Magazine Grading


When a magazine is certified by CGC, you can rest assured that it was graded by the hobby’s most experienced and trusted team, according to well-established grading standards. Our professional assessment of condition and quality, as well as our thorough restoration checks, are unparalleled.

Magazines are carefully handled and tracked through the grading process, and are fully insured while on our premises. And CGC encapsulates certified collectibles in state-of-the art, tamper-evident holders, providing superior protection and stability for long-term preservation.

The first third-party magazine certification service, CGC forbids its employees from commercially buying or selling collectible magazines, eliminating any potential conflicts of interest.

You can learn more about our industry-leading services by tracing through CGC's grading process.

Grading Process

Step 1:
Receiving

Each morning, CGC’s Receiving Department opens packages...
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Step 2:
Grading

Once logged into the CGC processing system, magazines are placed...
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Step 3:
Encapsulation

After magazines have been graded, they are taken from the Grading Room...
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Step 4:
Shipping

The magazines return to the Grading Department for...
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Label Description

CGC labels are color-coded to indicate various aspects of their condition.
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Written Guarantee

All magazines certified by CGC are backed by the CGC Written Guarantee.
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