This generally isn’t a “breaking” hobby news site, but this is fairly large, and I’m awake at 5:30AM to catch it while it dropped, so I figured I’d get something quick out there.
If you’ve been buying cards on COMC for a while, you might harken back to a time when you could submit cards directly for grading through the platform. This was sunset right before (I think) I started really getting into COMC, so I’m not sure how great or terrible the process was, but I do know I’ve seen people asking if the service was ever going to come back.
Lo and behold, this morning I receive this email:
Grading is back! I believe grading used to be done with BGS, but now, as you can see, COMC has partnered with CSG to allow for cards to be submitted for grading directly from your inventory.
Just like the COMC and eBay relationship, you can seamlessly head into your COMC stack of cards and select for one to be sent along for grading with CSG. Here is how:
First, click the “actions” dropdown and then “submit for grading.”
You’ll then be taken to the “select a service” screen (where my only option for this rare Ken Griffey Jr. card is CSG).
Once you click the CSG button you’ll be asked to declare a value for the card. As you can see, the point in doing so is for insurance purposes:
Then finally the good stuff—choose a service level:
While I did not end up submitting this Griffey in this example, I’m excited to give it a shot soon.