Thursday, October 18, 2018
CGC Services & Fees

CGC Services & Fees

Alpha Comics is a CGC Authorized Member Dealer and accepts your books on your behalf for grading. We are here to help you with any questions you have about grading your comics as well as screening your comics to achieve your grading goals. The Certified Guaranty Company is known world-wide for their service and we are happy to be partnered with them.

Below are our available grading services. The service tier you need is decided by the ungraded value of your comic book and your desired turnaround time. Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed. Turnaround time includes shipping time. Prices are flat rates that include the cost of shipping, insurance and other fees.

Comic Grading Tiers

Modern (1975-Current Date)
  • Max. Value $200
  • Current Turnaround 51 Business Days
  • Price (per book) $50
Reholder
  • Max. Value N / A
  • Current Turnaround 47 Business Days
  • Price (per book) $45 (for books under $50,000 FMV. Otherwise $55)

Express

  • Max. Value $3,000
  • Current Turnaround 30 Business Days
  • Price (per book) $145
Standard
  • Max. Value $1,000
  • Current Turnaround 39 Business Days
  • Price (per book) $120
Economy
  • Max. Value $400
  • Current Turnaround 62 Business Days
  • Price (per book) $75
Value
  • Max. Value $200
  • Current Turnaround 84 Business Days
  • Price (per book) $62

Notes:
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 re-certification 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 turn in books for grading in a bag with a board and no more than one piece of tape.

Additional Resources:

Label Description

Grading Process