Thoughts from other dealers or professionals on PGX v. CGC?

by Josh
(New Jersey)

I have been collecting comics for over 30 years since my youth, and what a pleasure it has been. However, after looking through boxes and boxes of comics I have amassed over the years I have begun to contemplate selling them or at least investing in their proper archiving for future investment purposes.

I have read both services website's and believe them to be rather similar with the exceptions noted in the blog author's post above. My question is what is the opinion of those who buy and sell comics for a living? Is PGX likely to stick around, is the product from an archival perspective as good as or better than CGC and is it easier, the same or more difficult to sell PGX comics versus CGC graded comics.

Finally, in keeping with the main post, is it just me or is there a premium value or additional ease in turn over time to selling third party graded comics?

Comic Fan

PS, I often feel now that because comics have significant cash value that I am hesitant to actually read any comics purchased for fear of damaging them and lessening their value.

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by: Admin

As much controversy as there is with third party grading, I do believe that it has added a large degree of trust to the buying and selling procedure of comic books these days.

Because of the Internet, there are a tremendous amount of transactions taking place now that are not face to face. So a potential buyer dones not get a look at the comic book of interest and has to take the seller's word for physical condition.

But if the comic is slabbed with CGC's certification, then the buyer does now know what he or she is getting. But, in the same respect, CGC certified comics can sell for as much as 3 or 4 times Overstreet Guide prices. So in effect, a buyer may be paying a premium for that trust.

I do believe PGX carries a similar trust. But will they still be around in the future? Seems to me, that so far CGC has a better change at longevity, but who knows? What do others have to say about PGX??

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