SARASOTA, Fla. — Certified Collectibles Group announced that Andy Broome and Westin Reeves, two world-class sports card experts, have been hired to lead the Certified Sports Guaranty grading team. CSG is the latest company to be formed by CCG and will launch soon to provide sports card collectors and dealers with expert, impartial and efficient certification services.
Together, Broome and Reeves boast nearly three decades of experience as professional graders in the sports card industry.
Broome started grading sports cards professionally in 2000. Since then, he has graded millions of cards, including the most iconic ones such as the T206 Honus Wagner, T206 Doyl Nat’l and T206 Ty Cobb Back.
While Broome has graded cards of all eras, he is particularly renowned for his expertise in vintage cards, with an emphasis on pre-World War II cards. He is also a passionate collector of vintage Japanese baseball cards and vintage non-sports cards.
As a result of Broome’s deep knowledge and impeccable reputation in the sports card collecting industry, he was asked to be a consultant and contributor for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Shoebox Treasures” baseball card exhibit.
“I pursued a career in sports card grading because third-party certification protects the hobby that I love from bias, altering and counterfeiting,” explains Broome. “I joined CSG because this company is best positioned to stay ahead of card doctors and meet the rapidly growing demand for third-party grading services.”
Reeves brings to CSG 20 years of sports card experience, including nearly seven years as a professional grader. His primary area of expertise is modern sports cards (1980 and newer).
“When I saw that CCG — a company that has built the leading grading services for coins, banknotes, comics and other collectibles — was entering the sports card hobby, I knew I had to be involved,” comments Reeves. “CSG will serve collectors and dealers with world-class expertise, the best technology, superior holders and incredible efficiency. I am very excited to be a part of this huge step forward for the hobby.”
CSG is still building its starting lineup as it prepares to open for submissions in the near future. Want to join Broome and Reeves on the CSG team? Apply at collectiblesgroup.com/careers. Positions are available for grading, receiving, verification, production and more.
“We are thrilled that Andy and Westin have joined the CSG team,” says Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG. “Just as with CCG’s other categories, CSG will revolutionize sports grading by combining our proven processes with innovation and world-class expertise.”
The launch of CSG will be a game-changer for the sports card collecting hobby. Look for additional announcements soon.