CGC Services & Fees

A $5 handling fee per invoice applies to all online submissions, and an $8 handling fee per invoice applies to all PDF/Paper submissions. Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed.

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Comic Grading Tiers

Max. Value
Current Turnaround
Price (per book)
Walkthrough
Max. Value Unlimited
Current Turnaround Same Day
Price (per book) 3% FMV ($150 Min, $5,000 Max)
Express
Max. Value $3,000
Current Turnaround 5 Business Days
Price (per book) $100
Standard
Max. Value $1,000
Current Turnaround 15 Business Days
Price (per book) $65
Economy
Max. Value $400
Current Turnaround 40 Business Days
Fast Track: 17 Business Days
Price (per book) $38
Fast Track: $48
Value
Max. Value $200
Current Turnaround 50 Business Days
Fast Track: 25 Business Days
Price (per book) $27
Fast Track: $37
Modern (1975-Date)
Max. Value $200
Current Turnaround 35 Business Days
Fast Track: 13 Business Days
Price (per book) $20
Fast Track: $30
Pre-Screen
(25 book minimum)
Max. Value N / A
Current Turnaround Same as Tier
Price (per book) $5 or grading fee (if accepted)
Reholder
Max. Value N / A
Current Turnaround 20 Business Days
Price (per book) $15 (for books under $50,000 FMV. Otherwise $25)

Magazine Grading Tiers

Max. Value
Current Turnaround
Price (per book)
Walkthrough
Max. Value Unlimited
Current Turnaround Same Day
Price (per book) 2% FMV ($80 min)
Standard
Max. Value $1,000
Current Turnaround 15 Business Days
Price (per book) $55
Economy
Max. Value $400
Current Turnaround 40 Business Days
Price (per book) $37
Modern (1975-Date)
Max. Value $200
Current Turnaround 30 Business Days
Price (per book) $28
Reholder
Max. Value N / A
Current Turnaround 25 Business Days
Price (per book) $15
Notes:

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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