SGC Wows Hobbyists with $37 Million Anniversary Exhibit at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland

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Leading sports memorabilia authentication service SGC recently wrapped up a successful appearance at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. For its 20th anniversary, the company impressed hobbyists with a $37 million display of iconic sports memorabilia, as well as its updated label designs.

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Both our display and our on-site submission booths were a smashing success with show-goers, and we were overwhelmed with the positive response to our updated branding and the volume of submissions we’ve received.

SGC, a top sports memorabilia grading and authentication service, recently returned from a highly successful appearance at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Celebrating its 20th anniversary of excellence in the industry, SGC wowed show-goers with its special exhibit introducing the company’s updated branding with new and improved labels and showcasing its new uniform authentication division in an unparalleled display of iconic sports memorabilia.

Worth an estimated $37,550,000, SGC’s 20th Anniversary Exhibit Display featured an amazing array of museum-quality items, including perhaps the most valuable collectible contract in sports - the original copy of the 1919 trade of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees – with an estimated market value (EMV) of $5 million.

SGC’s newly unveiled labels also received a resounding approval from hobbyists. Showcasing the new label design, the company displayed such iconic baseball cards as: Grade 4 1909 Sweet Caporal T206 Honus Wagner (EMV $5m), Grade 9 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle (EMV $3m), Grade 8 1917 Collins-McCarthy Babe Ruth (EMV $1m), Grade 4.5 1910 Old Mill Cigarettes Joe Jackson (EMV $500,000), Grade 9 1909 Ramly T204 Walter Johnson Sheet Cut (EMV $350,000), Grade 9 1952 Topps Willie Mays (EMV $300,000), Grade 9.5 1953 Topps Mays (EMV $250,000), and currently to be graded by SGC 1961 Dice Game Mickey Mantle (EMV $150,000).

The company’s recently announced uniform authentication service was represented by such game-worn uniforms as a rookie-year 1920 Babe Ruth New York Yankees Road Jersey (EMV $10m), 1927 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees Road Jersey (EMV $10m), MLB rookie-year 1948 Satchel Paige Cleveland Indians Home Jersey (EMV $1m), and a rookie-year 1954 Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves Road Jersey (EMV $1m).

“As SGC celebrates both its 20th anniversary and its 20th consecutive year attending the National, we wanted to make this year special for our customers and fellow collectors,” said SGC CEO Dave Forman. “Both our display and our on-site submission booths were a smashing success with show-goers, and we were overwhelmed with the positive response to our updated branding and the volume of submissions we’ve received. We want to thank everyone for their support and look forward to meeting with them again next year.”

About SGC

Established in 1998, SGC is one of the most trusted card grading and autograph authentication companies for sports memorabilia collectors worldwide. Comprised of experienced and respected graders and authenticators, SGC sets the industry standard with the consistency, integrity, and quality of its services. With website updates coming soon, SGC customers will enjoy an array of unique collector-support and security features, including an interactive submission platform with order tracking, grader notes, a rich database of all items ever graded by the company, and much more. To learn more about SGC and its grading and authentication services visit https://gosgc.com, like its Facebook page, and follow the company Instagram account @sgcollect.

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