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CGC-certified Marvel Comics #1 on Exhibit in Columbus, Ohio

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes will be on display until September 5, 2022. A copy of Marvel Comics #1 that was authenticated and graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is on public display for a limited time at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio. Graded CGC 4.0 and easily worth six figures, the Golden Age rarity is part of the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit that is being hosted by the museum. Published by Timely Comics, Marvel Comics #1 includes the f

PMG-certified Notes from Iraq and Nicaragua Sell for Over $10,000

Rare world notes from the 1800s and early 1900s finish strong in a World Banknotes auction. World Banknote Auctions recently offered hundreds of exciting vintage notes, including great rarities from the Middle East and Central America, which were certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Bidding for World Banknotes Auctions Sale 29 Session 1 concluded on Aug. 4, 2022. The most valuable PMG-certified note sold was an Iraq 1931 (ND 1936) 100 Dinars graded PMG Very Fine 25 that realized $20,700.

PCSD staff receive Orange Frog training

A select group of staff from Portsmouth City School District was invited to be among the first to participate in Orange Frog training, in the Multipurpose Room of Portsmouth High School on Aug. 9. The Orange Frog program is all about positive psychology and a better sense of wellness, says trainer Bill Palladino. “There’s been a lot of research over the last two decades with brain science and positive psychology. A lot of discoveries suggest that brains that are in a more positive state-of-mind

CSG Improves Submission Turnaround Times

All of CSG's turnaround times have improved significantly due to a concerted effort to increase capacity and streamline workflow. Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) is excited to announce turnaround times for grading are even better! We have added staff, enhanced technologies and streamlined workflows to dramatically improve turnaround times while never sacrificing our high standards. Effective August 8, 2022, the turnaround time for Bulk submissions has been cut from 40 days down to only 30 da

CGC Trading Cards Improves Submission Turnaround Times

All of CGC Trading Cards' turnaround times have improved significantly due to a concerted effort to increase capacity and streamline workflow. CGC Trading Cards™ is excited to announce that because of increased staff, turnaround times for grading have dramatically improved while never sacrificing our high standards. Effective immediately, the turnaround time for submissions has been cut from 40 days down to only 30 days, while Economy is now at 20 days (from 25), Standard is at 10 days (from 1

CSG Grades Exciting Cards of Top Quarterbacks

Which active quarterbacks have the greatest collector interest? The CSG Registry has the answer. As the NFL's preseason kicks off on August 4, Certified Sports Guaranty™(CSG®) takes a look at the CSG Registry to see which quarterbacks have the most active Player Sets. The CSG Registry is designed to be the premier online arena for sports card collecting. It’s easy and fun for collectors to add their CSG-certified cards to the CSG Registry using a number of popular and diverse set categories, s

Several CGC-certified Marvel Silver Age Books Expected to Sell for Six Figures

First appearances of the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men and more are available at Heritage Auctions’ August sale. Many sought-after Silver Age Marvel comics that are graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) are generating spirited bidding in a sale this month. Bidding for Heritage Auctions’ Key Comics Showcase Auction will conclude on August 4, 2022. Leading the way is a fantastic Fantastic Four #1 graded CGC 8.5 (lot 82039). The book features the first appearance of the Fantastic F

Longoria Shows His CSG-Certified Mike Trout Card

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) has certified a highly desirable Mike Trout 2011 Topps Cognac Diamond Anniversary Rookie Card #US175, with a grade of CSG 9. The card was apparently scooped up by another Major League Baseball player. According to the CSG Population Report, this is the first – and so far only – example of this card to be graded by CSG. It was sold for $5,275 on Jan. 5, 2022. The card is believed to have been purchased by Evan Longoria of the San Francisco Giants, who shared an

NGC-graded 2-Kilogram Gold Coins Among Modern Rarities in Heritage Auction

The large British coins each have an estimate of at least $100,000. A pair of 2-kilogram gold coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) stand out in a Heritage Auctions sale this month. Bidding is already underway for the World and Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature Auction, which will be held August 25-28, 2022. The two coins are each a Great Britain 2021 2-Kilogram Great Engravers Gothic Crown Gold 2,000 Pounds, graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo with an Early Releases desig

