Where is Steve? – Show Calendar

Some of you may know the name Steve Hollander. He’s one of our longest-tenured employees, on board with COMC from its earliest days. In addition to being one of our first customers (he still sells on the site under the username SteveSC), Steve now handles a lot of responsibilities for us including Card Show drop-offs. Steve travels all over to various card shows, and if you find his booth you can drop off your COMC batches right there with him and save on postage. Card Show drop-offs are getting so popular, we thought it best to put up a convenient guide to where you can find Steve over the coming months.

Where’s Steve?

Steve Hollander

Oct 8th Portland, OR (Jantzen Beach)
Oct 14th – 16th Chantilly, VA
Oct 22nd Vancouver, BC *
Nov 5th Portland, OR (Jantzen Beach)
Nov 11th – 13th Toronto, ON *
Nov 12th – 13th Shoreline, WA **
Nov 18th – 20th Chicago, IL

* Drop-offs will not be accepted in Canada. We will however provide instructions for how to ship to us.

** Heather Hollander and Jon Anderson will be at this show since Steve will be out of town.

Look for Steve at his booth, wearing a Check Out My Cards shirt. He’s happy to take your drop-offs and answer any questions you may have about COMC.

A couple of notes about card drop-offs: Dropped off cards will still be charged our normal processing rates. We’ll ask you to fill out a receipt where you can indicate what processing service you would like. We prefer that you follow the instructions online to fund your account by mail or with a credit card. Please pack your cards carefully and appropriately in a box (no binders, no loose cards).

Out with the old, in with the new… stats

For a while people have asked questions about how we calculated our seller stats. We kept having to explain how the stats were specific to cards sent to us on consignment and didn’t reflect the cards that people purchased on the site and were now flipping.

Here is the last screenshot of our old style stats.

New Stats
We finally got a chance to update the site so that it now gives more intuitive stats split out for buyers, sellers, and consignors.

Top Buyers
We let you drill into the top 50 buyers based on total book value purchased. This includes cards that were purchased and shipped as well as cards that are purchased and are still in the buyer’s account.

Top Sellers
You can now see all sellers. By default we sort the list by total book value currently for sale. This includes all cards purchased as well as cards sent to us on consignment.

Top Consignors
You can now see all consignors. By default we sort the list by total book value of cards ever sent to us on consignment. These stats include cards that have been sold, but they ignore any cards that were sent to us on consignment and returned to the original owner.

The Trifecta
Notice that ddearing and SteveSC are the only users that have earned the top 10 list in all three categories. Both Dan Dearing and Steve Hollander will be at the National August 4-8. Steve is our most senior employee and will be one of 6 CheckOutMyCards.com employees at the National. Dan is one of our fastest growing sellers. I just found out today that he happens to have a booth right next to ours. If you can make it to Baltimore for the National this year, be sure to swing by booth 2248 and say hi!

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!

4 sellers with 4 digit card sales

Since my last blog post we have reached many milestones. We now have more than 200,000 cards for sale, and I was planning to do one last blog post with my timgetsch account in the #10 spot of the top sellers list. However, today DKShultz took over the #10 spot.

DPietrack also called me today to let me know he hit 1,000 total cards sold. So I dug into it and noticed that 4 sellers have now reached 1,000 cards sold. SteveSC, prestongillespie, and cardshark are the other sellers. My timgetsch account has sold more than 2,000 cards, and my LowPriceCards account holds the lead with more than 10,000 cards sold.

First $10K Seller: DPietrack

This week DPietrack became the first consignment seller to sell more than $10,000 BV worth of cards. He only started selling a little over two months ago. He is offering great cards at amazing prices, and they have not been lasting long. If you see something you like, you better grab it soon.
1971 Topps #100 - Pete Rose - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

This week we also crossed another milestone. We now have 10 sellers that have more than $10,000 BV worth of cards on the site.

10 x $10K

Record Setting Week

SteveSC is one of our top sellers, and when mentioned that this was the first month where he made more money off sales from CheckOutMyCards.com than he did from the card shows he does on weekends, I decided to see exactly how we were doing…

Wow! The site is definitely back up and working smoothly. This week we have been setting records for number of orders and size of orders. Several people have been placing 100+ card orders.

Yesterday we set another record for most sellers in one purchase. Someone from New South Wales, Australia placed an order for 139 cards from 30 different sellers and only had to pay $20 for shipping to Australia. That is absolutely amazing!

All of the cards were Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, or David Robinson cards.
1993-94 Fleer Living Legends #4 - Michael Jordan - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
2003-04 Upper Deck Finite Elements Warmups #FE25 - David Robinson Speedy Claxton - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
2004-05 SkyBox Premium Hometown Shout Outs Jerseys #TD - Tim Duncan - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

Here were the sellers involved with the sale.

alexc5150 Dpietrack LowPriceCards
cardboardcollectibles eaglescards MintcardInvestments
CardMan EELindy NATSCHAAP
cardshark gooddeal prestongillespie
cardsinlimbo jasonsch serf77
cardtrader johnhungerford steve7563
crahawk jpenque SteveSC
DavesCards justinu13 timgetsch
DKSchultz KDavvy Trackman54
doubleplay lhpepsi yelmerekim

Another Record Breaking Order

This evening Alfredo from California purchased 43 cards from 22 different sellers. Shipping was only $10.60.

