New Avengers #1 Blank Sketch Variant CGC 9.8 Signature Series comic book which has been signed by Mark Bagley, long time artist on Ultimate Spider-man, who has also drawn and inked a huge piece of original art in the form of a Spider-man sketch on the front cover. This isi original artwork, not a pre-printed image!
It has been professionally graded by CGC, the largest independent comic grading company in the world, and slabbed in a sealed protective case.
The grade is guaranteed to be high investment grade 9.8 (NEAR MINT/MINT) and this is a yellow label CGC Signature Series, which means that an authorised CGC representative witnessed the signing and the sketch and this also acts as a Certificate Of Authenticity.
As soon as the comic is signed, it is removed by a CGC authorised party and submitted straight to CGC for grading and encapsulation, guaranteeing the authenticity of the signature and the sketch.
You can check the validity of this item and the signature by entering the 10 digit number on the label at the CGC web-site at www.cgccomics.com
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare is just reflection of the scanner on the CGC plastic outer case.