Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.
Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.
To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com
CGC also lends its grading expertise to other collectibles:
In 2009, CGC introduced magazine grading and encapsulation for Sports Illustrated and Playboy magazines. Learn more at www.CGCmagazines.com
In 2001, CGC pioneered witnessed signature authentication when it introduced CGC Signature Series — a certification service that assures signatures are 100% authentic.
In 2010, CGC extended its services to third-party grading and certification of collectible film and movie lobby cards, from single cards to 8-piece sets.