Shipping Your Trading Cards


Packaging Instructions


  1. For the protection of your cards, place each card into a protective sleeve.

  2. Then, place each card in a semi-rigid sleeve. The sleeve you choose must be sturdy enough to allow us to remove the card safely.

  3. Put all of your cards in between two cardboard pieces that are larger than the cards. When packaging your cards for shipment, please place the cards in the order in which they appear on the submission form packing slip.

  4. Secure the cardboard pieces with rubber bands. Ensure that the rubber bands are not too tight. They should be just tight enough to hold the cardboard pieces together and prevent the cards from falling out.

    Important: If packed too tightly, the cards inside may get damaged.

  5. Protect the bound cards with packing material such as bubble wrap, Styrofoam pellets or other shipping/packing material.

  6. Pack in a sturdy cardboard box, ensuring the bound cards are not packed too tightly. This may cause damage if mishandled. After placing your packing slip(s) in the box along with the cards, use packing tape to completely seal the outside of the box.

  7. If you are submitting cards under the WalkThrough grading tier, mark each side of your shipping box with WK in large, bold letters. If you are submitting cards under the Express grading tier, mark each side of your shipping box with EX in large, bold letters. If you are submitting cards under the Standard grading tier, mark each side of your shipping box with ST in large, bold letters. If you are submitting multiple grading tiers in the same shipping box, indicate the highest/fastest grading tier. Incorrectly marked packages will experience delays.

  8. If using USPS, ship your packaged cards to:

    CGC Trading Cards
    PO Box 4701
    Sarasota, FL 34230

    If using a shipping provider other than USPS, ship your packaged cards to:

    CGC Trading Cards
    5501 Communications Parkway
    Sarasota, FL 34240

    Important: The shipping provider that you select when submitting your order refers to the return shipping from CGC Trading Cards to you. You are responsible for safely shipping your cards to CGC.

To really submit like a pro, the CGC Trading Cards Shipping Kit contains everything you need to send your cards safely to CGC Trading Cards. Learn more here.

Disclaimer: Instructions from CGC Trading Cards on how to package collectibles are only suggestions. Customer alone is responsible for safely and securely packaging the collectibles, and should, in Customer’s sole discretion, determine how to package the collectibles to prevent damage during CGC’s normal handling process.

Note: Styrofoam is the registered trademark of Dow Chemical Company, and is not affiliated with CGC.