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The following charts are CGC's current prices for grading tiers.
Comics Services and Fees and Magazine Size Comic Services and Fees are separated into their own charts. Please remember that the turnaround times are estimates only and CGC does not guarantee them!

Please read the Shipping Your Books section before sending us your submissions and contact us at 877-NM-COMIC (662-6642) if you have any further questions.

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Comics Grading Tiers and Services

A $5 handling fee per invoice applies to all submissions in addition to the grading tiers below.

ServiceCurrent Turnaround†Est. TurnaroundMax. Value***Retail Price
Modern* 45 business days 20 business days $200 / ea. $18 per book
Modern Fast Track* 15 business days 10 business days $200 / ea. $28 per book
Economy 50 business days 40 business days $300 / ea. $35 per book
Economy Fast Track 25 business days 20 business days $300 / ea. $45 per book
Value 50 business days 40 business days $150 / ea. $25 per book (15-book min. submission)
Value Fast Track 20 business days 20 business days $150 / ea. $35 per book (15-book min. submission)
Standard 15 business days 15 business days $1,000 / ea. $60 per book
Express 5 business days 5 business days $3,000 / ea. $95 per book
15 Day Standard Coupon 15 business days 15 business days for comics submitted with Col Soc coupon $1,000 / ea. Col Soc coupon
Walkthru Same day Same day no limit 3% FMV††
ReHolder** 10 business days 10 business days Less than $50,000 $12 per book
High Value ReHolder 10 business days 10 business days no limit $24 per book

A $5 handling fee, per invoice, applies to all submissions.

*Modern service is limited to books published from 1975 to the present.

**Reholder service is for a chipped, scratched or cracked holder that has not been opened or had its seals broken. We will place your comic in a new holder.
NOTE: All Reholder submissions are subject to review for tampering and accuracy of grade. Mail-in submissions only.

***In the event that CGC, at its sole discretion, determines that the fair market value is higher than the value stated by the submitter, CGC will move the comic book to the appropriate higher tier and the additional charge will be the responsibility of the submitter.

†Please allow time for postal delivery for books being shipped out today.

††FMV (Fair Market Value). Minimum Charge per book $150.00, Maximum charge per book $3,000.00.


Comics submitted for Recertification with their original label ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE THE SAME GRADE.
Please remember that CGC does not return mylars or backing boards sent in with comic books. Also note that national holidays and the Fridays of a major convention are not counted as business days for submission processing.

Magazine Size Comics Grading Tiers and Services

A $5 handling fee per invoice applies to all submissions in addition to the grading tiers below.

ServiceCurrent Turnaround†Est. TurnaroundMax. Value***Retail Price
Economy 35 business days 25 business days $200 per book $28 per book
Standard 15 business days 15 business days $400 per book $37 per book
Express 5 business days 5 business days $800 per book $55 per book
Walkthru Same day Same day no limit $77 per book
ReHolder** 10 business days 10 business days no limit $12 per book
High Value ReHolder 10 business days 10 business days no limit $24 per book

A $5 handling fee, per invoice, applies to all submissions.

**Reholder service is for a chipped, scratched or cracked holder that has not been opened or had its seals broken. We will place your comic in a new holder.
NOTE: All Reholder submissions are subject to review for tampering and accuracy of grade. Mail-in submissions only.

***In the event that CGC, at its sole discretion, determines that the fair market value is higher than the value stated by the submitter, CGC will move the comic book to the appropriate higher tier and the additional charge will be the responsibility of the submitter.

†Please allow time for postal delivery for books being shipped out today.


Please remember that CGC does not return mylars or backing boards sent in with comic books.

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