If you’ve ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics #1, you’re not alone. Learning how to grade a comic book takes years of experience, and even then, debating the difference between a 9.0 and a 9.2 is a favorite topic of conversation in some parts of the internet. And even when CGC has graded a comic for you, it’s important to know what that means. Nobody should pay $3,207,852.00 for a comic, or even $32.00, without having a sense of what the info on the CGC label means, and how it was determined.
This week, CGC Primary Grader Matt Nelson, discusses the effect of reader’s creases on comic book grading.
This installment of CGC Insider is part of a series, tune in here next week around this time for another new episode, and visit the CGC Insider archives to catch up or revisit the entire series.
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