CGC Trading Cards Services & Fees

Scroll below to see the CGC Trading Cards grading tiers and services available to CGC Collectors Society members for direct submissions to CGC Trading Cards in the United States. Not a member? Learn more >

A $5 handling fee applies to all submissions.

Turnaround times reflect the estimated number of working days to complete a submission delivered to our facility today. Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed. Due to high submission volumes, there may be a delay in opening incoming packages.

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CGC Trading Cards Grading Tiers

Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed. Orders cannot be changed or cancelled once in transit to our facility.

Please note that a $2 fee per card will be applied to cards that are not fully described on the submission form.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
Fee Per Card
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Bulk

Cards may be a mix of different types/games. 50-card minimum.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
$250
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$15
Current Turnaround (working days) 40 days
Economy

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
$500
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$25
Current Turnaround (working days) 25 days
Standard

If you are submitting cards under the Standard grading tier, mark each side of your shipping box with ST in large, bold letters.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
$1,000
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$35
Current Turnaround (working days) 15 days
Express

If you are submitting cards under the Express grading tier, mark each side of your shipping box with EX in large, bold letters.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
$10,000
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$60
Current Turnaround (working days) 7 days
WalkThrough

If you are submitting cards under the WalkThrough grading tier, mark each side of your shipping box with WK in large, bold letters.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$125
Current Turnaround (working days) 3 days
Sub-Grades

In addition to its overall grade, a card is assigned grades for Centering, Corners, Edges and Surface. Selecting Sub-Grades will add five days to the turnaround time for the Bulk, Economy and Standard tiers. There is no additional turnaround time for the Express and WalkThrough tiers.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
N/A
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$10
Current Turnaround (working days) Tier + 5 days
Error

A card that has a printing error. Required for any card with a printing error.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
Fee Per Card
(USD)
Grading Fee +$5
Current Turnaround (working days) Same as tier
Pedigree

A pedigree can be added to the certification label to indicate a card's past or present ownership. To pedigree a card to a previous owner, that collector or collection must be considered to be significant by CGC Trading Cards and sufficient documentation must be provided to confirm the requested pedigree. You can pedigree a card to yourself, typically without providing any documentation.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
Fee Per Card
(USD)
Grading Fee + $5
Current Turnaround (working days) Same as tier
CrossOver
(Also select a grading tier)

A card in a PSA or Beckett holder is evaluated for CGC Trading Cards certification. Select an appropriate grading tier based on the card’s fair market value and your desired turnaround time. If the card does not cross, the full grading fee will still apply. Sub-Grades: If the card has been assigned sub-grades by the other grading service, it will be removed from its holder and encapsulated by CGC Trading Cards only if all of the sub-grades will be the same or higher with CGC Trading Cards. Cross at Any Grade: If you would like your PSA or Beckett-holdered card certified by CGC Trading Cards even if CGC Trading Cards determines that it will receive a lower grade, specify CROSS AT ANY GRADE.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
Fee Per Card
(USD)
Grading Tier Fee
Current Turnaround (working days) Same as tier
ReHolder

A card in a CGC Trading Cards holder is encapsulated in a new CGC Trading Cards holder. The grade assigned to the card will not change. To qualify, the card must still be encapsulated in its original CGC Trading Cards holder.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
$10,000
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$10
Current Turnaround (working days) 10 days
ReHolder - High Value

A high value card in a CGC Trading Cards holder is encapsulated in a new CGC Trading Cards holder. The grade assigned to the card will not change. To qualify, the card must still be encapsulated in its original CGC Trading Cards holder.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$30
Current Turnaround (working days) 10 days
Imaging

Digital imaging for cards submitted under any of CGC Trading Cards’ grading and service tiers. Consists of accurate high-resolution images of the front and back of the card, shown encapsulated in its CGC Trading Cards holder. Applies to all cards on the form. Not available for on-site services.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
Fee Per Card
(USD)
Grading fee + $5
Current Turnaround (working days) Tier + 10 days
Notes:

The fees above apply only to direct submissions to CGC by Collector members. In the event that CGC, at its sole discretion, determines that the fair market value of a collectible is higher than the value stated by the submitter, CGC will move the collectible to the appropriate higher tier and the additional charge will be the responsibility of the submitter. For more information on determining fair market value, review the Declared Value Policy.

Collectibles submitted for regrading with their original label ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE THE SAME GRADE. CGC does not return Mylars, backing boards, card savers, sleeves or any other storage/shipping materials sent in with collectibles. Please do not send your collectible's Certificate of Authenticity (COA) as we cannot guarantee that it will be returned. Once submitted, CGC cannot make changes to any submission with fewer than 10 collectibles. Please note that national holidays and the Fridays before a major convention are not counted as business days for submission processing.

Membership grading credits CAN be used for On-Site Grading.

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