The Season of Giving

Raising Funds for Charity
Earlier this year Cards_For_Alzheimers made its first donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Now we are expanding our charitable offerings by adding a generic Charity account. 100% of the sales from these accounts get donated to charity. You can help raise funds for charity by purchasing from either of them.

Donating Cards to Charity
DonateThanks to some volunteer efforts from Scott Bullock, ex-Microsoft developer, it is now easy for you do donate cards to Charity. Simply visit your Manage Inventory page and click the new donate button. This will transfer the card from your account to the Charity account. When the cards sell, 100% of the sale price will be donated to charity. 80% will be donated in your name and 20% will be donated in our name.

Basically what we are doing is agreeing to donate all of the fees we would have charged if you donate the funds you would have recieved from doing a cash-out after the sale. 80% of the sale price will be tax-deductible for you, and the normal fees will be tax-deductible for us.

This is a wonderful way to save on storage fees and help worthy causes.

To learn more about these accounts and about our charitable giving, check out our charity page which is now referenced on our site header.

Thank you for your support, and have a Happy New Year!

The Staff at CheckOutMyCards.com

Cards_For_Alzheimers UPDATE

COMC, and Dave Elmore in particular, would like to thank everyone who has purchased from or donated to the Cards_For_Alzheimers account in recent weeks. Special kudos to donors dawgfan72, DKSchultz, laburgher, odiegoat (who actually dropped off cards here Monday while on vacation from Minnesota!) and SteveSC.

Just one quick clarification, however: as stated in the original post, offers are not accepted on this account. Dave has been flooded with them, and unfortunately he’s had to reject them all. That’s because he’s committing to getting the most for each and every card, with the understanding that he’ll drop the prices by 10 percent on a weekly basis. (For instance, the majority of the cards with book prices are currently at 47-48% of BV.)

Hope this helps. Thanks again!

Cards_For_Alzheimers now accepting donations

COMC staffer Dave has seen the crippling effects of Alzheimer’s first-hand. His mother was diagnosed with the disease seven years ago.
2008 Upper Deck Heroes Jersey Light Blue #16 - Cal Ripken Jr./200 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
To help raise funds, as well as awareness for the disease, Dave recently created an account title Cards_For_Alzheimers. With 100 percent of the (post-cashout fee) proceeds, he plans on writing a check for the The Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington State Chapter — a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization.

“I just thought, ‘What can I do to help’,” Dave recalls thinking a couple years back. “I just look at all the hard work my dad has done as her caregiver. A lot of people don’t realize what it takes.”

In Dave’s account are everything from straight-out-of-the-box 2008 Upper Deck Heroes cards to common cards to even some cards donated from a friend. The lot went live last week, with all cards listed at High Beckett value. Beginning Wednesday, and approximately once a week until they sell, Dave plans on reducing the prices by 10%. This account will not accept any offers. Be sure to buy up the cards before the price drops too much and the cards disappear.

2008 Upper Deck Heroes Patch Purple #137 - Pat Burrell/5 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
One of the featured cards is a Pat Burrell jersey card, which is No. 5 of 5. With no book value, Dave has it listed at $20. It’s one of the 1,700 or so cards Dave has up for sale, and he says that when you purchase any of them you’ll be helping a great cause.

Dave and fellow COMC employees have volunteered  to handle all of the processing for future card submissions to this account, and COMC in turn is waiving the listing and storage fees. Simply send in a box (or boxes) of cards earmarked ‘Cards_For_Alzheimers’ and we’ll handle the rest. (While COMC is not currently issuing donation receipts, it is in the early stages of formalizing a tracking system for charitable donations. Stay tuned for further details… )

2008 Upper Deck Heroes Autographs Black #31 - Ryan Theriot/50 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 2007 Upper Deck #918 - Tim Lincecum RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com