CGC Services & Fees

Submission Forms

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

Print Fee Chart

Comics

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Fee per Book
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Modern (1975-Date)

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$200
Fee per Book
(USD)
$20
Fast Track: +$10
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Fast Track: 15 days
Value

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$200
Fee per Book
(USD)
$27
Fast Track: +$10
Current Turnaround (working days) 50 days
Fast Track: 15 days
Economy

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$400
Fee per Book
(USD)
$38
Fast Track: +$10
Current Turnaround (working days) 35 days
Fast Track: 20 days
Standard

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$65
Current Turnaround (working days) 18 days
Express

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$3,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$100
Current Turnaround (working days) 8 days
WalkThrough

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Book
(USD)
3% of Fair Market Value ($150 min, $5,000 max)
Current Turnaround (working days) Same day
ReHolder

A comic book in a CGC holder is encapsulated in a new CGC holder. The grade assigned to the book should not change, unless any damage occurred post-encapsulation, in which case the grade will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify, the book must still be encapsulated in its original CGC holder.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$10,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$15
Current Turnaround (working days) 15 Days
ReHolder - High Value

A comic book in a CGC holder is encapsulated in a new CGC holder. The grade assigned to the book should not change, unless any damage occurred post-encapsulation, in which case the grade will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify, the book must still be encapsulated in its original CGC holder.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Book
(USD)
$35
Current Turnaround (working days) 15 Days
PreScreen
(Also select a grading tier; 25-book minimum)

Available for large-number, single submissions for the Modern, Economy and Value tiers. By requesting PreScreen and specifying a minimum grade on your invoice, you will be charged grading fees only for comic books that meet or exceed your specified minimum grade. These books will be certified and encapsulated according to tier, and those grading below your specified grade are returned uncertified. There is a 25-book minimum for PreScreen.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
Tier fee OR $5 per reject
Current Turnaround (working days) Tier + 10 Days
Imaging

Digital imaging for comic books submitted under any of CGC's grading and service tiers. Consists of accurate high-resolution images of the front and back of the book, shown encapsulated in its CGC holder. Applies to all books on the form. Not available for on-site services.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
$5
Current Turnaround (working days) N/A
Custom Label
(Available on CGC's Universal (Blue) Label and Signature Series (Yellow) Label)

Choose from the NYC Spidey, Hulk Smash and The Walking Dead labels

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
$5
Current Turnaround (working days) N/A

Magazines

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Fee per Book
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Modern (1975-Date)

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$200
Fee per Book
(USD)
$28
Current Turnaround (working days) 40 days
Economy

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$400
Fee per Book
(USD)
$37
Current Turnaround (working days) 45 days
Standard

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$55
Current Turnaround (working days) 25 days
WalkThrough

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Book
(USD)
2% of Fair Market Value ($85 min)
Current Turnaround (working days) Same day
ReHolder

A magazine in a CGC holder is encapsulated in a new CGC holder. The grade assigned to the book should not change, unless any damage occurred post-encapsulation, in which case the grade will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify, the magazine must still be encapsulated in its original CGC holder.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
$15
Current Turnaround (working days) 15 days
Imaging

Digital imaging for magazines submitted under any of CGC's grading and service tiers. Consists of accurate high-resolution images of the front and back of the magazine, shown encapsulated in its CGC holder. Applies to all magazines on the form. Not available for on-site services.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
$5
Current Turnaround (working days) N/A

Concert Posters

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Fee per Book
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Modern (1980-Date)

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$200
Fee per Book
(USD)
$22
Current Turnaround (working days) 25 days
Value

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$200
Fee per Book
(USD)
$25
Current Turnaround (working days) 75 days
Economy

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$750
Fee per Book
(USD)
$35
Current Turnaround (working days) 55 days
Economy | Handbills & Postcards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$499
Fee per Book
(USD)
$14
Current Turnaround (working days) 55 days
Standard

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$2,500
Fee per Book
(USD)
$55
Current Turnaround (working days) 20 days
Express

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$5,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$85
Current Turnaround (working days) 5 days
Express | Handbills & Postcards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$500 or more
Fee per Book
(USD)
$20
Current Turnaround (working days) 5 days
WalkThrough

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Book
(USD)
2.5% of Fair Market Value ($150 min, $5,000 max)
Current Turnaround (working days) Same day
ReHolder

A concert poster in a CGC holder is encapsulated in a new CGC holder. The grade assigned to the collectible should not change, unless any damage occurred post-encapsulation, in which case the grade will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify, the concert poster must still be encapsulated in its original CGC holder.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
$15 (for posters under $10,000 FMV. Otherwise $35)
Current Turnaround (working days) 20 days

Lobby Cards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Fee per Book
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Modern (1970-Date) | 8-Piece Complete Sets

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$100
Fee per Book
(USD)
$40
Current Turnaround (working days) 20 day
Economy | 8-Piece Complete Sets

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$300
Fee per Book
(USD)
$65
Current Turnaround (working days) 40 day
Standard | 8-Piece Complete Sets

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$130
Current Turnaround (working days) 15 day
Express | 8-Piece Complete Sets

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$5,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$250
Current Turnaround (working days) 5 day
WalkThrough | 8-Piece Complete Sets

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Book
(USD)
1% of Fair Market Value ($80 min, $1,000 max)
Current Turnaround (working days) Same day
Modern (1970-Date) | Single Cards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$100
Fee per Book
(USD)
$6.50
Current Turnaround (working days) 20 days
Economy | Single Cards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$300
Fee per Book
(USD)
$10
Current Turnaround (working days) 40 days
Standard | Single Cards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$20
Current Turnaround (working days) 15 days
Express | Single Cards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
$5,000
Fee per Book
(USD)
$40
Current Turnaround (working days) 5 days
WalkThrough | Single Cards

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Book
(USD)
1% of Fair Market Value ($80 min, $1,000 max)
Current Turnaround (working days) Same day
ReHolder

A lobby card in a CGC holder is encapsulated in a new CGC holder. The grade assigned should not change, unless any damage occurred post-encapsulation, in which case the grade will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify, the lobby card must still be encapsulated in its original CGC holder.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
$5
Current Turnaround (working days) 10 day
Imaging

Digital imaging for lobby cards submitted under any of CGC's grading and service tiers. Consists of accurate high-resolution images of the front and back of the card, shown encapsulated in its CGC holder. Applies to all lobby cards on the form. Not available for on-site services.

Max. Value
per Book
(USD)
N/A
Fee per Book
(USD)
$5
Current Turnaround (working days) N/A
Notes:

The fees above apply only to direct submissions to CGC by Collector members. In the event that CGC, at its sole discretion, determines that the fair market value of a collectible is higher than the value stated by the submitter, CGC will move the collectible to the appropriate higher tier and the additional charge will be the responsibility of the submitter. For more information on determining fair market value, review the Declared Value Policy.

Collectibles submitted for regrading with their original label ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE THE SAME GRADE. CGC does not return Mylars or backing boards sent in with collectibles. Please do not send your collectible’s Certificate of Authenticity (COA) as we cannot guarantee that it will be returned. Once submitted, CGC cannot make changes to any submission with fewer than 10 collectibles. Please note that national holidays and the Fridays before a major convention are not counted as business days for submission processing.

Membership grading credits CAN be used for On-Site Grading.


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