DISPLAY CASES!

Buy a display case or two!

In addition to grading we also sell high quality acrylic display cases so you can protect your collectibles (you spent a lot!)

They are designed so you can remove your toys any time. We can even create a custom display to fit any toy you have!

Featured Item


1983 ERTL 1/16th Scale Die-Cast Hardcastle & McCormick - COYOTE (/w McCormick figure)
Received a Grade of 85

Spotlight

1969 Mattel Hot Wheels Drag Race Set Mongoose & Snake
Received the Grade of DCA 85




News and Updates



HAPPY 2021 from CGA!


We are excited to announce that we have a new website under construction! During this process, certain functions of our current website may become inactive for brief periods. Currently online submissions are disabled. Below are links to our PDF submission forms which can be filled in electronically or printed and hand-written until the new online submission process is activated.


For detailed instructions on how to fill out your printed submission form, please click here.





JANUARY 2021

COVID-19/HIGH VOLUME UPDATE


With the recent statewide increase in new Covid-19 cases, though, it became more and more likely that those on our staff would come into contact with the virus and, unfortunately, this past weekend we were informed that two of our staff members did. While we are thankful to report that they and their loved ones have not experienced its worst effects, there will obviously be a mandatory quarantine period until they can safely return to work. While our offices remain open and operational, this, along with the increase in schools returning to virtual learning requiring more or our staff members' to adjust schedules, will unfortunately delay many submissions' completion dates across most turnaround tiers as well as there will be delays in the billing process and receiving invoices.


We've been very appreciative for the kind, thoughtful wishes we have received all year and are grateful as always for our special position in authenticating and preserving your most cherished items.


We ask that you continue to extend your patience and consideration while we work to take care of your collectibles and our employees at the same time, but keep in mind that performing our best service accurately and quickly remains a top priority through everything.


NOTICE!

Due to continued COVID-19 production limitations, we are currently experiencing longer delivery times for Express and Economy tiers. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter and thus allowing us to continue manufacturing protective shields for both schools and hospitals in need, while responding to the constantly changing needs of the families that make CGA happen.

CURRENT DELAYS IN SUBMISSION PROCESSING TIMES

  1. Receiving and Invoicing: 3+ weeks to process current incoming submissions
  2. Loose Express Grading Scale: 3+ months beyond anticipated projected completion date
  3. All Economy Grading Scales: 3+ months beyond anticipated projected completion date

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4/3/2020

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED:

QTY 100 FREE  

INTUBATION SHIELDS

DONATED AND DELIVERED!




UPDATES ON LOOSE FIGURE GRADING

Due to the increasing popularity of loose figure grading, our Loose Department is still currently running several months behind schedule.

In an effort to honor our commitments and expedite all loose submissions currently in-house, for the next several months the ONLY loose items we will be accepting are vintage Star Wars 3-3/4" figures and coins.

Effective immediately, the grading of any other loose toy lines will be temporarily suspended.

Please click the link below for loose toy line restrictions, as well as current pricing and quantity limitations for loose vintage Star Wars.

CLICK HERE

All custom loose figures already in-house and awaiting grading are being processed normally. We ask that all customers please refrain from sending any other toy lines in that are not already in-transit so that we may focus our efforts on taking care of delayed submissions. Items already in-transit and postmarked before May 5th will still be accepted.

Carded/Boxed AFA, VGA, CDA, and DCA items are unaffected and will still be accepted for authentication and grading. These submissions are currently running on-time and are in no way affected by the suspension of the custom loose figures.

Loose figures requiring authentication by CIB will continue to be processed under the new pricing and turnaround time.

We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we work hard to get back on schedule.



CIB UPDATES

We are happy to announce that CIB is now accepting submissions.

We want to thank all AFA/CIB supporters for their patience and understanding over the last several months.

For future submissions with Prototypes and other rare figures, that require authentication through CIB, please click the link below (at the bottom of the page) for our new pricing updates:

CLICK HERE

For Custom Size Prototypes and other rare figures, in order to ensure acceptance at this time, please contact the Customer Service Department via email before sending your items.



We can create virtually any custom style or size acrylic display case and we're excited to offer some new additions to our in-stock sliding bottom cases. Find the right case for your collectible on our Online Store.

AFA has added conservative minimum value requirements for several types of vintage collectibles to ensure they are properly insured in return shipping to you. For additional details please visit our Minimum Declared Values page.

Attention Collectors in Japan.  Hakurai Toys is now our official Japanese Submission Center, so if you don’t want to worry about shipping your items to the United States and clearing them back through customs, please contact them for information on how they can help take care of the submission process for you.

Submit with Harukai Toys!

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Top Reasons
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DCA-grading provides...

Peace of Mind for Buyers

by verifying authenticity, checking for restoration and assigning a standardized grade.

Higher Resale Value for Sellers

because of the greater confidence and comfort afforded to buyers.

Greatly Improved Display Quality

by providing the highest quality, custom-crafted acrylic display case.

Preserves the Condition of Your Toys

by carefully sealing your toys from further contact and limiting exposure to the elements.

Read more about the benefits of DCA grading and authentication.