Check Out Your Cards – COMC Milestones and card #20,000,000

 

 

 

 

Twenty million is a large number. It is just about the number of seconds in 231 and a half days. It is larger than the number of miles between where you’re sitting and the planet Venus at any given time. And, earlier this week, we identified card #20,000,000, and added it to our site. In this special edition of Check Out Your Cards, I am showcasing other milestone cards we have received, charting the growth of our inventory.

#1000000 – 1992-93 Fleer Ultra #328 Shaquille O’Neal

#1000000 - 1992-93 Fleer Ultra #328 Shaquille O'Neal

This Shaquille O’Neal card was added to our site back on 6/29/09, almost two years after Tim had started the project that eventually became COMC. In fact, the first consigned cards from someone other than Tim didn’t start rolling in until around card 69,000. After two years on the project, this was the first major milestone.

#5000000 – 2011 Bowman Gold #212 Dillon Gee

#5000000 - 2011 Bowman Gold #212 Dillon Gee

If submissions stayed at the same pace, this Bowman Gold card wouldn’t have been added until 2019. Thankfully, the wait was not that long. On 7/29/11, two years and one month after card one million, card five million was added to the site.

#10000000 2001 Private Stock Game-Worn Gear #68 Marcus Pollard

#10000000 - 2001 Private Stock Game-Worn Gear #68 Marcus Pollard

When this Private Stock Game-Worn card first hit the site on 2/19/13, we called in A Towering Achievement. Going by the graphic we made at the time, our lifetime inventory. card atop card, would stack 19,685 feet into the air, about 5 thousand feet taller than Mount Rainier. All this in less time than it took to get from card #1000000 to #5000000.

#15000000 – 2000 Upper Deck MVP Pro Sign #IB Isaac Bruce

#15000000 - 2000 Upper Deck MVP Pro Sign #IB Isaac Bruce

This Upper Deck MVP Pro Sign card snuck up on us, and we almost let it pass without much fanfare. It was added 7/11/14, showing that, even with having to build our catalog from the ground up, submissions were still strong. It took about year and a half to add an extra 5 million cards to the site.

#20000000 1998 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems #189 Peyton Manning

#20000000 - 1998 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems #189 Peyton Manning

The trend continues with this Peyton Manning card. Added 8/26/15, a year and a month since the last major milestone, and only two and a half months after card #19000000, this beautiful Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems card is already far from being the most recently added card. It is now the second day since it was added, and we’re already getting card 20,045,000 ready to list. At that rate, expect item item #21000000 before the end of the year.

COMC: Live from booth 648

 

Yesterday our team landed, set up our booth, and have already been meeting and greeting the fine people who consider themselves part of COMC Nation. We know we will continue to have many great conversations over the next few days with people attending the National. But we cannot have and provide the best National experience without your help.

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While Geoff, Jim, Grant, and Steve spend some of the day roaming and reaching out to those at the show, we ask that you stop by booth 648 to talk and chat with us as well. At the booth, you can also schedule time to meet with Tim. You can also get this scheduled by emailing us at timewithtim@comc.com.

So stop by, drop off cards you wish to consign, and pick up a COMC Scratch Card Redemption. The prizes range from $3 off of shipping or $5, $10, $50, or even $100 of store credit. All scratch tickets at the National are guaranteed winners, and can be used on our new COMC Redemption page.

For those who are not attending the National, you will not be left out. Along with the National Processing Special which runs until the end of August, all Standard orders placed on our site, starting August 1st, will have a COMC Scratch Card Redemption included in the order. This will be added to the first 10,000 orders made. While these will not all be winners, it is easy to get another chance to win – place an additional order!

Last but not least, we want to thank our buyers and our sellers for helping us be the safe and easy way to buy and sell online. Have a great day!

 

COMC National Special

Hello COMC Nation!

The National Sports Collectors Convention is right around the corner, so we know you all have been waiting with anticipation. As is our time honored tradition, the National brings with it a COMC Promotion, generally one with a repeating number theme. This year is no exception.

There is no need to wait any longer. Now that the details have all been hammered out, we’re ready to share them with you! We wanted to do something special for all of the people who use our site – our buyers and sellers. We’ve found that one great way to make buyers happy is to provide the best selection of items. And one great way to make sellers happy is to provide them with happy buyers.

So this year we’re trying something new. At the National we are going to be handing out coupons with scratch tickets with prizes ranging from $3 off shipping, to $5 or $10 of COMC store credit.

