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High-value Roman Coins Certified by NGC Ancients Offered in NAC Auction

Gold coins from Otho and Octavian are expected to realize over $100,000 in the sale. Coins from two Roman emperors that have been certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are expected to sell for over $100,000 in an upcoming sale. They are among dozens of coins certified by NGC Ancients in a pair of upcoming Numismatica Ars Classica auctions (Auction 131 and Auction 132) on May 29-30, 2022. One of the top coins in the auctions is a Roman Empire Otho, AD 69 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancien

Introducing the CSG Perfect 10 Label

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) is thrilled to unveil an all-new label reserved exclusively for the best of the best — the CSG Perfect 10. The bold, foil-embossed label features an eye-catching lustrous gold “Perfect 10” that distinguishes the high-caliber cards that have earned the coveted grade. At last, the perfect holder meets the perfect label. A Perfect 10 is a card that has received the grade of Gem Mint 10 with all four grading criteria — centering, corners, edges and surface — being

CGC-certified Marvel Mystery Comics #9 in Auction

The example of the Golden Age classic is one of only 39 that CGC has certified with a blue Universal label. One of the most classic Golden Age comics can be found in the Spring Comic, Toy & Sports Auction at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers this month. The Marvel Mystery Comics #9 graded CGC 4.0 (lot 321) has an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000, with bidding beginning at $15,000. The auction concludes on May 21, 2022. The Marvel Mystery Comics series started as “Marvel Comics” in August 1939 by publish

In Memoriam: George Pérez, 1954-2022

The innovative comic book artist greatly enriched both the Marvel and DC universes over the past half century. Certified Guaranty Company© (CGC©) was saddened to learn of the passing of legendary comic world icon George Pérez at the age of 67 on May 6, 2022. His artwork helped energize the Bronze and Copper Age of comics, and he was responsible for some of the most memorable characters and stories from Marvel and DC Comics over the past 50 years. “Creators like George Pérez come along maybe on

CGC Trading Cards Now Grading Akora Cards

Collectors can now submit cards from the exciting new Akora game to CGC Trading Cards! CGC Trading Cards™ is thrilled to announce that cards from the all-new Akora Trading Card Game are now eligible for the same superior and professional grading services already provided to over a dozen other popular trading card games! Akora began as a Kickstarter project in 2021, quickly earning the support of 433 backers to create an all-new trading card game based in the world of alchemy. Rewards for backi

CGC-certified Pedigree Collection Jungle and Jumbo Comics Offered at Auction

Books from the superb Promise Collection are still available through a series of sales being held by Heritage Auctions. More than 3,500 comics graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and pedigreed to the Promise Collection have been sold, but selections are still available to collectors. In a series of sales since June 2021, Heritage Auctions has been offering the comics, including two that each realized over $400,000. Heritage Auctions currently has over 130 comics from the Promise Colle

CGC Trading Cards Now Grading Pokémon Topps!

Collectors can now submit their Pokémon Topps cards to CGC Trading Cards! CGC Trading Cards™ is thrilled to announce that Pokémon Topps trading cards are now eligible for grading! Collectors have been eager for these popular cards to benefit from CGC Trading Cards’ expert and impartial certification services, and now Pokémon Topps is the latest addition to the CGC Trading Cards roster of eligible card games. Topps manufactures collectible trading cards and stickers and is perhaps best known fo

In Memoriam: Neal Adams, 1941-2022

It’s impossible to overstate the contributions that Adams made to the comic book industry. Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) joins the comic book community in celebrating the extraordinary life and career of artist Neal Adams, who sadly passed away on April 28, 2022. “CGC had such a great working relationship with Neal Adams for many years. I personally will always remember how he would always bring me chocolates at shows,” said Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “We are so very

CGC Celebrates 10 Million Collectibles Graded!

Check out Instagram and TikTok to learn more about your chance to win special prizes from the industry leader for pop culture collectibles grading. Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is excited to announce it has surpassed another milestone: 10 million collectibles graded! To celebrate, CGC has special giveaways planned for fans on its social media channels. Follow CGC Comics on Instagram and TikTok, and CGC Trading Cards on Instagram and TikTok for a chance to win special prizes beginning Frid

Taking care of your mental health

After a challenging and stressful few years, it’s more important than ever to be aware and take care of our mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are many programs and resources available to Ohio University students. “May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness for a while now, and it’s a good time to make people aware of just how much mental health can affect us,” Eileen Marsal Koch, a counselor with Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services said. E

CGC Trading Cards Grades Rare MetaZoo Golden Ticket

The limited Secret Rare Golden Ticket from the MetaZoo Cryptid Nation: Wilderness 1st Edition set was graded CGC Pristine 10. Like a Pristine 10 grade, golden tickets are something you may not see every day, but CGC Trading Cards™ has just certified a new rarity with that impressive grade. The Secret Rare Golden Ticket card was introduced in the MetaZoo Cryptid Nation: Wilderness 1st Edition set, which was released on March 31, 2022. The holographic Golden Ticket card illustration features ima

Get to Know the New CSG!

