CGC Expert Review

Get fast feedback on a collectible's authenticity and grade from CGC's expert team. This service gives you a preliminary opinion that can help you to make a smarter purchase. A CGC expert's opinion will be delivered in two business days or less.

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CGC is a leading third-party authentication and grading service for comic books, magazines, concert posters, and other collectibles. eBay is a leading online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers around the world. CGC is an approved grading company of eBay.

Get advice from a CGC expert for as little as $5!

$5
Preliminary opinion of authenticity
$10
Preliminary opinion of authenticity and grade
Includes a FREE label type opinion!

Get a discount if the comic is submitted to CGC for regular grading within 90 days!

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How does it work?

Submit request to CGC

Fill out a quick form with the eBay listing ID and comic description along with your desired service and payment information.

Receive expert review

A CGC expert will review the eBay listing's images and provide a preliminary opinion.

Get grading discount

You'll receive a discount on CGC's full certification service if the comic is submitted within 90 days.

What do I get?

You can request a preliminary opinion of authenticity ($5) or a preliminary opinion of authenticity and grade ($10). The $10 option also includes a FREE label type opinion.

Possible authenticity opinions
  • Likely Genuine
  • Likely Not Genuine
  • Inconclusive (full refund)
  • Not Eligible (full refund)
Possible grade opinions
  • Comics, Magazines, and Concert Posters
  • Likely 8.0 - 10.0
  • Likely 6.0 - 8.0
  • Likely 4.0 - 6.0
  • Likely 2.0 - 4.0
  • Likely 0.5 - 2.0
  • Likely No Grade
  • Likely Individual Page
  • Likely Cover
  • Inconclusive ($5 refund)
Possible label type opinions
  • Likely Universal (BLUE)
  • Likely Qualified (GREEN)
  • Likely Restored (PURPLE)
  • Inconclusive

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You will also get a voucher (sent by email) equal to the amount paid that can be used to submit the comic to CGC for regular grading services. The voucher is valid for 90 days after your purchase of CGC Expert Review.

FAQs

How much does it cost?

It costs $5 for a preliminary opinion of authenticity and $10 for a preliminary opinion of authenticity and grade. The $10 option also includes a FREE label type opinion.

What if CGC can't give an opinion?

If CGC cannot give a preliminary opinion of authenticity, the full fee will be refunded.

If CGC cannot give a preliminary opinion of grade, $5 will be refunded.

Are CGC's opinions guaranteed?

The opinions given through CGC Expert Review are preliminary opinions based on an eBay item's images. A precise opinion requires an in-person examination by multiple professional graders.

CGC Expert Review opinions are therefore not guaranteed.

You will receive a voucher equal to the amount paid for CGC Expert Review that you can use to submit the comic for CGC's full, guaranteed grading services. This voucher is valid for 90 days.

How long will it take to receive a CGC Expert Review opinion?

You will receive an CGC Expert Review opinion by email within two business days.

Get an Expert Review for as little as $5

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Terms and Conditions of Service

These terms and conditions apply to the Expert Verification Services (the "Services") ordered by you for an item listed on eBay. By ordering the Services, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • an opinion rendered based on an image of an item is less accurate than an opinion rendered from physical examination;
  • the Services are provided as-is, without any warranty or guarantee. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all Services are specifically excluded from the Guarantee that CGC may provide for its regular certification services;
  • the Services are not considered "certification" services provided by CGC, and no item for which Services have been provided should be described as having been "certified" by CGC; and
  • your only remedy in connection with the Services will be a refund if the Services are not performed, such as the Authenticity Opinion is Inconclusive (full refund) or if the Grade Opinion is Inconclusive ($5 refund). Except for the foregoing, you waive all claims and remedies in connection with the Services and release CGC from all liability in connection with the Services.