Calling ALL Collectors! Submit to CGC with Only a Free Membership; Save More with a Paid Membership

Posted on 1/24/2024

Now, anyone can submit to CGC — no paid membership required — and Associate, Premium and Elite members get lower prices on grading and comic book pressing!

Big news! Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is thrilled to announce two major updates that make grading more accessible to all collectors: Effective January 24, 2024, anyone can submit to CGC with a free account, and paid members will now pay less for grading and pressing services.

These collector-friendly updates follow similar updates made by CGC Cards™ in July 2023, which received an overwhelmingly positive response from the card collecting community. Offering the same submission opportunities to comic book, video game and home video collectors continues CGC’s initiative to make grading easier and more rewarding.

What's changing?

  • Free Members Can Now Submit to CGC
  • Associate & Premium Members Get a 10% Discount on CGC Grading & Pressing
  • Elite Members Get a 20% Discount on CGC Grading & Pressing

“Our goal is to help as many collectors as possible benefit from our expert grading services, and removing the paid membership requirement is a significant step towards that goal,” says Matt Nelson, CGC President. “I’m also excited about the new savings for current submitters, which will give them more bang for their buck. CGC is deeply appreciative of the collecting community’s patronage and loyalty.”

Never before have collectors been given full access to CGC Comics™, CGC Video Games™ and CGC Home Video™ without a paid membership. The change will substantially broaden the reach of CGC’s expert and impartial services; and as more collectibles are authenticated, graded and protected by CGC’s protective holders, pop culture enthusiasts across the board will benefit from a safer and more transparent market.

Meanwhile, CGC’s loyal and passionate community of paid members will be rewarded with lower grading fees. Associate and Premium members get 10% off grading fees, and Elite members get 20% off grading fees, along with exclusive benefits. Plus, the Associate, Premium and Elite member discounts also apply to CGC Signature Series grading fees, CGC Pressing fees and Fast Track. Memberships with discounts start at just $25 per year. Join or upgrade now >

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CGC Comics services and fees, effective January 24, 2024

TIER / SERVICE GRADING FEES (Per Book)
CGC Grading Free Members Associate & Premium Members
10% Discount
Elite Members
20% Discount
Modern $25 $22.50 $20
Vintage $40 $36 $32
High Value $85 $76.50 $68
Unlimited Value 4% FMV ($100 min.) 3.6% FMV ($90 min.) 3.2% FMV ($80 min.)
CGC Signature Series Grading Free Members Associate & Premium Members
10% Discount
Elite Members
20% Discount
Modern $45 $40.50 $36
Vintage $60 $54 $48
High Value $105 $94.50 $84
Unlimited Value 4% FMV ($120 min.) 3.6% FMV ($108 min.) 3.2% FMV ($96 min.)
CGC Pressing Free Members Associate & Premium Members
10% Discount
Elite Members
20% Discount
Modern $12 $10.80 $9.60
Vintage $30 $27 $24
High Value $70 $63 $56
Unlimited Value 4% FMV ($100 min.) 3.6% FMV ($90 min.) 3.2% FMV ($80 min.)

For a complete list of services, fees and current turnaround times for CGC comics, go here.

Ready to submit your comics?

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CGC Video Games and CGC Home Video services and fees, effective January 24, 2024

TIER / SERVICE GRADING FEES (Per Book)
CGC Grading Free Members Associate & Premium Members
10% Discount
Elite Members
20% Discount
Standard $35 $31.50 $28
WalkThrough 2% FMV ($125 min.) 1.8% FMV ($112.50 min.) 1.6% FMV ($100 min.)
CrossOver Standard $25 $22.50 $20
CrossOver WalkThrough 1.5% FMV ($100 min.) 1.35% FMV ($90 min.) 1.2% FMV ($80 min.)

For a complete list of services, fees and current turnaround times for CGC Video Games, go here.
For a complete list of services, fees and current turnaround times for CGC Home Video, go here.

Ready to submit your video games and home video collectibles?

Join or upgrade now!


FAQs

When do the new prices go into effect?

The new prices for CGC grading and comic book pressing are effective January 24, 2024. On this date, anyone can submit with a free account, Associate and Premium members receive a 10% discount on CGC grading, comic book pressing and Fast Track, and Elite members receive a 20% discount on CGC grading, comic book pressing and Fast Track.

Please note that discounts apply to CGC grading and comic book pressing only. Discounts do not apply to CGC Private Signings, ReHolders, Restoration, Restoration Removal, cleaning services, other add-on services, shipping and handling.

What if I have a submission at CGC now?

The new pricing is effective for submissions received on or after January 24, 2024, even if the packing slips were created before the price changes.

What if I have already prepared a submission for an upcoming show?

For shows taking place on or after January 24, 2024, such as Culture Collision and MegaCon, submissions made at the show will receive the new pricing, and anyone can submit with a free account. For Express Drop-off submissions, please complete a submission form that reflects the new pricing (available on or after January 24, 2024), and bring both copies of your packing slip and your collectibles to the show drop-off.

How much am I going to save with my paid membership?

CGC Associate, Premium and Elite members now enjoy more affordable prices with these updates, and paid memberships start at just $25 per year! See how the discounted grading fees for paid members compare to previous prices for comic book grading below.

Example savings for Associate and Premium members:

GRADING TIER PREVIOUS PRICE NEW PRICE SAVINGS
Modern $25 $22.50 $2.50 per book!
Vintage $37 $36 $1 per book!
High Value $85 $76.50 $8.50 per book!
Unlimited Value 4% FMV ($150 min.) 3.6% FMV ($90 min.) 0.4% FMV ($60 min.) per book!

Case Study: If you have eight Modern comics and two Vintage comics to submit, it would have previously cost you $299 (including your Associate membership). Today, the exact same submission will cost you $277 (including your Associate membership). You’ll also save significantly on CGC Pressing. Before, adding pressing to this submission would have cost you $180, but now, it will cost you only $140.40. That’s a savings of $22 on grading and $39.60 on pressing, for a grand total of $61.60 in savings!

To further maximize your savings, check out the new Elite member discounted rates.

Example savings for Elite members:

GRADING TIER PREVIOUS PRICE NEW PRICE SAVINGS
Modern $22.50 $20 $2.50 per book!
Vintage $33.30 $32 $1.30 per book!
High Value $76.50 $68 $8.50 per book!
Unlimited Value 3.6% FMV ($135 min.) 3.2% FMV ($80 min.) 0.4% FMV ($55 min.) per book!

Ready to maximize your savings?

Join or upgrade now!

Note: Pricing examples exclude shipping and handling fees.


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