Top Buyers, Sellers & Consignors

Another one of the many features we have been working on for the past several weeks just went live a couple days ago.

We now list the Top 10 Users broken down by either the Hottest [Buyers|Sellers|Consignors] Over the Last 30 Days or the Biggest [Buyers|Sellers|Consignors] currently on the site.

2002 Playoff Prime Signatures Autographs #11 - Emmitt Smith/40 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
Hottest Buyers
This is based on book value of cards purchased in the last 30 days. We ignore cards that were resold after being purchased. Cards sold in the last 30 days get factored into the Hottest Sellers ranking.

Congratulations to buymore for being the first user to grace the top of our new Hottest Buyers list.

1956 Topps #5 - Ted Williams - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.comHottest Sellers
This is based on the total book value of all the items sold in the past 30 days. You may regularly see people spike onto this list after they sell an entire portfolio. That explains the hottest sellers that have no cards for sale.

I am sure it doesn’t come to anyone’s surprise that our hottest seller is by far jseau.

2000 Bowman #236 - Tom Brady RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
This is based on the total book value of cards that first went up for sale in the past 30 days. These are the users that have had the most cards go live recently.

It is interesting to note that our first ever hottest consignor is from across the border. manning99 is from Canada, and if you look at the list closely, you will find manning991 in the #8 spot as well. This is a father & son duo, and they are both making a big splash having just started using our consignment service in the last couple months.

1933 Goudey #181 - Babe Ruth RC (Rookie Card) SGC GRADED 60 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.comHonorable Mention
I have to give kudos to cccardfactory for being the only user that is currently in the top 10 of all 6 rankings. He is the leading contender for the double-triple crown. A triple crown would be to have the #1 spot on all three either the hottest lists or the biggest lists. The double-triple crown is the #1 spot on all 6 lists.

Special Thanks
I have to give special thanks to iluvfish2 for suggesting that we add this functionality.

Why book value?
Short answer: So that all stats can use the same metric and relative comparisons are easy.

Long answer: We can’t list consignor stats based on sales price because it is often measuring items that we just got in, and they haven’t sold yet. If we used their asking prices, people could just inflate their asking prices to game their way to the top. Since we have to use a metric that can’t be altered by users, we decided to go with book value. Since we are using book value for consignor stats, it only make sense if all the other numbers are using the same metric. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able interpret the stats and make apples to apples comparisons.

Great experience at the National

Steve, Dave, and I have had a great experience at the National. Today was a lot of fun. We were surprised to meet several of the top sellers on Check Out My Cards. We weren’t sure who we were going to meet.
– baseballcardsetc dropped off a few hundred cards
– mwheeler27 gave us several hundred cards and introduced us to the person at SPORTKINGS who designs their cards
– iluvfish2 dropped off 1,500 cards
– 2_t_2 dropped off several hundred cards yesterday and actually got the t-shirts for us

There were so many people that came by the booth. It was fun to hear the stories about how people found the site and what their experience has been.

One thing that I thought was pretty cool was that our booth was right next to Kruk Cards. When I got back into card collecting in 2003. There were a few card sites that influenced me. Kruk Cards had one of those sites. I bought more than 100 complete sets from them. These were all sets that that came out in the mid 90’s when I was previously into collecting. Even though the prices had dropped so much on these sets, it was really fun to get all of these cards that I had loved while growing up. This really helped me get back into collecting.

This morning I had great chats with Pat, Chris, and Tom from Blowout Cards. We discussed some awesome ways that our sites can really work well together. We will announcing more about the details over the next couple weeks.