Preparing your Cards for Grading

Recommended Card Preparation:

  • Sports and TCG/Pokemon cards should be in soft sleeves inside a semi ridged sleeve (top-loader or card saver).
  • Stacks of top-loaded cards can be bound together with a rubber band or painter's tape to prevent the cards from shifting or sliding during shipping.
  • Empty space around the stacks of cards should be filled with bubble wrap or packing paper to fill the shipping box.
  • Include a printout of your order and a packing list listing each card and its Collector Number on a spreadsheet. Optional information includes Variation (Holo, non-holo), Set Name (Sword & Shield, Evolving Skies), Language (English, Japanese), and Quantity
    Example 1: Charizard, 017/184
    Example 2: Charizard, Holo, VMAX Climax - s8b (Japanese/JP), 017/184, Quantity 1

Please avoid:

  • Sending unprotected cards (no top-loaders) to prevent damage in shipping.
  • Sending sealed promotional cards (CGC does not currently grade any sealed Pok√©mon TCG products, including promotional cards. If you send sealed promos, they will be opened, protected, and sent with your submission.