auctions include:
- a 2022 Panini Phoenix Rising Rookie Material Signatures #RMS-DR Desmond Ridder - NFL Shield graded CGC 9, with an autograph graded CGC 10
- a 2018 Topps Chrome #150 Shohei Ohtani graded CGC Gem Mint 10
- a 2021-22 Panini Spectra Rookie Jersey Autographs #177 Scottie Barnes graded CGC 9.5, with an autograph graded CGC 10
- a 2021 Bowman Sapphire #BCP-71 Blaze Jordan graded CGC Gem Mint 10
- a 1994 Upper Deck #19 Michael Jordan graded CGC Gem Mint 10
Sell Your CGC-certified Cards on PWCC Marketplace!
PWCC Marketplace and CGC Cards have created a streamlined pathway to grading and selling through an operational partnership between the two companies. The grading and selling program is accessed via an online submission process on the PWCC website, and everything is managed through the PWCC Vault.
Cards sent to CGC receive priority grading and encapsulation through its third-party grading service for sports cards. Graded cards are returned to PWCC and immediately added to PWCC’s Auction Builder Curation Algorithm process, which optimizes cards for sale in upcoming PWCC Weekly Sunday Auctions.
For more information about this program, click here.
Prices realized include buyer’s premium.
Note: At the time these cards were graded, they were encapsulated with the original CGC Cards label. Starting July 11, 2023, CGC Cards began encapsulating cards with the new CGC Cards label. In addition to the new label, collectors enjoy many other benefits with CGC Cards, such as the ability to submit without purchasing a membership and an industry-standard Gem Mint 10 grading Scale. For collectors and dealers who would like to reholder cards, CGC Cards has lowered its reholder fee to just $5 until September 30, 2023, for cards valued under $10,000, and any cards with a grade of Gem Mint 9.5 automatically convert to the CGC Cards Gem Mint 10 grade! For more information, go here.
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