CGC 101: Submitting Your Books to be Graded

by Lauren Sisselman

040722A-1024x536 CGC 101: Submitting Your Books to be GradedWelcome back to another installment of CGC 101! Are you thinking about submitting books for the first time? It’s easier than ever to make sure your books get down to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. From submitting your books at comic con to having your own comic shop help you out, we’ve covered the bases.

Submitting at a convention

Submitting your books at a comic con is probably the easiest way to submit books. You simply go to up the CGC booth at a show, chat with one of their friendly customer service agents, fill out paperwork, and that’s it. You’ll keep the last page of the facsimile, but be aware that you will be charged once the books arrive at their facility in Sarasota, Florida. You will be charged full price, as listed on CGC’s website.K8M7UXjV_400x400-2-300x300 CGC 101: Submitting Your Books to be Graded

The biggest draw to submitting on site is that you won’t have to pay upfront to have the books shipped to CGC. In some cases, CGC also offers onsite grading, where you can get your books graded that very weekend. Currently, onsite grading has not happened since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is no word on if it will return.

The CGC booth also has witnesses on hand for anyone who wants to get their books signed and graded. Check out our Signature Series article for more information.

Submitting from home

Submitting books from home is the most common way to submit books for grading. Just as you would at a convention, you fill out similar paperwork through the website, and ship your books to CGC. The prices are reflected on their website (as we mentioned earlier), but shipping costs will vary depending on where you live.

Make sure to pack your books well — using cardboard backers and bubble wrap is a great way to keep your books intact. Getting insurance on your packages might not be a bad idea either. news-000009-1-300x169 CGC 101: Submitting Your Books to be Graded

Submitting from a comic shop

Some comic book shops offer submission services for their customers. Prices and availability are subject to change, so ask your local comic shop if this is something they offer.

Submitting to CGC for a signing

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, comic cons across the world went on hold. But people still wanted to get their books signed, so CGC started offering in-house signings with certain creators. Prices on these signings vary, and there are deadlines for when your books need to arrive at CGC. For more information on this, please visit CGC’s website.

Have you submitted to CGC in the past? Have some tips you want to tell us about? Leave a comment below!

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4 comments

Ken Davis April 9, 2022 - 1:12 pm

Sure fooled me- I thought for a minute this article was the long awaited new installment of the interview with the president of CGC. The one wherein the top secrets of packing comics for submission would be disclosed! No shade on you “Baltimore Lauren” but this snack only whets my appetite for the next course!

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Sarah Lee April 9, 2022 - 2:47 pm

Tuesday, Ken! 🙂

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ABaer April 9, 2022 - 6:43 pm

If you need it cleaned and pressed, find one that will pass on to CGC at their discounted prices

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Kenloi April 11, 2022 - 6:15 am

This article was a bit short and sweet. As i am still confused about many aspects of sending comics to be slabbed.Maybe there is another article coming but i would have liked more detail on actual examples from different ages. Modern, copper, silver etc. step by step. With pressing prices if needed. Perhaps some needing conservation and renovation. Maybe older fragile pulp comics needing wet cleaning to remove foxing, pen etc How to estimate insurance costs accurately especially on hot variant comics ? Actual prices from the slabbers web sites for examples.?

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