PROVIDING YOU WITH
Consistent Accurate Grading
Combined with great looking slabs and timely service
All cards are reviewed at high magnification
Using multiple tools and various light sources to achieve maximum accuracy in grading each card
Full disclosure of our grading scale and grading criteria
Wide open look into what tools are used during the evaluation of your cards
Pricing based on service level you select
No population control or worries about whether your cards are graded objectively
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Changing the Game
Why Grade with FCG
ONE SERVICE LEVEL “FAST”
10 DAYS OR LESS
No upcharge based on value, for autograph grades, or subgrades.
$14 per card
Money Back Guarantee
If customers cards do not ship within 10 business days from the time they are received at our office, customer is eligible for the money-back guarantee. Days are counted in business days, with day one being the first full business day after the cards arrive at our office, with the day the cards ship counting as fulfillment of our 10 day guarantee/promise.
Submitting Cards for Grading
Has Never Been Easier
How to submit to FCG
- Fill out the editable online submission sheet
- Print the submission sheet
- Securely package your cards in the order in which they are itemized on the submission sheet
- Include your submission sheet in your package
- Ship cards to the address below
- Grades are electronically delivered as soon as your cards are graded
- Cards are securely packaged and returned by FedEx
Forensic Card Grading
545 S Nolen Dr.
Southlake, TX 76092
Grading Scale Explained
10 GEM MINT
AA Altered Authentic
Grading Scale Rules
Final grade cannot be more than 1/2 point higher than the lowest subgrade when the lowest subgrade is represented by either Corners or Centering. Final grade can be 1 full point higher than the lowest subgrade when the lowest subgrade is represented by Surface or Edges. When the lowest subgrade is represented by Surface or Edges the final grade is rounded up 1 full point only when all 3 subgrades are 1 point or higher than the lowest subgrade.
In the case of matching lowest subgrades when either of the matching lowest subgrades are represented by Corners or Centering, the final grade cannot exceed that number regardless of the average. With matching lowest subgrades not represented by Corners or Centering the final grade may be up to 1 point higher than the lowest subgrade provided it averages out without rounding up.
We grew tired of the lack of transparency in the card grading industry. A card would come back a 9 that looked better than the 10, or vice versa a card would come back a 10 that didn’t deserve it. There was no rhyme or reason and definitely no consistency. We knew there had to be a better way!
These pictures below are not intended to be pretty. The purpose of these pictures is to set forth a clear and transparent standard of grading so that when you grade with us or buy an FCG slab, you know exactly what you are getting.