CGC Video Games Hires Jason Brassard as Video Game Grading Finalizer
Posted on 10/25/2021
CGC Video Games™ is excited to announce that Jason Brassard has been hired as a Video Game Grading Finalizer. He joins Matt McClellan, Senior Video Game Grading Finalizer, in the quest to revolutionize the video game collecting hobby with expert authentication and grading services combined with superior video game holders.
As the latest division of Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), CGC Video Games benefits from CGC’s proven processes and standing as the world’s leading grading service for pop culture-related collectibles, including comic books, trading cards, magazines and concert posters. Collectors can expect the best when CGC Video Games launches in 2022.
Brassard has been collecting video games and building sets since the late-1990s, when he began scouring yard sales and flea markets for any games that he did not already own. For 20 years, he operated an independent video game store, becoming just as adept at evaluating and handling new games.
Today, Brassard’s knowledge of video game authenticity, condition and rarity is deep and expansive. He co-authored the book “Classic 80s Home Video Games” as a reference for the hobby, and he is passionate about preserving games for future generations. His specific area of expertise is retro, pre-2001 games, specializing in Atari and Colecovision, and his favorite game is Kaboom Atari 2600.
At CGC Video Games, Brassard looks forward to building a team of trusted and experienced video game experts, all with the same goal of growing the collectible video game hobby.
“As nostalgia for classic video games grows, I anticipate many new and exciting ways to collect video games and share the love of video games,” says Brassard. “CGC Video Games will support the increased interest in video games by providing confidence to collectors that will further strengthen the hobby and the market.”
“Jason is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about video games,” comments McClellan. “I am thrilled that he is going to be part of building CGC Video Games, as I know he’ll be integral in ensuring that our database is the most comprehensive in the industry and that our holders are best-in-class.”
In preparation of a 2022 launch, CGC Video Games is hard at work developing its database and holders, determined to exceed collector expectations for its certification services. Interested in helping McClellan and Brassard build CGC Video Games? Apply at collectiblesgroup.com/careers. For the latest on CGC Video Games, follow @cgcvideogames on social media.
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