CGC Cards Press Coverage & Media Appearances

CGC Cards loves being part of the collecting community and sharing our knowledge and expertise with collectors, alongside providing best-in-class grading services. Scroll below to see some of our latest press coverage and media appearances across CGC.

The Athletic

Victor Wembanyama’s trading card market is exploding … but there’s a wrinkle: It’s just one card

CGC Cards VP Andy Broome discusses SI for Kids cards, the best ways to keep cards in good condition and what makes Wembanyama’s only card so valuable.

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Mickey Mantle '52 Topps #311 Card Up For Auction, Expected To Fetch $1.5 Mil

The rare card -- graded near mint/mint 8 by CSG -- is from Mantle's second season in the Majors and has a near-flawless surface.

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eBay Extends Authentication for Trading Cards to Canada

When a service-eligible trading card purchase is made, the seller ships it directly to a team of authenticators in Canada at CGC Cards for a comprehensive, multi-point physical inspection.

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Sports Collectors Daily

COMC,CSG Partner on Grading Initiative

Collectors and dealers who have cards listed for sale on COMC can now have them submitted directly to CGC Cards for grading.

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Pokemon Error Card

Pawn Stars

CGC Trading Cards Senior Grading Finalizer, Matt Quinn, on Pawn Stars

Quinn evaluates a hyper rare Pokémon error card that's brought into the shop.

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CSG Event


eBay will now authenticate trading cards worth $750 or more

Online marketplace eBay is once again expanding its authentication service, this time to include support for authenticating valuable trading cards

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A rare Superman comic book just sold for 2.6 million. Is it time to start considering these collectibles as an investment?

When Mark Michaelson purchased what he considered the holy grail of comic books- Superman No. 1, dating from 1939 - he wasn’t thinking about it as an investment.

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Sarasota Harald Tribune

Collectible sales exploded during the pandemic. Lakewood Ranch’s CCG was ready

Collecting cards is back in a big way. How can you tell? Some cards are selling for millions of dollars, and people are fighting over them in stores.

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The Hollywood Reporter

First Spider-Man Comic, Amazing Fantasy No. 15, Sells for Record $3.6M

The spectacular purchase sent senses-tingling across the comic collecting world as it sets record for biggest sale ever.

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The Roaring 2020s: Why We’ve Entered The Gilded Age Of Comic Books - Central Florida News - 90.7 WMFE

Welcome to the Roaring 2020s. Comics printed from the early 1930s to the late 1950s are considered the Golden Age of comics. Now, we’ve entered a whole new era of comic books: the Gilded Age of Comics.

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Fox 13 Tampa Bay

Certified Collectibles Group certifies authenticity, grade of collectibles

Charley Belcher visits Certified Collectibles Group in Lakewood Ranch.

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Tampa Bay Times

As sports card market goes wild, Tampa Bay card grading company cashes in

One of the first sports cards to come through the mailroom of Certified Collectibles Group was a 2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor LeBron James rookie.

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ABC Action News

Collectibles industry is booming and Lakewood Ranch company is hiring 100 people to help

While many businesses have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of collectibles has soared so much that Certified Collectibles Group in Lakewood Ranch is looking to hire 100 people.

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Bradenton Herald

Many people have collections of stuff. That’s good news for Lakewood Ranch business

While most of the world economy was shutting down during the coronavirus pandemic, comic book, sports card, coin, stamp and other collectors were driving a boom.

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Rare Blastoise Pokemon Card


Unprecedented wind of madness on Pokémon cards

The franchise turns 25 and is experiencing an incredible craze for the sale of old cards, some of which have seen their prices explode with the pandemic.

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Rare Blastoise Pokemon Card

Nintendo Life

Rare Blastoise Pokémon Card Sells For $360k, Whilst A First Edition TCG Box Fetches $408k

We've witnessed some astonishing sales in recent months with Pokémon cards. Back in October, retired rapper Logic spent $226k on a first edition Charizard card and one student sold their Trading Card Game collection for $80k to pay for university. Not to be outdone, we've now seen a rare Blastoise card go for an eye-watering $360k.

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Mint condition Batman comic book

New York Post

Mint condition Batman comic book sells for $2.2M, breaking record

It’s the crown jewel of Batman comics. A vintage issue of “Batman #1” was bought for more than $2.2 million, breaking the record for the priciest Batman comic book ever sold.

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Copy of 'Action Comics' No. 1

USA Today

Copy of 'Action Comics' No. 1 sells for $3.21 million

The Man of Steel is more valuable than ever. A pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first appearance of Superman in 1938, sold for a record $3,207,852 Sunday in an auction on eBay.

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