CGC Announces On-site Comic Book Grading at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC!

Posted on 4/11/2024

For the first time in more than four years, CGC will be offering on-site grading for comic books! Submit your comics for on-site grading at booth #101, June 14-15 (plus we’ll be accepting a limited number of WalkThrough submissions until noon on June 16), and get them back before the end of the show. Read on for pricing and more details.

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is excited to announce on-site comic book grading at Heroes Convention Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 14-16, 2024. That's right, get your books back by the end of the show!

Regular submissions of comics, cards, video games and home video collectibles will also be accepted, and collectors can look forward to giveaways, swag and signings — all at booth #101!

About HeroesCon

The Heroes Convention (“HeroesCon”) has gained renown for its emphasis on comics and its welcoming environment for all ages. It offers a unique opportunity for fans to engage directly with industry professionals and exhibitors, with a stellar lineup of guests like John Beatty, Mark Buckingham, Amy Chu and Skottie Young.

Submit comics for on-site grading

CGC is offering on-site grading at this year's HeroesCon for all comic book submissions. On-site grading, including ReHolder submissions, will be available Friday, June 14, through Saturday, June 15. A very limited quantity of WalkThrough submissions will still be accepted on Sunday, June 16, until 12:00 p.m. All you need is a free CGC account to submit for on-site grading, but paid members receive discounts (and other benefits). Learn more and select your membership level here.

On-site grading submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. CGC expects extremely high demand and space is limited, so submitters are encouraged to submit at the start of the show. If on-site grading submissions need to be cut off early, submissions will still be accepted for grading at CGC headquarters at the regular fees and turnaround times.

In the next few weeks, the CGC online submission form will be updated to show on-site grading services and fees at HeroesCon. Look for an announcement when the on-site grading submission option is available.

CGC Comics On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / Service Fee Turnaround Time
Modern
Max. Value: $400
$40 End of Show
Vintage
Max. Value: $400
$60 End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$110 End of Day
WalkThrough
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($125 min.) 3 Hours
ReHolder
Max. Value: $1,000
$40 End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$75 3 Hours

CGC Comics Signature Series On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / Service Fee Turnaround Time
Modern
Max. Value: $400
$60 End of Show
Vintage
Max. Value: $400
$80 End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$130 End of Day
WalkThrough
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($145 min.) 3 Hours
ReHolder
Max. Value: $1,000
$40 End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$75 3 Hours

CGC x JSA Authentic Autograph On-site Free Member Pricing:

Services Fee Turnaround Time
JSA Autograph Authentication $25 per autograph According to grading tier
JSA Autograph Grading
(2-autograph max.)
$25 per comic According to grading tier

*On-site CGC x JSA Autograph services only available Friday and Saturday.

Memorabilia needing JSA-only services can be authenticated on-site ALL DAYS. Items are examined for preliminary observation and returned the same day to the submitter. Final results are received in 8-10 weeks.

Items submitted as Basic Certification are processed and finalized the same day, while items submitted for the Letter of Authenticity are observed the same day, with final documented results sent later by mail. The current turnaround time for Letter of Authenticity services is 8-10 weeks.

Go to SpenceLOA.com/fees for regular submission pricing for outside memorabilia.

Fun at the CGC booth

Fans also won't want to miss lots of fun happening at CGC booth #101 all weekend long! In addition to our popular pin giveaway, we will have the limited-edition 2024 pins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wolverine and the 85th anniversary of Batman. Plus, we'll be offering giveaway prize opportunities! Stay tuned for further email and social announcements about giveaway opportunities leading up to the show.

Looking to get books signed?

Be sure to get your books prepped with the updated CGC Signature Series online submission form to save you a lot of time at the show! Watch this short video to learn how to get this process started:

Preparing submissions for the show

To spend more time enjoying the show, submit your prepared collectibles through the Express Drop-off Service, which enables you to skip the line and quickly hand off your prepared submission to a CGC representative.

Please take the following steps before arriving:

  1. Create a CGC account here. All it takes is a free account to submit, and paid members get additional discounts and benefits.
  2. Go to the online submission form for comics, cards, video games or home video.
  3. Select “Mail-In or Show Drop-Off” to start your submission.
  4. Complete the submission form and print the packing slips.
  5. Important: To ensure that your submission process stays on schedule, please place your collectibles in the order listed on the packing slip. Please bring BOTH copies of the packing slip with your collectibles to the show drop-off. Failure to do so will result in delays.

  6. Keep your collectibles safe and secure until you drop off your submission (including the packing slip) with a representative.
  7. Go to the Express Drop-off sign to finalize your submission.

All submissions will be transported to CGC’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, for authentication, grading and encapsulation.

  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for comics, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for cards, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for video games, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for home video, click here.

Tablets will be provided at the booth for submitters to use for sign-up and submission purposes.

Need more info?

All CGC services can be reached at (+1) 855-GRADE10 (855-472-3310).

About CGC

Since revolutionizing comic book grading in 2000, CGC has grown to include certification services for a vast variety of pop culture collectibles. These divisions include CGC Cards, CGC Video Games and CGC Home Video. CGC Cards provides expert card grading for sports cards, TCGs and non-sports cards. CGC Video Games is dedicated to video game grading for the most popular consoles, including Nintendo, Sega, Atari, PlayStation and more. CGC Home Video provides expert VHS grading in addition to other types of videocassettes, DVD, blu-ray and more.


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