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CSG Grades Exciting Cards of Top Quarterbacks

Which active quarterbacks have the greatest collector interest? The CSG Registry has the answer. As the NFL's preseason kicks off on August 4, Certified Sports Guaranty™(CSG®) takes a look at the CSG Registry to see which quarterbacks have the most active Player Sets. The CSG Registry is designed to be the premier online arena for sports card collecting. It’s easy and fun for collectors to add their CSG-certified cards to the CSG Registry using a number of popular and diverse set categories, s

Several CGC-certified Marvel Silver Age Books Expected to Sell for Six Figures

First appearances of the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men and more are available at Heritage Auctions’ August sale. Many sought-after Silver Age Marvel comics that are graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) are generating spirited bidding in a sale this month. Bidding for Heritage Auctions’ Key Comics Showcase Auction will conclude on August 4, 2022. Leading the way is a fantastic Fantastic Four #1 graded CGC 8.5 (lot 82039). The book features the first appearance of the Fantastic F

Longoria Shows His CSG-Certified Mike Trout Card

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) has certified a highly desirable Mike Trout 2011 Topps Cognac Diamond Anniversary Rookie Card #US175, with a grade of CSG 9. The card was apparently scooped up by another Major League Baseball player. According to the CSG Population Report, this is the first – and so far only – example of this card to be graded by CSG. It was sold for $5,275 on Jan. 5, 2022. The card is believed to have been purchased by Evan Longoria of the San Francisco Giants, who shared an

NGC-graded 2-Kilogram Gold Coins Among Modern Rarities in Heritage Auction

The large British coins each have an estimate of at least $100,000. A pair of 2-kilogram gold coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) stand out in a Heritage Auctions sale this month. Bidding is already underway for the World and Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature Auction, which will be held August 25-28, 2022. The two coins are each a Great Britain 2021 2-Kilogram Great Engravers Gothic Crown Gold 2,000 Pounds, graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo with an Early Releases desig

Greek Rarities Certified by NGC Featured in A. Karamitsos Sale

Greek coins are in the spotlight at the September auction. Hundreds of historic coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are featured in an upcoming sale presented by renowned Greece-based auction house A. Karamitsos. Online bidding for Auction 698 (Part A and Part B) is already underway, with the sale concluding Sept. 11, 2022. Leading the sale is a Greece 1840 2 Lepta with a Royal coat of arms and the inscription "ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ" (“Kingdom of Greece”). It dates to the rul

CGC Trading Cards Now Accepting All Languages of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

Collectors can now submit their Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from 15 languages, including the one for Astral glyphs. CGC Trading Cards™ is thrilled to announce that Yu-Gi-Oh! cards of all languages are now eligible for grading! Submissions are now being accepted for cards in 15 languages: Japanese, Asian English, Australian English, European English, French, German, Italian, Korean, North American English, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Worldwide English and even the Astral gl

Two Charizards Certified by CGC Trading Cards Sell for $38,000

Pokémon streamer IslandGrown purchased the set from Logan Paul during a Whatnot auction. Two outstanding examples of the fan-favorite First Edition Base Set Pokémon Charizard card graded by CGC Trading Cards™ just traded hands between social media mega-influencers IslandGrown and Logan Paul in an online Whatnot auction for $38,000. With more than 350,000 followers on Whatnot, Instagram, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter, IslandGrown is the most popular Pokémon TCG Twitch streamer and frequently work

CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG Attending C2E2 in Chicago

Meet CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG experts and submit collectibles at the con. Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), CGC Trading Cards™ and Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) are attending the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in Chicago, Illinois, on August 5-7, 2022. The Midwest's largest pop culture convention is a huge gathering for fans of comics, cosplay, video games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, wrestling, comedy and much more. Company representatives will be accepting submis

Auction Features Early Magic Cards Graded by CGC Trading Cards

More than 150 CGC Trading Cards-certified 1990s classics are being offered in the August Heritage sale. Over 150 Magic: The Gathering cards from the 1990s that have been certified by CGC Trading Cards™ are being offered in an upcoming auction. Bidding opens in late July for Heritage Auctions' “Tapping into the Many Worlds of Magic: The Gathering Vol. 2 Showcase Auction, which concludes August 18, 2022. One CGC Trading Cards-graded highlight is a rare Ancestral Recall, Magic: The Gathering (199

PMG-certified Greek Rarities Highlight A. Karamitsos Sale

Greek notes, including historic ones from World War II, are in the spotlight in the September auction. Hundreds of historic banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are featured in an upcoming sale presented by renowned Greece-based auction house A. Karamitsos. Online bidding for Auction 698 (Part A and Part B) is already underway, with the sale concluding September 11, 2022. Leading the sale is a Greece / Ionian Islands ND (1941) 500 Drachmai graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated EPQ (P

