Just over a year after launching into the sports card grading market, CSG changes its label and grading scale. The change came after months of R&D, market studies, focus groups, and testing.CSG Ups Its Game with a New Label and Revised Grading Scale! www.csgcards.com
Flip Design Change
The green that once themed the original label has been replaced with a black, silver, and gold color scheme that will help keep the focus on the card itself instead of distracting from it. Here’s the promo video:Introducing the New CSG Label. www.youtube.com
Revised Grading Scale
CSG has also upgraded its grading scale.CSG Sports Card Grading Scale. www.csgcards.com The Pristine 10 has been replaced with the Gem Mint 10, which is more representative of the market’s association with that number. Below that is now a Mint+ 9.5.
Sub-Grades Are Gone, Mostly
CSG will continue to assign the Perfect 10 to cards in the absolute finest condition and all will receive sub-grades by default at no additional charge. For all other grades, however, sub-grades have been discontinued. The reason for this is that sub-grade requests were made by less than 20% of submitters. Sunsetting this option will allow CSG to focus on other priorities such as turnaround times, which have proven to be some of the quickest in the industry.
Pricing & Turnaround Times
Since its launch into the grading card market, CSG has seen instant market acceptance with over 750,000 cards graded to date and they have the second-largest capacity of any third-party grading service.
In addition to its long history of grading collectibles, CSG also shines from its prices and turnaround times. Grading fees start at just $12 per card and service can be handled within the span of just 3-45 business days.
To see the current eBay auctions for CSG graded cards, click here.
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I’m getting used to the new label. However, I do wish they offered subgrades as an option for all grades, not just the perfect 10. I was among the 20% that used that option, even though it was an extra cost per card. Sigh. Gotta love being an early adopter I guess.