According to an email blast I just received from the CGC, turnaround times for getting comics and collectibles graded is about to be drastically reduced. Too often I have heard collectors state that they wanted to get key issues graded, but didn't want to wait the several months it would take to get it back.
From what the CGC says in their email, the CGC has expanded its staffing and refined it's grading and encapsulating process. For all those that have been on the fence about getting your cherished issues graded, maybe this news will be the tipping point.
From the CGC Email:
CGC reports that it has drastically reduced turnaround times for ALL tiers. In order to keep up with the increasing demands of collectors, CGC has expanded its highly skilled staff and refined its grading and encapsulation processes.
CGC Director of Operations, Harshen Patel, attributes the company’s efficiency to a concerted team effort and sees more progress on the horizon. “We’ve made strong additions to the CGC team with talented employees who fully embrace our commitment to improving the collector’s experience through faster turnaround times,” said Patel. “It’s a great sign that we’ve been able to make these strides at a time when submissions are increasing. We’re taking additional steps right now that we’re confident will continue this positive trend.”
Notably, turnaround times for economical tiers, such as Modern, Economy and Value, which are typically the slowest, have been cut by more than half. Turnaround times continue to drop across the board. See below for a current list of estimated turnaround times.
Current CGC Turnaround Times:
Modern/Signature Series: 38 Days
Fast Track Modern: 11 Days
Value: 40 Days
Fast Track Value: 24 Days
Economy: 40 Days
Fast Track Economy: 24 Days
Standard: 15 Days
Express: 5 Days
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