Let the Race Begin: Thousands in Prizes

The Ultimate Card # Race Starts Now
We are launching a 1 week race to to get as many card numbers as possible.

Play the Ultimate Card # Race as much as you can between now and Saturday night April 12th at 11:59 PM PST.

Keep an eye on the Weekly Leaderboard.  We will be awarding the following prizes for most points.

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $125
  • 4th Place: $50
  • 5th Place: $25
  • #1 Fastest Time: $250

+ $5 for everyone that earns at least 10,000 points on the Ultimate Card # Race this week.

Double Bonus
If you collectively complete the challenge by reaching 100% of our 7.5 million point goal, we will double all of the prizes and we will award 10 addition $100 rewards randomly based on the number of points you earn on the Ultimate Card # Race.  Spread the word and get as many people to play as possible so that you can all get double the prizes.

Notes
The new Ultimate Card # Race is a simplified version of our previous Card # challenges.  It only requires that you enter the numeric portion of the card number.  You should be able to get some amazing times.

Are you up for the challenge?

The COMC Store Credit Giveaway at the 2014 Industry Summit

We’re less than a week away from our annual trip to Las Vegas!  As if you needed another reason to visit the COMC booth at the 2014 Industry Summit, how about we give you 250 reasons?

Hello, ladies...

Hello, ladies…

If you are interested in our Drop-Off/Pick-Up/Kiosk programs, come to our booth, watch our demo, drop off your business card (or just write your COMC username on a piece of paper), and you’ll be entered into a drawing for $250 of COMC Store Credit!

At 4 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday (March 17 & 18), we’ll draw the name of a lucky winner from all the cards/usernames we’ve collected, and we’ll deposit $250 of store credit into that person’s COMC Account.

Did we mention you need to have a COMC account to get your prize? Well, you do – and you can sign up at our booth.

So be sure to drop by our booth while you’re at the Summit and say hello to Tim, Julia, Geoff, Steve, and Sam. And definitely remember to give us your business card (or your username) so you can get in on the winnings!

New Social Media and the COMC Hockey Pool

Greetings to the COMC Nation! We’re pleased to announce the arrival of our new COMC International Facebook page, as well as our presence on Twitter as COMC International.

We’ve introduced these new venues as a means for our friends outside the United States to communicate with us, so we can address any issues that arise and to help them meet their needs as international customers of COMC.

Everybody into the pool!

We’re pleased to announce a contest for all our hockey loving friends. We’ve set up a hockey box pool for the upcoming 2013-14 NHL Season.  We’ll be offering prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – the prizes will be determined on the number of participants in the pool, overall. The more players we have, the bigger the prizes we’ll give out.

Entry is really easy:

First: Score the COMC Social Media Hat Trick, by liking our COMC Facebook page, our new COMC International Facebook Page, and following our new COMC International Twitter page.

Next: Go to COMC Hockey Pool to register your team. Be sure to use your COMC username as your team name for easier identification.

It’s a beauty!

Then: Set your lineup and you’re good to go!

Along with the grand prizes at the end of the season, we’ll be giving out monthly prizes of COMC History points, based on the pool standings at the beginning of every month. We’ll also give a random team a prize of COMC history points, just for participating. So, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to win!

Be sure to sign up as soon as possible, as the season starts on October 1st and the deadline to enter and make any changes to your team is October 6th, 7pm PDT.

Good luck to everyone who signs up. Game on!

And, as always, be sure to keep up with all the news and company updates by following us on our blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube pages.

COMC All-Star MVP Contest Player Assignments!

Hello everyone, Moe here. We’ve just closed the doors on entries for our 1st All-Star MVP contest. We want to thank everyone who joined us on Twitter and tweeted the winning phrase for everyone to see.

We’ve compiled our list of entries, as well as a list of the players participating in the All-Star game tonight, and through the use of abject randomization, we’ve matched each player to a twitter handle.

Now, you may notice that we have more MLB players than COMC Nation members – we noticed that, too. And, some of the starters didn’t even make the list, that’s just how random things got.

So, here’s what we’re going to do. If tonight’s MVP is a player *not* attached to a COMC Nation member, then we’ll head back to Random.org and use their services to pick a winner from the list of entries. One way or another, someone is getting $20 of COMC Store Credit.

So, here are the pairings! Enjoy the game tonight and we’ll announce the winner after the game!