That is amazing. The entire order was less than $26, including shipping. Here are some the cards purchased.
1970 Topps #140 - Tom Dempsey RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 1993 Collector's Edge #262 - Drew Bledsoe RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
2004 Greats of the Game #13 - Sammy Baugh - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 2007 Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Red #29 - Rosey Grier - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

Here are the sellers that each took part in this historic sale.

  1. VinnyH
  2. cardsinlimbo
  3. jsmatheis
  4. KDavvy
  5. johnhungerford
  6. sharon10
  7. timgetsch
  8. SteveSC
  9. MichaelJohn
  10. prestongillespie
  11. DavesCards
  12. immediex
  13. vail271
  14. crahawk
  15. cody804
  16. rustapark
  17. iathatch
  18. CardMan
  19. LowPriceCards
  20. scottya124
  21. Kral
  22. CSCHASE

4,000 cards from 13 different sellers

Over the last two days we added 4,000 cards to CheckOutMyCards.com from 13 different sellsers.

Lots of happy, returning sellers
cardsinlimbo
jammon
rustapark
steve7563
SteveSC
Bobm811
robert
jpenque
BmanBfan

4 new sellers
13800milo
1979 Topps #390 - Earl Campbell RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

jetsrock55555
2005 Ultimate Collection Silver #217 - Anthony Reyes UP/50 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

jacobbigshow
2000 Topps Team USA USArchival #USAR1 - Tom Gugliotta - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

blueguy
1998 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Row 2 #85 - Pedro Martinez/100 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

7 Sellers Surpass $1,000 in Sales

CheckOutMyCards.com is really taking off. We keep getting calls from people that are really excited about the site, and our sellers are starting to enjoy the success.

There are now 7 accounts that have earned more than $1,000 in store credit by selling cards through our consignment program, and there are many more sellers that are getting close.

SteveSC was the first consignment seller to pass $1,000 in sales.
1982 Topps #21 - Cal Ripken RC (Rookie Card) Bob Bonner RC (Rookie Card) Jeff Schneider RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

PrestonGillespie was the not only the fastest seller to pass $1,000 in sales, he was also the first seller to have $1,000 deposited in his PayPal account. Preston had more than $1,000 in sales in less than a month.
2007 Artifacts #158 - Brady Quinn RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

GoodDeal was the second fastest seller to pass $1,000 in sales. It took him just under 2 months, but he would have done so faster if we had the man power to process his cards fast enough. He has been very patient with us as we are experiencing growing pains.
2003-04 SP Signature Edition Signatures Gold #ST - John Stockton/50 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

DKSchultz was only a hair slower than GoodDeal in his race to $1,000. He hasn’t sent us as much inventory as GoodDeal, but with prices that are almost as good as PrestonGillespie, DKSchultz has seen a lot of success.
1998 SkyBox Thunder Rave #222 - Emmitt Smith/150 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

EaglesCards just passed $1,000 in the last few days. He is another seller that you should keep a close eye on. He currently has less than 2,000 cards on the site, but we are in the middle of processing almost 5,000 more cards for him.
1995-96 Finest Mystery Borderless Refractors/Gold #M9 - Jason Kidd - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 1995-96 Finest Mystery Borderless Refractors/Gold #M22 - Shaquille O'Neal - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

LowPriceCards has a strong lead in total sales. This is the account used for all the cards that were being sold on my previous website, LowPriceCards.com. That site evolved into CheckOutMyCards.com almost exactly a year ago. It was technically the first account to have more than $1,000 in sales, but it isn’t really a consignment seller since the inventory is technically owned by CheckOutMyCards.com.
1995-96 Collector's Choice Player's Club Platinum #45 - Michael Jordan - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

TimGetsch is primarily my childhood collection. Though it did have $1,000 in sales before any other consignment account, it kind of had an unfair advantage with a 6 month head start before we opened up the system for other sellers.
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes 1954 Archives #1 - Ted Williams - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

Some other accounts that are approaching $1,000 in sales include the following.
BFarbman
DavesCards
RobertPeele
Serf77

SteveSC passes $1,000 in sales!

Last week SteveSC became the first seller other than me to surpass $1,000 in sales. Steve is a local dealer here in the Seattle area, and he was one of the first people to start beta testing our consignment service last summer. He has been extremely pleased with the sales and service proviced by our new website.

2004 Timeless Treasures HOF Materials Bat #10 - Eddie Murray/25 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
Top Sellers

SteveSC is currently the #2 seller on CheckOutMyCards.com behind only LowPriceCards, but that isn’t really fair because LowPriceCards is the account used by my previous website, LowPriceCards.com. All of that site’s inventory was moved into this account when we re-branded LowPriceCards.com as the consignment website CheckOutMyCards.com. So, technically SteveSC is the #1 consignment seller on the site, but that that is soon to change because we have a couple other sellers that are making strong bids to take over that spot.

eaglescards and gooddeal have each given us around $15K – $25K worth of cards that we are currently processing. Over the next few weeks, a ton of great cards will be added to the site, and all will be at amazing prices!
1996-97 SkyBox Premium Emerald Autographs #E1 - Ray Allen - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 2003 Sweet Spot Classics Pinstripes #JD - Joe DiMaggio SP - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

Another seller to keep a close eye on is prestongillespie. He has only been selling on the site for 1 week and has already sold 300+ cards for more than $700.
2007 Topps Triple Threads Framed Printing Plates Yellow #24 - Troy Glaus/1 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com