- Monthly Premier
- Weekly Sunday Auction
- Fixed Price
There are currently three ways to sell items on the PWCC platform.
What is the biggest advantage of selling my items with PWCC?
PWCC offers the largest auction venue specifically targeted to trading cards worldwide with thousands of unique users participating in every auction. PWCC's strong reputation in the market causes buyers to bid with confidence. Items sold on the PWCC Marketplace generally garner higher sale prices when compared with prices from other venues. Finally, PWCC’s fees are lower than many other venues and lower in many cases than selling individually.
What types of items can I submit to Auction?
Any professionally graded items from PSA, BCCG, BGS, BVG, SGC, CSG, CGC or CBCS can be submitted to Auction along with any factory sealed or BBCE-authenticated hobby/booster boxes or cases. We also take factory-sealed individual packs and cards (think Panini sealed), authenticated memorabilia and graded comic books, video games, and graded tickets.
Why don’t I see my Weekly Auction submission in my Member Dashboard?
We mark submissions as received on our clients’ accounts within two days of receiving a submission and send you an email notifying you that we received it. We process each submission, including imaging, titling, and prepping for sale. We mark your items as processing, which you can view in the Member Dashboard and on the mobile app. Item images, titles, and descriptions will be visible a minimum of two days leading up to the start of the Weekly Auction. We will notify you when your items are available for review.
How do I fix an error in my listings?
We will provide you an opportunity to request edits through your Member Dashboard or the mobile app before the Auction begins. Our Asset Control team will approve the request or provide you feedback.
Are there additional costs beyond the stated auction fees?
For all Marketplaces, you will net precisely the sale price and your seller’s commission. There are small additional fees for special items like wax and memorabilia. Offers and asking prices on the Fixed Price Marketplace include the buyer's premium.
Why do PWCC-listed Auction items often sell for higher prices?
Items listed through PWCC often sell for higher prices for various reasons: the high-resolution images that help buyers bid with confidence, the quality of offerings that attract more buyers, the reliable customer service and safe shipping process, the effective marketing that PWCC invests in to attract buyers to items for sale, and the trust that PWCC has earned among thousands of loyal customers through the years.
When do auctions begin?
Please review our homepage to see a detailed schedule for our current auction and tentative start and end dates for upcoming auctions.
Does PWCC set a reserve for Auction items?
All of the items in the Weekly Auction start with an opening bid of $10.00. Premier Auction items begin with an opening bid of $1,000.
What happens if my Weekly Auction items go unpaid or unsold?
If an item goes unpaid for it will be relisted in the next Weekly Auction. If a submitted item fails to receive the opening $10.00 bid, PWCC will not charge a sales commission, but the item will be removed from your Vault and forfeited to PWCC to avoid the complexity of relisting and/or return shipping. To avoid this process, we encourage you to submit items that you believe will sell for $10.00 or more. After submitting an item to an Auction, it cannot be removed from the Auction process and will have to be relisted per our Submission terms.
What are the deadlines for submission?
Our Premier Auction submission deadlines are posted on our homepage. There are no deadlines for the Weekly Sunday as we accept submissions on a rolling basis. Weekly Sunday Flash must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT to be included in the next Sunday closing.
Can I bid on my items to ensure a reserve price or to watch my items?
Clients bidding on their own items is strictly prohibited as it is a violation of our Marketplace Tenets. Our Marketplace software is designed to restrict bidding by a client on an item they submitted.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping is free for items purchased in the Premier and Weekly Auction or through our Fixed Price listings that are sent directly to the PWCC Vault. You also benefit from Oregon's 0% sales tax. If you would like items shipped directly to you, please read our shipping chart for more information.
I see my submission has been delivered. Do you have it?
Although a package will show it as being delivered to our facility our team has to process the submission and record it in our database. There may be a delay of a few days between package delivery and the package showing up in your Vault, especially if it is eligible for an Eye Appeal review. You will receive an email confirmation when the package is successfully processed.
Does PWCC pay for my shipping when I send a submission?
The cost associated with sending a submission is the responsibility of the submitter, but PWCC can assist with the shipping process by generating a full-insured label. Please contact our client services team at email@example.com for more information.
How should I pack my items for shipping to PWCC?
