CGC Primary Comic Book Grader Interviewed By Game Industry Monitor

Posted on 5/26/2021

Matt Nelson recently discussed the grading and preservation of comic books with ToyTales.

Matt Nelson

Some might argue that Matt Nelson, CGC Primary Grader, has the best job in the world. After all, he gets paid to spend all day, every day looking at comic books. A dream job for many! Comic book collectors would be ecstatic to hold in their hands some of the most coveted and valuable comics in existence, such as Action Comics #1, the book that introduced Superman in 1938, or Batman #1 from 1940.

“Not only do we get to hold these comics in our hands,” Nelson said. “We also take immense pride in knowing that our brand displays and protects them, providing liquidity that makes them amazing investments.”

Nelson recently sat down with ToyTales to give advice about how comic collectors can get the most enjoyment out of and protection for their investments in the hobby. From how to handle comic books — heat, humidity, light and air need to be carefully controlled — to the five main steps comic books go through when they reach CGC — receiving, grading, encapsulation, quality control and shipping — to how the pandemic has affected the industry, Nelson covers it all.

Don’t miss this great interview, which you can read in full here.

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