Spawn #235 Sketch Variant CGC 9.8 Signature Series comic book from Image Comics, which is signed by Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn!
Todd rarely attends US conventions and generally limits CGC Signature Series autographs to an annual private signing.
It has been professionally graded by CGC, the largest independent comic grading company in the world, and slabbed in a sealed tamper proof protective case.
The comic grade is guaranteed to be high investment grade 9.8 (NM/MINT) and this is a yellow label CGC Signature Series, which means that an authorised CGC representative witnessed the signing and this also acts as a Certificate Of Authenticity. CGC remove the comic as soon as it is signed and ship it to their facility in Florida, to ensure that the signature is authentic.
You can validate the authenticity of the item by entering the 10 digit serial number on the yellow number into the CGC comics web-site.
There are no cracks on the case. Any glare on the scan is just caused by reflection on the outer case from the scanner and it looks stunning in real life.