Introductory Offer - No Minimum Cards Required

Next Submission Due Mar. 27

Days

Following Submission Due Apr. 24

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Card Grading Services

No Data Entry - No Import Fees/Taxes - Fast Turn Around

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Why CGC?

The popularity of trading cards has grown significantly since the release of Magic: The Gathering in 1993 and Pokémon TCG in 1996. With prices for many early and rare cards increasing substantially in recent years, trading card collectors want to be completely confident that their cards are genuine, accurately graded and preserved.

CGC Trading Cards provides this confidence through its expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation services for virtually all Pokémon TCG and Magic: The Gathering cards.

CGC Trading Cards has assembled a team of expert trading card graders who, as collectors and players themselves, care deeply about providing comprehensive certification services that benefit the hobby. To ensure impartiality, CGC Trading Cards graders are prohibited from buying and selling collectibles commercially.

After a trading card has been authenticated and graded by CGC Trading Cards, it is encapsulated in the CGC Trading Cards holder, which provides the best in protection and display while being portable and easy to store.

 

Accurate Grading

CGC Trading Cards graders use a highly accurate, industry-standard 10-point grading scale and evaluate cards using advanced authentication and grading equipment, including devices that perform ultra-microscopic inspections and precisely calculate centering.

CGC’s 10 points Grading System >

Superior Holder

The CGC Trading Cards holder is made from the same time-tested, durable and optically superior materials as the CGC comic book holder. With crystal-clear optics, the artwork, color and detail of a card are never obscured.

Learn about CGC’s holder >

Cost Effective Services

Prices listed below are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). Price includes the cost for grading, sub-grades and shipping to and from CGC.
Insurance is extra and must be purchased with your declared value of cards.

Bulk

$ 28 Per Card
(-$3/card with 10+ cards)
  • Include Sub-Grades
  • Max. value: $100 USD
  • More than 10 cards: $25
Best Value

Economy

$ 38 Per Card
  • Include Sub-Grades
  • Max. value: $400 USD

Standard

$ 52 Per Card
  • Include Sub-Grades
  • Max. value: $1,000 USD

Express

$ 71 Per Card
  • Include Sub-Grades
  • Max. value: $10,000 USD

CGC reserves the right to levy additional fees to customers based on the assessed value of the card. In the event that additional fees are levied, the submitter is responsible for paying all additional fees assessed for their own cards.

In addition to its overall grade, a card is assigned grades for Centering, Corners, Edges and Surface. In order to be eligible for a “Perfect 10”, you need to have subgrades. Without subgrades, the highest grade you may receive is a “Pristine 10”.

Why should I get sub-grades?
Sub-grades identify the flaws on each card. This allow future buyers to make a better decision on how to value your card compare to others depending of what is important to each individual.

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

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.

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.

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.
 
Est. turnaround time: 10 working days.

Insurance

We are not responsible for items in transit from the client to us. This responsibility falls on the client only.

Insurance must be purchased with your submission. This insurance covers loss/damaged of your goods. For every $100 USD declared, your insurance premium will be $2.80 CAD for coverage to and from CGC. Your insurance premium will be round up to the nearest $100 USD.

Payment

Payment is due at time of drop off. For mail-in orders, you will receive an invoice after we received your shipment. Your cards will not be send off to grading until your invoice is paid. If customer does not pay their invoice within 30 days, customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Prices in Canadian dollars is based on our best estimate of exchange rate charged by our bank in the next 30 days. Due to the fluctuation of exchange rate, prices are subject to change without notice.

Submission Status

Once you drop off your order at Bento Gaming, you will be provided with a unique submission number and URL. In that page you will be able to keep track of your submission status. This page will be updated with crucial information related to this submission, and will be updated as we receive updates from CGC or shipping courier.

How to Submit

At this time, we are only accepting in-store drop off. Please visit us at the New Horizon Mall on Saturday or Sunday. Appointments required if you can only drop off on weekdays.

Mail-in orders will be available at a later time.

  • We ask that you place your cards inside semi-rigid holders (Card Saver). Semi-rigid holders can be purchase in-store. Failure to submit in semi-rigid will result in $1 charge per semi-rigid holder provided.

  • Please research the value of your cards for your declaration to CGC and for insurance purposes. Please write down the value you wish to declare on a sticky note or on a list to provide to us when you drop off your cards.

  • If your cards are in languages outside of English, please put a sticky note with the card name on the semi-rigid/toploader.

  • Drop your cards off at our store at the New Horizon Mall.