You can send your package using your preferred shipping carrier. However, we recommend that you mail your items in a box with proper padding to protect the items. For more valuable items it may be advantageous to double-box them to ensure safe delivery. We also ask that you send the package with signature confirmation.
For submissions of high value that are difficult to insure through standard carriers, PWCC can assist with a fully insured shipping label. Please contact PWCC to request a label.
What are the Premier Auction seller's fees?
There is no seller’s fee for the Premier Auction for cards with an estimated value over $25,000, but there is a buyer’s premium. Sellers also receive a seller’s commission based on the value of the item at the end of the Auction. A minimum of $2,000 of the price realized is always paid to PWCC on each Premier Auction lot.
If an item sells for $250,000 or lower, the seller receives 110% of the hammer price.
Is the auction fee calculated on the total value of my submission?
Auction fees are applied based on the sale price of each individual item, and not based on the sum total of the submission overall.
When will I receive payment for sold items?
Weekly and Premier
Weekly Sunday/Weekly Sunday Flash: After the auction has closed, buyers have two weeks to remit payment. PWCC processes accounting and pays sellers as quickly as possible thereafter. PWCC issues payments on a Tuesday as a credit to sellers' PWCC Marketplace Accounts. Sellers can use funds for PWCC invoices or elect to have funds issued through a payout request made from their account. Please note client will need to initiate this request. PWCC does not create an automatic payout for clients.
Fixed Price: PWCC pays Fixed Price sellers within a few days after the buyer remits payment. The proceeds minus fees will appear in your Marketplace Account. After the sale has been made, we go through a collections process and buyers have 10 days to remit payment. PWCC processes accounting and sellers are paid roughly seven to ten days later. Payments are issued as a credit to sellers' PWCC Marketplace Accounts. Sellers can use funds for PWCC invoices or elect to have funds issued through a payout request made from their account. Please note client will need to initiate this request. PWCC does not create an automatic payout for clients.
What are the seller's commission rates?
What are Weekly Sunday Flash listings?
Flash listed items join the currently active Weekly Sunday Auction in progress and end in accordance with that Weekly Sunday Auction. You must submit items before 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday to be included in the Weekly Sunday Auction closing on Sunday. Otherwise, your item will close in the following Weekly Sunday Auction.
What are the benefits of the Weekly Sunday Flash?
Flash auctioning allows members maximum timeline control for the selling process. If you want to capitalize on an event (e.g., an NBA player winning a title), Flash allows you to list an item for sale immediately.
How do I Flash my items via Weekly Sunday Auction?
From your PWCC Vault, select the items you want to sell and choose the “Sell” option. The next screen will ask you to select the marketplace for your item (e.g., Weekly Sunday, Weekly Sunday Flash, Monthly Premier, or Fixed Price). Select the “Weekly Sunday Flash” option and follow the on-screen directions.
Can I mail items to PWCC to list in the Weekly Sunday Flash?
You can only submit items from your Vault. You can mail items to your Vault and then list them in the Auction after we curate them.
What kind of items can I sell in the Weekly Sunday Flash?
You can submit any items in your Vault that are eligible for the Weekly Sunday Auction.
How long does it take for my items to appear in the Weekly Sunday Flash?
Items appear in the Auction within 24 hours but will likely appear much sooner.
What is the Weekly Sunday Flash Auction deadline?
You must submit items to the Flash by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. PT for them to be included in the Sunday closing. They will appear in the Weekly Sunday Auction within 24 hours, usually much sooner.
When will I get paid for sold items?
The payment process for Flash is the same as the Weekly Sunday Auction. After the auction has closed, buyers have two weeks to remit payment. PWCC processes accounting and pays sellers as quickly as possible thereafter. PWCC issues payments on a Tuesday as a credit to sellers’ PWCC Marketplace Accounts. Sellers can use funds for PWCC invoices or elect to have funds issued through a payout request made from their account, which you will need to initiate. PWCC does not create an automatic payout for clients.
All bidders must be approved to participate in the Premier Auction. To apply, submit a brief application and two references if applicable. Our team will review your application, contact you within 24 hours if additional information is needed, and notify you of your approval. This process can take several days, so please submit your application early. Applications are reviewed more quickly on the final day of the auction, so please still submit your application even on the final day of the auction and we will do our best to review it in time for you to place a bid before closing. After you receive approval to bid in the Premier Auction, there is no limit on your purchases as a new bidder.
