CGC Video Games Will Be Accepting Submissions Soon!
CGC Video Games™ will launch in October to provide video game collectors with expert, impartial and efficient certification services. With collector-minded grading standards, an unrivaled holder and the strongest guarantee in the industry, get ready to level up your collections.
Since the inception of video games in the era of early computing, the video game world has been expanding, and today there is a fast-growing collecting hobby. CGC Video Games is passionate about being part of the growth of this hobby and the legacy of video games by leading the quest to document, protect and preserve these important collectibles.
Taking video game grading to another castle
CGC Video Games is the latest division of Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), the world leader in the certification of pop culture collectibles, including comic books, trading cards, magazines, concert posters and more. Since 2000, CGC has certified more than 10 million collectibles, among which are some of the most valuable pop culture collectibles ever sold: a Superman #1 comic book that sold for $5.3 million, an Action Comics #1 that sold for $3.4 million and a Pokémon Test Print Blastoise card that sold for $360,000 — all records.
Since the beginning, CGC has been revolutionizing pop culture collecting with accurate and impartial grading, state-of-the-art protective holders and strong guarantees — giving greater confidence to buyers and sellers. Now, the same level of expertise, passion and dedication to enriching the world of collecting is coming to video games.
CGC is part of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), which also includes global grading services for coins (NGC®), paper money (PMG®), sports cards (CSG®), stamps (ASG®) and memorabilia and estate items (CAG®). Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified nearly 75 million collectibles, adding immeasurable value and liquidity to the collectibles markets.
Building the best with the best
The CGC Video Games grading team is led by Matt McMclellan and Jason Brassard, who have more than 40 years of combined video game grading and collecting experience. CGC Video Games’ graders are fully impartial and never know the identity of a submitter. They are also prohibited from buying and selling collectibles commercially. Get to know the CGC Video Games experts here.
More than any other third-party video game grading service, CGC Video Games will use advanced authentication and grading technology to make the certification process more precise and efficient. The CGC Video Games graders will be equipped with forensic devices and X-ray equipment to evaluate sealed games and the individual components of games, including boxes, cartridges, discs, manuals and game-specific inserts, for hidden details and alterations. For more about CGC Video Games grading, go here.
Delivering an unrivaled holder for video games
CGC Video Games invested significant time and resources to engineer an unrivaled holder for video games. It is sleek, crystal clear and more protective than any other option on the market. Together, the CGC Video Games holder and label offer enhanced security and the very best in display.
The CGC Video Games holder boasts specially designed corners that prevent damage to sealed games, while multiple holder sizes accommodate a range of consoles. A secure, protective fit is ensured, and as an added bonus, the holders lock and stack together seamlessly — a first for video game certification. For more on the CGC Video Games holder, head this way.
The power boost you’ve been waiting for is almost here
“It has been very exciting to see CGC Video Games prepare for launch, from hiring Matt and Jason to build the team, to creating the most extensive database of video games, to developing an incredible holder that collectors are going to love,” says Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG. “There is a lot of heart behind this hobby and in this community, and we cannot wait to serve it.”
Want to submit your games in person? CGC Video Games is attending the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, taking place October 14-16. This will be the first show where CGC Video Games is accepting submissions, plus there will be lots of swag and fun at the CGC booth. For more information about the show, click here and be sure to sign up to receive the latest updates from CGC Video Games. This is only Level 1!