Five months after launching its Set Registry, CSG has opened its online population report, providing an up-to-date catalog of all of the sports cards that have been graded by the company.
As is the case with other grading company pop reports, collectors can use the report to determine the relative rarity of a card in a particular grade, either by using the search functionality to look up a specific sports card, card number, manufacturer or set name, or by browsing the CSG Population Report’s sports card categories.
Within the categories, collectors can browse by sport, decade and card set. Each card set listing will show the number of cards that have been certified for a specific athlete, what grades the cards have received and the number of cards certified at each grade.
Collectors can also search for a specific athlete within the individual sets, and a list automatically populates with any cards featuring that athlete within the specific card set along with the number of cards that have been certified by CSG at each grade.
Each grade is clickable to reveal a breakdown of the number of cards certified by CSG with each combination of sub-grades.
“As a sports card grader and lifelong collector, I can’t stress enough how important a population report is for CSG collectors,” says Andy Broome, CSG Senior Grading Finalizer. “In real-time, collectors can determine the rarity of their CSG-certified cards, or any CSG-certified cards that they are looking to add to their collections.”
The report includes baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, MMA, multisport, racing, soccer, tennis, wrestling and other cards. As CSG grades more cards, they say new categories and brands will be added.
The report can be accessed on a phone, tablet or desktop computer.
Certified Collectibles Group launched CSG sports card grading in February of last year. So far, the company has graded and returned approximately 620,000 sports cards and is still working to reduce a backlog that formed last year as submissions increased. CSG opened its Set Registry in September.
“To launch the CSG Registry and CSG Population Report within the first year of CSG 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,” stated Steven R. Eichenbaum, CCG’s CEO.
The Florida-based company recently partnered with eBay to conduct exclusive evaluations and authentication of ungraded cards valued at $750 or more that are sold on eBay.