It’s already Summer Solstice this weekend? Wait, how’d that happen? But then again, all the more closer (roll with me y’all) to Baltimore Comic-Con! And if you’re like me and put off Spring Cleaning ’til June, you probably found a few things that have been sitting on your bookshelves. You know, a few old comics that you’re sure are worth something maybe, but probably aren’t, though who knows? This year, you can find out once and for all. Baltimore Comic-Con (or as I like to call it, The Comic-Con That’s Still Actually About Comics) will have Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) at the ‘con to help you suss out what that issue is worth!
Personally, I’ve had an old Zap Comics I picked up at a yard sale back in high school, and I’ve wondered what it’s worth. I’m not giving it up for love or money, but I’ve always been…so curious. You got something your curious about too? Join me!
Remember: Baltimore Comic-Con is this September 5-7 — yeah, three days this year baby! — and it’ll be at the Baltimore Convention Center. Or, as I like to think of it, the big building across the street from Pratt Street Ale House.
Read on for the full details from the press release!
Baltimore Comic-Con Announces On-Site CGC Grading for This Year’s Show
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – June 19, 2014 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce that Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC) will be on-hand to conduct on-site grading at this year’s show. The show, which is expanding this year to three days, will take place the weekend of September 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
According to Harshen Patel, Director of Operations for CGC, they will be accepting submission for all tiers of service – with the exception of Magazines – on a first-come, first-serve basis for all three days of the show. In addition to the on-site grading, CGC will be partnering with Classic Collectible Services (CCS) to also offer attendees of the show on-site pressing service.
“The Baltimore Comic-Con has always been such a successful show and CGC has shared in that success over the years,” said Patel. “With the show moving to 3 days, it was only natural for us to offer on-site grading to the collectors and dealers attending this year.”
“We couldn’t be happier to have CGC exhibiting at the show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The services that they provide in the collectible community are invaluable, and having them on-hand to provide on-site grading and pressing will make many of the show’s attendees very happy!”
Pricing information for on-site services will be available as we approach the show date.
Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.
Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.
To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards, and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.