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CGC Trading Cards Attending Le Gala TCG in Paris

CGC Trading Cards will accept submissions at Le Gala TCG in Paris, France, on April 22-23, 2023.

Get your collection ready! Representatives from CGC Trading Cards® are excited to be accepting submissions at Le Gala TCG at Espace Champerret in Paris, France, on April 22-23, 2023.

Le Gala TCG is a gathering of trading card lovers, showcasing Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. The event features card stores, artists, illustrators, influencers and content creators. Attendees can ad

ESL classroom at Portsmouth City School helps students succeed

Language barriers can cause barriers in education, as well. To help foreign-speaking students succeed, the brother and sister team of Tanner and Taitlyn Dutey teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom at Portsmouth City School District.

Taitlyn has been teaching ESL for five years and Tanner has been teaching ESL for two years. Taitlyn said she started with just one student, and today there are more than 30 students grades K-12, in the ESL program at Portsmouth City Schools. Some stude

DD Awareness and Advocacy Month: Meet Sherri Adams

Sherri Adams is an advocate for Scioto County Developmental Disabilities and a teacher with the Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility) program where she helps others use their own abilities to advocate for their own rights and needs. “We want to teach people with disabilities how to advocate for themselves. We want them to be individuals and not have to be dependent on other people, but be responsible for themselves. I know some of the students depend on families, guardians,

CGC-certified X-Men #1 Sells for $27,417 in Hake's Sale

The auction also included CGC-graded comics featuring the first appearances of Spider-Man, Justice League of America and many other Silver Age key issues.

A comic with the first appearance of Marvel Comics’ X-Men was among the books graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) that sold for thousands of dollars in a sale hosted by Hake’s Auctions on March 22, 2023.

The highest CGC-graded item in this sale was an X-Men #1 graded CGC 7.0 that realized $27,417. This book includes the origin and f

Boys and Girls Clubs of Scioto County opening at Portsmouth High School

After decades of absence in the community, the Boys and Girls Club is returning with new locations at Portsmouth High School and the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center. The clubs will be open after school each day from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Kids will be provided a meal, and participation is completely free.

The Boys and Girls Club is a national organization which was formally founded in 1931. Its mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, cari

Portsmouth School presents hydroponics at CAO Hunger Summit

Portsmouth City School showcased its hydroponic farming program at the 2023 Hunger Summit, sponsored by the Community Action Organization of Scioto County on March 23, at the Welcome Center in Portsmouth.

Hydroponics refers to the technique of growing plants without soil, using nutrient solutions based on water instead of soil. Hydroponic production systems are used by small farmers, hobbyists, and commercial enterprises. The Grow Up Portsmouth program was introduced at Portsmouth City Schools

Rare NGC-certified Chinese Coin Stars in Spink Sale

Spink is offering nearly 200 rare NGC-certified coins in an auction being held April 11-12, 2023.

A Chinese rarity is among nearly 200 collectible coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) in an upcoming Spink auction being held April 11-12, 2023. Bidding is already underway for Spink’s CSS92A and CSS92B auctions, which are focused on Chinese coins and banknotes.

A highlight of the auction is a China 1906 Restrike 2 Mace graded NGC MS 65 and pedigreed to the D&C Capital Collection

CGC-graded Donald Duck Comics in Upcoming Heritage Sale

The first Donald Duck comic by iconic artist Carl Barks and the first appearance of Uncle Scrooge McDuck top Heritage's Dell and Gold Key sale in April.

Many classic comic books certified by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and featuring popular characters from Walt Disney, Looney Toons, Scooby-Doo and more are being offered by Heritage Auctions. The auction house is presenting another Doug’s Dell and Gold Key Comics Showcase Auction on April 6, 2023.

Among the auction’s top highlights are a

Upcoming Nomisma Sale Spotlights NGC-certified Vatican Coin

The 16th century rarity is among dozens of NGC-certified Italian coins in Nomisma's April sale.

Many rare and collectible Italian coins, certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®), are available for bidding now in Nomisma Auction 67, scheduled for April 13-14, 2023.

Among the highlights of this auction is an Italy (1534-49) Papal States 2 Fiorino di Camera graded NGC MS 65+ (lot 896) with a starting price of 70,000 EUR (about $74,000). The coin represents one of the pinnacles of Renaissa

CGC Now Offering Custom SLAM Magazine Labels

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) was thrilled to recently be appointed the Official Grading Service for SLAM magazine. In celebration of this partnership, CGC is now offering new custom SLAM labels.

SLAM magazine launched in 1994 and combined basketball and hip-hop culture at a time when both were growing in popularity. That first issue introduced many of the magazine's lasting features, including In Your Face, Slam-a-Da-Month and Last Shot.

The sports collecting world has recognized the val

PMG-graded Hong Kong 'Tea House' Note Tops April Spink Sale

Over 400 PMG-certified notes are being offered in the Spink auction on April 11-12, 2023.

