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  1. Unfortunately, we are not currently grading cards that large. CSG currently grades cards that measure 2-5/8" x 3-3/4" or less. The 1964 Topps Giant Baseball Cards measure 3-1/8" x 5-1/4."
  2. @Tin Lizzy On the Online Submission Form, choose the Bulk tier option along with the Sub-Grades Add-On and then hit ADD CARDS. Once you have added all of your cards that you want sub-grades on then hit REVIEW CART. When you are on the Review Cart screen, hit the ADD ANOTHER SERVICE button and you will be taken back to the tier screen. From there you can choose the Bulk tier again and hit ADD CARDS. When you get to the Add Cards screen, make sure you select the Autograph check box for each card that you want to add that grading option to. When you are finished adding all of the autograph cards you can hit the Review Cart button again. You just need to make sure that the total number of cards is a minimum of 50. The 50 cards can be mixed between ones with sub-grades and ones with the autograph grading option. Please Note, these are considered different services and it will cause the cards to be split into two invoices and will be shipped back to you separately.
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    Submit cards to CSG through Express Drop-off and pick up some CSG swag! Hey, sports card fans! Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG™) is attending the Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club’s 36th Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, taking place at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts, on November 5-7, 2021. Representatives will be at booth L4/L5/L6 to accept submissions, answer questions and explain CSG’s services and benefits. Also attending the show are sports legends, such as Nate "Tiny" Archibald, Robert Parrish, Bob Sweeney and more, so you’ll be in good company! Before you start scouting sports stars, stop by the CSG booth to submit your cards through CSG’s Express Drop-off service. When you have your submission prepared ahead of time, you can skip the submission line and quickly hand off your cards to a CSG rep — hassle free. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions to get your submission ready. Plus, pick up some 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 Greater Boston Sports Card and Memorabilia Show 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: Become a CSG member. To join CSG, click here. 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. 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. Place your cards in the exact order that they are listed on the packing slip. 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 service@CSGcards.com or 1-888-274-4723.
  4. List your CSG-certified cards on StarStock’s collector-friendly marketplace. Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG™) is excited to share that CSG-certified sports cards are now eligible to be listed on the StarStock marketplace. To celebrate the launch, StarStock is offering a $2 site credit per CSG-graded card submitted, for submissions postmarked during the month of October 2021. READ MORE
  5. @Ryan Magee That is correct @oluckydayo If you are submitting multiple grading tiers in the same shipping box, indicate the highest/fastest grading tier on the sides of your shipping box. Incorrectly marked packages will experience delays. Please make sure that you pack your cards in the shipping box in the exact order that they appear on your packing list that you will print out when completing your CSG Online Submission form.
  6. @Eric3222 Thank you for reaching out to us with your question. CSG will certify sports cards with manufacturer’s certified (“pack pulled”) autographs only. Cards with other autographs are not currently eligible for CSG certification. The cost to have your manufacturer's certified autographed card certified would depend on the service tier that you choose. For more information on the current CSG Services & Fees CLICK HERE.
  7. The top card from the 1980-81 Topps set brings together three of the NBA’s most legendary players. Topps introduced a new concept to the world of sports card collecting when it released its 1980-81 set of basketball cards. Every card in the set featured three players, each on its own “mini card,” with perforations that allowed the standard-sized cards to be separated easily into three smaller cards. The mini card concept didn’t catch on, but the set produced a card that is considered by some to be the “holy grail” of basketball card collecting. READ MORE
  8. Seven months after opening an office in Japan, Topps has secured a licensing agreement for trading cards with the country’s top baseball league. READ MORE
  9. @Ben Sloc I apologize for the centering issue on your CSG slab. I have forwarded this information to our quality control to look into the labels being printed off-center. Please utilize our new, self-serve Mechanical Error feature on the Online Submission form to return your item for correction. Thank You & Have a Great Day!
  10. Topps’ Gypsy Queen baseball has always had an old-time, 19th-century feel to it. That makes sense since the set is based on the cigarette cards released between 1887 and 1890. Unlike Allen & Ginter, another retro set that has more of an eclectic mix, Gypsy Queen concentrates solely on baseball. Gypsy Queen will be released the week of May 18, 2022. A hobby box will contain 24 packs, with eight cards to a pack. Topps is promising two autograph cards and three chrome cards per hobby box. READ MORE
  11. Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG™) recently certified a 2020 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs #101 Joe Burrow. CSG graded the Rookie Ticket Autograph card a 9.5, with sub-grades of 10 for Centering, Corners and Edges and a 9 for Surface. The autograph graded a 10. This on-card autograph, uncommon in this set, is highly coveted by collectors compared to the on-sticker variety. Both types of autographs are still authenticated by Panini. READ MORE
  12. A new basketball card brand will arrive later in the NBA season with Panini set to push out 2021-22 Recon Basketball. The name isn’t totally new. Recon was used inside last season’s Chronicles Basketball product, but now becomes a standalone product, with a release date of October 27. READ MORE
  13. @Nooorm If you want to have the card graded you would need to crack it and then send it in raw as a regular CSG submission. Here are the specifics of the CSG Cross-Over Service: CSG Cross-Over Service With CSG's CrossOver service, a card in a PSA, Beckett* or SGC holder is evaluated for CSG grading. The card will be removed from its holder and encapsulated by CSG only if CSG believes that the card will receive a CSG grade that is the same or higher than the grade assigned by the other grading service. If CSG believes the card does not meet its standards for the grade, it will be returned in its original holder and the full grading fee will still apply. If the card has been assigned sub-grades by the other grading service, it will be removed from its holder and encapsulated by CSG only if CSG believes all of the sub-grades will be the same or higher with CSG. *CSG treats Beckett BCCG encapsulated cards as raw cards. BCCG cards will be removed from their holders and crossed at any grade.
  14. @JWBlue When cards enter the grading phase of the certification process, CSG processes credit card payments. After the grading/encapsulation/imaging phase would be the quality control phase followed by the shipping phase. If you would like to inquire with CSG Customer Service, you can do so at the following: 1 888 CSG GRADE (1 888 274 4723) toll free1 941 361 1950Service@CSGcards.com
  15. @TheJakester I was given this message from our Website Coordinator "The ProIV server is currently down. Any web function that relies on ProIV is not working. This includes CSG submission forms, cert verification, submission tracking, registry entries, etc." Most likely the issues you are having are due this.
  16. @Yeahiwasder4dat All bulk submissions are currently on an estimated 139 working days turnaround. CSG always works off the current schedule listed here. PLEASE NOTE: Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed. Your bulk submission would be running on the current CSG turnaround times which are at an estimated 139 working days. Feel free to reach out to CSG customer service at Service@csgcards.com if you need further assistance.
  17. Bowman’s 1951 Mickey Mantle is considered the baseball icon’s true rookie card. The experts at Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG™) were honored to grade two examples of sought-after cards featuring baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle. READ MORE
  18. @DHoey07 I am sorry to hear that about your card. If you feel the card was damaged while at our facility then please reach out to CSG Customer Service. 1 888 CSG GRADE (1 888 274 4723) toll free1 941 361 1950Service@CSGcards.com
  19. @dmaune That is correct. If your bulk submission was delivered in June then your estimated turnaround time would be from that date. Bulk submissions are currently at an estimated 139 working days.
  20. RyanCSG

