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Monday, May 13, 2013

Where To Buy CGC Comics!

CGC Graded Comics images
In the comic collecting world, there has always been two divided camps when it comes to CGC graded comics. Some people dislike them and see no need for them (wait 'till when they try to sell their comics), and those like me who absolutely find the service invaluable and a great asset to comic investors.

This isn't an article about the advantages of using third party grading companies like CGC or PGX. If you want the details on that, you can read my other article Are CGC Comics A Good Investment?

This article is exactly what the title states - Where to buy CGC Comics, and I'm going to give you some of the best places with a wide selection of CGC comic books for sale on and off the web.

Your Local Comic Shop:

Your local comic shop may very well stock CGC graded comics  for sale or sell them by consignment. It never hurts to check with your local comic dealer. However, there are comic shops out there that don't deal with CGC comics. 

I have three local comic shops in my blessed area. One has quite a few CGC comics on consignment but very little key issues, and the other has a lot of key issues but very little CGC comics. The third one has very little silver and bronze age comics and no CGC. Arghh! The irony!

Comic Book Conventions:

X-Men #113 CGC image
If you're in an area that has decent comic book conventions, there may be quite a few dealers there that sell CGC comics. Come to think of it, if you live in an area that's crazy about comics, you're local comic convention will pretty much have everything comic book related.

Start going to comic conventions! I highly recommend it. It's a great place where you can buy CGC comics, as well as meet comic artists, cosplayers, and find key vintage comics. I got this X-Men #113 CGC 7.0 at the San Jose Toys and Collectibles Show last year for a pretty good price.



eBay

Amazing Spider-Man #8 CGC image
Can you believe that in this day and age there are some places in the U.S. that doesn't have a local comic shop? It's true, and comic fans stuck in these areas usually have to resort to using ebay.

The mighty eBay is one of the best places where to buy CGC comics of all kinds - Golden, silver, bronze, copper, modern CGC comics are all over this place. It's also a great place where to find key issue CGC comics.

I highly recommend buying CGC comics on ebay. I mainly look for key issue CGC comic books, and try to refrain from buying unslabbed or non-CGC or non-PGX comics.

Sure, I'll buy unslabbed key issues on ebay from time to time, but only if they provide a boat-load of photos so I can see that the comic is close to the grade the seller is advertising it as. Nevertheless, it's the CGC graded comics I mainly buy on there, so I know exactly what comic grade I'm paying for.



mycomicshop: 

The internet has made finding and buying comics so much easier. Now there are many online comic shops like mycomicshop in which any comic fan around the world can get what they're looking for.

mycomicshop is one of the big online comic shops where you can buy CGC graded comics. Aside from having them in stock or on consignment, mycomicshop also has periodical auctions for many key golden, silver, bronze and modern key issues that are CGC graded or unslabbed.

mycomicshop does have a large selection of comics and many are CGC graded. You can find a lot of rare hard to find key issues here, but the hot books do go fast.

This is one of the best online comic stores so be sure to visit this link to check them out.
 

ComicLink:

ComicLink is another huge online place to buy comic books, with a huge selection of CGC graded books. Many of the comics there are consigned by both comic dealers and comic collectors alike.

Like mycomicshop.com, ComicLink also has ongoing yearly auctions for many CGC and non-CGC graded books. ComicLink is a hotbed for both sellers and buyers, so it's best to check there often.

Many important CGC key issues go extremely fast there. If you seriously looking where to buy CGC comics, ComicLink is one of the top places online to look. Check them out and make an account.
  

ComicConnect: 

ComicConnect is an online comic shop, auction, and exchange like ComicLink and mycomicshop.com. There are quite a bit of CGC graded comics there, but not on the grand scale of ComicLink or ebay or even mycomicshop as well.

It's still a great place to get CGC books, and the site is fairly easy to navigate around to find exactly what issue you may be on the hunt for. This place is definitely worth bookmarking and a place to check up on when it comes to finding graded comics.



Of course, there are a few other places to look if you're wondering where to buy CGC comics. The places on this list are my favorite places to hunt when it comes to buying CGC comic books.

If there is a place you highly recommend buying CGC comics from, don't be shy! Be sure to let your fellow comic fans know by commenting below.

       

2 comments:

  1. Hi there, I log on to your blog regularly. Your humoristic style is witty, keep up the good work!

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  2. Great article. I will be going through some of these issues as well..

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