A new label, updated grading scale, faster turnaround times and world-class resources make CSG even more attractive and valuable to collectors. Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) is once again changing the game with its latest updates, including a new label, revised grading scale, faster turnaround times, recently launched population report and more. The new CSG is here to win and ready for your submissions! Sports card collectors and dealers alike can rely on CSG for accurate, consistent and e

The Many Comic Books of Boba Fett

Tracing the first appearance of the popular Star Wars character is as nuanced as the bounty hunter himself. While Star Wars #42 is widely considered the first comic book appearance of Boba Fett, this book is actually a reprint, and the character appeared in several books before its release. When Boba Fett debuted on screen in “The Empire Strikes Back,” fans were captivated by the mystique of his origin and backstory. Even his supposed death in “Return of the Jedi” was a source of fan speculatio

High-grade Copy of First Silver Age Captain America Offered

A CGC 9.8 Avengers #4 is one of the five highest-graded copies. A copy of Avengers #4 that is one of the highest graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is being offered by ComicLink. The book — one of only five in the CGC Census to receive a grade of CGC 9.8 — is being offered for $475,000, with lower bids considered. The character of Captain America was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and first appeared in Captain America Comics #1, by Timely Comics in 1939. The story is about a fra

Keys to the Multiverse: Essential Doctor Strange Comics

These comic books are a good primer before you see “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Before “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is released in theaters in May, there are almost 60 years of comic book history to get caught up on. Since you can’t spend all of your time and money digging through the back issues, the experts at Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) have done it for you, compiling this list of potentially key issues related to the upcoming movie. SPOILER ALERT:

CGC-certified Grateful Dead Concert Poster Sells for a Record $137,500

The original concert poster from 1966 that is graded CGC 9.6 was showcased in a Heritage Auctions sale on April 16. A 1960s concert posted that realized a record $137,500 was one of many historic music collectibles graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) that sold in a recent auction. The Heritage Music Memorabilia Signature Auction was held on April 16, 2022. The Grateful Dead poster, graded CGC 9.6 (lot 89102), is from the iconic band’s show at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom on Sept. 1

Two More CGC-graded Comic Books Join the Seven-figure Club

The April Heritage auction saw the first $1 million-plus sales for the Captain America and Fantastic Four franchises. Two historic comic books graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) each sold for over $1 million, a first for each of their respective franchises. Captain America Comics #1 sold for $3.12 million and Fantastic Four #1 sold for $1.5 million in a Heritage Auctions sale on April 7, 2022. The franchises, which are both under the Marvel umbrella today, join an exclusive club. Pre

CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG Attending MegaCon in Orlando

Meet CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG experts and submit collectibles at the con. Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), CGC Trading Cards™ and Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) are attending MegaCon at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on May 19-22. The four-day Megacon Orlando event is one of the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming events in North America. The convention began in 1993 and saw 100,000 attendees in 2016. Some of the guests scheduled to appear thi

CGC-certified Superman Franchise ‘Ashcans’ in Heritage Sale

The books offer insight into the development of one of the greatest superhero franchises. Four rare comic books called “ashcans” that were created during the Golden Age of comic books to secure trademarks for the nascent Superman franchise are among the highlights of a Heritage Auctions sale this month. Three of them are authenticated and graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), with bidding open through April 7, 2022. The most important among these ashcans is the Superman Comics #nn (D.C

CGC-certified Captain America Comics #1 Set to Sell for Over $1 Million

The Golden Age book featuring the hero’s origin and first appearance is the top lot in a Heritage Auctions sale in early April 2022. An extraordinary copy of Captain America Comics #1 graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is set to join the million-dollar club. The Golden Age book, which features the origin of the superhero who later became a cornerstone of the Avengers, is the top lot in a Heritage Auctions sale on April 7-10, 2022. Graded CGC 9.4, the copy in the sale (lot 91053) is o
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