Services and Fees


CGC offers several grading and service tiers to meet the needs of its Collectors Society Members. Choose the option that corresponds to the value and category of your comics, as well as your desired turnaround time. For more information on comics accepted by CGC for grading, please see Comics We Grade.

CGC’s comprehensive Written Guarantee of grade and authenticity covers all grading tiers described here. Please also review our Terms and Conditions.

Comics Grading Tiers

Grading Service Estimated
Turnaround
Current Turnaround Price
(per book)
WalkThru
Each comic, unlimited value
Same Day Same Day 3% Fair Market Value.
Mininum charge $150 per book,
Maximum $3,000 per book.
Express
Maximum value of $3,000 per book
5 Business Days 8 Business Days $95
Standard
Maximum value of $1,000 per book
15 Business Days 20 Business Days $60
Modern
Limited to books published 1975 to the present. Maximum value of $200 per book
20 Business Days 80 Business Days $18
Modern Fast Track
25 Business Days $28
Economy
Maximum value of $400 per book
40 Business Days 85 Business Days $35
Economy Fast Track
25 Business Days $45
Value
MINIMUM SUBMISSION OF 15 BOOKS. Maximum value of $200 per book
40 Business Days 85 Business Days $25
Value Fast Track
25 Business Days $35
Pre-screen
MINIMUM SUBMISSION OF 25 BOOKS. Pay grading fees based on your specified minimum grade.
More information
25 Business Days 75 Business Days Pre-screen invoices will be calculated once the books have either passed the pre-screen and been graded or been rejected for a $5 reject fee.
ReHolder
Service is for chipped, scratched or cracked holder that has not been opened or had its seals broken.
10 Business Days 20 Business Days $15
(Add $10 for books with FMV over $50,000)

*FastTrack cuts its corresponding tiers turnaround time in half.

Magazine Size Comics Grading Tiers

Grading Service Estimated Turnaround Current Turnaround Price
(per book)
WalkThru
Each comic, unlimited value
Same Day Same Day $77 per book
Express
Maximum value of $800 per book
5 Business Days 5 Business Days $55 per book
Standard
Maximum value of $400 per book
15 Business Days 20 Business Days $37
Economy
Maximum value of $200 per book
25 Business Days 55 Business Days $28
ReHolder
Service is for chipped, scratched or cracked holder that has not been opened or had its seals broken.
10 Business Days 10 Business Days $15
 

A $5 handling fee per invoice applies to all submissions. The fees above apply only to direct submissions to CGC by Collectors Society Members. In the event that CGC, at its sole discretion, determines that the fair market value of a book 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.

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. Please note that National Holiday and the Fridays before a major convention are not counted as business days for submission processing.

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