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Some coupons will even have a secret multiplier to add even more credit to the account when redeemed. For those who can’t make it to the National, don’t worry because we will be adding these coupons to the first 10,000 packages we ship out starting August 1st.

And to make sure that buyers have the best selection of cards to choose from, we’re offering a National Processing Special. Instead of dropping out the floor of our Basic processing service, we’re offering a service to help get better cards up sooner.

3 Week, 300 ct box, 30¢ per card.

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If you don’t have a 300 count box, measure out a single row of cards that’s 5 inches long. 

 

 

 

The special will start on July 17th.

Orders mailed in must be postmarked by August 31st.

Use the Submission Wizard to notify us of the submission.

Limit ONE 300 count box per person.

Single row, no jammed in minis, nothing in the sides or laid on top.

These cards will be processed with a 3 week due date.

Items sent in using the National Special will not be subject to the $0.50 Item Upgrade fees for pricing a card over $50.

There will be a $3 minimum charge for the National Special. This will be charged if you send ten or fewer cards.

Packages that are sent in for the National Special, but do not meet these guidelines, will be processed at our Basic service level.

For those of you who will be in Chicago for the National, you can drop your cards off at the COMC Booth to avoid any of those extra shipping costs. We’ll be booth 648. Our friends in Canada can also take advantage of this special by sending their submissions to our office in Burnaby.

Update: 7/17

We have updated the following information in the post above.

You can start submitting items for the National Special – the submission wizard has been updated.

There is a minimum batch size of 10 cards for the National Special. Batches of 10 or fewer cards will be charged $3.

We have clarified that items submitted with the National Special will not have the $0.50 item upgrade if priced above $50.

 

COYC: Women’s World Cup Edition

While New York is throwing the US Women’s World Cup team a ticker tape parade today, we wanted to do something to congratulate our team as well. And what could be better than showing off some of their cards?

Hope Solo

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A record breaking goalkeeper and winner of two Olympic gold medals, Hope Solo is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time. Starting with Parade Magazine’s All-American award in 1997, she has consistently been honored and awarded through her storied career. Now she can add helping her team win the Women’s World Cup to her list of achievements.

Alex Morgan

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Alex Morgan hit the ground running, as is highlighted in her early career. Number one overall draft pick in 2011, and in the same year the youngest player on the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup team, quickly followed up with the game-winning goal on the 2012 London Olympics match against Canada.

Tobin Heath

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Earning her spot as one of the most skillful players on team USA by dominating the midfield, Tobin Heath’s story is much like that of many of her fellow players. First overall pick in WPS 2010 draft, she is a staple of the US Women’s team, starting in five of the seven 2015 FIFA games and was one of the three players to score in the Final.

Meghan Klingenberg

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Making her debut for the US National senior squad in 2013, during the Women’s World Cup, Meghan Klingenberg started every match in the tournament. And like many of her other teammates she was named a Parade All-American.

For more cards of the winning Women’s Soccer team, please see the links below:

Shannon BoxLori ChalupnySidney LerouxCarli LloydKelley O’HaraHeather O’ReillyChristen PressChristie RamponeMegan RapinoeAmy RodriguezBecky SauerbrunnAbby Wambach

Happy 4th of July!

We here at COMC want to wish you all a terrific holiday weekend! We thank you for your continued support and loyalty!

As a reminder, our phones will be turned off Friday in observance of the holiday. Also, just a heads up to let you know that we’ll be making some announcements regarding The National in the coming weeks. So stay tuned for those…and stay safe this weekend! Enjoy the fireworks.


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COMC SPRING CLEANING: 6/14 – 6/21

COMC Spring Cleaning

I am happy to announce that COMC’s Spring Cleaning Deal will run from June 14th through the 21st. This special is a great way to close out spring with a bang!

Now is the time to get in some good deals. We have offered sellers a limited time special to help shed some inventory in time for summer. There are plenty of cards to choose from, with many priced to move quick. To make the deal even better, we’re offering a Free Shipping special. Request a shipment of 30 cards or more, and we will waive the $3 shipping cost for a standard order.

We are excited for this next season and we hope you will take advantage of these specials and make this spring a huge success!

Want a Mobile App? Vote for us!

Hi COMC Nation,

I applied for a $100K grant for COMC!  If we win, we will apply those funds towards building a mobile app and increased marketing efforts.  We need 250 votes to be considered.

PLEASE VOTE FOR US!

It’s one click past the click in this post, so should only take 2 seconds of your time.

Even if you don’t care about a mobile app, your vote would really help!

Much appreciation!

Julia

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