Grading FAQ

Why grade with Center Stage?

We want you to spend less time on the tedious and difficult parts of the hobby and more time on the fun parts of the hobby. That is why we built our grading tool, so that you can easily submit cards for grading without going through the hassle of manually filling out PDF or online …

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Should I grade my cards?

There are a number of reasons why you might want to grade your cards. Check out this post for some guidance on whether to grade your cards or not.

Where do I ship my cards to get graded?

Center Stage Hobby Inc.4546 El Camino Real B10 #732Los Altos, CA 94022 PLEASE include your packing slip in your package (attached to your email confirmation). All collectors are responsible for shipping their cards to us. Packing instructions can be found here:

What does “turnaround” time mean?

The listed turnaround times – e.g. 10 business days for CSG Economy – means the time it takes for the grading company to grade and ship your cards back to Center Stage. Once Center Stage receives your cards, they will ship them back to you in 3-5 business days.

Can I grade autographed cards?

Yes, autographed cards can be graded for an additional fee. Please note that CSG and Arena Club do not currently accept in-person or after-market autographs.