*update*

Apparently, Twitter needs to do some work on their search engine software; we were trying to track #COMCMVP and we missed a few people. If your name isn’t on the list below, let us know by 3pm and we’ll add you to the list. We’ve sorry about the inconvenience!

scottkegarisejr 2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees
Evolution316 RHP: Grant Balfour, A’s
iwasthere102908  LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs
onedream69s       LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies
ravenjt42       2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
LetsGoMarauders     OF: Torii Hunter, Tigers
HvSAB                   RHP: Chris Tillman, Orioles
daniel24303 RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins
djohnaisse 2B: Ben Zobrist, Rays
Alpha_Sigma74 OF: Adam Jones, Orioles
m_smith1695 RHP: Justin Masterson, Indians
25whitney RHP: Greg Holland, Royals
abardyn71 SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles
AiTh0r LHP: Chris Sale, White Sox
batcavelv OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
bdlehman18 OF: Nelson Cruz, Rangers
brianruss LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
BrianTheBrain00 RHP: Max Scherzer, Tigers
calfaro630 LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds
chrisolds2009 C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
clevcrunch 1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals
collect_rfmeier RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates
cubsfan1987 SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
dawescott 3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
doppleganger14 RHP: Matt Moore, Rays
edthecollector SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres
fitchjr1 1B: Joey Votto, Reds
GameUsedCollect RHP: Joe Nathan, Rangers
gatorcards OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
GodsSon1985 3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
JMVela7 LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs
JoelsHitShow LHP: Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
jp3sketch DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox
kevinkimmes 1B: Prince Fielder, Tigers
LCohenNYC RHP: Felix Hernandez, Mariners
LostInJake 3B: Manny Machado, Orioles
lushan5 C: Buster Posey, Giants
mseninsk25 C: Joe Mauer, Twins
olerud363 RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
RJDUB81 SS: Jean Segura, Brewers
rororo43 OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
RutgersFan93 RHP: Sergio Romo, Giants
Sarinnaspapa 3B: David Wright, Mets
ses3225 C: Brian McCann, Braves
shahekee RHP: Steve Delabar,Blue Jays
sketchcards OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals
StalkingPMS 2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
strowyrm OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
swearmp 2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians
tleeders DH: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
TonyBailey00 RHP: Mark Melancon, Pirates
TYsabre20 OF: Mike Trout, Angels
xtremepaul13 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs

COMC All Star MVP Contest

Hello COMC Nation! We’re coming up on the halfway point to the MLB season, and it’s just about time for the All-Star game. Sometimes we watch for the Home Run Derby the night before, or we like to check out the Futures All-Star game, or even the Softball game featuring the greats of seasons past.

There’s so much pre-game activity that fans can forget there’s a game to be played!  Well this year COMC has a game to play as well, and everyone is invited.

We’re going to have a little contest here during the MLB All-Star weekend, where anyone who follows @checkoutmycards on Twitter can join in the fun, and maybe win themselves some COMC Credit, too.

It’s really easy to join in the fun.

Just follow @checkoutmycards on Twitter. Then post the following phrase from your Twitter account:

“I’m a COMC All-Star and my MVP will win me $20! Check out how you can win! http://ow.ly/mM48j #COMCMVP

Everyone who tweets this phrase will be entered into the contest  and assigned a random All-Star. If your All-Star gets chosen as the game’s MVP, you’ll win $20 in COMC Credit. Remember to include the link *and* the #COMCMVP hashtag.


Bo Knows #COMCMVP

We’ll track all the tweets until 6pm (PDT) Monday, July 15th, and shortly after 6pm, we’ll post a list of those who are participating and the player that has been assigned to each contestant. On Wednesday, July 17th, we’ll contact the winners via Twitter DM and make arrangements to transfer their winnings to their COMC account.

Depending on the number of participants some All-Stars may be assigned to more than one person.  But, no worries…if an All-Star who is assigned to 2 or more contestants wins the MVP, each winner will get $20 of COMC Credit.  Splits are for bananas and bowling, not prize money.

So get ready by following the @CheckOutMyCards twitter feed if you don’t already!  Every day we’re posting cool trivia, athlete birthday announcements, and the latest in COMC news.

***Update – Deadline Extension***

To ensure as many people as possible can take part in our contest, we’re extending the entry deadline until Noon (PDT) on Tuesday, July 16th. Thanks to all those who have already tweeted the winning phrase and enjoy the All-Star game Tuesday night!

The Vault Goes To Print

As many of you can tell, the last few weeks at COMC have been very exciting.  Thanks to your continued support and suggestions, we are finally preparing to launch our newest service: The Vault.  We believe that this new service will over time become a major asset to the hobby, and we aim to provide it.

