PWCC Marketplace and SGC Partner on Streamlined Authentication Service

SGC and PWCC Marketplace are now partnered on a streamlined grading service enabling clients to submit raw trading cards to PWCC and receive SGC-graded cards in their vault account on an expedited timeline – all for just $20 per card.

The service includes card identification by the PWCC team, PWCC-managed shipping, a 10-day grading turnaround estimate, the elimination of value-based grading tiers and paperwork, and autograph grading service on all manufacturer-issued autograph cards.

“At SGC, every decision that we make is first carefully vetted through the lens of the collectors that we are paid to serve. When assessing this collector-centric partnership, the decision to move forward was an easy one,” said Peter Steinberg, CEO at SGC. “We’re looking forward to joining an exciting technology platform at PWCC that will allow SGC services to be more readily available to more cards and more collectors worldwide – and that makes for a really exciting partnership.”

SGC is a well-established leader in the authentication and grading of trading cards dating back to 1998. SGC’s mission to provide accurate and consistent grades in a timely manner has made the company one of the pillars of card grading for more than 24 years.

SGC was centerstage for a critical hobby milestone when a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card – graded an SGC Mint+ 9.5 – sold for $12.6 million in August. The sale stands as the highest price ever paid for a trading card.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with SGC and integrate their expert authentication services into the offerings we bring to our clients,” said Jesse Craig, Vice President of Sales at PWCC Marketplace. “This partnership allows us to further fulfill our stated mission of bringing liquidity to all by giving owners of raw cards access to one of the industry leaders in grading and authentication.”

The cost to grade each card through the service is $20 regardless of genre, category, or value. Clients can send their authenticated cards directly to auction and have the fee taken out of the final sale price or send cards directly to the vault and pay the invoice after the item is ingested.

The SGC authentication and grading service is live now and is accessed via the online submission process on the PWCC website.

For more information on the SGC partnership visit: https://www.pwccmarketplace.com/pages/sgc-and-pwcc-authentication-partnership

Vault for All

The ability to add authenticated assets directly to the PWCC Vault is also being extended to all of PWCC’s authentication partners.

All raw trading cards submitted for authentication services with Beckett, CSG/CGC, MBA, and SGC can now be stored in a submitter’s PWCC Vault Account.

Beckett authentication and grading services also have reduced pricing. Submission prices to BGS/BVG are now $25 per item.

Pricing for each service is as follows:

  • Beckett: $25 per card. Grading service. Includes subgrades and auto grading. 10 day estimated turnaround.
  • CSG/CGC: $20 per card. Grading service. Includes auto grading. 10 day estimated turnaround.
  • SGC: $20 per card. Grading service. Includes auto grading. 10 day estimated turnaround.
  • MBA: $6 per card if stored in Vault. $3 per card if committed to auction or sold within 30 days of curation in your Vault Portfolio. Authentication service. Each card receives a custom condition report card and is security sealed in a custom toploader.

For specifics on each offering, visit https://www.pwccmarketplace.com/pages/authentication-and-grading-options-at-pwcc

About PWCC:
PWCC Marketplace provides the trading card investment market with cutting-edge analytic tools, multiple marketplace offerings perfect for every asset class, secure vault storage with asset appraisal and insurance, and a robust menu of capital lending services. PWCC customers benefit from access to the PWCC Vault – a highly secure, bank-style vault located in Oregon, a sales-tax-free state – a unique mailing address for each Vault account, a digital portfolio of their trading card assets, one-click selling across each PWCC Marketplace, and access to capital loans using their trading card collection as collateral.

Founded in 1998, PWCC retains its status as the leading innovator in the auction world by constantly offering new technologies, products, and services that make the hobby better for investors and collectors looking to buy, sell, and securely store assets.

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