CSG Attending the Chicago Sports Spectacular in Rosemont, IL

Posted on 10/26/2021

Update: Andy Broome, CSG Senior Grader, will be at the booth! Join CSG November 19-21 for another opportunity to submit sports cards for grading and grab some CSG swag.

Calling all sports cards enthusiasts! Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG™) and legendary athletes, such as Peyton Manning, William Perry, Dennis Rodman and others, will be at the Chicago Sports Spectacular Sports Cards and Collectibles Show, taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois on November 19-21, 2021. CSG representatives will be at Booth C4, accepting submissions, answering questions and explaining CSG’s services and benefits.

Meet the Expert

On Saturday, November 20, Andy Broome, CSG Senior Vintage Sports Card Grader, will be at the booth from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. This is your chance to meet the expert and learn more about professional sports card grading!

To learn more about this 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card, click here.

For more time to enjoy the show, submit your prepared cards through the CSG Express Drop-Off Service. You can skip the submission line and quickly hand off your cards to a CSG rep. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions to get your submission ready.

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While at the booth, be sure to pick up some first edition CSG swag! The reps will have baseball caps, bags, pens and the custom-designed CSG sticker, which could be a collectible of its own one day!

Since launching in February 2021, CSG has been embraced by sports card collectors seeking expert and impartial third-party grading services. With world-class expertise, advanced technology and the best holder in the industry, CSG is changing the game, and submitting at the Chicago Sports Spectacular is a great way to discover CSG’s services.

Please note: CSG will accept Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering card submissions to CGC® Trading Cards at this event, but please refrain from bringing comics, magazines and posters.

Preparing Submissions for the Show

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

  1. Become a CSG member. To join CSG, click here.
  2. Complete the CSG 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 CSG Card Sleeve or similar product and then within a CSG Semi-Rigid Card Holder or similar product. Find out more about CSG 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, CSG representatives will check them in front of you at the show. If the submission has more than 10 cards, or if your submission is for CGC Trading Cards, it will be placed in a tamper-proof container and then opened later under security cameras.

CSG will provide tablets at the booth for submitters to use for sign-up and submission purposes.

All submissions will be transported to CSG’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, for authentication, grading and encapsulation. To learn more about CSG services and fees, click here.

Questions should be directed to CSG at [email protected] or 1-888-274-4723.

Interested in applying for a job at CSG’s Sarasota, Florida, headquarters? There are openings for all skill levels. Learn more at collectiblesgroup.com/careers.

CSG is an expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation service for sports cards. It is the latest company formed by the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), the world’s leading provider of services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. More than any other third-party sports card grading service, CSG uses advanced authentication and grading technology to make the certification process more precise and efficient. After a card has been certified by CSG, it is encapsulated in a display-worthy holder that provides superior long-term protection. CSG also offers the industry’s strongest guarantee, which adds significant confidence, liquidity and value to the hobby.

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