Do I need to refresh the page to see the most recent bid in an Auction?
No. The website will automatically refresh when a new bid is placed. You will also be able to follow the header image on the site to see the five most recent bids in the auction.
How does Premier Auction and Weekly Auction bidding work?
Approved bidders can start to bid as soon as the auction is live and the bidding tool is activated. All bids are entered using the maximum bid model. Bids will be submitted in fixed increments only.
Bids will be accepted until 7:00 p.m. PT on the closing night of the auction. Then, at 7:00 p.m. PT, extended bidding will start (see details below). If you are the only bidder on an item when the auction closes, you will be declared the winner.
How do maximum bids work?
All bids are placed using the "maximum bid" model, which typically represents the highest price the bidder is willing to pay for an item. When a bidder places a maximum bid, the bid will automatically increase competitively, up to but never over, the maximum bid amount. You will be notified if you are the highest bidder, if you've been outbid, and if you've won the item.
Maximum bids are private and are only viewable by the client that submitted the bid. PWCC does not have access to this information and cannot view bidders’ maximum bids. Maximum bid information is managed on dedicated IT infrastructure and is contractually monitored by an external IT firm. Third-party management of maximum bids ensures the privacy and confidentiality of maximum bid amounts. The IT firm audits access to the data to confirm that no PWCC personnel ever have access to this information.
What are the bid increments?
All items will be sold to the highest bidder when the auction timer expires. All maximum bids will be placed in the following increments:
Premier Auction Bid Increments
Weekly Auction Bid Increments
What is Premier Auction half-bidding?
During the last extended bidding increment, all bid increments will be halved. During that time period bids may be placed in the following increments:
How does Premier Auction extended bidding work?
Each Premier Auction will close with an extended bidding period. Details are below.
Extended bidding starts at 7:00 p.m. PT on the closing night of the auction.
Bidders must place a bid on an item before 7:00 p.m. to enter the extended bidding period. Bidders will only be able to bid on cards that they have previously bid on once extended bidding has started.
From 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., bids are extended for 5 minutes. Each time a new bid is placed, the 5-minute timer will reset.
The extended bidding timer is accelerated twice, after 8:00 p.m. and again after 8:30 p.m.. When the first bid is placed after 8:00 p.m., the timer will reset to 2 minutes, and when the first bid is placed after 8:30 p.m., the timer will reset to 1 minute. Each time a new bid is placed, the timer will reset.
When no new bids are placed on any item, and the timer expires, the entire auction will end.
IMPORTANT: If any item receives a bid during the extended period, the entire auction extends. Each bidder can only bid during the extended bidding period on items they have previously bid on during the normal auction period.
What is the buyer's premium?
A buyer's premium equal to 20% of the winning bid amount will be added to the final sale price. Therefore, the price you pay for an item will be equal to your winning bid plus 20% of that winning bid, plus applicable taxes and shipping costs. The buyer's premium is not reflected in the maximum bid in the auction bidding tool.
Do I need a PWCC account to participate in the Weekly Auction?
Yes. Click here to register. All members must provide a valid first and last name, address, email address, and phone number to become a member. We require that all members verify their email address and phone number.
What is extended bidding?
The Weekly Auction uses an extended bidding model (patent pending), which allows you to participate in a fast-paced, competitive, and friendly auction-closing experience. Extended bidding ensures that the bidder willing to pay the most wins while closing the auction as quickly as possible to keep the experience secure and professional.
How does the Weekly Auction extended bidding experience work?
If you place a bid on an auction item prior to 7:00 p.m. PST, you are eligible to participate in extended bidding. Extended bidding begins at 7:00 p.m. PST with a 60-second countdown. All open lots will close at the same time once 60 seconds pass without any bids.
Additionally, items will close on an individual basis due to inactivity. The first inactivity closing window occurs from 7:00-7:30 p.m. PST. Any asset that does not receive a bid from 7:00-7:30 p.m. will close promptly at 7:30 p.m. (even though the extended bidding clock of 60 seconds may still be active). Any asset still active after 7:30 p.m. PST will close if it does not receive a bid within 5 minutes, and any asset still active after 8:00 p.m. PST will close if it does not receive a bid within 1 minute.
