Entombing a piece of history in a plastic slab and slapping a grade on it. Doctored items being discovered. Collectors items becoming a commodity to be sold rather than held.
The comic book world has more in common with the card industry than you may have thought.
There is one major difference between graded cards and graded comic books. You can still see everything if your card is put in plastic.
While the advent of grading caused a momentary ripple in sports collecting when it first arrived, the slabbing of publications has caused a divide inside the comic book industry which has its bashers and backers too.