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.

 

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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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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Check Out Your Cards – April 10th

Hello COMC Nation,

I hope you all enjoyed the special edition we ran last week on April 1st. I had one person tell me it was a literary masterpiece, but as he is related to me, he might be biased. Today we return to the standard format of Check Out Your Cards, our weekly post where I sit down with a member of our staff and talk about some of the great cards they have seen on our site. I spoke to Greg from our ID team. He wanted to share some more fantastic finds, as well as a card mystery that he has been puzzling over for more than a year.

2008-09 Exquisite Collection NBA All Access Triple NBA Logo #TRIP-MBR Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, O.J. Mayo

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The 2008-09 Exquisite cards did not disappoint when it came to showcasing great players. Although O.J. Mayo sounds like two of the ingredients in the worst smoothie ever, the three players on this card were the number 1, 2, and 3 NBA draft picks of 2008. You can see why a card like this would catch Greg’s eye.

2008-09 Exquisite Collection Dual Logoman Autographs #DLOG-NK Jason Kidd, Steve Nash

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Greg has already admitted his bias towards Logoman cards. There’s a real thrill in the quest to own, or even find these cards. On this particular card you have Jason Kidd and Steve Nash, contenders for best point guard to ever play the game. As a side note, I remember the time spent trying to unlock Jason Kidd in NBA Jam TE.

2013-14 Panini Preferred 2013 NBA Finals Memorabilia Booklet Prime #4 LeBron James

 

 

15306121We are getting closer to the center of our mystery with this LeBron James card. Being an amazing booklet with a humongous patch, there is just one thing that could make this card better – an autograph. However, you might have noticed that newer LeBron cards will either have him in his uniform, or with a signature, but not both. LeBron has an exclusive contract with Upper Deck, and they are the only ones who are able to have his signature on a licensed card. However, UD is no longer licensed to show NBA uniforms. That is what brings us to the below unicorn of a card, so rare that, even after time spent deep in research, Greg is baffled.

2012-13 Fleer Retro Autographs #NoN LeBron James

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This is a card that should not be. LeBron in a Heat uniform with a signature. While we’re not an authenticating company, that is an amazing autograph. Greg was telling me about how he remembered seeing this card years ago, and when I was telling him about my plan for COYC, he went back on a search for whatever he could find about this card. It came in through our Mailbox service and was shipped out to a very, very lucky fan. If anyone knows more about this card, please email us at staff@comc.com.

Thank you everyone, and have a great weekend!

Check Out Your Cards: Special Edition

A hearty hello to everyone in COMC Nation from NathanCOMC.

No need for a long face, because I’m coming to you with another exciting entry of Check Out Your Cards, our blog post where we sit down with someone special and ask them about some of the fantastic cards we have on our site. This time, however, we got a horse of a different color. Hold on to your reins, folks, because yesterday’s interview left me so excited that I was racing to get this published. It simply would not do to keep this in the gates until Friday. For this edition, I got to horse around with Washington native, famed Triple Crown winner, and noted stallion, Seattle Slew, and talk about our terrific assortment of horse racing cards.

 2008 Sportskings Series B #80 – Seattle Slew (BGS 9.5)

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Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I wanted to ask Mr. Slew (as he told me his acquaintances call him) about ranking 9th in Blood-Horse Magazine’s List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century. Mr. Slew whinnied triumphantly and stomped his hooves with joy.

 2008 Sportkings Series B Double Memorabilia Silver #DM-09 Seattle Slew, Secretariat

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In 1978 Mr. Slew had his first, and only, match up where he was not the favorite to win. While the race was neck and neck, it ended up with Mr. Slew out running Affirmed (another Triple Crown winner) by three lengths. Not only this, be he shaved .40 off the track record set by Secretariat.

 

2013 Panini Golden Age Box Topper Exhibit #15 – Seabiscuit

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When I took Mr. Slew to see our warehouse he immediately seemed drawn to this card – so much so that I had to stop him from nibbling the case off. With my horse-whispering expertise I gleaned from this action that Mr. Slew had always admired Seabiscuit. When I asked him if he was the least bit jealous of the several film and book deals that Seabiscuit had, Mr. Slew gave a resounding, “Neigh.”

 

2012 Sportkings Series E Redemption Quad Memorabilia Premium Back #SKEQM08

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This was the last card that I got a chance to ask him about before we put him back out to pasture. I wanted to know how he felt being put on a card along with the likes of Isiah Thomas, Payne Stewart, and Tito Ortiz. “I am deeply humbled by people’s desire to own a piece of my maiden silks, and am impossibly glad to be considered worthy of the honor of being immortalized in this manner,” said the ever loquacious steed.

Welcome Back Nathan Richards, COMC Communications Manager

It’s Good to be Back

While I know it’s been announced in the forums, and some of you might have seen me responding to emails or answering your calls in the last three weeks, I have not yet formally introduced myself. I am Nathan Richards, Communications Manager at COMC.

My name might be familiar to a few of you, I worked Customer Service at COMC from the summer of 2012 to the fall of 2013. I’ve spent the last few weeks reacquainting myself with the ins and outs of COMC, and I am looking forward to reintroducing myself to all of you. I am here to make sure that we have clear and open lines of communications between COMC and our fierce and loyal users.

In the next few weeks I will be working with Tim and Julia to answer a lot of long standing questions and to resolve a number of customer concerns that we have been hearing. My goal is to make sure that we are building the best company using all of the insights from our users and employees. Additionally, I will be on social media, in the forums, and answering email and calls along with the rest of our customer service team.

Goodbye to Moe

Yesterday was Customer Service Agent Maurice (Moe) Smith’s last day with us. He had been with us for some time, working first in the Identification Department, and most recently he was an important member of the customer service team, handling email and many of our social media accounts. We wish him well in his future endeavors.