Again, the entire auction can close at any time once the 60 second extended bidding clock expires. You will want to avoid waiting until the last moment to bid because the entire day can close at any time.
Can I use a third-party sniping service in the PWCC Weekly Auction?
No, we do not permit third-party sniping services, but do allow maximum bids to be placed throughout the course of the auction. If you place a max bid, it will also carry over into extended bidding as long it remains above the highest current bid. You may also place a max bid during extended bidding. Max bids are kept strictly confidential with third-party IT firewalling and encryption and additional third-party cybersecurity monitoring and process auditing. Maximum bids placed with PWCC leverage the most secure software system in the market.
What are the benefits of participating in the Weekly Auction?
The Weekly Auction provides many benefits to buyers and sellers, including but not limited to accurate item descriptions, high-resolution images, a low $10 initial bid, outstanding customer service, and a trusted marketplace. Also, if you use the PWCC Vault, you will not pay shipping costs, and sales tax will be Oregon’s 0% rate on your purchases.
How can I pay for my purchases?
You can pay through our website with a credit card for invoices up to $10,000. You may also use funds held in your PWCC account to pay for your purchases. We also accept wires, ACH bank transfers, checks, money orders, and various forms of cryptocurrency using BitPay, including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dogecoin, Ethereum, WBTC, and stable coins (DAI, PAX, USDC, GUSD, and BUSD). PWCC will apply sales tax to your invoice based on your delivery address. Buyers may also use PWCC Capital services such as an advance on an auction submission or a loan on their Vault portfolio. Credit cards are not accepted for any item purchased in the Premier Auction. Please contact us if you need financing assistance.
How long do I have to make payment?
Premier Auction: Buyers should remit payment after receiving an invoice. Please contact us if you have an extenuating circumstance and need additional time.
Weekly Auction: Once you have a final invoice, please remit payment promptly before the stated payment deadline.
Fixed Price: Buyers have 10 days to remit payment after receiving an invoice. Items you purchase within a 72 hour time frame will be combined into a single invoice.
These are special designations that PWCC provides based on our opinion of the eye appeal of the card relative to other examples of that card in that grade. Please refer to the Eye Appeal section on our website to learn more.
What is the difference between Eye Appeal and a technical grade?
The technical grade assigned by the grading companies is determined by a number of factors including surface and corner wear, surface presentation, centering, and others. Within each factor there is a range of acceptable conditions to earn a particular grade. For example, according to PSA’s stated standards, a NM-MT 8 can tolerate centering registration of 65/35 or better; as such, cards centered both 50/50 and 65/35 are eligible to receive a technical grade of NM-MT 8.
Eye Appeal refers to a card’s visual presentation–or how attractive the card is to the eye. Using the example described above, while a card with 65/35 centering and 50/50 centering are both eligible to earn a grade of NM-MT 8, the card with 50/50 centering is more visually attractive than the card with 65/35 centering.
How does a card get reviewed for these designations, and how is the determination made?
Each vintage card (pre-1987) that is submitted to PWCC Marketplace and PWCC Vault with an estimated value of over $250 is reviewed by our team for the eye appeal designation.
A key component to this program is that PWCC makes the determination without bias. PWCC does not charge submitters for this review service. The potential for any bias is further removed by doing the eye appeal review after all auction items are sorted by sport, issue, and year which shields the review team from any submitter information ensuring that the evaluation be based on visual presentation only.
Does PWCC charge for the review or charge different auction fees for eye appeal-designated cards?
Absolutely not. PWCC does not charge for this service, offer a different fee structure, or any other benefit for the service that could cause our assessment to be biased. It is critical that these designations be consistently awarded to cards strictly on their visual presentation with no other influence.
What training does PWCC have to assess eye appeal?
Because PWCC sells 30,000+ items each month, our team sees more graded cards than any other auction broker. This affords us a unique and comprehensive perspective on the range of visual presentation for each issue.
How does PWCC address the variance with a grade (e.g., the range of a PSA 6)?
