Applies to lobby cards with the blue CGC Universal Grade label and purple CGC Restored Grade label.
STATEMENT OF GUARANTEE: Subject to the limitations contained in this Statement of Guarantee and the Certification Notice below, CGC guarantees the authenticity of a lobby card contained in the protective CGC holder. A lobby card is considered authentic if it was printed for the purposes of promoting the movie or event it describes by or for the film studio / distributor / producer, at or near either the time of initial exhibition of the film or event or its official re-release, whichever is applicable.
CERTIFICATION NOTICE: The CGC certified collectible is guaranteed to be authentic pursuant to the terms described above. For CGC graded collectibles, the assigned grade represents our opinion, as grading is subjective. Clerical errors, mechanical errors and typos are NOT guaranteed. If requested, CGC will remedy any mechanical error with respect to the description or grade of a lobby card on its label, free of charge. It is the duty of the buyer and seller of a CGC-certified lobby card to examine the label for mechanical errors and to return such lobby cards for correction when warranted. The determination of what constitutes a mechanical error is at the sole discretion of CGC. Certain collectibles may receive a ‘pedigree’ designation at CGC’s discretion and based on available information believed by CGC to be accurate at the time of certification.
The CGC holder is designed to be tamper-evident and has other security features to discourage fraudulent holder tampering. The CGC holder must be completely intact for the collectible to be considered an authentic CGC certified collectible.
Proper storage is essential to the preservation of a collectible. Extremes in light, temperature, moisture, vibration, temperature changes, other environmental hazards, and mishandling, such as folding or bending, can contribute to the deterioration of a collectible, even if it is sealed in a CGC holder. For maximum protection, CGC-certified collectibles should be stored in an immobile, dark, temperature and humidity controlled area.
Certification by CGC does not assure liquidity, assure universal acceptance of the CGC grading opinion, or eliminate the risks associated with a speculative and unregulated market. The CGC holder is designed to open in the event that removal of the enclosed collectible is desired. Opening the holder voids the CGC certification. To avoid damage to the collectible, extreme care in following the correct procedure must be exercised. CGC will not be responsible for damage that occurs to a collectible while not in CGC’s possession. Collectors who are not familiar with the holder opening procedure may contact an authorized CGC dealer or CGC Customer Service for assistance.
CGC guarantees this collectible has been inspected by at least two professionals and a restoration check has been performed. Any detected restoration is noted on the label in general or specific terms. While the market determines the value of collectibles, some experts believe that restored collectibles have less value than unrestored collectibles of the same type and grade. A good faith effort is made to detect restoration, but CGC does not guarantee this process or results. If restoration is detected, most restored collectibles will be assigned a marked color-coded “restored” label by CGC. “Universal” marked and color-coded CGC-certified collectibles with no color touch or glue noted on the label have been examined for restoration, and none was found.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL TERMS: THIS GUARANTEE REPLACES AND SUPERSEDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR OTHERWISE. THE REMEDIES PROVIDED IN THIS CGC GUARANTEE ARE EXCLUSIVE EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS CGC GUARANTEE, ALL OTHER REMEDIES AGAINST CGC, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ARE WAIVED.
THIS GUARANTEE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS APPLIED TO TRANSACTIONS TAKING PLACE WHOLLY WITHIN FLORIDA BETWEEN FLORIDA RESIDENTS. CLAIMANTS UNDER THIS GUARANTEE HEREBY WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY AND EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL AND SUBJECT-MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SARASOTA, STATE OF FLORIDA, FOR ANY DISPUTE ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS GUARANTEE.
Notwithstanding anything else contained in this Guarantee, in the event of loss or damage of your collectible by CGC, CGC will only be responsible for the LESSER of the actual fair market value or the submitter declared valued.
This Guarantee represents a clarification of prior and existing versions and in no way is intended to expand any rights created thereunder.