A Malaya and British Borneo rarity is the top lot PMG-graded

A Malaya and British Borneo rarity is the top lot PMG-graded. Monetarium (Singapore) Private Limited, one of Asia's leading rare coin and banknote specialists, is presenting Auction 31, featuring rare coins graded by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) and banknotes graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Bidding is already underway for the auction, which is being held in four daily sessions, August 4-7, 2022. The top banknote in this sale is a Malaya and British Borneo 1953 1,000 Dollars grad

Monetarium Auction Features Rare NGC-certified Coins

NGC-certified coins from China, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries in the September auction. Monetarium (Singapore) Private Limited, one of Asia's leading rare coin and banknote specialists, proudly presents its Auction 31, featuring rare coins graded by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) and banknotes graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). The auction is being held in four daily sessions, August 4-7, 2022. The coin with the highest estimate in this sale is a Malaysia 1976 Malayan Tapir

CSG and CGC Trading Cards Attending Gen Con in Indianapolis

Company reps will be accepting submissions with an expedited turnaround time and giving away awesome swag. Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) and CGC Trading Cards™ are attending Gen Con Indy, happening in Indianapolis, August 4-7, 2022. Representatives from both companies will be accepting submissions, giving away swag, answering questions and explaining CSG and CGC Trading Cards services and benefits. Gen Con is the longest-running and largest annual event in North America devoted to tabletop

SCDD celebrates the start of summer

The Scioto County Developmental Disabilities took the opportunity to celebrate summer school and adult day program participants and their staff with a special summer cookout in the Vern Riffe School parking lot on June 30th. “With the fourth of July coming up we thought what better way than to do a cookout to bring everybody together and have a celebration of summer, and celebrate all of our services,” said Chad Phipps, SSA Director with SCDD while grilling hundreds of hamburgers and hotdogs. Th

Get Ready for 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

What do you need to know before the new Thor film arrives in theaters? Here's a little history and some recommended reading! We’re just a few days away from the fourth installment of the Thor films, “Love and Thunder,” arriving in theaters on July 8. If you’ve never seen a Thor movie before, there are a few things you need to know before sitting down with your popcorn. First, watch a few Marvel movies to get up to speed. There are nearly two dozen films, but you can skip several and knock this

Cards Certified by CGC Trading Cards Highlight PWCC Auction

Hundreds of cards certified by CGC Trading Cards are now available on the PWCC website. Some of the first trading cards graded through the partnership between CGC Trading Cards™ and PWCC are now up for sale on the PWCC website. With the program, cards are sent to CGC Trading Cards for priority grading. Then, graded cards are returned to PWCC and immediately added to PWCC's Auction Builder Curation Algorithm process. The costs for grading are collected from the final sale on PWCC Marketplace. To

SCDD assists individuals to show their value in the community

SCDD assists individuals to show their value in the community The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities is assisting individuals with disabilities by giving them the skills and tools to be independent, and connecting them with job placement programs. “People with disabilities have the same thing to offer as anyone else. Our goal is to show that they are not disabilities but abilities. You might see limitations, but these individuals can surpass just about anything you could imagi

Independent Comic Book Creators and Publishers for Independence Day

Celebrate independents this July 4th by checking out some of the many independent comic book creators and publishers on the shelves today! While the superheroes at Marvel and DC Comics receive a lot of attention, independent comics are a great place to discover new creators telling exciting and non-traditional stories. Some creators use the small press as a springboard to larger publishers, but many prefer the creative control of independent publishers. It was for this reason in 1992 that seven

VRS students continue learning through summer activities

School may be out, but students from the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities Vern Riffe School are still having a great time, thanks to the Vern Riffe School Summer Programs! “We have provided parents with a safe and recreational activity for their students. Some activities have been boat races in gutters, mural scavenger hunts with the Portsmouth Murals, and we took a field trip to the Candy Land Museum,” said Dana Jones, lead teacher at Vern Riffe School and facilitator of the su

CGC-graded Brave and the Bold #28 Soars to $750,000

The Justice League of America’s first appearance has broken the record for the most ever paid for a Silver Age DC comic book. The Brave and the Bold is in a league of its own after trading hands in a private sale for a hefty six figures. Featuring the first appearance of the Justice League of America, a CGC certified 9.6 copy of Brave and the Bold #28 was bought for $750,000, setting a new record for the book, and making it the highest-selling DC comic from the Silver Age. Published by DC Comi
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