Although eye appeal has been a concept discussed in the market since its inception, PWCC has taken the lead in quantifying it and adding predictability to the variance in market value resulting from eye appeal range. Eye Appeal within a grade can vary depending on several factors, including centering, surface color, etc. It especially applies for cards in sets that present significant centering, color, etc. challenges.
Did the third-party grading companies give PWCC permission to designate cards with an Eye Appeal sticker? What was their involvement in the creation of these designations?
PWCC Marketplace relies heavily on the expertise of the professional grading companies PSA, SGC, and Beckett. PWCC sought counsel from all three companies independently surrounding eye appeal and its long-standing effect on market value. Their awareness of this venture was a prerequisite to our willingness to create the Eye Appeal Scale and unveil the designations.
Can a card get all stickers?
No. Cards with above-average eye appeal will earn a PWCC-A designation, cards with exceptional eye appeal will earn an E designation, and cards with superior eye appeal will earn a S designation. A card wouldn’t be issued all designations.
How did PWCC estimate the distribution of eye appeal across the population?
Although these figures will always be estimates and there is an inherently qualitative nature to the analysis, the distribution of visual presentation was estimated based on PWCC’s extensive knowledge of the market and exposure to more graded cards than any other venue.
Do the PWCC-A, -E, and -S and designations impact the registries?
No. These designations are simply intended to call attention to cards with excellent eye appeal to facilitate investors participation in the marketplace.
No. PWCC’s software prevents the PWCC user account that submitted an item from placing a bid on that item. PWCC prides itself on creating a culture of integrity and trust. We understand its importance to our company, the industry, and collectors. To achieve this goal, PWCC has implemented measures that ensure a fair and honest marketplace.
What happens when a client places a bid on an item that they do not intend to honor?
Our Marketplace Trust team is highly proactive in monitoring bidding to identify and address any instance of a bid placed without intention to follow through with the purchase. We have placed permanent blocks on bidders who do not adhere to the Marketplace Tenets. Please refer to the Marketplace Tenets for more details on our monitoring procedures.
If PWCC identifies a user violating bidding policies, we block them from accessing the PWCC platform and permanently close their PWCC account. We also remove shill bids that occur through user collusion.
If a buyer does not pay for an item, PWCC does not list the sales price in our Sales History website tool and requires that the item be resold in an upcoming auction. We do not return unpaid items to the submitter. This step ensures that comps reflect actual sales.
Can PWCC employees bid on items in any PWCC Auction?
No. All employees are prohibited from bidding on PWCC Auction items or buying items on the Fixed Price Marketplace. If an employee violates this company policy, it is grounds for termination. This step protects the integrity of the PWCC Auctions.
PWCC employees do not receive a discount on items because they cannot bid on or purchase items through PWCC.
Why does PWCC hide the identity of buyers bidding on their Auction items?
PWCC began this process in response to requests from buyers who wanted to protect their identity. This step ensures that successful investors’ card preferences are not made public to ensure a fair marketplace for all investors.
Please visit the Marketplace Security page on our website to learn about PWCC’s security measures.
Yes. We spent a significant investment creating a bank-style vault for your trading cards. It is located in Tigard, Oregon.
What kind of security is in place?
The Vault was constructed using the guidelines established by the Underwriters Laboratory and we are proud that it received UL's highest classification of Class III. It is 2000 square feet and surrounded by 11 inches of concrete on all six sides. There are 140 security cameras, motion detection, security during business hours, and rigorous access control and security protocols.
How do I submit my collection to the Vault?
Please click here for detailed instructions.
I just bought a card from a third-party auction site. How do I ship my cards directly to the Vault?
Please click here for detailed instructions.
Can I view the location of my items in the Vault?
For security purposes, at this time, only PWCC employees are allowed into the Vault. However, all your assets are available all the time, in high quality, digital photography, via your online Vault Portfolio.
Is there a fulfillment fee? What is the shipping going to be from my Vault?
Standard shipping and insurance fees apply. There are no hidden fees for fulfillment. Items sold through PWCC Marketplace do not have fulfillment fees. A fulfillment charge of only 1% is applied otherwise. Please see the Vault Pricing page for costs associated with storing your collection in the Vault. International packages are subject to any duties and taxes as all packages are declared for the full value to remain in compliance with our insurance and shipping policies.
