CGC Cards Offers Free Grading and $1,000 Bounty Credit for MLB Debut Patch Autograph Cards

Posted on 11/17/2023

To celebrate the 2023 Topps Chrome Update Series Baseball set's new MLB Debut Patch Autograph inserts, CGC Cards is offering FREE grading in partnership with Topps and Fanatics, plus a special bounty for collectors!

Let the hunt begin! The 2023 Topps Chrome Update Series Baseball set was just released — featuring brand new one-of-one patch autograph cards — and CGC Cards™ is teaming up with Topps and Fanatics to offer free grading. And that's not all… Submit the autograph cards for a $1,000 bounty credit with CGC Cards!

Topps Chrome is one of the premier annual sets to hit the sports card market each year. The annual Update Baseball series continues to gain popularity, now transitioning to a full-fledged MLB Hobby product in 2023 compared to its previously smaller Retail-only releases. For the 2023 Update Baseball series, Topps Chrome has added the company's newest insert to products: the 91-card MLB Debut Patch Autograph Set. Featuring 91 different players that recently made their MLB debut, each autographed patch card is serial numbered 1/1. The search is on to find these first-of-their-kind inserts. Good luck and happy hunting!

CGC Cards $1,000 Bounty Details

CGC has partnered with Topps and Fanatics to offer free grading for both redemptions and cards pulled live from boxes. There are about 60 redemptions within 2023 Topps Chrome Update Baseball products, with 91 total one-of-one MLB Debut Patch Autograph cards available for collectors to find!

In addition, CGC will offer a $1,000 bounty credit for collectors that submit an MLB Debut Patch Autograph card for grading, either directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, FL or through Topps' Redemption Program. Submitting a card to CGC Cards requires a free or paid membership. Learn more about the benefits of a paid membership here.

Credits issued can be used toward any grading fees for submissions to CGC Cards. The credit expires one year after issuance. The bounty program will expire on June 30, 2024. Therefore, all submissions must be sent to CGC Cards before this date to take advantage of the free grading and $1,000 credit bounty program. The $1,000 credit is only valid for the first time the card is sent in for certification with CGC. The one-of-one cards cannot be submitted twice.


What items can I grade with the $1,000 credit?

How long until my credit is applied?

    One week.

How will I know if a card has been graded by your company?

    It will be included in the CGC Cards Population Report.

Need more info?

To learn more about CGC Cards services and fees, click here. Questions for CGC Cards should be sent to [email protected] or by phone at (+1) 855-GRADE10 (855-472-3310).

CGC Cards is a third-party authentication, grading and encapsulation service for TCGs, sports cards and non-sports cards that uses world-class expertise, advanced technology, innovation and operational excellence to provide all card collectors and dealers with accurate, consistent, affordable and fast certification services. We also offer the industry’s strongest guarantee, which adds significant confidence and value to the hobby. To learn more, visit

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