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.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.