CGC, a division of the CCG, is pleased to announce that Matt Nelson, one of the most renowned comic book experts in the industry, has been promoted to President. CGC is the world’s leading third-party grading service for comic books, trading cards, magazines and other pop culture-related collectibles.
Nelson joined CGC in 2013 when it purchased Nelson’s company, Classics Incorporated, and reorganized it as CCS. Nelson became President of CCS, which provides industry-leading comic book pressing, restoration, and restoration removal services. Indeed, he is a comic book restoration innovator and authority, having introduced the revolutionary process of leaf casting to comic book restoration, and legitimizing and evolving comic book pressing throughout the early 2000s.
In 2016, Nelson transitioned from CCS President to CGC Primary Grader. In this role, he has handled hundreds of thousands of comics, including the most valuable comics ever sold, such as the Action Comics #1 that sold for $3.25 million and the Batman #1 that realized $2.22 million. Nelson also has an encyclopedic knowledge of comic book history and pedigrees.
Now as President of CGC, Nelson will lead the CGC team as it continues to grow in numbers and services. The expansion of CGC has been extraordinary since the company was founded in 2000. With Nelson at the helm, CGC will introduce even more exciting initiatives, while always adhering to the founding principles of accuracy, consistency and integrity.