CSG and CGC Trading Cards Attending Collectors Con in Tampa

Posted on 11/24/2021

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

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) and CGC® Trading Cards 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 CSG and CGC Trading Cards swag, including baseball caps, bags, pens and official stickers.

Submit cards for on-site grading

On-site grading for sports cards will be offered on Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11 (until 3 p.m.), for CSG’s Unlimited WalkThrough, WalkThrough, Express, Standard and Economy grading tiers as well as its CrossOver, ReHolder and High Value ReHolder services. Sub-grades, autograph grades and pedigrees will also be available by request at CSG’s 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 CSG account to see when your submission is ready to pick up. If CSG needs to cut off on-site grading submissions early, submissions will still be accepted for CSG to grade at its headquarters at its normal fees and turnaround times.

You must be a CSG Associate or higher member to submit cards for grading. To save time, please complete the CSG Online Submission Form in advance. An option for “Collectors Con On-site Grading” will be added by December 3. For detailed submission instructions, scroll to the “How to Submit” section below.

Pricing for on-site grading at Collectors Con

On-site Grading Fees Turnaround Times
Unlimited WalkThrough $150 + 1% End of show
WalkThrough $150 End of show
Express $75 End of show
Standard $40 End of show
Economy $30 End of show
CrossOver According to Tier End of show
High Value ReHolder $50 End of show
ReHolder $20 End of show

(For CGC Trading Cards 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 CSG’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CSG 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 CSG’s 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 CSG member. To join CSG, click here. Memberships start at just $25/year!
  2. Complete the CSG Online Submission Form under “On-site Grading” (after December 3) or “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.
  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, CSG 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.

CSG 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 CSG at [email protected] or 1-888-274-4723.


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