ABOUT
TREE FROG GRADING

TFG was established to bring a respected, trustworthy, and professional grading service to the community.

Our team was founded by former elite UK military personnel, applying decades worth of precision and focus to a profession we love and enjoy. 

The Frog represents our commitment to safeguarding the future of our planet, through active contributions to The World Land Trust and sustainable processes. It is also testament to our heritage within amphibious military operations and conveniently is one of the only animals that can be replicated across multiple colours for our unique grades.

We pride ourselves on our precision grading and stringent standards, making TFG™ a respected and trusted grading service within the collector community.
THE TEAM
Join our Discord and meet the team; chat, hangout and talk to the graders!
AJ Hickman

Founder & HEAD GRADER

After a career as a Royal Marines Commando, AJ transitioned into the world of Executive Close Protection, acting as a security consultant for both premiership football teams and British and Foreign aristocracy. A lifelong Pokémon collector, he set out on a mission to turn a passion into a business and seized the opportunity to create an authentication company with a unique concept.

Josef Pike

Operations manager

Joe joined TFG after a successful career in IT. Since joining the team, he has effectively led the Operational aspect of the business, guaranteeing that turn-around times are met and that our technology is concurrent and efficient. Joe has been instrumental in the development of our Artificial integration software, ensuring that its development has seamless integration with our current grading practices. As a childhood TCG and Sports Card collector, Joe has an authentic passion for our vision and is an integral part of our senior management team.

BONNIE FINNIGAN

DIRECTOR & COO

Bonnie joined TFG having spent fifteen years working in financial services in the UK and Cayman Islands.

Bonnie brings a wealth of experience in business strategy and team management. Many of her roles included project management specific to marketing strategy, implementation and event and conference production.

While her two boys were small, Bonnie re-trained as an early years practitioner and worked at a Montessori school for 2 years.

Bonnie joins with an authentic passion for collectibles and believes that TFG’s quality grading service and 5* customer service, will ensure its future in the grading and authentication market for many years to come.

the community team
Our community team is the foundation for everything we do. The team are genuine collectors, who understand the needs of our customers and are integral to the business
zane taylor

head of content

Named after a YuGiOh! character, Zane was born to be our Head of Content. Zane has been creating content since the age of 13 and is an avid Pokemon collector, on a mission to collect every Shuckle card in existence.

Zane now runs TFG’s YouTube channel, and maintains video content across our social media channels.

jack drain

sports card advisor

Jack joined the TFG team in the early days. Creating his own Instagram and podcast content, Jack invited our founder onto his podcast and the rest was history. A sports card collector and Pokemon fan, jack keeps our research teams in check with his extensive TCG knowledge and experience.

marie

head of design

Marie has been an integral part of our Discord community from its beginning. Marie became our head of design after working on our newest label and more recently our custom TFG cards. Responsible for all design related elements of TFG, her creative flair is a huge asset to the team.

Welcome to
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Ways to Earn
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Ways to Redeem
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