One CGC Cards Submission Form, ReHolder Special Extended, Incredible Cards Graded and More!

Posted on 9/12/2023

CGC Cards thanks its submitters for being patient during website upgrades and continuing to send in high-caliber cards for best-in-class grading and ReHolder services.

All your cards, all in one place! CGC Cards™ is thrilled to introduce a single, streamlined website and online submission form for all TCGs, sports cards and non-sports cards. In addition, collectors and dealers are now able to submit sports cards to CGC Cards’ offices in London and Munich.

The combination of the Certified Collectibles Group’s grading services for TCGs, sports cards and non-sports cards into one division — CGC Cards — has been a tremendous success. In just two months, more than 400,000 cards have been submitted to CGC Cards, including some of the hobby’s rarest and most iconic cards!

CGC Cards offers many collector-friendly upgrades, such as more affordable prices, the ability to submit without a paid membership, an industry-standard Gem Mint 10 grading scale and a sleek new label that puts the spotlight on the cards.

ReHolder special extended through October 2023

Many submitters have taken advantage of CGC Cards’ $5 ReHolder special for cards valued under $10,000, loving not just the new grading scale and label but also the impressive prices realized for reholdered cards. Due to the popularity of the special, CGC Cards is extending it through October!

To qualify for the discounted ReHolder fee, the submission form must be completed by October 31, 2023, and delivered to CGC Cards by November 20, 2023. All cards submitted for ReHolder with a Gem Mint 9.5 grade automatically convert to the CGC Cards Gem Mint 10 grade. Many of these cards now graded Gem Mint 10 by CGC Cards have gone on to sell for significantly higher prices. Keep reading for examples!

Ready to submit? For more on how to submit, go here, and to get started, simply create an account at the level that’s right for you. A free account is all you need, but paid members enjoy even lower grading fees. If you already have an account, go to the newly streamlined online submission form.

A few minor enhancements are continuing to be made on the websites, which may affect certain resources. Online submissions can still be made as updates continue, and turnaround times will not be impacted. Questions? Contact CGC Cards Customer Service at [email protected] or (+1) 855-GRADE10 (855-472-3310).

Incredible cards graded

In the weeks since CGC Cards began accepting virtually all TCGs, sports cards and non-sports cards, thousands of cards have been submitted for grading, including some particularly special and high-value cards. These include a Pokémon Illustrator graded CGC Gem Mint 10, two Charizards that took advantage of the CGC Cards ReHolder special, an ultra-rare Heroes of the Realm MTG set, a 1939 Ted Williams rookie card (which later sold for a record $99,000) and an early autographed Victor Wembanyana card.

Pokémon Illustrator

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Recently, CGC Cards graded a Pokémon Illustrator, Pokémon (1998) Japanese CoroCoro Comics Illustration Contest Promo. It received a grade of CGC Gem Mint 10, becoming one of the highest-graded examples in the CGC Cards Population Report, with none graded higher. It is currently being offered in an ongoing Heritage Auctions sale, where online bidding for the card has already soared over $250,000.

To learn more about the Pokémon Illustrator and other cards in the can’t-miss sale, go here.

CGC Gem Mint 10 Charizards

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Meanwhile, two Charizard cards were recently submitted through the CGC Cards $5 ReHolder special. Both Charizards are from Base Set — one Shadowless and one Unlimited Edition — and previously had a grade of CGC 9.5. Through the ReHolder special, both Charizard cards were converted to CGC Gem Mint 10 and received the new black label.

But that’s not all — soon after being reholdered, both newly labeled cards made their way to auction. The Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Unlimited Holo graded CGC Gem Mint 10 realized $6,400 in an eBay auction on July 24, while the Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Shadowless Holo graded CGC Gem Mint 10 realized an incredible $37,700 on July 23.

These prices realized are nearly three times the average price that a CGC 9.5 Charizard would likely see at auction. To compare, a Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Unlimited Holo graded CGC 9.5 realized $1,937 on eBay just three months before the new label and grading scale were introduced. Likewise, a Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Shadowless Holo graded CGC 9.5 realized $11,000, also in July 2023.

Heroes of the Realm

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Few Magic: The Gathering cards are more sought after than those within the Heroes of the Realm set. These limited commemorative cards were introduced by Wizards of the Coast (WotC) in 2017 to recognize the internal teams that make MTG such a successful TCG. Each year, WotC creates a new set and distributes it to the teams whose accomplishments are being recognized — the cards are printed in very limited numbers and not made available to the public.

CGC Cards recently certified six Heroes of the Realm cards from the 2020 and 2022 set releases:

  • a Arteeoh, Dread Scavenger, Magic: The Gathering (2022) Heroes of the Realm – 0002 Special Promo graded CGC 9; awarded to various teams within WotC for the return-to-office effort related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • a Collectigull, Magic: The Gathering (2020) Heroes of the Realm – 001/007 Special Promo graded CGC 8; awarded to the Studio X Booster team for their work on special card frames in the Throne of Eldraine set
  • a Keeper of the Secret Lair, Magic: The Gathering (2020) Heroes of the Realm – 002/007 Special Promo graded CGC Gem Mint 10; awarded to the Studio X Secret Lair team for their work on the Secret Lair Drop Series
  • a War of the Spark, Magic: The Gathering (2020) Heroes of the Realm – 003/007 Special Promo graded CGC Gem Mint 10; awarded to the War of the Spark team for the culmination and successful release of the War of the Spark MTG event
  • a Champions of Archery, Magic: The Gathering (2020) Heroes of the Realm – 004/007 Special Promo graded CGC 9.5; awarded to the Throne of Eldraine team for their work on the set of the same name
  • a Myntasha, Honored One, Magic: The Gathering (2020) Heroes of the Realm – 005/007 Special Promo graded CGC 8.5; awarded to the Modern Horizons team for their work on the set of the same name

1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams

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CGC Cards has also graded several high-value sports cards recently. In July 2023, a 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams graded CGC 9 knocked a PWCC Premier Auction sale out of the park when it realized $99,000, setting a new record for the most expensive CGC-certified sports card ever sold through PWCC.

To learn more about Ted Williams and the 1939 Play Ball rookie card, go here.

Victor Wembanyama Autographed Rookie Card

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In addition, coveted modern sports cards are being submitted to CGC Cards, such as a hand-signed rookie card of Victor Wembanyama, the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. The 2022-23 Bowman University Chrome Autographs #101 Victor Wembanyama received the CGC Pristine 10 grade and an autograph grade of CGC 10. It is the only example of its kind in the CGC Cards Population Report and will be a difficult card to beat.

To learn more about this card, go here.

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