The CVA Team

Joe Veteri, Esq . - Managing Partner, Verifier

Joe Veteri, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of Comic Verification Authority (CVA). Joe has been a collector and investor of vintage comic books and original comic book art since 1997.  Joe's collecting focus has been investing and collecting vintage comic books that have been graded only by CGC.  He is also the CEO of and the co-founder and co-promoter of Comic Art Con, "The First Exclusive Comic Art Convention."  Joe has been collecting early American silver coins for many years, with his primary collecting focus being early quarters and half dollars.  He is a member of the John Reich Collectors Society and the New Jersey Numismatic Society.   Joe has been a licensed attorney in New Jersey since 2000.  In September 2004, he opened his own law practice that now focuses on residential real estate and other contractual matters.

Tomis Erb, MBA - Partner, Lead Verifier

Tomis Erb is a partner and lead verifier of Comic Verification Authority (CVA). Tomis Erb has been a collector and dealer since the mid-1980s. He has always had a weakness for ultra high-grade Silver Age DCs (9.4 to 9.8), and high CGC Graded Batman and Detective Comics were, for many years, the primary focus of his collection.  Tomis is the former Operations Manager of ComicLink, one of the leading auction houses and marketplaces for vintage comic books and comic art.  Tomis also graded books for ComicLink and its clients, verified conditions assigned by comic book sellers before they were forwarded on to buyers, and submitted countless books for ComicLink (and clients) to CGC. Prior to that, he was co-owner of the Minnesota comic book store Zen Comics.