CSG Enters the Sports Card Grading Market and Slabs its First Card

Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has a rich history of grading a variety of collectibles such as comics, coins, stamps, and paper money so it was only logical and a matter of time before it took the leap into the sports card grading market. Enter Certified Sports Guaranty™ (CSG™).

The first card off the line has already been processed (and sold on 3/11/2021 for $98,100). Here it is:

LeBron James 2003-04 Topps Chrome #111 Refractor
LeBron James 2003-04 Topps Chrome #111 Refractor

The criticism with the slabs has been that the flips contain too much white space. Given the parent company’s strong reputation, however, I personally think collectors will get over their concerns with the flips pretty quickly. While there are already a few main competitors in the trading card grading market, CSG stems from a company with robust roots in the collectibles grading game so that will likely help ease the transition to market acceptance.

To see the current eBay auctions for CSG graded cards, click here.

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