If the book is a pedigree, I assume CGC will identify it as such if you can verify it with that ped's markings; however, I do not believe every ped has distinctive markings. If I had purchased the book and it came without any COA or other provenance documentation other than what the other company notes on the label, what does CGC do in that case as far as preserving the ped? If no ped label indicator is then noted by CGC, do I have the option not to move forward with that book prior to CGC deslabbing? CGC will do its due diligence to ascertain whether or not a pedigree is valid. If needed, CGC will open the case, as some pedigree markings can not be seen from the outside. If a case is opened and book does not keep the pedigree, we will only charge the $10.00 fee and we will holder the book without it. This is usually not the case, books will keep their pedigree when it can be verified by the grading team.
When CGC lets me know of their review and I proceed with with CGC deslabbing and grading, is it possible to have the books serviced by CCS first and that cost be charged to me? No, if it crosses, we will just cross it. If yours is getting screened and you are notified that it may not cross, we may recommend pressing, but it isn't a service that can just be added, because the book would need to be graded all over again after pressing. If you want your books pressed, you'd need to send them in for regular pressing and grading service.
Does CGC return the competitors label with the newly CGC graded book? We will return those directly to the company