CGC Cards Now Grading Telephone Cards in Shanghai

Posted on 3/4/2024

Chinese telephone cards may only be submitted to the Shanghai office through select dealers. Please read on for more information.

Note: The Telephone Card Grading Scale is now live. To view it, click here.

CGC Cards™ is excited to announce that NGC Shanghai Business Information Consulting Co., Ltd. (NGC Shanghai), its affiliate in China, will now accept telephone cards for grading. In addition, NGC Shanghai will accept telephone card submissions at the on-site grading event in March 2024. For more information about that event, click here.

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Since the 1980s, telephone cards have been issued to consumers for the purpose of making long-distance calls. While some of these telephone cards are standard issues, others have limited-edition print designs that make them collectible. Examples include Disney-themed telephone cards, special sports or Olympics cards and more. Collecting these limited-edition telephone cards has become popular not only in Asia but around the world.

Meet Our Expert

CGC Cards is working with renowned telephone card expert Tao Jiang as a consultant to ensure the accuracy and legitimacy of its telephone card grading services. Jiang resides in Beijing and has 15 years of experience in the telephone card industry, including six years as the national general agent for the cards grading division of Chinese grading company GBCA. Jiang is currently the Vice President of the Card Collection Committee of the China Association of Collectors and a member of the National Card Exhibition Evaluation Committee, where he helps run and promote the Chinese cards marketplace that enables collectors and dealers to check current information and prices for telephone cards.

Telephone Card Grading Scale

Due to how telephone cards are printed in China, and their usage requirements, CGC Cards will use a different grading scale to grade telephone cards that are submitted in Shanghai. Click here to view the Telephone Card Grading Scale. For questions regarding the grading scale, please email NGC Shanghai at [email protected].

Please note: CGC Cards will only accept unused Chinese generic magnetic telephone cards for grading. Any used magnetic telephone cards will be returned to sender ungraded.

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Special instructions for submitting telephone cards

Telephone cards may only be submitted to NGC Shanghai through select authorized dealers. The dealers accepting telephone cards are:

Beijing Jika Youcang Business Service Co., Ltd

Address: B01, 2nd Floor, Fulite Collection Market, No. 23 Dewai Huangsi Avenue, Desheng Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Submission Telephone: 13051898090
WeChat Account: Jika Youcang
Email: [email protected]

Shanghai Tianli Collection Culture Dissemination Co., Ltd.

Address A: Room 6201, 2F, Building 6, Dongfang Shangbo Garden, 3539 Dongfang Road, Pudong New area, Shanghai
Address B: Room 2307, Zhongkuang building, No. 620, Jiumen Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Official Consultation Hotline: 021-68387888
Customer Service WeChat: tljc2000

Tianning District Lanling Qianrun Arts and Crafts Center

Address: Room 403, Building 10, Fuhe Mingju, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province
Submission Telephone: 13775000858/13861177418
WeChat: 13775000858

Leyida · Kalakala CardL

Address: Block A, 16th floor, Baoding Building, 550 Xujiahui Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Submission Telephone/WeChat: Mr. Zhu 18721378513 / Mr. Wang 18817708772
WeChat Account: kalakala_cardl

Masi Trading (Beijing) Co., Ltd

Address: B2-20, No. 1117 Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Submission Telephone/WeChat: 13063591448

NGC Shanghai will continue to accept telephone cards through these dealers after the March on-site grading event.

For serial number attribution on the CGC Cards label, please follow these instructions:

Attributing Serial Numbers

If you would like a telephone card's serial number to be attributed on the CGC Cards label, you must write the number clearly on your printed packing slip; for example: ADD ATTRIBUTION 111188885555. Also, write the serial number on a sticker and gently adhere the sticker to the card’s penny sleeve. If you do not want a serial number attribution, write DO NOT ATTRIBUTE on the packing slip.

The fee for serial number attributions is an additional 20 RMB plus VAT. If CGC Cards is unable to read or verify the serial number, the fee will still apply.

Need more info?

For more information, contact NGC Shanghai:

NGC Shanghai Business Information Consulting Co., Ltd.
Unit 1101-41, Shanghai Central Plaza, 381 Huaihai Middle Road,
Shanghai, China 200020
Telephone: (+86) 400 635 8226, (+86) 21 6091 8050
Email: [email protected]

Interested in working for CGC Cards in Shanghai?

CGC Cards is actively seeking card experts in China to join its Shanghai team and contribute their knowledge to identify, authenticate and grade TCGs, non-sports and sports cards. If you are interested in applying for a position in Shanghai, please visit our careers page to apply!

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