CGC Trading Cards and CSG Attending Collectors Con in Tampa

Posted on 11/24/2021

The companies are offering on-site grading for trading cards and sports cards at the show!

CGC® Trading Cards and Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) are excited to be attending Collectors Con at the Tampa Bay Convention Center on December 10-12, 2021. At the show, both companies will be offering on-site card grading and accepting drop-off submissions. Reps will also be on hand to answer questions, provide info on services and share CGC Trading Cards and CSG swag, including baseball caps, bags, pens and official stickers.

Submit cards for on-site grading

On-site grading for Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering cards will be offered on Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11 (until 3 p.m.), for CGC Trading Cards’ WalkThrough, Express, Standard and Economy grading tiers as well as its ReHolder and High Value ReHolder services. Sub-grades and pedigrees will also be available by request at CGC Trading Cards’ regular pricing.

On-site grading submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, and attendees are encouraged to submit at the start of the show. You will be able to check your CGC Trading Cards account to see when your submission is ready to pick up. If CGC Trading Cards needs to cut off on-site grading submissions early, submissions will still be accepted for CGC Trading Cards to grade at its headquarters at its normal fees and turnaround times.

You must be a CGC Associate or higher member to submit cards for grading. To save time, please complete the CGC Trading Cards Online Submission Form in advance. An option for “Collectors Con On-site Grading” will be added by December 6. For detailed submission instructions, scroll to the “How to Submit” section below.

Please note: CGC Trading Cards will not be accepting comics, magazines and posters at this show.

Pricing for on-site grading at Collectors Con

On-site Grading Fees Turnaround Times
WalkThrough $150 End of show
Express $75 End of show
Standard $40 End of show
Economy $30 End of show
High Value ReHolder $50 End of show
ReHolder $20 End of show

(For CSG on-site grading fees, click here.)

Drop off regular submissions at the show

All grading tiers and services may be submitted at the show to be taken back to CGC Trading Cards’ headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CGC Trading Cards’ regular services and fees will apply to drop-off submissions, plus you’ll save one way of shipping! The cutoff for regular submissions is 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. To see CGC Trading Cards’ regular services and fees, click here.

How to submit

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

  1. Become a CGC member. To join CGC, click here. Memberships start at just $25/year!
  2. Complete the CGC Trading Cards Online Submission Form under “On-site Grading” (after December 3) or “Show Drop-off” and print the packing slip to bring with you to the show. 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.
  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 give your submission to a rep at the booth.

If there are 10 or fewer cards in your submission, CGC Trading Cards representatives 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 but joining and completing submission forms in advance will save you time.

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

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