A rare “Tea House” note is among a large selection of collectible Chinese banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) that are available now in Spink Auction CSS92A and CSS92B on April 11-12, 2023. In all, more than 400 PMG-certified banknotes are being offered.

A top highlight of the auction is this Hong Kong, Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation 1912 100 Dollars graded PMG 20 Very Fine (CSS9

CGC-certified Captain America Comics #1 Sells for $300,150

In addition, a CGC-certified Batman #1 sold for $215,000 in the ComicConnect sale on March 17, 2023.

Marvel and DC Comics grails graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) raced to the top of ComicConnect’s Event Auction #53 on March 17, 2023. Examples of the first issues of the Captain America and Batman titles were each sold for six-figure amounts.

Highlighting this auction was a Captain America Comics #1 graded CGC 7.0 that realized $300,150. Published in 1941 by Timely Comics, Captain Am

CGC-graded Amazing Fantasy #15 Realizes $290,000 in ComicLink Sale

Other impressive results for CGC-graded comics in this sale included the first appearances of the Fantastic Four, Captain America and Thor.

Spider-Man continues to web-up the market as a book with his first appearance, graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), just sold for more than a quarter of a million dollars. The book was featured in ComicLink’s Winter Featured Auction, which was held March 1-8, 2023.

Surpassing the rest was an Amazing Fantasy #15 graded CGC 8.0 that realized $290,00

CGC Comics and CGC Trading Cards Attending Star Wars Celebration

Submit your comic books and trading cards at the Star Wars Celebration in London on April 7-10, 2023.

Representatives from Certified Guaranty Company™ (CGC®) and CGC Trading Cards® will be attending the Star Wars Celebration on April 7-10, 2023, at ExCel in London, England.

The Star Wars Celebration is an annual convention that has something for Jedi Masters and Padawans alike. It offers a platform for fans to interact with each other, meet their favorite Star Wars characters and learn about t

DD Awareness and Advocacy Month: Meet Maxwell Edwards

Thanks to programs at Scioto County Developmental Disabilities and Project Life at the Scioto County Career Technical Center, Maxwell Edwards is learning about life skills, helping others, and advocating for himself.

Maxwell’s guardian Melissa Gampp is also an intervention specialist at the Vern Riffe School.

“My parents both retired from the Career Technical Center, and I had done some long-term subbing out there years ago. During the Scioto County Fair my mother ran into some of the folks

Collection Inspiration: Roman Ruins

The Roman Empire may have fallen, but many of its historic landmarks remain. They can be found on these ten world banknotes.

At its maximum extent about 1,900 years ago, the Roman Empire stretched from England to North Africa to the Middle East, and included the entire Mediterranean. Due in part to the Romans’ mastery of engineering and materials, the remains of some structures still stand after nearly two millennia. Today, many nations celebrate these ruins on their currency as an important pa

Mavin Offers Rare NGC-certified Vintage Chinese Coin Worth Six Figures

The auction also includes many PMG-certified notes, including a seldom-seen Malaysia 1,000 Ringgit Specimen.

Mavin International is offering an impressive array of numismatic collectibles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), including a rare vintage Chinese coin and a seldom-seen Specimen banknote from Malaysia. They are among dozens of coins and notes certified by the companies in Mavin Auction 62, which will be held April 8, 2023.

Topping the NGC

SCDD celebrating 10 years of Hardwood Heroes on March 23

Scioto County Developmental Disabilities and Scioto County Special Olympics are celebrating 10 fantastic years of Hardwood Heroes celebrity basketball games during this year’s game on March 23. The game will see local celebrities tip off against a team of athletes from the Scioto County Special Olympics adult and student teams.

“This fundraiser goes to support our local Special Olympians. It helps pay for the bus trips to away games and to feed our athletes. It is used to pay for their unifor

Bidding on CGC-graded Detective Comics #27 Surpasses $500,000

The first appearance of Batman leads an upcoming Heritage Auctions sale that also includes Batman #1 and many other CGC-certified Batman comics.

The Dark Knight is getting his day in the sun. Several Golden Age Batman grails that are graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) stand out in Heritage Auctions’ Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction, scheduled for March 30 through April 2, 2023.

Among the top comics in this auction is a Detective Comics #27 graded CGC 6.0 (lot 91029). Bidding fo

CGC-graded Captain America Comics #1 Sells for $146,400 in Goldin Sale

The first appearance of Captain America set a new grade-level sales record.

A book with the first appearance of Captain America, graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), set a new sales record when it realized six figures in Goldin’s Winter Comics, Video Games & TCG Elite Auction on March 8, 2023. The auction also included CGC-graded first appearances of Spider-Man, X-Men, Wolverine and more that each sold for five figures.

The CGC-graded comic at the top of the sale was a Captain America
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