The CGC Census is updated weekly at cgccomics.com and was updated periodically as early as 2003. It is the policy of CGC to replace their census information with each update, so the author of this site created a database for prior CGC census data. As each update was released, the database grew to the point that CGCdata.com was established to provide an easy method for searching current and historical CGC census information. Permission was given by CGC for the compilation and provision of the historical CGC census data starting in 2003. Earlier CGC census data files originally provided to the authors of the Standard Catalog of Comic Books from July 2001 and January 2002 were also provided to CGCdata.com.
Additional information is often requested which is not available in the CGC Census. Examples include: grader notes, the identity of signatures, and individual submitter or dealer submission information. That type of information is not available in the CGC Census, and is not available to CGCdata.com or slabdata.com.
The CGCdata.com and slabdata.com websites only contain information which was publicly available, which has been stored and compiled for analysis.