Collectibles We Grade & Policies

CGC grades most comic books, magazines concert posters and lobby cards. CGC also offers the CGC Signature Series for witnessed autographs on comic books and magazines.

CGC Policies

Comics We Grade
Magazines We Grade
Concert Posters We Grade
Movie Lobby Cards We Grade
CGC Signature Series

Comics We Grade

CGC grades most comic books (except for hard covers or jeweled covers) that fit within the following dimensions:
10-1/2” tall
7-5/8” wide
1/4” thick

Magazines We Grade

CGC grades most magazines that do not exceed the following dimensions:
11-1/2” tall
8-7/8” wide
1/2” thick

Concert Posters We Grade

CGC currently accepts concert posters from some of the most highly coveted vintage poster series: Bill Graham, Bill Graham Presents, Family Dog, Grande Ballroom, Neon Rose, Art of Rock, New Fillmore Series and MoonAlice.

Lobby Cards We Grade

CGC grades all lobby cards.

CGC Signature Series

Comic books and magazines signed in the presence of a CGC-authorized witness are eligible for the prestigious CGC Signature Series label. In select instances, CGC may accept signed books directly from the signer/publisher, but generally the CGC Signature Series label will only be issued to books signed under the direct observation of a CGC representative.

After the collectible has been signed in the presence of a CGC employee or CGC authorized Witness, the book must be immediately submitted for CGC certification.

What We Don’t Grade

CGC will not grade comics and magazines that have a hardcover, a jeweled cover or exceed the following dimensions:

Comics
10-1/2” tall
7-5/8” wide
1/4” thick

Magazines
11-1/2” tall
8-7/8” wide
1/2” thick

Concert Posters that are not from the following series: Bill Graham, Bill Graham Presents, Family Dog, Grande Ballroom, Neon Rose, Art of Rock, New Fillmore Series and MoonAlice.

Collectibles That Are Not Encapsulated

There may be other comic books that we cannot certify. Exclusion of an item from this text does not guarantee certification. Please remember that no floating items can be encapsulated with the comic book (i.e. Certificates of Authenticity, Pedigree COA's, free-floating 3-D glasses, poly-bags). Poly-bagged comics must be taken out of the poly-bag before being graded.