CGC Press Coverage
CGC and CGC-certified collectibles have made headlines around the world. Scroll below to see some of the latest press coverage.
New York Times
Rare Copy of First Marvel Comic Sells for $2.4 Million
The book, “Marvel Comics No. 1,” published in 1939, is so valuable because the publisher used it to record the payments he owed to illustrators, an expert said.
eBay will now authenticate trading cards worth $750 or more
Online marketplace eBay is once again expanding its authentication service, this time to include support for authenticating valuable trading cards
A rare Superman comic book just sold for 2.6 million. Is it time to start considering these collectibles as an investment?
When Mark Michaelson purchased what he considered the holy grail of comic books- Superman No. 1, dating from 1939 - he wasn’t thinking about it as an investment.View Full Article >
Sarasota Harald Tribune
Collectible sales exploded during the pandemic. Lakewood Ranch’s CCG was ready
Collecting cards is back in a big way. How can you tell? Some cards are selling for millions of dollars, and people are fighting over them in stores.
The Hollywood Reporter
First Spider-Man Comic, Amazing Fantasy No. 15, Sells for Record $3.6M
The spectacular purchase sent senses-tingling across the comic collecting world as it sets record for biggest sale ever.View Full Article >
The Roaring 2020s: Why We’ve Entered The Gilded Age Of Comic Books - Central Florida News - 90.7 WMFE
Welcome to the Roaring 2020s. Comics printed from the early 1930s to the late 1950s are considered the Golden Age of comics. Now, we’ve entered a whole new era of comic books: the Gilded Age of Comics.View Full Article >
Fox 13 Tampa Bay
Certified Collectibles Group certifies authenticity, grade of collectibles
Charley Belcher visits Certified Collectibles Group in Lakewood Ranch.
Tampa Bay Times
As sports card market goes wild, Tampa Bay card grading company cashes in
One of the first sports cards to come through the mailroom of Certified Collectibles Group was a 2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor LeBron James rookie.
ABC Action News
Collectibles industry is booming and Lakewood Ranch company is hiring 100 people to help
While many businesses have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of collectibles has soared so much that Certified Collectibles Group in Lakewood Ranch is looking to hire 100 people.
Many people have collections of stuff. That’s good news for Lakewood Ranch business
While most of the world economy was shutting down during the coronavirus pandemic, comic book, sports card, coin, stamp and other collectors were driving a boom.
Unprecedented wind of madness on Pokémon cards
The franchise turns 25 and is experiencing an incredible craze for the sale of old cards, some of which have seen their prices explode with the pandemic.View Full Article >
Rare Blastoise Pokémon Card Sells For $360k, Whilst A First Edition TCG Box Fetches $408k
We've witnessed some astonishing sales in recent months with Pokémon cards. Back in October, retired rapper Logic spent $226k on a first edition Charizard card and one student sold their Trading Card Game collection for $80k to pay for university. Not to be outdone, we've now seen a rare Blastoise card go for an eye-watering $360k.
New York Post
Mint condition Batman comic book sells for $2.2M, breaking record
It’s the crown jewel of Batman comics. A vintage issue of “Batman #1” was bought for more than $2.2 million, breaking the record for the priciest Batman comic book ever sold.View Full Article >
Copy of 'Action Comics' No. 1 sells for $3.21 million
The Man of Steel is more valuable than ever. A pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first appearance of Superman in 1938, sold for a record $3,207,852 Sunday in an auction on eBay.View Full Article >