Third Party Grading: Yes

by Shawn
(California)

I buy quite a few comic books from ebay. Some sellers grade their items well, and some do not. I prefer pictures and a general idea as to the shape of the book. I am let down when I am told something is in near mint, but get the book and find it to be fine at best. We all have a reason as to why we collect. I enjoy the pleasure of reading the story, but I like the idea of collecting as well. When I buy a CGC or a PGX graded book, I have generally already read the story in a reprint of some form or another. There are holes in my collection that I want to fill and I sometimes want to do it with a graded book. I just received a CGC signature series book. I have the peace of mind knowing the signatures are authentic. I cannot get to the shows to get my own books. I got a great deal on ebay by getting in at the right time. I have a few key books that I eventually intend to send to either CGC or PGX for grading, just to know somebody feels it is the same grade I believe it is. I store other key books in top loaders for the sake of better protection. I feel my comic books are an investment. I will probably never get their worth out of them. But hopefully my children will. That, or I am just spending their college money on a bottemless pit of a hobby. Either way, I enjoy my books.

I have been collecting off and on for the last 27 years and have a collection close to 7000 books.

PS: I would really like to thank Shawn for his third party comic book grading contribution to my site. Dave

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to CGC Opinions.