It's been a year like no other in the trading card authentication and grading business. Overwhelming volume. Turnaround times that seemed interminable. Hiring blitzes. Shutdowns. And new grading companies being born. Certified Collectibles Group isn't exactly new. The company has been authenticating and grading other types of collectibles for a long time, but not until … [Read more...] about CSG Grading at the National: A Chat with Head Grader Andy Broome
Seven months after announcing its intention to compete in the grading and authentication market for sports cards, Certified Collectibles Group announced Tuesday it was accepting submissions. CCG, a well respected grader of coins, paper money, comic books, magazines and concert posters, is launching the new service under the Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG) brand. The … [Read more...] about CSG Now Open for Grading Submissions
Certified Sports Guaranty, which has become the newest competitor in the trading card grading space, has released a look at the holder it has developed. Similar to Beckett, the company’s labels will include individual grades for centering, corners, edges and surface. The label will be a simple green and white with subgrades listed below the card’s identifiers … [Read more...] about Here’s What CSG’s Holders Will Look Like
Certified Collectibles Group, which is building its sports and non-sports trading card authentication and grading service under the Certified Sports Guaranty brand, has hired Westin Reeves to head up the modern card side of the new business. Reeves had been working in a similar grading role at Beckett. As we reported earlier this week, he’ll join Andy … [Read more...] about Westin Reeves Joins Andy Broome to Lead CSG’s Grading Team
Andy Broome, the senior vintage card grader at Beckett since 2004, has left for a similar role at Certified Sports Guaranty, which has been adding staff in recent months in preparation for its upcoming launch. CSG is a newly forming division of Certified Collectibles Group, a long-time authenticator of coins, comics and other collectibles based in Florida. In July, … [Read more...] about Notes: Andy Broome Joins CSG; eBay Tallies LeBron Sales After Title; Jordan PMG Auction, More
How much does Mikey Douglas of Sacramento, CA love the hobby? Enough to get a tattoo of a T206 Honus Wagner on his calf. Mikey showed it to us via Facebook message earlier this week. Mikey's main tattoo man, Rudy from Highlands Finest , is the artist. Certainly a worthy candidate for grading, but it’s a heckuva hard thing to … [Read more...] about Notes: California Man Sports T206 Wagner Tattoo; ’52 Set Hits Six Figures; More Cartoons and Did Dealers Rat Out Johnny Football?
How does Beckett’s Senior Vintage Card Grader unwind? Well, collecting is one way and that’s not a surprise. Andy Broome, however, is also a pretty fair artist. He draws sketch cards but some of his best work is as a cartoonist. Now, he’s got a new book that should bring a smile to the face of every collector—whether you hoard baseball cards, coins or something completely … [Read more...] about Collecting the Collector: Beckett Grader’s Cartoons in New Book