    Sub Grade Cost

    Hello Everyone, We apologize for the confusing response to the original question about charging for sub-grades. There is no double standard when it comes to CSG grading. Cards are graded the same, whether the submitter has requested sub-grades or not. However, sub-grades do take more time during the grading process. When a card is submitted to CSG, it is evaluated by the graders, and all four sub-grades are considered when determining a card's grade. When sub-grades are requested, there is essentially an extra step of confirming and recording the sub-grades, which slows down the grading process. That's the distinction and the reason for the fee.
  21. RyanCSG

    Sub Grade Cost

    We apologize for the confusion here. Our basic service is no sub-grades, and we offer our customers the option to add subgrades to their cards for cards they feel would benefit from having sub-grades. Subgrades are not our standard service, and they do take longer in the grading process. In order to offer the same quality service to all customers, we charge a fee for the additional add-on service of subgrades.
  22. @Matt Kahkonen You got two great cards right there. We are glad to hear that you are happy with your submissions. Thank you for choosing CSG!
  23. @OSGAR I moved your post to the Sports Card Marketplace so you can see if any collectors have interest in your cards.
  24. Get in the game with the premier online arena for sports card collecting. Certified Sports Guaranty™(CSG®) is excited to announce that the CSG Registry is now live and ready for your sports cards! Online collectibles registries are popular and powerful tools that benefit collectors by providing inspiration, organization and recognition as collections are shared around the world. With the CSG Registry, sports card collectors will find a superior platform where they can display their CSG-certified cards and compete against other collectors to see who has the best sets. LEARN MORE Have slot or set requests? REQUEST THEM HERE
  25. @Mrtombs I confirmed with one of our CSG graders as well just to make sure the card was mislabeled. You can utilize our new Mechanical Error feature on the Online Submission form to return your card for the correction. I attached a screenshot of the Submission Form to show where that section is. NOTE: Valid Mechanical Error submissions will not be charged shipping, insurance, or handling fees. The payment card you provide during checkout will not be charged unless your submission is determined to be invalid. You can also reach out to CSG Customer Service if you have any questions/concerns about the Mechanical Error feature. 1 888 CSG GRADE (1 888 274 4723) toll free 1 941 361 1950 Service@CSGcards.com I hope that this information was helpful. Thank You & Have a Great Day!