Thank you to Matthew Swanson for the info.
I received an email this morning in reference to a request sent to CGC about grading ‘The Outliers #1’. There are two issues with the book that have to be accounted for. The first is, many of the books shipped from the publisher had a sticker over the bar code. this was done as some of the bar code printed had the black run together, which made them unreadable by a bar code scanner. The second issue is the dust cover the book was wrapped in. Here is the response from CGC.
“If the book has any kind of dust jacket, the sleeve will not be graded and encapsulated. We cannot safely encapsulate it with the book, there’s the risk of the sleeve shifting in the holder and getting damaged. As for the sticker, if it is on the actual book, the book will be given a green, qualified label. Meaning that there’s a particular defect to the we’re overlooking so that it doesn’t affect the grade of the book. If the sticker is on the sleeve, then it’s not an issue because we won’t grade the sleeve anyway and it will be returned along with the graded comic book.”
Thanks again to Matthew for the leg work on this.