How do you handle the pricing for sets?
Sets are processed and priced individually.
Will you handle the sale/exchange of funds for an item that I sell from the Vault?
Yes, we can act as a fulfillment service for you as you buy and sell on multiple channels. We also offer a Fixed Price Marketplace. For more information on our Fixed Price Marketplace please see the Selling FAQ above or the Fixed Price page on our website.
What are the fees for storing my collection in the Vault?
Please refer to the Vault Fees section for a summary of the fees.
How does billing work?
We no longer have storage fees for items stored in our Vault and there is free archival for any graded card valued over $250. There are small additional fees for special items like wax and memorabilia. Any invoice generated will be issued to the email on file. Payment can be remitted on our website with a credit card, or you may send a check, wire, or ACH.
Where can I see the Accounting of my items in the Vault?
When logged into your account, click on the Members tab and then select Accounting from the Menu.
Can a trust open a vault account?
What happens to my items if PWCC files for bankruptcy?
First, we would like you to rest assured that PWCC is in excellent financial standing. With that said, assets would be returned to their owners in the event of PWCC filing chapter 7. Unless a client's account is in default, or PWCC Capital has a lien against the assets for a loan, PWCC has no claim to ownership of the assets stored in the Vault.
How long does it take to process my Vault submission?
Once the package has been received in our system, modern graded cards are typically processed within 3-5 business days and vintage graded cards are typically processed within 5-7 business days (because of the eye appeal review). Times may be shorter or longer depending on the current volume in the queue. Oversized cards, unopened wax and memorabilia items are processed monthly. Ungraded cards may take longer.
Is there a minimum card value to place items in the vault?
No, but the fee structure is built for cards valued at $200 or more.
Do I get a price break if I send a card to the Vault directly from a PWCC auction?
Yes. All items submitted to the Vault take advantage of Oregon’s 0% sales tax and there are no archival fees on any item sold or committed to an auction before the first day of the following month after being archived.
Do I receive a discount when I send items directly from my PWCC Vault to a PWCC auction?
Yes, you receive a discount if you send the items before the first day of the following month that they entered your Vault. Otherwise, you do not receive a discount.
If you give a market value less than what I paid for a card, can I use my owner value for the insured value?
Yes. You can change the insured value when you login to your Member Dashboard. Click on your Vault Portfolio, check the box or boxes of the items you wish to edit, click the Actions button and click "Edit Owner Value".
How do you determine market value for my item(s)?
We use our algorithm and recent sales data to determine items’ market value.
Is my collection properly insured? Through who? For how much?
Gallagher provides our insurance, the same provider for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Vault is fully insured to 100% of the market value of the assets in possession. It protects against theft, fire, water, and all other losses.
What can I submit to my Vault Account?
You can submit any professionally graded cards by PSA, BGS, BVG, SGC, CGC. You can also submit factory sealed or BBCE authenticated hobby/booster boxes and cases, factory sealed individual packs, authenticated memorabilia, graded comic books (CGC, CBCS) and video games, and ticket stubs.
Is the Vault temperature and lighting controlled?
Yes, the Vault is temperature, humidity, and lighting controlled to ensure that your items remain in the same condition as when they were received.
Can I have a grading company send my items directly to my Vault address?
Absolutely! Use your Vault mailing address including your Vault ID number as the return location for your items and create a Vault submission through your account on our website once you have been given the tracking number from the grading company so that you can let our team know what should be in the submission. Your items will be processed directly into your Vault account once received.
PWCC offers loans using trading cards stored in the PWCC Vault as collateral. The team will evaluate your portfolio and determine the loanable amount, which will be up to 40% the market value of your portfolio. To request a loan, please reach out to our client services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the terms for a loan against my Vault assets?
Here are the terms of the loan program:
If the borrower needs additional time, they can request an extension on the loan. Otherwise, payment will be due at the maturation date. All outstanding interest invoices must be paid to renew.
How can I receive my advance?
We can issue an advance in several ways. All funds are first recorded on your Capital Account. You can elect to leave your funds in your account to pay invoices or for future purchases, use your advance to pay an invoice, or request a payout. We can process payouts by ACH and check for free, or wire for $25. We can only issue advances on submissions that have been imaged by our team and are reflected in your account on our website for auction.
