Getting Your Books Graded w/CBCS

Since 2014, Collectors Choice Comics (CCC) is the longest running & largest CBCS signature witnessing & grading facilitation shop in the southwest - with over 8000 books witnessed & submitted for grading and counting.

We offer a number of grading, pre-screening and appraisal services - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. You can request an appointment by tapping on the chat button on this website to start a conversation via text, and we will respond promptly to meet your needs.

GRADING

GRADING TIERS (Blue Label)
We offer 3 tiers for CBCS grading:
  • New/Modern (1975-present) - up to $1,000 in fair market value
  • Vintage (1974 or earlier) - up to $1,000 in fair market value
  • Premium (any book, any year) - from $1,001 to $5,000 in fair market value
PRICING FOR GRADING
  • New/Modern (1975-present): QUOTE PROVIDED AT TIME OF APPT.
  • Vintage (1974 or earlier): QUOTE PROVIDED AT TIME OF APPT.
  • Premium (see above): QUOTE PROVIDED AT TIME OF APPT.
SIGNATURE OPTIONS w/GRADING (Yellow Label)
  • Witnessed Signature Fee (per signature): $10.00
  • Verified Signature Fee (1st signature on book): $35.00
  • Verified Signature Fee (Additional signature on same book): $25.00 each
GRADING TURNAROUND TIMES*
- Current turnaround time for all books is 6-8 months.
- Express Grading is available (2 month turnaround) at the cost of $50 per book.
*subject to change

APPRAISALS
We are happy to appraise your collection for potential grading submission. We book our appraisal appointments in 1-hour increments. Your first 10 books will be appraised for free, and each additional book is $5/book, for as many more books we can look at in the scheduled hour. *NOTE: We will credit you back $5 per book (above the initial 10) that you decide to get graded.

PRE-SCREENING
We are happy to pre-screen your books for potential pressing & grading. The only difference between 'pre-screening' and 'appraising' is that we're strictly looking for any damages, blemishes, creases, etc that could affect the grade of the book - and recommend any potential pressing through our 3rd party, local presser. We book our pre-screening appointments in 1-hour increments. Your first 10 books will be pre-screened for free, and each additional book is $5/book, for as many more books we can look at in the scheduled hour. *NOTE: We will credit you back $5 per book (above the initial 10) that you decide to get graded.

PRESSING
We use a local pressing service for all pressing, that we're happy to provide their contact information for. Any pressing services contracts, fees and liability is between the customer and the 3rd party vendor. Please contact us via the Chat button on this page for the presser's contact information.

SUBMITTING BOOKS FOR GRADING

1. If you reside outside the state of Arizona, and are looking to get books graded, please contact us via the Chat button on the website. We will respond promptly to answer any initial questions you have and set up a Website Chat session or conference call appointment to learn more about the book(s) you're looking to get graded including their age, value, whether they are signed or unsigned, etc. Please note: we require a 5 book minimum for any out-of-state grading submissions.

If you reside in Arizona, we encourage you to refer to the APPRAISAL and/or PRE-SCREENING services outlined above, and set up an appointment in-store at our Tempe, AZ location to go through your books you would like to submit for grading in-person.

2. When mailing in your books for grading, please include the following info on the backing board of each book:

- Full Name
- Email Address
- Phone Number

3. Please mail your books to the following address:

Collectors Choice Comics
ATTN: Kevin Gawthrope
1805 E Elliot Road
Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85284

*updated 6/22/22. subject to change.

CBCS is powered by Beckett Media. All grading & signature verification takes place in Dallas, TX.