CGC SUBMISSIONS

First of all - We are a Premium Member of CGC (Certified Guaranty Company, LLC).  Read all the info below in full before starting the process.

If you want to get comics graded at CGC from an order you place with us - include that in a note during checkout.  You will then be sent a 2nd invoice for grading fees.  We are only accepting comics post-1975.  We charge $35 per comic for comics valued less than $400 (not including return shipping).  Higher value comics ($400-$1000) are $95 per comic.  Comics valued at higher than $1000 cost $140.  Again, return shipping is not included. 

We can only guarantee grades called out in the listing.  Let's say the listing describes the item as a 9.2 to 9.8.  We are only going to guarantee that the items comes back from CGC as at least a 9.2.  If you ask for a grade higher than 9.2 for the item we will NOT process the order for CGC grading and the order will be processed and shipped to you ungraded as a normal order.

We are not accepting any comics with signatures from the creators. 

If you have some comics you want to get graded but don't want to submit them yourself through CGC, we can do it for you.  We are only accepting comics post-1975 and we charge $35 per comic for comics valued less than $400 (not including return shipping).  Higher value comics ($400-$1000) are $95 per comic.  Comics valued at higher than $1000 cost $140.  Again, return shipping is not included. 

We are not accepting any comics with signatures from the creators. 

What do you get from our service? You'll get your comic books graded by CGC and get them returned to you without the hassle of having to fill out the submission forms and opening and monitoring an account with CGC.  

What you need to do before sending us your comics: You should inspect each item carefully before packing and shipping them to us.  We cannot guarantee your item will get the grade you're hoping for, so make sure you set your expectations appropriately.  The folks at CGC are professional graders with keen eyes for detecting defects.  When evaluating your own comics try to look at them objectively.  We are NOT responsible for the grade you will get from CGC.

Packing your comics:  Make sure to pack you comics securely for shipping to us.  When we ship comic books to CGC we always double-box them and use plenty of bubble warp to ensure they arrive to CGC in the same condition as we shipped them.  We are not responsible for the condition of the comics that you pack and ship to us, but we are responsible for the way we pack and ship your comics to CGC and the way we ship your graded comics back to you.

What you should do when you get all the items ready to ship to us:  Send an email to info@fandomtoystore.com with a list of all the comics you are sending to us.  Include a packing slip of all the comics included in your shipment.  It can be hand-written if you don't have access to a printer.  Send your comics to:

Fandom Toy Store
C/O Graded Comic Submission
12656 Sprinkle Road
Vicksburg, MI 49097

What's next?  Once we receive the comic books from you we will send an invoice to the email address you supplied.  You have 7 days to pay for the invoice.  We accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, AmazonPay and many other forms of payment.  If you do not pay the invoice within the 7 days then your books will not be submitted.  No exceptions.  We can't have books sitting around waiting for payment.  After 7 days without payment we will send another invoice with return shipping charges plus a $10 fee.  That payment must be made within 14 days.  If we do not receive that payment in the allotted time then you forfeit your comics.  Again, we cannot have submissions sitting around.  Please, only use this service if you really intend to follow through.  

How long does it take until you get your comics back from CGC? It can take almost 6 months to get you comics back from CGC.  We know.  That's a really long wait.  Unfortunately, CGC is experiencing unprecedented demand so "wait times" are growing significantly.  We will update the "wait time" here if it gets shorter or longer.  We double-box your order for shipping back to you to ensure your graded comics arrive in the same conditon as we get them.

NOTE:  On very rare occasion a comic book will be damaged while at CGC.  Unfortunately, this is something we can't control and we are not responsible for these rare instances.  The process of getting books graded can be messy sometimes.  Keep this in mind when sending your books to us.  This is why we don't take submissions for getting really high value books graded.