How to Submit

Professional magazine certification from CGC offers you countless benefits. We have established a trusted grading standard that makes collectible magazine purchasing transactions safer and more transparent. Every CGC-certified magazine is encapsulated in our attractive, durable and tamper-evident holder, which utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide the best protection. Front and top labels display comprehensive information about your magazine and its grade.

Did you know that you can submit your magazines directly to CGC for grading? This section of our site will educate you on available magazine grading services and our policies and procedures for submitting.

Services and Fees

Different collectors have different submission needs — that's why CGC offers a full range of submission services. Choose the level that's right for you, based on the value of your magazines and your desired turnaround time. We even offer same-day grading and encapsulation!

Magazines We Grade

Before submitting, it’s a good idea to make certain that our services can accommodate the types of magazines you have. We recommend that you take a look at our notes on certification before beginning the submission process.

Submitting Your Magazines

CGC provides different ways for you to submit your magazines — you can send magazines to us directly, using your CGC Collectors Society account or through a professional CGC Authorized Dealer. Choose the method that is the most convenient for you, and know that whichever you choose, your magazines are in the most qualified, trustworthy hands in the business.

Submission Instructions

All magazines sent to CGC should be listed on an accompanying CGC submission form. In this section you’ll find our easy-to-understand submission form and step-by-step instructions for submitting.

Shipping Your Magazines

When you choose to ship your magazines to CGC for submission, we take great care to receive and document them with the utmost precision. To ensure the safest and quickest submission process, we’ve prepared a number of tips and guidelines. Please read through them before shipping your magazines.