BGS Grading

Beckett is the most trusted name in the industry for grading. For six years in a row, Card Trade readers named Beckett Grading the “Best Grading Service” in the world. That’s because Beckett operates with integrity and knowledge—as it has for decades.

To recognise the high standard of grading Beckett provides, The Hobby Australia Cards and Collectables offers our customers the chance to submit to them via our monthly group submissions.

Benefits of BGS Grading

Increases Value
Grading increases the value of your cards compared to raw card prices, while making your valuable assets easier to sell. We offer best value market grading that helps you get the most for your cards.

Verifies Authenticity
As part of the grading process, Beckett authenticates your cards.

Industry Reputation
Beckett Grading is the #1 most trusted source in collecting. We are the most-recognized name in the industry for our objective grading services.

State-of-the-Art Protection
Our crystal-clear holder and high-end label include advanced security features and archival material for maximum protection and enjoyment of your cards. Beckett’s holders stack together for easy storage of your card collection.

BGS Submission Status

2023 Submission Due Dates


Process in a Nutshell

  1. Send cards to us in a sleeve and top loader or card saver. Please package up cards into bundles for each submission category you are sending them in (e.g Economy, Standard etc) and in the order they are in your spreadsheet. This video provides a great guide on how to prepare your submission even though it was originally developed for PSA submissions. The same principles apply for BGS submissions.

  2. Please fill out the submission form found here and email a copy of the completed Excel or Word file to Monthly submission cut-off dates can be found on our blog page.
  3. Each submission category will be collated, each card labelled, the BGS submission forms completed, the cards packed safely & securely, and then sent to BGS via FedEx fully insured.
  4. BGS will grade the cards and return them directly back to us via FedEx fully insured. 
  5. We will send you and invoice when the cards arrive back here and then post them to you once the invoice is paid.

    Estimated Turnaround Times

    The below are the current estimated turnaround times for each submission category from commencement of grading until grades are available to customers before they are shipped back to Australia. Please note that these do change regularly and are not guaranteed. These estimates exclude the time it takes to post to BGS and then be registered into the BGS online system.

    1. Base - 12 Weeks
    2. Standard - 4-5 Weeks
    3. Express - 2-3 Weeks

      Grading Fees

      Please refer to the second page/sheet of the current submission form available here for all the latest grading fees.

      The stated fees are inclusive of the following:

      • BGS grading fees.
      • Postage to and from BGS.
      • Insurance.
      • Our processing fees.
      • GST, Customs Duties and Fees.

      Our fees do not include return shipping from us back to you after grading has been completed. This is paid when we invoice you for your grading at which time you can select your postage type (Regular or Express) and the amount of insurance coverage you want.

      Grading Process

      1. You send your cards to the following address:
      The Hobby Australia - BGS Submissions
      PO BOX 1319
      Werribee Plaza
      Hoppers Crossing, VIC

      If you wish to use a courier service such as Startrack Express, Couriers Please etc (no Aus Post please), please use the following address:

      The Hobby Australia - BGS Submissions
      Unit 35, 22-30 Wallace Avenue
      Point Cook, VIC

      Please Note: It is your responsibility to ensure they arrive safely. Therefore it is highly recommended that you post with signature on delivery and insure the cards if you feel the need.

      1. Please ensure each card is sent in a penny sleeve and inside a clean top loader or card saver. Please then place all cards for a submission category together (e.g. Economy, Standard etc) and in the order on your submission form as shown in the video above. Also keep in mind that presentation is important so don’t use old dirty, sticky top loaders as that will set the tone for the grader.
      2. For all submissions please fill out the Submission Form located here. Once complete please send a copy of the Excel or Word file via email to
      3. One they arrive, the cards will be photographed, logged into a consolidated submission spreadsheet with your name assigned to them, sorted into the appropriate submission groups and entered into the BGS submission forms. 
      4. Once all cards have arrived, been sorted and entered into the BGS system the will be securely packed. They will then be sent to BGS via FedEx International Priority with full insurance coverage (third party insurance policy).
      5. Once they arrive at BGS they will be inwards processed. The clock starts ticking on the grading process only once BGS registers the order in their system. Also keep in mind the processing time is in business days, so 20 days = 4 weeks.
      6. When grading is completed BGS will return the submissions via FedEx International Priority post.
      7. Once each package arrives back they will be sorted, and invoices sent out to everyone. CARDS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED BACK UNTIL YOUR INVOICE HAS BEEN PAID. If you don’t pay within 5 business days, and other arrangements haven’t been made, we will consider starting cost recovery processes as outlined in our Terms and Conditions.
      *** Note on Valuing Cards ***
      The value you place on your BGS submission form represents your maximum insurance coverage whilst the items are with us, in transit, and with BGS. It is recommended that you use the most recent raw sale price of the card as the minimum value for the card but the value you choose is totally your decision. 130 Point provides an excellent resource for pricing cards using recent sales.
      Card Appraisal and Grading Preparation
      Please contact Ben Cundari @ Card Cleaning Australia if you are interested in having your cards appraised and/or prepared for grading. Once he is finished he will deliver all the cards to us in time for the submission. Please note Ben Cundari is not affiliated with our business and offers his own independent service. Therefore you need to ensure cards going to him are insured appropriately, and packaged correctly. All questions and issues associated with his service are to be direct towards him.