For many years Steve Borock has been well known and respected in our hobby, whether it was as the key figure in introducing third-party certification to the comic book hobby, as one of the top restoration detection experts in our field, as a Senior Advisor to the major comic book price guides and grading guides, as the Senior Consignment Director for the hobby’s largest Auction House, or as a member of the Board of Directors for the Hero Initiative (a not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need).

Steve was hired by Comics Guaranty Corporation as its Primary Grader and Restoration Detection Expert when the firm started up in 1999 and subsequently established the grading standards used for third party grading. He was promoted to President of CGC soon thereafter, a post he held until late 2008. During his tenure at CGC, he had the final word on every vintage comic grade that was assigned and his reputation for fairness, honesty, and impartiality was a key component in CGC’s acceptance among the community of collectors and dealers.

In 2009, Steve became the Senior Consignment Director for Heritage Auctions, the world’s 3rd largest auction house. During his time with Heritage, Steve arranged the sale of multi-million dollar collections including the Savannah collection, the Don & Maggie Thompson collection, the Shamus Modern Masterworks collection, as well as competitor Doug Schmell’s personal collection. Steve was also instrumental in bringing in a major portion of their world record breaking ten million dollar comic and comic art auction in 2012.


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