SGC grading costs range anywhere from $30 per card all the way up to $3750 per card (or more), depending on the value of the card, the age of the card, how many cards you’re submitting at one time, how fast you want the turnaround to be, and other factors.

Below is a complete rundown of the SGC grading cost levels.

(Note: Grading companies tend to change their services and prices on a fairly regular basis. Check the SGC site for the current status of their services.)

Standard-Size Options

For cards that are of typical size and weight (generally 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches):

Maximum Card Value Turnaround: 45-50 Business Days Turnaround: 1-3 Business Days
$1499 $30 $250
$3499 $85 $250
$7499 $250 $250
$19,999 $500 $500
$49,999 $1000 $1000
$99,999 $2000 $2000
None $3750 $3750

(In addition to the prices above, SGC also applies shipping charges, offering several different options.)


Of course, SGC does other sorts of grading, too, and they also provide services beyond just grading cards. Here are some of their offerings:

  • Oversized grading (for items over 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) — prices are similar to those for standard size items, just a bit higher here and there
  • Reholder service for previously graded cards, both standard and oversized
  • Custom encapsulation
  • Advanced research for non-standard items

As with other grading companies, SGC’s service offering change on occasion, and their pricing changes a bit more often. It’s always a good idea to check out their services page for the most up-to-date information.

SGC Grading Cost

Should You Get Your Cards Graded?

So, given the prices above, is it worth it to get your cards graded?

Well, that’s a great question, with an answer that depends on several factors.

We laid out some of the basic factors for helping you make that decision toward the bottom of our post about PSA grading cost. We also have a more in-depth guide available over on Gumroad (or you can get that eBook for free with a paid subscription to our Baseball Card Market Report newsletter. )