CSG Services & Fees

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Scroll below to see the CSG grading tiers and services available to CSG Collectors Society members for direct submissions to CSG 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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CSG Grading Tiers

Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed. Orders cannot be changed or cancelled once they have been delivered to our facility.

CSG processes credit card payments when a submission enters the grading phase of the certification process.

Now opening submissions delivered the week of November 22, 2021.

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

Cards valued at $50,000 and up.

If you are submitting cards under the Unlimited 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 + 1% FMV
Current Turnaround (working days) 2 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)
$50,000
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$125
Current Turnaround (working days) 2 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) 13 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)
$30
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Economy

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
$500
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$20
Current Turnaround (working days) 45 days
Bulk
(50-card minimum)

Cards may be a mix of types.

Max. Value
per Card
(USD)
$250
Fee Per Card
(USD)
$12
Current Turnaround (working days) 150 days

CSG Add-On Services

Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Sub-Grades

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

Fee Per Card
(USD)
Tier + $10
Current Turnaround (working days) Tier + 5 working days for the Standard, Economy and Bulk tiers.
Autograph

CSG will certify cards with manufacturer’s certified (“pack pulled”) autographs. Cards with other autographs are not currently eligible for CSG certification.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
Tier + $2
Current Turnaround (working days) According to 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 CSG and sufficient documentation must be provided to confirm the requested pedigree. You can pedigree a card to yourself, typically without providing any documentation.

Any requested pedigree that ties a card to a specific event, celebrity/athlete/public figure or a specific auction or auction house must have documentation proving such a pedigree. In the case of auction sales, a letter from the auction house along with images of the card(s) in question must be on file with CSG before approval.

CSG reserves the right to approve or deny any pedigree documentation provided.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
Tier + $5
Current Turnaround (working days) According to tier
CrossOver

A card in a PSA, Beckett* or SGC holder is evaluated for CSG certification. 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.

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 CSG only if CSG believes all of the sub-grades will be the same or higher with CSG.

Cross at Any Grade: If you would like your PSA, Beckett* or SGC-holdered card certified by CSG even if CSG determines that it will receive a lower grade, specify CROSS AT ANY GRADE.

*CSG treats Beckett BCCG encapsulated cards as raw cards. BCCG cards will be removed from their holders and crossed at any grade.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
According to tier
Current Turnaround (working days) According to tier
CSG Thick Holder

Sports cards that are thicker than standard stock are encapsulated in the CSG Thick Holder, which comes in three sizes: 3.5mm, 5.5mm and 7.25mm. If you are submitting a thick card, select "Thick" under "Holder Type" when filling out the CSG online submission form.

The appropriate size holder for your card will be determined by CSG's highly trained staff at its sole discretion.

In some cases, certain thick cards that would normally be accepted for certification may have irregular dimensions and cannot be encapsulated for this reason. In those cases, the cards will be returned unencapsulated ("raw"), and the grading fee will be refunded.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
Tier + $5
Current Turnaround (working days) According to tier

CSG ReHolders

Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
ReHolder

A card in a CSG holder will be placed in a new holder. Cards valued up to $10,000.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
$10
Current Turnaround (working days) 29 days
High Value ReHolder

A card in a CSG holder will be placed in a new holder. Cards valued over $10,000.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
$30
Current Turnaround (working days) 29 days

Other CSG Services

Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Premium Hi-Res Imaging

Select this service for premium high-resolution images of the front and back of the card, shown encapsulated in its CSG holder. Images will be delivered via email.

Fee Per Card
(USD)
$5
Current Turnaround (working days) Tier + 10 working days

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