A Towering Achievement

COMC has crossed the line!  The 10,000,000 item line, that is.  On Friday, February 22nd we uploaded item #10000000 onto the site.  The card featured none other than Marcus Pollard, who played a season for the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 after many successful years with the Indianapolis Colts as a tight end.
The specific card was a 2001 Private Stock Game Worn Gear #68 Marcus Pollard.  2001 was Pollard’s best year with the Colts; he averaged almost 16 yards per catch and scored 8 touchdowns.
With over 2,500 sellers now submitting items to the site we wondered where number 10 mil would come in from, but we couldn’t have been more surprised to learn the consigner was from right in our own backyard!  Seller john316 had dropped off the batch in person, driving down from Everett – just about a half hour away.  We called him up to congratulate him and asked if he would be willing to come down to take some pictures with us.   He graciously agreed, and so we were able to thank him and purchase the card from him personally.

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Tim gives john316 a check for the high book value of the card.  “I never would have gotten that much for it!” quipped john316.  John316 was also awarded $100 in store credit for submitting item #10000000 as the winner of our countdown contest.

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Item #10000000 in all its glory.  The closest guesser in our countdown contest was ivbaseball06 who correctly predicted the sport, and was off on the upload date by just one business day!  Congratulations to ivbaseball06 who also wins $100 of store credit!

Ten million is a huge number and hard to even think about.  It’s amazing to look back on how far we’ve come together from the first few items that Tim uploaded from his personal collection.    Thirty thousand buyer accounts, three offices, and two web address updates later, we still feel as if we’re only getting started.  On March 1st we officially rolled out our second supported item: comic books.  We’ve got even more updates and features in the works that we’re very excited to tell you about, but for now we just want to take a moment to thank everyone who made this milestone possible.  Without the loyal COMC buyers, sellers, traders, and flippers, this simply would not be possible.  Thank you for trusting us to care for your inventory, thank you for giving us constructive feedback to build on, and thank you for believing how big this little idea was capable of becoming.

How much is ten million?  We’ve put together a graphic to illustrate: (click on the image to see a larger version)

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A towering achievement indeed, and it’s just the beginning.

13 thoughts on “A Towering Achievement

  1. Pingback: Winner winner, chicken dinner. COMC contest win! - Blowout Cards Forums

  2. That particular card being number 10,000,000 is fitting as COMC is seeing an influx of junk cards like it. Maybe start focusing on quality over quantity?

  3. Definitely a monumental achievement! How many folks can make that claim? And btw David J., everybody’s idea of quality and desirability is different. I know from my online selling experience that sub $3.00 cards dominate our sales. Keep up the good work Tim and I’ll see you in Vegas!

  4. Love the illustration, not least because at the scale of Mt. Rainier and the tower of cards, that tiny Kareem Abdul-Jabaar is about 250 feet tall, with a 200-foot wingspan. No wonder he was so dominant!

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