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CGC Trading Cards Labels and Holders

What do the different colored CGC Trading Cards labels mean?

The blue Universal Label is applied to trading cards that are simply the grade as marked, with no qualifiers or special considerations.

The green Qualified Label is used by CGC Trading Cards for certified cards that have a significant defect that needs specific description, or to note an unauthenticated signature (one that was not witnessed by CGC Trading Cards).

Will the CGC Trading Cards holder increase or decrease the safety of my cards?

The CGC Trading Cards holder is made from the same time-tested, durable and optically superior materials as the CGC comic book holder, and will significantly increase the safety of your cards. The cards' corners, edges and surfaces will be protected, and with crystal-clear optics, the artwork, color and detail of your cards are never obscured.

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