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PROCESS

The DCI Grading Process

1

Submit

Upon submission, the DCI team will log you and your card(s) information into the DCI system.

2

Analyze

After receiving your cards, DCI’s experts research and confirm authenticity and condition.

3

Grade

Each card is evaluated and assigned a score from 1-10 on the DCI Grading System.

Have questions?

DCI takes your privacy and collection seriously. We ensure secure handling and speedy certification. But we also know you are entrusting us with your precious collectibles. If you have any questions about our service, please contact our team.

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SERVICES

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Raw Collectible Review

Our premium service. Cards and Funko Pops will be meticulously analyzed by our team of experts and assigned a grade according to the DCI Grading System.

Slabbing

Looking to protect your collection? Our slabbing service offers a thorough evaluation of your cards while also providing a full encapsulation in our UV protected, polycarbonate, sonic-welded slab.
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TESTIMONIALS

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DCI 10

QUALITY
Gem Mint
description
Qualities include 4 sharp corners, original card gloss on the surface of the card without dimples, scratches, or indentions. The example should have sharp edges and corners. Centering on the card should be at least 55/45.
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DCI 9

QUALITY
Mint Condition
description
A card in mint condition that exemplifies 3 of the 4 grading standards listed to meet the requirements for a DCI 10. Qualities include sharp corners and edges. Minor surface wear and 60/40 centering on the front.
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DCI 8

QUALITY
Near Mint
description
A card near mint condition that appears to be in mint condition but may show corner and edge wear, heavy surface damage in the form of dimples, or scratches. Centering must be 70/30 or better on the front of the card.
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DCI 7

QUALITY
Exceptional
description
An example of a card that shows mild surface damage or staining, corner and edge wear, and or centering that is off 80/20 or worse.
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DCI 6

QUALITY

Excellent

description
A card with visible surface damage to the naked eye, as well as 70/30 or worse centering on the front of the card and worn edges and corners.
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DCI 5

QUALITY
Great
description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 70/30.
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DCI 4

QUALITY

Good

description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 80/20.
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DCI 3

QUALITY
Satisfactory
description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 85/15.
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DCI 2

QUALITY
Fair
description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 90/10 are qualifications for a 2 and the card may also show warping.
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DCI 1

QUALITY
Poor
description
An example that shows rapid acceleration of heavy surface damage, corner and edge wear, and 90/10 centering. A card of this nature may also show heavy warping or cracking and is considered poor condition.
Quality
Gem Mint

Description
Qualities include 4 sharp corners, original card gloss on the surface of the card without dimples, scratches, or indentions. The example should have sharp edges and corners. Centering on the card should be at least 55/45.
Quality
Mint Condition

Description A card in mint condition that exemplifies 3 of the 4 grading standards listed to meet the requirements for a DCI 10. Qualities include sharp corners and edges. Minor surface wear and 60/40 centering on the front.
Quality
Near Mint

Description
A card near mint condition that appears to be in mint condition but may show corner and edge wear, heavy surface damage in the form of dimples, or scratches. Centering must be 70/30 or better on the front of the card.
Quality
Exceptional

Description
An example of a card that shows mild surface damage or staining, corner and edge wear, and or centering that is off 80/20 or worse.
Quality
Excellent

Description A card with visible surface damage to the naked eye, as well as 70/30 or worse centering on the front of the card and worn edges and corners.
Quality
Great

Description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 70/30.
Quality
Good

Description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 80/20.
Quality
Satisfactory

Description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 85/15.
Quality
Fair

Description
An example that shows heavy surface damage, with printer/manufacturer defects such as out of focus image or image repetition. Heavy corner and edge wear and front centering worse than 90/10 are qualifications for a 2 and the card may also show warping.
Quality
Poor

Description
An example that shows rapid acceleration of heavy surface damage, corner and edge wear, and 90/10 centering. A card of this nature may also show heavy warping or cracking and is considered poor condition.
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