Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

SGC Grading FAQ

A transparent process from start to finish. We are always available during shop hours at (636) 317-1410. We are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and we are closed on Sunday and Monday.

If your cards are submission ready, meaning you have placed them in penny sleeves and semi-rigid holders and either included a copy of the submission form with the order or you have written your order number on the outside of your shipping box or bag, please send your cards to:
Restlesscraft Breakers
235 Jungermann Road
Suite 108
St. Peters, Mo. 63376
We prefer UPS shipments, but FedEx and USPS are acceptable as well.
If you are unsure how to prepare your cards for shipping, see question 12 or click here.

The standard grading fee for cards from the year 2000 or older with raw values of less than $1,500 is $15 per card. Modern cards (2001 to present) are also $15 per card but will never have an upcharge.

Please note: On rare occasions, SGC may upcharge for cards older than the year 2000 with raw values above $1,499 (If the value is determined by SGC to be $1,500 to $3,500 the charge will be $85; $3,500 to $7,500, the charge will be $125; $7,500 to $20,000, the charge will be $250). Any such charges are the responsibility of the owner of the card. If there is an upcharge we will provide appropriate documentation from SGC as well as a link for payment.

Oversized items (larger than 3 ½ ” x 5 ½ “ but no lagrger than 6 ¾” x 8 ¾”) can also be graded, but at a cost of $100 per card.

You can send any number of cards you’d like, but if it is less than 10 cards, we charge $10 shipping.
If you submit 10 cards or more, uninsured return shipping is free. Insurance for your shipment is available at $10 per $1,000 of insurance.
No. We do not have any hidden transaction fees, processing fees, or handling fees associated with our service. When you check out, you are charged only what has been answered in questions 1 and 2 above.
We submit cards to SGC every Wednesday.
From the time we send your cards to SGC until they are back to us is about two weeks. We do our best to ship cards within 24-hours of their return to us.
You pay for your order after completing the online submission form. If there are any upcharges or refunds, we will reach out to you with further instructions.

If you need that service there are many reputable places to find it, but we would rather you save the $3-5 per card charged by others for their opinion to get more cards graded.

And, let’s be honest, there is no guarantee that goes along with the paid evaluation, just a (hopefully informed) opinion. The grading of the card is still subjective, it adds on days to the time the card is actually sent to SGC, and no one is going to give your money back if their evaluation proves to be inaccurate.

Think of our service as what you would encounter if you dropped your cards off at a card show to be sent off for grading. You fill out the form, pay for the grading, and we do the rest.

Yes, The minimum is one card if you are dropping off and picking up at the shop.

Card submitted in the store will be ready for pickup 24 hours after they come back from SGC.

No. SGC only grades autos certified by the manufacturer.

In a nutshell, if you pulled the autograph from a pack, SGC will grade it. If you got the signature came from any other source, they will not.

SGC also does not off authentication services for tickets, packs, and similar items.


Cards thicker than 130 points will be returned as not gradable.

Maximum overall size for submitted cards is 6 ¾” x 8 ¾”.

Part of our service is also acting on your behalf if there is an issue with a card we sent for you to be graded. Please call or email us if you need our assistance.

Once you have decided which cards you want to send for grading, you will need to put them in a penny sleeve and a semi-rigid holder. Thicker cards can be put in toploaders if they do not fit comfortably in a semi-rigid holder.

Your cards are now ready for submission. 

Once your cards arrive we will contact you to confirm we have your order.

Orders not received Submission Ready will be required to pay an additional $1 per card for processing. Payment must be made before the order is shipped to SGC.
If you need immediate assistance or have any questions, please call (636) 317-1410.

A few other things on the card information page:

Enter your card info below (pricing will automatically update):

  • Would You Like Return Shipping Insurance? ($10 per $1k and shipped via UPS)
  • Year (or best guess)
  • Card Number/ID (type n/a if none)
  • Serial # (type n/a if none)

We are always available during shop hours to answer your question. Call us at (636) 317-1410. If you’d rather email us, please send your questions to

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