Hello all and happy Friday! We wanted to have a little fun to sort of kick off this weekend with a poll and card collecting discussion.
With well over 10 million different cards on the market, there are more reasons to collect cards than could possibly be named. Some of us collect whole sets of cards. Some of us just one type of card. Still others collect just one specific type of card! Part of the joy is finding that special something that you enjoy hunting down and adding to your personal collection.
So, we at COMC were wondering; what style of collecting do you enjoy? Please submit your answer on the poll below, and feel free to fill us in on the details in the Comments section. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com so that we can connect you with potential sellers.
Make sure you include the following information:
Your phone number:
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.
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.