Whether you collect pre-War baseball cards or modern basketball, it’s not difficult to find SGC graded cards for sale. While some newcomers to the hobby have mistakenly referred to Florida-based SGC as a “newcomer” to sports card grading, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, SGC has been in business since the late 1990s. Since then, they’ve graded millions of cards from every sport, buoyed more recently by competitor submission suspensions.
The company launched in Parsippany, NJ and gained a reputation for its skill in authenticating and grading vintage cards, especially those printed prior to World War II. The company grew much of its business through word of mouth, repeat customers and those who preferred it to larger competitors PSA and Beckett.
In 2018, the company changed its logo and the design of its holder to a more modern look. Gone were the green holders, in favor of a black “tuxedo” look. The biggest change, though, was a change in the company’s grading scale from the previous 10-100 system to the more commonly utilized 1-10. The single digit numbers had always appeared on SGC’s labels, but the move made them the singular, prominent feature.
SGC’s business grew exponentially in 2001, because of the massive explosion in trading cards and the trouble PSA and Beckett had in keeping up with submissions. Except for a short period of time, SGC has managed to keep its turnaround times at three weeks or less and its fees reasonable enough to attract more than just high value cards.
Below is a live look at the current most watched SGC graded cards for sale and auction on eBay.
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