SGC is adding new service levels and lowering turnaround times.
The longtime Florida-based authentication and grading company announced Tuesday that it would be adding ten day ($40) and a five day ($75) service levels to its current $30 price for its regular service.
That basic service level turnaround time is being lowered from 45-50 days to 20-25 days, which is more in line with how quickly the company is currently getting cards back to customers anyway.
Those service levels are for cards valued at under $1,500. Cards valued at under $3,500 can be graded in five days at $85. The grading cost for cards valued at $3,500 and up is priced according to their value and cards are graded in the 1-2 day time frame.
For about the last 18 months, SGC has been capturing high resolution images for all cards that it grades. Now, it’s making them available for users to view online.
“If you’re at a card show and you’re worried that the card you’re holding may not be legit, as long as long as it’s been submitted to SGC within the last year and a half or so, you should be able to type in that certification code and see the image of the card in our facility and be able to compare it to what’s in your hand,” said SGC President Peter Steinberg.
Users can see images of their cards immediately after they have been graded.
SGC is also including a set of images with all orders that are returned to customers.