Let’s face it: when it comes to trading cards, there’s no ration.
For the members of our Identification department, asking them to be an authority on every set for every sport (or non-sport) ever made is impossible. There’s bound to be cards that fall through the cracks of even their seemingly endless supply of knowledge.
That’s why COMC is seeking folks who are willing to, on occasion, be contacted for their expertise. Whether it be oddball football cards from the 1950s, over-sized basketball cards, hard-to-find pre-WWII baseball cards, or especially non-sport cards, you likely have a niche we don’t.
If so, and you don’t mind being bothered from time to time, contact us with your user name and specific area of expertise and we’ll get in touch with you.
COMC would like to thank any potential volunteers in advance for your assistance!
Barry from London, Ontario worked together with my brother Toby to launch a new site that combines game data with sports cards. The site is cleaverly named ScoreboardEh.com.
Here is a quick overview of the site’s concept.
ScoreboardEh is designed to highlight the day to day stars of the game and their cards. Each morning I’ll reveal the contents of one pack of cards. I’ll write about the cards I find and the players they feature. I’ll also write about the other cards of the same players that I have available in my ScoreboardEh store at CheckOutMyCards.com.
Here are a few of the cards for sale from ScoreboardEh.
Yesterday we created a page on facebook where you can become a fan of CheckOutMyCards.com. Come now and be one of the first to become a fan!
I finally got an opportunity this weekend to polish off the counteroffer functionality and push it live. It was an immediate hit. This has nearly eliminated the rejected offers, and it seems to have increased the total number of offers. Maybe people aren’t as shy about making offers if they know that the offers can be countered?
Today there was a perfect example of your site enabling collectors to do what they love… haggling over prices.
GrahamsCards sent a $47.50 offer for 35 cards in my LowPriceCards account. The original asking price was right around $90. I countered by asking just under $70. GrahamsCards countered my proposal by offering $60. I countered again with a $65 proposal, and GrahamsCards accepted my proposal.
Here are a couple of the cards that were included in the transaction.
To my knowledge, CheckOutMyCards.com is the only site that allows buyers to make a single offer on multiple cards and let the buyer and seller haggle back and forth over the price. This was truly a beautify interaction to watch. This is only a small taste of the many innovations that CheckOutMyCards.com will be bringing to the online sports card community in the near future.
On Thursday James from Fargo, ND set a CheckOutMyCards.com record by placing one order that spanned 16 different sellers. He only had to pay $20 for shipping because we house all of the cards on the site and we do all the shipping at once.
Here are a couple of the cards that were purchased.
We get multiple calls and emails every day from people that want to sell their entire collection in one shot. If you are interested in buying sports card collections, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can connect you with potential sellers.
Make sure you include the following information:
- Your phone number:
- Your e-mail:
- Your location:
- How far you are willing to travel:
- How frequently you purchase collections:
- The most you would you be able to pay for a collection:
- The largest collection you have purchased:
- The smallest collection you are interested in purchasing:
- Your specialty (e.g. modern, vintage, game used, auto, baseball, football, etc.):
This morning we passed 100,000 total cards on the site. There are currently 57,418 different cards, and 100,203 total cards. Every single one has been scanned, front and back. To our knowledge, this is still the largest online inventory of sports cards that includes high quality images of every single card for sale.
Some of the recent additions include the following.
Nearly 2,000 more cards from SteveSC including the following cards.
Nearly 2,000 more cards from JamesCards including tons of 1970 Topps cards.
More than 1,000 cards from SPORTSCARDS4SALE including this Dennis Rodman autographed card.
More than 500 cards from DavesCards including this Yogi Berra game used bat card that is numbered out of 100.
56 more cards from wildpionther10 including this Barry Bonds rookie.
35 cards from robert including some great Michael Jordan cards at amazing prices.
198 more cards from bfarbman including many vintage cards from the 1950s.
72 cards from mike25mound including this really nice Carl Yastrzemski autograph.
34 cards from scott11 including this nearly perfect Pete Rose.
100 cards from baseball31 including a bunch of 2006 Topps Football rookies.
Today Leif from Louisiana placed a record setting order for us. He purchased from 7 different sellers across 4 different states. Because we house all of the cards for sale on our site, we were able to only charge $5 in shipping for the 15 cards ordered.
Try to order 2-3 cards from 7 different sellers on any other website and see how close you can get to $5 shipping. This is just one of the ways we are changing the game and making a more efficient, safer, and easier place to buy and sell sports cards.
Below are examples of a few cards that recently arrived from all across the US and were sold to a man in Louisiana.
bfarbman was the original owner of this 1958 Topps Stan Musial which arrived from Pennsylvania a little over a week ago. It has a book value of $50, and it sold for $45.
wildpionther10 was the original owner of this 1998 Topps Clemente reprint which arrived from Ohio on Friday. wildpionther10 set his asking price on Saturday, and the card sold on Sunday. This card has a book value of $8, and it sold for $5.
DavesCards was the original owner of this 1991 Topps Archives Ted Williams which arrived from Everett, WA on Wednesday. DavesCards is a new member of our top 10 sellers featured on our home page. He set his asking asking price on Saturday, and the card sold on Sunday. It has a book value of $10, and it sold for $7.50.
Thanks to $15,000 worth of cards from eaglescards, we have a new #2 seller on CheckOutMyCards.com.
LowPriceCards (the predecessor to CheckOutMyCards.com, more about the history…) still has firm hold on the #1 spot with nearly $175K worth of cards, but local sports card dealer Egil Knutzen from Kent, WA easily passed up my childhood collection, timgetsch, to claim the #2 spot.
In addition to Eagle’s Card Shop (14320 se 272nd st. Kent Wa. 98042), you can find eaglescards on eBay. Like many dealers on eBay, Egil knows how time consuming it can be to list hundreds of auctions. With CheckOutMyCards.com, Egil was able to drop off more than 1,000 cards at a local card show, and we did all the work to scan in the cards, enter their descriptions, look up their book values, upload them to the site, and default the prices to 40% off Beckett. To date, Egil has given us just under 2,000 cards, and due to our patent pending system our team was able to process all of these cards in less than 2 days!
Join Egil and many other dealers that are starting to see the advantage of outsourcing the labor involved in selling sports cards online. Send mail to email@example.com and mention this blog post to learn about how to get a discount on listing your first 1,000 cards.