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Attend the CSG Academy, a Free Sports Card Grading Seminar

Certified Sports Guaranty™ (CSG™) is thrilled to announce the CSG Academy, a first-of-its-kind event in the sports card certification industry. This seminar is an opportunity to learn card grading from CSG’s experts, test your knowledge, win cash prizes, submit cards and more. Plus, you’ll have a chance to receive a job offer from CSG! Space is limited, so apply today.

CSG Academy will take place June 26-27, 2021, in Sarasota, Florida, at GROVE in Lakewood Ranch, a destination for dining and relaxation that happens to be minutes from CSG headquarters. The two-day seminar is free, with snacks, beverages, lunch and a happy hour included. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.*

The deadline to apply is May 28 at 2 p.m. ET. The CSG team will immediately begin reviewing applications to determine who will be accepted to attend the seminar. CSG will send CSG Academy acceptance letters via email by June 3 at 5 p.m. ET.

The CSG Academy syllabus includes Card Grading 101, Authentication, Grading Technology, Alterations and Counterfeits and more. At the end of the seminar, there will be a card grading test for cash prizes: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. All attendees will receive plenty of CSG swag and a CSG Academy Diploma to keep.

In addition, CSG will be making compelling job offers based on test performance and demonstrated card grading skill. This is not only an incredible opportunity to see what it means to be a card grader, but also to become one yourself!

To learn more about available positions at CSG, visit

CSG Academy attendees will also be able to submit sports cards to CSG for grading during the seminar. Simply become a CSG Associate member before the seminar and fill out the CSG online submission form. Then, package your cards with your completed submission form. To join CSG, visit
The CSG Academy online application form is easy to complete on your computer or phone. You do not need to be a CSG member to apply or attend, and there is no fee for the CSG Academy. However, you must be 18 years of age to apply and attend. If you are accepted to attend the CSG Academy, a smart phone or tablet is required to use during the seminar.

Visit to learn more and apply.

* A limited number of travel/accommodation scholarships will be available. Please see the application for more details.

About Certified Sports Guaranty™ (CSG™)
CSG is an expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation service for sports cards. It is the latest company formed by the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), the world’s leading provider of services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. More than any other third-party sports card grading service, CSG uses advanced authentication and grading technology to make the certification process more precise and efficient. After a card has been certified by CSG, it is encapsulated in a display-worthy holder that provides superior long-term protection. CSG also offers the industry’s strongest guarantee, which adds significant confidence, liquidity and value to the hobby. To learn more, visit

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