Why Grade With The Card Vault?
We do all the work for you. You don’t have to worry about any confusing online CGC submission databases, complicated processes, arranging shipping to the US. Simply just complete our easy Online Submission Form and ship your cards to us. We do the rest. No CGC membership required. Simple, stress-free and easy.
Community & Support
Over the years, we’ve built an amazing community on Discord. Where not only are the staff available to contact, but it’s also full of likeminded collectors and investors. From amateur collectors to veteran collectors, there are always community members around who will be happy to discuss, help and support wherever needed.
Safe & Secure
We understand that sending your most beloved collectables away can be a daunting undertaking, even for the most experienced collector. We want to ensure you that we treat every single card with the upmost care and importance. We will never take your cards out of their sleeves/card holders nor take any pictures of your cards. All submissions are secured, insured & tracked to the highest standards to ensure the safety of your items is always maintained.
Cost & Convenience
We process bulk submissions to CGC on a monthly basis. Therefore affording us the ability to not only provide you with a safe, secure and convenient means of getting your cards graded, but also at a competitive price compared to the time, effort and money that would go into submitting a solo submission of your own.
Grading Tiers & Details
All Submissions are dropped off at the CGC London Headquarters. We drop off submissions on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the Month.
Maximum Value: The market value of the card. Used to appropriately insure a card while it is at CGC’s facility.
Turnaround Time: The estimated number of working days to complete a submission once delivered to CGC.
Return Shipping: £4.95 per package.
A card in a CGC Trading Cards holder is encapsulated in a new CGC case.
- Turnaround Time: 10 Days
Grading Tier Fee / Card
The Submission Process
Submit Your Cards
Ready To Submit Your Trading Cards?
Click the Submit Cards button below and carefully fill out our Online Submission Form. Alternatively, you can print off either of our Offline Submission Forms below.
Please send your submission to the PO Box Address below using Royal Mail services.
The Card Vault
PO Box 79184
SE10 1GGSubmit Cards
*Please complete either the Online or the Offline Form. Do not complete both. If you choose to complete the Offline Form, please print this off and include it in your submission package.
Submitting Your Cards
- Place each card into a protective sleeve. Then place each sleeved card in a semi-rigid card holder.
- Pack your cards in a sturdy cardboard box and protect the cards with packing material such as bubble wrap, Styrofoam pellets or other shipping/packing material.
- Please place the cards in the order in which they appear on the submission.
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Please send your cards to the PO Box address below. We can only accept Royal Mail packages.
The Card Vault
PO Box 79184
Pokémon (1996 - Present): All standard-sized Pokémon TCG cards are eligible to be graded.
Magic: The Gathering (1993 - Present): All standard-sized Magic: The Gathering cards are eligible to be graded.
Yu-Gi-Oh! (2002 - Present): All standard-sized Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are eligible to be graded.
Akora (2022 - Present): All standard-sized Akora cards are eligible to be graded.
Digimon Card Game (2020 - Present): All standard-sized Digimon Card Game cards are eligible to be graded.
Dragon Ball Super (2017 - Present): All English and Italian standard-sized Dragon Ball Super cards are eligible to be graded.
Final Fantasy TCG (2016 - Present): All standard-sized Final Fantasy TCG cards are eligible to be graded.
Flesh and Blood (2019 - Present): All standard-sized Flesh and Blood cards are eligible to be graded.
MetaZoo (2021 - Present): All standard-sized MetaZoo cards are eligible to be graded.
Weiss Schwarz (2007 - Present): All standard-sized Weiss Schwarz cards are eligible to be graded.
We send all submitted trading cards to CGC once a month. The cut-off deadline to make the given months submission is the 2nd Friday of the month.
Cards must arrive at our PO Box by the 2nd Friday of the given month in order to qualify for the given months submission. Any submissions received past this date will process and submit them the following month.
We send all submitted trading cards to CGC once a month. Once the submission arrives at CGC, the Turnaround Times mentioned in the Grading Tiers & Details section above apply.
Please Note: Turnaround times reflect the estimated number of working days to complete a submission delivered to our facility today. Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed. Due to high submission volumes, there may be a delay in opening incoming packages.
CGC Trading Cards will assign sub-grades for Centering, Corners, Edges and Surface by request for an additional fee. The sub-grades will be determined based on the following criteria:
Centering: The registration of the card's primary front and back designs within the frame of the cardstock as intended by the original design.
Corners: The visual and structural integrity of the corners of the card.
Edges: The visual and structural integrity of the edges of the card.
Surface: The visual and structural integrity of the surface of the card.
In the trading card collecting hobby, an error card is a card that shows incorrect information or some other unintended flaw. Please see the link below for a full CGC Trading Card Error Guide.
A HD Scan is a High-Quality Image Scan of your CGC Graded Card, both front and back. This option is great if you are looking to sell your graded card or just want a good image of your new CGC Graded Card in all it's glory.
Once we have received your package, we will input your cards into the CGC Trading Cards Submission System. As soon as this has been done, we will send you an invoice for your order.
You can pay this invoice at any time up until we are ready to dispatch your return. We will still send your cards to CGC if we have not received your payment by the cut-off date.
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