So our first order of business is to make sure as many people as possible know about The Vault.  To that end, I would like to present the ad that will be appearing in Beckett in the weeks leading up to The Nationals:

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Traditionally, COMC has been the home of $1-100 items and we will continue to offer the same amazing service to that market.  Now, the time has arrived to help our buyers and sellers find a better, safer way to handle the online sale of the big ticket collectibles.  To get the word out, we would like to ask for your help.

Last week, we launched a Facebook contest to have you folks share our Apples To Oranges comparison.  Congratulations to Aaron Dragland who won that contest!  This was a smashing success and we have been contacted by many new users who were brought to us through your efforts.

So, let’s get the word out to even more folks this time around!  From June 13th until June 19th, we want to see how many shares we can get of this announcement.  Every user who shares this image on their Facebook page will be entered into a drawing.  The pot will be worth $5 + $.25 for each share this image has received!  The winner will be announced on June 20th on Facebook.

So tell us, what do you think of this ad?  Please leave your comments below and keep following us on the blog, FacebookTwitter, and our new Google+ page.  Don’t forget to Share us on Facebook for a chance to win the contest!

As a special bonus, as many of you know, tomorrow we will be releasing the first part of a two part video interview with Tim talking about the new Vault service.  There were so many questions that we wanted to answer, we decided we would split it into a section talking about general questions and a section about seller specific questions.  Here are a couple of photos from the filming as a sneak peek!

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Apples to Oranges

It wasn’t long ago that we unveiled a new advertisement going into Beckett and other major subscriptions.  Today, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of an ad that will be hitting the shelves very soon and give you a chance to earn some store credit to boot!

Without further adieu, I give you our newest ad:

New apple vs orange for blog

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At COMC, we frequently have customers compare us to ebay, and we thought it would be nice to highlight some of the things you have told us, and maybe some of the things you might not know.  But the honest truth is, comparing us to Ebay is like comparing….well I think you get it.

From June 8th to June 12th, we will be running a contest on Facebook.  Every user who shares this image on their Facebook page will be entered into a drawing.  The pot will be worth $5 + $.25 for each share this image has received!  The winner will be announced on June 13th on Facebook.

So tell us, what do you think of this ad?  Please leave your comments below and keep following us on the blog, FacebookTwitter, and our new Google+ page.  Don’t forget to Share us on Facebook for a chance to win the contest!

Lastly, if you haven’t already heard about The Vault, check out our blog post and see how you have another option for your high end cards now as well.

Countdown to 10,000,000 Contest!

We’ve just gone blazing past item 9500000 in our database and we’re closing in fast on ten million items identified!  How can you get in on the excitement?  By participating in our contest, of course.  You can either successfully guess the day we upload the 10,000,000th item, or you can be the one to submit it for consignment.  Here are the rules:

COMC.com 10,000,000th Item Contest

Write a comment to this blog post BY DECEMBER 28th guessing the date that our 10,000,000th item is uploaded onto the site, what category it will be, and what brand.  You don’t have to guess the day it goes up for sale, just the day it gets deposited into the seller’s account.  Make sure to include your COMC username so you can be eligible for the prize!
“Categories” for the purposes of this contest are: Baseball, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Other Sports, Non-Sports, and Gaming

EXAMPLE ENTRY:
Account: “Jester”
Guess: January 6th, 2013; Non-Sports; Marvel
(this is probably a bad guess by the way, since we don’t usually deposit cards on a Sunday)

We’ll pick the winner by first seeing how many people had the correct date, and then using category and brand as subsequent tie-breakers.  If two or more people tie on all three picks, we’ll decide the winner randomly between them. One entry per household, and staff aren’t eligible (that wouldn’t really be fair since we’re the ones doing the uploading).

PRIZE: The winning guesser will receive $100 in COMC store credit!  What’s more, we’ll also discount the processing fee for the consignment batch with the 10,000,000th card by up to $100 (batches with a consignment fee of less than $100 will be refunded the full cost of their processing).

Fine print: Again, one entry per household (although the same person could conceivably win both halves of the contest by submitting the 10,000,000th card and successfully guessing the upload date).  To enter the guessing contest you need to post your guess as a comment to this blog post and not to any other post or to Facebook or Twitter.  Entries must be posted as comments to this blog post by no later than 11:59PM PST on Friday December 28th to be eligible and must include your COMC username.  The $100 processing discount for the batch with the 10,000,000th item is only awardable if you agree to sell us the card for reasonable market value.  These rules are subject to change if we realize we forgot something or if there’s some kind of loophole we missed. 

Thanks, and good luck!