CGC Trading Cards Attending Gen Con in Indianapolis

Posted on 8/20/2021

Submit your cards with Express Drop-off to save time and enjoy Gen Con!

CGC Trading Cards is accepting Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering submissions at Gen Con, taking place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on September 16-19, 2021. Submit your cards for grading and chat with representatives from CGC Trading Cards, who will be there to answer questions and explain CGC Trading Cards’ services and the benefits of certification.

To save time and enjoy Gen Con, take advantage of Express Drop-off, which enables you to skip the submission line and quickly hand off your prepared submission to a CGC Trading Cards rep with no hassle. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions to get your submission ready.

The experts at CGC Trading Cards use innovative technology to authenticate and grade cards as well as superior, state-of-the-art holders that collectors and dealers trust. Since July 2020, CGC Trading Cards has certified impressive collections, such as the elusive 2001 Pokémon Tropical Mega Battle English VS set, and a variety of rarities, such as the coveted Pokémon Illustrator card.

Please note: CGC Trading Cards will accept sports card submissions for Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG) at this event, but please refrain from bringing comics, magazines and concert posters.

Preparing Express Drop-off Submissions for the Show

To streamline submissions at the show, please take the following steps before arriving:

  1. Become a CGC Collectors Society member. To join CGC, click here.
  2. Complete the CGC Trading Cards Online Submission Form under “Show Drop-off” and print the packing slip. Make sure your account number, shipping address, return shipping method and requested services are included on the paperwork.
  3. Carefully insert each of your cards in a CGC Trading Cards Sleeve or similar product and then within a CGC Trading Cards Semi-Rigid Card Holder or similar product. Find out more about CGC Trading Cards Card Sleeves and Semi-Rigid Holders here.
  4. Place your cards in the exact order that they are listed on the packing slip.
  5. Keep your cards safe and secure until you are able to drop off your submission with a rep at the booth.

If there are 10 or fewer cards in your submission, CGC Trading Cards will check them in front of you at the show. If the submission has more than 10 cards, it will be placed in a tamper-proof container and then opened later under security cameras.

CGC Trading Cards will provide tablets at the booth for submitters to use for sign-up and submission purposes or fill out the online submission form.

All submissions will be transported to CGC Trading Cards headquarters in nearby Sarasota, Florida for authentication, grading and encapsulation. To learn more about CGC Trading Cards services and fees, click here.

Questions should be directed to CGC Trading Cards at [email protected] or 1-877-662-6642.

Interested in applying for a job at CGC Trading Cards’ Sarasota, Florida, headquarters? There are openings for all skill levels. Learn more at

About CGC Trading Cards

CGC Trading Cards is the division of Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) that provides expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation services for virtually all Pokémon TCG and Magic: The Gathering cards. Its graders use a highly accurate, industry-standard 10-point grading scale and evaluate cards using advanced equipment, including devices that perform ultra-microscopic inspections and precisely calculate centering. After cards have been authenticated and graded, they are encapsulated in the CGC Trading Cards holder, which combines crystal-clear optics and advanced archival materials for the best in display and protection.

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