CGC Submissions

Raygun Comics is a CGC UK Authorized Dealer!

Ever seen a comic in one of those shiny plastic cases with an official grade at the top and wondered 'how can I get that done'? Wonder no more - you can submit to world famous comics' graders CGC through Raygun!

Not only can we save you the hassle and expense of CGC membership, we can help you assess your comics prior to submission, and reduce your fees due to bulk submission.

We can also submit your comics for pressing through CGC's pressing department CCS to get those annoying creases out without risking an amateur fix, and we can send any cracked or damaged graded books you have off to be ReHoldered.


Please Note:

CGC cannot authenticate signed comics, even with a 'certificate of authenticity'. If you wish to obtain a Signature Series (gold label) CGC comic, you will need a CGC representative to witness the signing of a comic, usually at a comic convention or show.

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To submit to CGC through us, please contact us to arrange an appointment or for mail in details.
For more information on CGC, please visit their website.

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Modern

Grading Fee

Maximum value £300.

For comics published 1975 to present.

£26

Pressing Fee

£23

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Economy

Grading Fee

Maximum value £300.

For comics published pre-1975.

£35

Pressing Fee

£30

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Standard

Grading Fee

Maximum value £750.

£75

Pressing Fee

£70

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Express

Grading Fee

Maximum value £2,500.

£120

Pressing Fee

£105

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WalkThrough

Grading Fee

Maximum value unlimited.

3.5% of Fair Market Value (£150 minimum fee)

Pressing Fee

3.5% of Fair Market Value (£150 minimum fee)

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Extra Services

ReHolder

Other services available through CGC.

Max. Value £750 - £25

Value over £750 - £45

Imaging & Label

Internet Imaging - £5

Custom Label - £5

CURRENT CGC TURNAROUND TIME: 45 WORKING DAYS (9 WEEKS)
PRESSING & INTERNET IMAGING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL TIME TO THE TURNAROUND
WE VISIT CGC TO MAKE & COLLECT SUBMISSIONS EVERY 4-6 WEEKS

ALL SUBMISSIONS IN THE SAME TIER SHARE A HANDLING FEE OF UP TO £13
A 50% DEPOSIT ON THE GRADING AND/OR PRESSING FEE IS TAKEN AT TIME OF SUBMISSION, WITH THE OTHER 50% + HANDLING FEE PAID ON COMPLETION

Glossary & Details:

Value/Fair Market Value
The value of your book before grading. This will be determined using recent online sales data and the Overstreet Price Guide.

Handling Fee
A handling fee of £13 is applied by CGC to all books submitted in the same tier.
For example:
4 comics submitted under Modern will each carry a handling fee of £3.25.
2 comics submitted under Express will each carry a handling fee of £6.50.
This fee is split between all customers making submissions at the same time. Pressing in addition to grading splits the book onto a different invoice, meaning it does not share the handling fee with non-pressed submissions. ReHolders also carry the £13 handling fee.


Slab
Slang terminology for a CGC graded book. 'Slabbing' means submitting your book for grading.

About CGC:
Certified Guaranty Company™ (CGC) revolutionised the comic book marketplace when it was founded in 2000 by providing clear, objective and impartial assessments of authenticity and grade. Today, CGC is the world's largest and most trusted third-party grading service for comics, magazines, concert posters and related collectibles with more than 5 million collectibles certified since 2000.