Lobby Card Services and Fees

The following chart shows CGC's prices for Lobby Card certification. Choose the Service level that properly accords with the value and type of cards that you have to submit and your desired turnaround time. Please remember that the turnaround times are estimates only and vary based on current volumes and our show schedule. For current processing times and any other questions, please contact us at 877-662-6642.

A $5 handling fee per invoice applies to all submissions in addition to the grading tiers below.

Service Est. Turnaround Max. Value Single Card
8-Piece Set
Modern* 20 business days $100/ea $6.50 per card $40 per set
Economy 40 business days $300/ea $10 per card $65 per set
Standard 15 business days $1,000/ea $20 per card $130 per set
Express 5 business days $5,000/ea $40 per card $250 per set
Walk Thru Same day no limit 1% FMV† 1% FMV†
ReHolder** 10 business days $50,000/ea $5 per card $40 per set


Modern service is limited to lobby cards published from 1970 to the present


A lobby card in a CGC holder can be submitted for placement in a new holder provided the holder has not been opened or the lobby card damaged. Note: All ReHolder submissions are subject to review for tampering and accuracy of grade.

FMV (Fair Market Value) Minimum Charge per single card $80; maximum $1,000. Minimum charge per 8-piece set $480; maximum charge per 8-piece set $6000.


All lobby cards must be from the same release date.

Please remember that CGC does not return Mylars or backing boards sent in with lobby cards. Also note that national holidays and the Fridays of a major convention are not counted as business days for submission processing.

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