When does PWCC send advances?
We send advances each Wednesday as part of our weekly payout. Advance requests must be submitted on our website before the end of the day on Monday to allow our team to review in time to be processed on that Wednesday. Requests received on Tuesdays or later will be processed the following Wednesday.
How do you assess conservative market value?
Conservative market value is roughly 40% of the market value of the item. Market value is determined using a proprietary algorithm evaluating past sales data. Our team also reviews this data for accuracy.
What happens if my advance was not paid off by a submission?
You will need to pay any outstanding balance within 30 days of an auction closing date or you can submit another item to cover the balance due.
What happens if I cannot pay back my loan?
PWCC may be able to offer you an extension. If an extension is not available or desired, PWCC will sell assets in your Vault to pay back the balance owed plus interest.
Please contact PWCC Staff to ask about the current availability of notes. PWCC Capital will periodically raise funds through a formal fundraising event at varying times in the year on an as-needed basis, but will also be selling notes privately throughout the year. Please inquire regarding present-day Note terms, if available.
Capital is the lending arm of PWCC, providing clients collateral-backed loans against items in archival with the PWCC Vault or presently being sold on the PWCC Marketplace. Funds are never invested or exposed to traditional investment risk, and Note terms are short-term contracts in accordance with the cyclical nature of the funds use.
Capital notes are collateral-backed with only a modest percentage of the conservative market value of that collateral leveraged. PWCC lends millions of dollars every month and has been doing so for over 10 years, having lent well over $100 million in that time. To date, PWCC has never rendered a loan that was not repaid or recovered through asset liquidation. Regardless, you should assess your risk level and risk profile with your accountant and financial advisor.
Capital will sell notes privately on an as-needed basis with typical term lengths of 12 months and interest rates ranging from 6% to 9%. This is an open, supply-and-demand market and Capital will afford PWCC Clients an interest rate as is required, up to 9%, to meet the present-day lending needs of the market.
PWCC partners with Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) to provide PWCC clients with prioritized professional grading through CCG’s Certified Guarantee Company (CGC) and Certified Sports Guarantee (CSG) services. CCG is the parent company of CGC and CSG. PWCC has negotiated faster turnaround times and lower fees for PWCC clients through CCG.
What are the advantages of using CCG through PWCC?
Will you insure my cards when you ship them to CCG?
Yes, we will insure your cards for their estimated market value.
Can I submit cards to CCG through PWCC and keep them in my Vault?
No. This offer extends only to clients who wish to encapsulate cards through CCG and sell them directly through PWCC’s Weekly Sunday Auction when CCG returns them to PWCC.
Can I submit encapsulated cards from another grading company for crossover grading?
No. This offer only applies to raw cards.
Can I submit previously encapsulated CCG cards for reholdering?
No. Please submit reholdering requests directly through CCG.
What does CGC specialize in grading?
Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, and related cards.
What does CSG specialize in grading?
Sportscards. CCG will not grade all cards. Please review the following link for all cards that qualify: https://www.cgccards.com/card-grading/cards-we-grade/
How long is CCG’s wait time for non-PWCC clients? How much do they charge non-PWCC clients?
For non-PWCC clients, CCG charges $60 per card for a 7-day service and $35 per card for a 15-day service. Each of these offers contains value limits, though. The PWCC-CCG offer has no limit for $20 per card.
How does the Certified Collectibles Group compare to other grading companies?
CCG is one of four highly respected, PWCC-approved grading services (along with PSA, SGC, and Beckett). PWCC considers the CCG product to be an industry leader and their quality control/operational prowess is second to none. CCG is the world’s leading provider of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. The CCG companies include Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), Classic Collectible Services (CCS), Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG), Authenticated Stamp Guaranty (ASG) and Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG). Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified about 70 million coins, banknotes, comic books, trading cards, sports cards, stamps, estate items and related collectibles. Today, CCG serves the world of collectibles online and at its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China.
How do I submit cards for CCG grading?
Follow the same submission process through the PWCC website. Select the option to submit to CCG for grading. You must have a registered PWCC account to participate in this offer.