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:
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.