Gold holograms

The hologram covers part of the front and back of the card slab label.

Invisible UV ink overlay

This UV ink security feature prevents forgery and manipulation of the card slab label.

Micro text only visible under microscope

You will be able to view the microtext either side of the QR code using a microscope or large magnifying glass.


If you hold the slab up to a light, you can see a faint watermark in the background of the card slab label.

Embossed gold foil

The PGC logo is embossed in gold foil on front and back of each card slab label.

Non sequential card numbering

It is our opinion that sequential numbering could hypothetically be taken advantage of. For example, if you know someone who owns a card with the card number 123456789, it is fair to assume that the card number 123456788 has a very high probability of being owned by them also. By using random generated, non sequential numbering, we prevent the release of this information, and provide another layer of security.

QR codes and advanced online database

Using a smart phone camera or any QR code reader, you are able to scan the QR code on the rear of the card slab, taking you to the page for this specific card on the database. The database lists the key features and importantly has a high resolution scan of the front and back of the entire slab. Therefore you can always check that the card matches the card on record. For example a card graded an 8 may have some slight whitening on the edges. This can be compared to the scan on the database. It is our understanding that no other Pokemon TCG grading company incorporates scanned images on their database. Some companies have databases, but these only list key features, and do not provide any card scans. We think that this is a huge development in the security of TCG cards.

Grading environment and shipment

Cards are stored and graded in a clean, humidity controlled and ionised environment. Each plastic graded card case is also individually sleeved in a protective plastic thin transparent sleeve. Cards are wrapped in bubble wrap and then secured in shipment packaging.

Additional security features in every slab

As well as all of the above, there are some additional features that we have not released information of publicly. We have kept this information confidential, should the very unlikely event arise that it is ever required.