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CGC-certified Comic Book With First Appearance of Wonder Woman Sells for $1.62 Million

A comic book graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) that is famous for having the first appearance of Wonder Woman lassoed a record for the issue. The All Star Comics #8 graded CGC 9.4 sold for $1.62 million at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 16, 2022. This particular book (lot 91002) significantly surpassed the previous record for this issue of $936,223, which it set in 2017. It also marked the eighth time a CGC-certified comic sold for over $1 million this year. That list also includes

CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG Accepting Submissions and Hosting Signers at San Diego Comic-Con

Join CGC, CGC Trading Cards and CSG at Booth #901 in July for the most exciting collector opportunities. Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), CGC Trading Cards™ and Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) are thrilled to be a part of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, July 21-24, 2022. There will be many exciting opportunities for fans to submit collectibles for grading and get the most sought-after signatures at SDCC Booth #901. Major signing opportunities with the biggest names in comic

CSG and CGC Trading Cards to Attend the CSA Show

Company reps will be accepting submissions at the June 24-26 show in Chantilly, Virginia. Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) and CGC Trading Cards™ are attending the CSA Chantilly Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia, on June 24-26, 2022. The three-day event will feature more than 70 athletes and celebrities signing autographs and taking photos, as well as more than 300 vendor tables of sports trading cards and memorabilia. CSG and CGC Trading Cards representatives will be acce

Pokémon No. 3 Trainer Graded by CGC Trading Cards Sells for Nearly $50,000

Several other cards certified by CGC Trading Cards also impressed in the Heritage Auctions sale. Five collectible trading cards that are certified by CGC Trading Cards™ sold for five-figure amounts in Heritage Auctions' Trading Card Signature Auction on June 12, 2022. They include rarities from Pokémon, Magic: the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! One highlight was a Pokémon (1999) No. 3 Trainer – Japanese, from the Tropical Mega Battle graded CGC 8.5 (lot 36169) that sold for $49,854. The card, honorin

Bet on CSG and CGC Trading Cards at the National in Atlantic City in July

CSG and CGC Trading Cards are headed to the National with on-site grading, express submission drop-off, amazing swag and more. See you there! Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) and CGC Trading Cards™ will be at the 42nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, set to take place July 27-31, 2022, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The annual event is one of the largest sports card conventions in the United States and CSG and CGC Trading Cards are excited to be on the winning team of collectors,

Getting the Most Out of Your Comic Book Submission to CGC

How to submit your CGC comic books for the most efficient service! Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) has excellent services and options for comic book grading. It’s important to know which ones will help you get the most out of your submission, for the best price and ideal turnaround. Here are a few helpful tips! When you’re preparing your comics to submit to CGC for professional grading, there are several options you can choose from. Knowing the differences between them can help you navigate

CGC Video Games Attending TooManyGames in June

Get the coolest swag and latest updates from CGC Video Games at the TooManyGames convention on June 24-26. CGC Video Games is excited to appear at the TooManyGames show on June 24-26 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania. TooManyGames started as a small retro video game convention known as East Coast Gaming Expo in 2004 with about 500 attendees. The annual event has since grown into an all-encompassing weekend of board games, video games, indie games, retro games, handh

CAG-certified Wright Flyer Wing Pieces Soaring in June Auctions

Two pieces from the historic airplane that made the first powered manned flight in 1903 are being offered by Heritage Auctions. Two wing pieces from the historic 1903 Wright Flyer that were certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG®) are being offered by Heritage Auctions. Bidding is already underway for each sale: the Space Exploration Sale on June 2-3 and the Americana & Political Signature Auction on June 11-12, 2022. Each auction features a single piece of CAG-certified Wrigh

Many Historic PMG-certified Notes in June Auction

Banknotes from the Netherlands and some of its former colonies are being presented by Crown Currency. More than 350 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), many from the Netherlands and its former colonies, are featured in an upcoming Crown Currency sale. Bidding is already underway for Auction 8, which concludes on June 22, 2022. A Netherlands 1943 50 Gulden State Note graded PMG 50 About Uncirculated (lot 295) is one of the top lots in the sale. It is one of eight examples of th

Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon Cards Certified by CGC Trading Cards in Heritage Sale

Many valuable trading cards graded by CGC Trading Cards are included in Heritage Auctions' Trading Card Signature Auction in June. Heritage Auctions' Trading Card Signature Auction offers over 100 collectible cards certified by CGC Trading Cards™, including rare ones from Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh! and more. Bidding is already underway for the sale being held June 11-12, 2022. One CGC Trading Cards-graded highlight is a Yu-Gi-Oh! (2005) The Seal of Orichalcos North American Englis

