The 2017 CGC Registry Awards


Posted on 4/5/2017

Every year, CGC awards the top sets in the CGC Registry. We’re looking for the world’s greatest sets, and this is your opportunity to make sure yours is among them! Ensure your set is at its best by 5 p.m. ET on June 9 to be automatically considered for awards. Winners will be announced July 14.

Registry Set Awards

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • The Three Best Golden Age Sets (comics published starting with Action Comics #1 (June 1938–1959)
  • The Three Best Silver Age Sets (comics published 1960–1969)
  • The Three Best Bronze Age Sets (comics published 1970–1979)
  • The Three Best Copper Age Sets (comics published 1980–1989)
  • The Three Best Modern Age Sets (comics published 1990–present)
  • The Three Best Presented Sets (sets with the best descriptive text and images)
  • The One Best Magazine Set
  • The One Best Custom Set
  • One Collector for Overall Achievement in Comics Collecting (based on a collector’s overall collection of Registry sets)

Take the honors in one of these categories and you’ll receive a personalized plaque, an icon of recognition next to your set’s Registry listing and a one-year Collectors Society Premium Membership.

Overall quality, balance and completion will all be important considerations — in addition to Registry score — when judging sets in competitive categories.

Additionally, collectors with the top set in each set-type category will receive an icon of recognition by his or her set in the Registry and a certificate*. Sets that are obscured will not be considered for awards.

To participate, just enter your set online in the Comics Registry.


Message Board Awards
The Message Boards have become a vibrant community where collectors can come together to share their passion for comic books. It is a resource created and maintained by you, the collector, and the CGC awards would not be complete without the recognition of the top contributors. This year we will award three outstanding forumites. We will consider a forumite’s complete history of posts in determining the winners. The winning forumites will receive a personalized plaque.

Click here to learn more about the CGC Registry.

To enter, sets must be registered by 5 p.m. EST on June 9, 2017. Winners will be announced on July 14, 2017.

***Please make sure the address on file on your account online is correct to ensure timely delivery of your certificate



*Special note: In response to participant feedback, an opt-out feature has been added on the edit set page for users with a No. 1 set who wish to NOT receive a certificate in the mail. If your set is No. 1 at the award deadline and you choose to opt out of receiving the certificate, your set is still named No. 1 and gets the award icon online. Opting out only means you wouldn't receive the paper certificate in the mail.

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