Plano-Based Comic Book Certification Services Launches New Security-Enhanced Labels for Collectors

Plano-based Comic Book Certification Services says it's "ushering in a new era of innovation and security for comic book & magazine collectors and enthusiasts" with its newly released grading labels.

People collect almost everything—from stamps to autographs to matchbooks, fridge magnets, and Elvis memorabilia. But on the zero to 100 passion list, comic book collectors are probably near the tippy top. So they need to encapsulate their treasures in something that’s secure, attractive, and authentic-looking.

Plano-based Comic Book Certification Services, a leading authority in comic book & magazine grading and certification, aims to do just that with the launch of its “highly anticipated” new grading labels. The  company says its new labels aim to usher in “a new era of innovation and security for comic book & magazine collectors and enthusiasts.

‘Unmatched security features’

So what sets the new CBCS labels apart? The company says it’s the labels’ “unmatched security features”—along with major new changes to the front, back, and top of its labels, including easier identification of books that contain restoration; holofoil embellishments added to the top label; an enlarged grade font and more. 

CBCS Director West Stephan says that “collectors are the heart of our business.”

“We listened and we’re the first to deliver,” Stephan added in a statement. “The New Labels are the latest milestone in putting our customers first and striving to make changes that enhance the collector experience. We firmly believe that these labels represent the pinnacle of quality and best of security features. The industry has been waiting for this moment.”

Stephan added that to help the comic book collector community through the transition, starting October 23, CBCS will offer a discounted rate of $10 for comic books and $12 for magazines for all reholder orders received by the end of November.

“We’re committed to serving our valued customers and ensuring their collections are both secure and visually striking,” West added.

Effective October 23, the company said, every order it processes, including submissions already in-house, will receive the new labels.

You can see up-close looks at the labels and learn more about what the company calls “the future of comic book grading” by going here.

Acquired by Plano’s Beckett Media in 2017

Plano-based Beckett Media, which was founded by statistician James Beckett in 1984, acquired Comic Book Collection Services in 2017. Beckett Media is a leading authority on collectibles, offering authentification services for a wide range of sports memorabilia and collectibles. It’s also a publisher of monthly collectible magazines. Its key business sectors include sports cards, comic book grading, collectibles, and sports memorabilia.


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