// HALL OF FAME SPORTS CARD GRADING COMPANY //
Your Partner for Sports Card Grading!
- HOF Grading is a Canadian company that grades cards of all kinds (sports, non-sport, Pokemon, UFC, F1 and more)
- HOF Grading provides sealed slabs with all of our grading services. We do not currently offer “soft grading” – we slab all graded cards.
- HOF graders have decades of experience in the sports memorabilia industry and constantly enhance their skills through training.
- HOF Grading ensures that all cards are graded equally no matter the quantity, value or customer.
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Professional Sports Card Grading
We love the sports card industry and thrive in it.
While we understand that we will never get ahead of the big titans in the card grading industry, we definitely want to make a name for ourselves and provide exceptional service to card collecting enthusiasts.
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// WHY WE ARE THE RIGHT CHOICE
HOF (Hall Of Fame) Grading: an experienced bunch of sports cards enthusiasts.
We make sure that all your cards are graded with the same care and meticulousness. We package your cards in certified sealed card slabs to guarantee they won’t be tempered with once we grade them.
OUR CARD GRADING SCALE
GEM MINT 10- 55/45 or better centering on the front of the card, 60/40 centering on the back, four sharp corners, free of stains, no breaks in surface gloss and no visible wear. A slight print spot visible is allowable if it does not detract from the aesthetics of the card. This card will look pack fresh and beautiful to the naked eye.
MINT 9- 60/40 or betting centering on the front of card, 70/30 centering on the back, four sharp corners*. One very slight hit to a corner or two very minor flaws to the surface or edges may exist, such as a slight printer mark or a very small imperfection on the borders or surface. This card without magnification will look very close to a gem mint.
NM/MT (NEAR MINT/MINT) 8- 65/35 or better centering on the front of the card, 80/20 centering on the back, corners sharp to the naked eye but may exhibit slight wear under magnification. A few small flaws may exist upon but not super noticeable to the naked eye. Slight wear to up to two corners upon magnification, a couple very slight chips to the edges or a couple very small scratches or printer’s marks are acceptable with an 8.
NM (NEAR MINT) 7- 70/30 or better centering on the front of the card, 90/10 centering on the back, slight wear on the corners, minor scratching, some minor print spots. Print lines or refractor lines are acceptable. Card can be slightly skewed (diamond) cut.
EX/NM 6- 80/20 or better centering on the front of card, 90/10 centering on the back, slight fuzzing of corners will be evident, skewed cut may be more evident, focus or register may be off, and slight rough edges may exist and finally surface may not have original luster.
EX 5- 85/15 or better centering on the front of card, 90/10 centering on the back, minor rounding or fuzzing of corners, rough edges or chipping along edge, one very slight one sided surface crease may exist, original luster of card may be lost from surface with some scratching, but card still looks good.
VG/EX 4- 85/15 or better centering on the front of the card, 90/10 centering or better on the back, corners are slightly rounded with noticeable surface wear. Light hairline one sided creases may show on front and back of the card. A light tear, (1/8th inch or less) or minor damage may exist on the surface of the card.
VG 3- 90/10 or better centering on the front of the card, centering not considered on the back of the card, corners on the grade 3 rounded–but not excessive, stronger creasing may exist. Poorer focus, registration, and discoloration, and staining are more noticeable.
GOOD 2- Centered 90/10 or better on the front of the card, centering not considered on the back of the card. This card usually has one or more print marks, smudges or stains, multiple 2 sided crease(s), pinhole or slight tears in the card, surface scuffing, rounded corners and ink or pencil marks.
POOR 1- This is the lowest grade possible. If you have a graded 1 you can clearly see it has been to battle. But rest assured if it is in our encapsulation you know 100% for sure at least it is an authentic card and not a counterfeit.
EXCEPTIONS TO THE CENTERING RULE: If a card is exceptionally beautiful but the centering would lower the grade, the maximum a card can be penalized is 2 grades. Example, an 8 with 90/10 centering would be graded a 6. Even though 90/10 would usually be a 3 if the card is an 8 in every other way except centering the card could still receive a 6.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are there any delays in your services?
Given the industry, there can be some backlogging, especially for massive orders. Small orders of 1-10 cards are usually fast to be processed and have little to no backlog. You can contact us and we can give you a rough estimate of when your cards will be ready and your order completed/sent back to you. Supply chains for labels/slabs/shipping errors occur in every industry. We are more than willing to compensate with some free grading of collectibles to thank our customers for their utmost patience and understanding.
What is your refund policy?
We reinvest all payments into material to process orders and cannot process refunds directly when requested to accommodate customers who do not wish to wait for backlogging/delayed orders. We work at little to no profit margin, therefore the refund process is as follows:
If you choose to get your cards sent back to you before the order is completed, we will send them back and a credit will be applied to your account in the amount you paid for, minus the shipping fee to send them back to you.
At anytime in the future, you are welcome to send back collectibles to us or use credits for online grading, authentication of autographs etc.
Do you provide help to sell our collectibles such as consignment?
We offer consignment and can help you sell your collectibles for you to help expedite the process. We charge a 30% fee which includes everything as well as shipping it to the buyer. The second the buyer pays us and payment is cleared, you will receive the funds on your sale. Reach out to a team member to know more about our consignment options.
4 thoughts on “About Us”
y husband has a large selection of hockey cards. Including a Wayne Gretzky rookie card. I keep saying he should have some of them graded. How do you know which ones to get done? Also can we bring our collection to Toronto and get help to determine which ones should be graded. especially the Wayne Gretzky one or can we wait while they are being graded?
Do you have a service where I can walk in and get cards graded with in person service?
Are all cards the same price for grading – for example would a Bobby Orr rookie cost more for grading than a less in demand card?
Thank you for your answers.
I have a Yugioh card I’m looking to have professionally graded. Am I able to drop off the card on-site rather than mailing?
Eager for your reply.
I have a few sport cards I would like to get graded.
Am I able to bring the cards to get graded in person rather than sending them out?