Greek Rarities Certified by NGC Featured in A. Karamitsos Sale

Greek coins are in the spotlight at the September auction. Hundreds of historic coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are featured in an upcoming sale presented by renowned Greece-based auction house A. Karamitsos. Online bidding for Auction 698 (Part A and Part B) is already underway, with the sale concluding Sept. 11, 2022. Leading the sale is a Greece 1840 2 Lepta with a Royal coat of arms and the inscription "ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ" (“Kingdom of Greece”). It dates to the rul

CGC Trading Cards Now Accepting All Languages of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

Collectors can now submit their Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from 15 languages, including the one for Astral glyphs. CGC Trading Cards™ is thrilled to announce that Yu-Gi-Oh! cards of all languages are now eligible for grading! Submissions are now being accepted for cards in 15 languages: Japanese, Asian English, Australian English, European English, French, German, Italian, Korean, North American English, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Worldwide English and even the Astral gl

Two Charizards Certified by CGC Trading Cards Sell for $38,000

Pokémon streamer IslandGrown purchased the set from Logan Paul during a Whatnot auction. Two outstanding examples of the fan-favorite First Edition Base Set Pokémon Charizard card graded by CGC Trading Cards™ just traded hands between social media mega-influencers IslandGrown and Logan Paul in an online Whatnot auction for $38,000. With more than 350,000 followers on Whatnot, Instagram, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter, IslandGrown is the most popular Pokémon TCG Twitch streamer and frequently work

CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG Attending C2E2 in Chicago

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 the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in Chicago, Illinois, on August 5-7, 2022. The Midwest's largest pop culture convention is a huge gathering for fans of comics, cosplay, video games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, wrestling, comedy and much more. Company representatives will be accepting submis

Auction Features Early Magic Cards Graded by CGC Trading Cards

More than 150 CGC Trading Cards-certified 1990s classics are being offered in the August Heritage sale. Over 150 Magic: The Gathering cards from the 1990s that have been certified by CGC Trading Cards™ are being offered in an upcoming auction. Bidding opens in late July for Heritage Auctions' “Tapping into the Many Worlds of Magic: The Gathering Vol. 2 Showcase Auction, which concludes August 18, 2022. One CGC Trading Cards-graded highlight is a rare Ancestral Recall, Magic: The Gathering (199

PMG-certified Greek Rarities Highlight A. Karamitsos Sale

Greek notes, including historic ones from World War II, are in the spotlight in the September auction. Hundreds of historic banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are featured in an upcoming sale presented by renowned Greece-based auction house A. Karamitsos. Online bidding for Auction 698 (Part A and Part B) is already underway, with the sale concluding September 11, 2022. Leading the sale is a Greece / Ionian Islands ND (1941) 500 Drachmai graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated EPQ (P

A Malaya and British Borneo rarity is the top lot PMG-graded

A Malaya and British Borneo rarity is the top lot PMG-graded. Monetarium (Singapore) Private Limited, one of Asia's leading rare coin and banknote specialists, is presenting Auction 31, featuring rare coins graded by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) and banknotes graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Bidding is already underway for the auction, which is being held in four daily sessions, August 4-7, 2022. The top banknote in this sale is a Malaya and British Borneo 1953 1,000 Dollars grad

Monetarium Auction Features Rare NGC-certified Coins

NGC-certified coins from China, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries in the September auction. Monetarium (Singapore) Private Limited, one of Asia's leading rare coin and banknote specialists, proudly presents its Auction 31, featuring rare coins graded by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) and banknotes graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). The auction is being held in four daily sessions, August 4-7, 2022. The coin with the highest estimate in this sale is a Malaysia 1976 Malayan Tapir

Check Out the Most Valuable Comics

What are the most expensive comic books ever sold? CGC has them listed here! When comic books were first published in the late 19th century, they only cost a dime. By 2004, the most expensive comic was sold for $350,000. Today, comics are continuing to go up in value and setting new sales records that exceed $5 million. Below is a list of some of the most expensive comics ever sold, as of this writing. For many years, Superman was hands-down the most expensive comic book character with his de

CSG and CGC Trading Cards Attending Gen Con in Indianapolis

Company reps will be accepting submissions with an expedited turnaround time and giving away awesome swag. Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) and CGC Trading Cards™ are attending Gen Con Indy, happening in Indianapolis, August 4-7, 2022. Representatives from both companies will be accepting submissions, giving away swag, answering questions and explaining CSG and CGC Trading Cards services and benefits. Gen Con is the longest-running and largest annual event in North America devoted to tabletop
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