CGC GRADING

Your trading cards and comic books are pre-graded and checked in the UK, then sent to the USA for slabbing and grading. 

Your items will be sent via DPD International to the USA.

In the extremely rare cases of loses or damages, we abide by the DPD claims system, and will help you through the claims process. 

The final amount of compensation is decided by the courier, not by Ed's Gaming Emporium.

TRADING CARD GRADING PRICES

Bulk

Cards may be a mix of different types/games. 50-card minimum.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$100
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$8
 
Current Turnaround (working days)30 days
Economy

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$400
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$15
 
Current Turnaround (working days)30 days
Standard

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$1,000
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$20
 
Current Turnaround (working days)20 days
Express

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$10,000
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$30
 
Current Turnaround (working days)10 days
WalkThrough

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
Unlimited
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$50
 
Current Turnaround (working days)2 days
Sub-Grades

In addition to its overall grade, a card is assigned grades for Centering, Corners, Edges and Surface.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
Grading Fee + $5
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Same as tier
Error

A card that has a printing error. Required for any card with a printing error.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
Grading Fee +$5
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Same as 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 CGC Trading Cards and sufficient documentation must be provided to confirm the requested pedigree. You can pedigree a card to yourself, typically without providing any documentation.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
Grading Fee + $5
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Same as tier
CrossOver
(Also select a grading tier)

A card in a PSA or Beckett holder is evaluated for CGC Trading Cards certification. The card will be removed from its holder and encapsulated by CGC Trading Cards only if CGC Trading Cards determines that the card will receive a CGC grade that is the same or higher than the grade assigned by the other grading service. If the card does not meet CGC Trading Cards’ standards, it will be returned in its original holder and the grading fee will be refunded less a $4 processing fee. 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 CGC Trading Cards only if all of the sub-grades will be the same or higher with CGC Trading Cards. Cross at Any Grade: If you would like your PSA or Beckett-holdered card certified by CGC Trading Cards even if CGC Trading Cards determines that it will receive a lower grade, specify CROSS AT ANY GRADE.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
50% of tier fee if card does cross (Fee is refunded less a $4 processing fee if card does not cross.)
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Same as tier
ReHolder

A card in a CGC Trading Cards holder is encapsulated in a new CGC Trading Cards holder. The grade assigned to the card will not change. To qualify, the card must still be encapsulated in its original CGC Trading Cards holder. Maximum value per card: Unlimited.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$10
 
Current Turnaround (working days)10 days
Imaging

Digital imaging for cards submitted under any of CGC Trading Cards’ grading and service tiers. Consists of accurate high-resolution images of the front and back of the card, shown encapsulated in its CGC Trading Cards holder. Applies to all cards on the form. Not available for on-site services.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
Grading fee + $5
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Same as tier

Notes:

The fees above apply only to direct submissions to CGC by Collector members. In the event that CGC, at its sole discretion, determines that the fair market value of a collectible is higher than the value stated by the submitter, CGC will move the collectible to the appropriate higher tier and the additional charge will be the responsibility of the submitter. For more information on determining fair market value, review the Declared Value Policy.

Collectibles submitted for regrading with their original label ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE THE SAME GRADE. CGC does not return Mylars, backing boards, card savers, sleeves or any other storage/shipping materials sent in with collectibles. Please do not send your collectible's Certificate of Authenticity (COA) as we cannot guarantee that it will be returned. Once submitted, CGC cannot make changes to any submission with fewer than 10 collectibles. Please note that national holidays and the Fridays before a major convention are not counted as business days for submission processing.

COMIC BOOK GRADING PRICES

Modern (1975-Date)

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$200
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$20
Fast Track: +$10
 
Current Turnaround (working days)35 days
Fast Track: 26 days
Value

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$200
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$27
Fast Track: +$10
 
Current Turnaround (working days)65 days
Fast Track: 52 days
Economy

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$400
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$38
Fast Track: +$10
 
Current Turnaround (working days)60 days
Fast Track: 50 days
Standard

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$1,000
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$65
 
Current Turnaround (working days)15 days
Express

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$3,000
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$100
 
Current Turnaround (working days)5 days
WalkThrough

 

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
Unlimited
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
3% of Fair Market Value ($150 min, $5,000 max)
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Same day
ReHolder

A comic book in a CGC holder is encapsulated in a new CGC holder. The grade assigned to the book should not change, unless any damage occurred post-encapsulation, in which case the grade will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify, the book must still be encapsulated in its original CGC holder.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
$10,000
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$15
 
Current Turnaround (working days)25 Days
ReHolder - High Value

A comic book in a CGC holder is encapsulated in a new CGC holder. The grade assigned to the book should not change, unless any damage occurred post-encapsulation, in which case the grade will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify, the book must still be encapsulated in its original CGC holder.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
Unlimited
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$35
 
Current Turnaround (working days)25 Days
PreScreen
(Also select a grading tier; 25-book minimum)

Available for large-number, single submissions for the Modern, Economy and Value tiers. By requesting PreScreen and specifying a minimum grade on your invoice, you will be charged grading fees only for comic books that meet or exceed your specified minimum grade. These books will be certified and encapsulated according to tier, and those grading below your specified grade are returned uncertified. There is a 25-book minimum for PreScreen.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
N/A
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
Tier fee OR $5 per reject
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Tier + 10 Days
Imaging

Digital imaging for comic books submitted under any of CGC's grading and service tiers. Consists of accurate high-resolution images of the front and back of the book, shown encapsulated in its CGC holder. Applies to all books on the form. Not available for on-site services.

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
N/A
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$5
 
Current Turnaround (working days)Tier + 5 Days
Custom Label
(Available on CGC's Universal (Blue) Label and Signature Series (Yellow) Label)

Choose from the NYC Spidey, Hulk Smash and The Walking Dead labels

Max. Value
per Item
(USD)
N/A
 
Fee per Item
(USD)
$5
 
Current Turnaround (working days)N/A

Notes:

The fees above apply only to direct submissions to CGC by Collector members. In the event that CGC, at its sole discretion, determines that the fair market value of a collectible is higher than the value stated by the submitter, CGC will move the collectible to the appropriate higher tier and the additional charge will be the responsibility of the submitter. For more information on determining fair market value, review the Declared Value Policy.

Collectibles submitted for regrading with their original label ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE THE SAME GRADE. CGC does not return Mylars, backing boards, card savers, sleeves or any other storage/shipping materials sent in with collectibles. Please do not send your collectible's Certificate of Authenticity (COA) as we cannot guarantee that it will be returned. Once submitted, CGC cannot make changes to any submission with fewer than 10 collectibles. Please note that national holidays and the Fridays before a major convention are not counted as business days for submission processing.