My name is Paul and I have always loved collecting things: Trading Cards, Comics, Video Games, Coins, etc.

I’ve come to learn there are a lot of people just like me, and I wanted to start a business to share my knowledge of collecting with the community. 

Paul Alexander, Naperville, IL

Mission Statement

The mission of GradePlusTrade is to offer the best collectibles in Naperville and the surrounding area, as well as provide vigorous data-driven services to help you save time, invest wisely, collect more intelligently, sell more efficiently.

What Makes GradePlusTrade Unique?

Widest selection of graded collectibles in the area, including:

  • Trading Cards (sports and non-sports)
  • Comic Books and Magazines 
  • Video Games (Atari to PS4)
  • Action Figures

Unique Services:

  • Consignment via a robust, multi-channel marketplace
  • Appraisal
  • Grading submissions for trading cards, comic books, video games, toys, coins, and more
  • General collecting advice and one-on-one appointments


In addition to our grading services, we will offer a robust multi-platform marketplace for collectors, as well as dealers, where your collectible can be sold on consignment, including on:

  • Our Physical Store

  • Facebook Marketplace



  • Amazon

  • eBay


Why Should You Grade? The Answer Is Simple

Our store will provide you with everything you need to submit your collectibles, and we will submit them on your behalf for a small fee.

  • Authentication – If you want to buy an autograph or a vintage card, reputable grading companies will give you reassurance that you’re spending your money wisely.
  • Added protection via encapsulation – Grading companies sonically seal the collectibles they grade, making it impossible to crack out of the case without tools and expert knowledge.
  • Resale value – A graded collectible is always easier to sell.
  • Condition grade from a 3rd party expert – Condition was strictly subjective, and biased, before grading entered the collectible hobby. A 3rd party expert has the final say on your item’s condition.

  • 1. “I want to get into collecting (insert collectible), but I don’t know what to do.” 

  • 2. “I don’t know how to grade. “

  • 3. “I don’t know what brand if (insert collectible) to buy. “

  • 4. “I don’t know anything about grading. “

  • 5. “I don’t have time to grade my collectibles.”