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Do you buy / prefer buying CGC comics?

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:12 pm
by Ulkhror

I was just wondering, do you buy (sell) / prefer buying (selling) "CGC" (Certified Guaranty Company) aka "Graded" comics then "normal comics"?
Do you also prefer selling Graded comics?

The CGC system is a system with many benefits: :+1: But there are also some side effects: :-1:
  • You can read your comic anymore
  • Grading is very expensive and buy a graded comic is also very expensive
  • Displaying your comic is... difficult and isn't that beautiful to watch (IMO)
  • Storing a "graded" comic takes a lot of space
So, is it something that you seek when you buy a "rare" or common but old comic?

Vote and comment! 0:-)

Re: Do you buy / prefer buying CGC comics?

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:35 pm
by Ulkhror
Just found an interesting link with the question "WHY GRADE?" from scottscollectables

  • You will protect your book/s from any further wear and tear, in a tamper proof case.
  • You will no longer need to worry about your books condition decreasing over time.
  • CGC cases display your book/s in a neat casing, perfect for collectors to store in a collection or display.
  • It is possible that you can improve the overall value of your book, whether this is for personal value or speculation.
  • Following the previous point, two main factors for grading are preservation and speculation (see below).
  • You have a better chance of reselling your books, and most of the time, for a higher price.
  • Professional comic book grading decreases concerns about grade misrepresentations, by providing a third party assessment of condition and quality. You will no longer need to worry about wrongly determining the condition of your book.
  • If you choose to go for a CGC Signature Series, you will have an official, authorised yellow label, with the creators name included in the label. You can also get more than one name and signature on one book (just make sure that we handle all witnessing for you, to be able to authorise your books with an official, yellow label).
  • You can protect your highly valued blank cover comic book art in a protective case. We have many blank cover art opportunities with a variety of artists, which we can get authorised for you with a Signature Series yellow label.
  • Grading is becoming more and more popular amongst collectors worldwide.