CGC-Certified Superman, Spider-Man Lead ComicConnect Sale

A trio of grail comics are among the many CGC-graded classics in a ComicConnect auction in June. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning some of the most important issues in comic book history — Action Comics #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 and Superman #1 — now is your chance! A copy certified by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) of each of these iconic books is available this month in ComicConnect Auction #50. Bidding for each had already exceeded $100,000 more than two weeks before the sale, with sessions

CGC-certified Detective Comics #27 Sells for $1.74 million

The first appearance of Batman reached new heights in a Goldin Auction on May 21. Holy High-Bidder, Batman! A Detective Comics #27 graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) realized $1.74 million in a May 21 Goldin Auctions sale. The price is a record for the issue, which features the first appearance of Batman. Detective Comics #27, first published by National Press in 1939, was an attempt to mimic the success of Action Comics' Superman. The new superhero, Batman, by creators Bob Kane and

CGC Trading Cards Forms Competitive Team

Three all-star international Pokémon players have united to form a new trading card competition team to compete in regional and national Pokémon tournaments. Team CGC Trading Cards will take its first seat at the Secaucus Pokémon Regional Tournament on May 21. The team began when Danny Oesterreich met with Matt Quinn, CGC Trading Cards Senior Grading Finalizer, to discuss content for Oesterreich’s YouTube channel about trading cards. Quinn pitched the idea of a CGC Trading Cards competitive tea

CGC-certified Superman #1 Sells for $720,000 at Auction

The Golden Age book is now one of the most expensive comics ever sold. Superman #1 continues to leap tall buildings in the collectibles market. A rare copy of Superman #1 graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) sold for $720,000 in the Palos Verdes Collection Showcase sale presented by Heritage Auctions on May 12, 2022. With a grade of CGC 5.0 (lot 83130), the book is exceeded in the CGC Census by a mere nine examples with the blue Universal label. Published in 1939 by DC Comics, Superman

SCDD celebrates Richard Bolin

The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities recognized former board member Richard Bolin during its April meeting. Bolin retired in February of 2021 after more than 10 years as a member of the board. Bolin began his career in education at Clay, and later accepted a teaching assignment at the Vern Riffe School - which was called Happy Hearts at the time - in August of 1989. He retired from teaching in 2002. It wasn’t long, however, before Bolin was back in the seat - joining the Scio

Vern Riffe School Class of 2022

Five students will graduate from the Vern Riffe School on May 20. This year's graduates are Cameron Matthew Brannon Watson, Alexander Jordan Dillow, Aaron Jameson Jacobs, Charles Franklin Shaefer, and Shaylah Brittania Taylor. “We make sure they have access, and we teach them the core curriculum dictated by the Ohio Department of Education, but with additional emphasis on functional living skills,” said Tom Koch, an intervention specialist for the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabili

Student-athletes participate in Special Olympics Track and Field

Nearly 80 students from seven local school districts came together once again to have fun as the Scioto County Special Olympics Track and Field Day returned on May 11 at the West Portsmouth high school football stadium. The annual event has not been held since 2019 because of COVID restrictions, and everyone was excited to get back outside on the green and in the sunshine. Middle school and high school students and teachers participated from the Vern Riffe School in Portsmouth and the develop

Vern Riffe students party at prom

Students at the Vern Riffe School will celebrate their prom in style this year in the Shawnee State University Ballroom on Friday, May 13. The Vern Riffe School Prom had always been held in the school gymnasium, until several years ago when administrators decided to move it to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Friends Center for a more rich experience. That eventually fell aside, as most things did, during COVID - skipping prom in 2020 and then returning to the Vern Riffe School in 2021 for a

Seldom-seen Italian Coin Certified by NGC Among Aste Bolaffi Highlights

The auction in late May includes several gold rarities from 19th and 20th century Italy. Dozens of Italian and other world coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are available in Aste Bolaffi Auction 41. Online bidding is already underway for the sale, being held May 25-26, 2022. Among the top lots is an Italy 1937R Gold Prova 100 Lire graded NGC MS 62 (lot 1023). The obverse displays a bust of King Victor Emmanuel III, while the reverse shows a lictor walking in a field and ho

Another CGC-certified Comic Book Set to Sell for Seven Figures

Bidding has already reached $1 million for a Detective Comics #27, the top lot in a Goldin sale ending on May 21. Someone must have turned on the Bat-Signal because another Batman comic book graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is poised for a seven-figure sale! The Detective Comics #27 graded CGC 6.5 is being offered alongside other rare CGC-graded comics in a Goldin auction, with bidding ending on May 21, 2022. This copy (lot 2) has the potential to set a new record as the most expen
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