Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG) has joined other grading services in launching a set registry for its graded sports cards, giving collectors the chance to track and compare their collections with others.
The authentication and grading company lists various categories in which collectors can add CSG graded cards such as pre-war baseball cards, modern basketball, Hall of Famers in a certain sport or individual player rookie cards. New set options will be added regularly and if a category doesn’t yet exist, collectors can simply submit a request for it to be added.
“To launch the CSG Registry just six months after CSG started accepting submissions is a testament not only to the incredible demand for our expert and impartial services, but also to our company’s strong commitment to the hobby,” said Steven Eichenbaum, CEO of Certified Collectibles Group, parent company of CSG.
Collectors need a free CSG membership to add their cards to the registry. There’s a yellow + symbol on CSG’s website. Clicking it takes the user to the registry where users type in the card’s certification number and click Add. Collectors are then prompted to select sets in which to add cards.
When a card is added to a set, it receives a point score based on its grade, relative rarity and value. These scores are then totaled and the set is ranked against other sets based on their total scores. Top sets will be eligible for prizes and the recognition that comes with being the best.
Collectors also have the option to add images (either CSG images of their cards, which can be instantly added for free, or their own) and card descriptions.
“As a sports card grader and lifelong collector, I cannot overstate the positive effect of collectibles registries on the hobby,” stated Andy Broome, CSG Senior Vintage Sports Card Grader. “Registries promote collector interest through competition and community, and I am excited to see the incredible cards and sets that will be added to the CSG Registry.”
CSG says the registry can be accessed on desktop computers, tablets or phones.