Scheduled Maintenance 10/22/16

Hello COMC Nation!

We will be having scheduled maintenance starting this Saturday, October 22nd at 11pm (PST), lasting until approximately 7am the following morning. We may have some smaller outages between today, Thursday, October 20th, and Tuesday, October 25th.

If you require assistance while the site is down, please contact .

Celebrating 10 Great Years of COMC!


The year 2016 marked the ten-year Anniversary of COMC’s presence in the world of collectibles! From the humble beginnings of a tiny startup that was housed in a single garage, the vision of COMC has revolutionized the way collectors buy and sell online. Now operating out of three full-sized warehouses, no one could have imagined just how much of an impact COMC would make in its first ten years. By uniting collectors across the world and shipping items to over (100?) countries, we have much to be thankful for!

It is with honor and privilege that we recognize the consignors and collectors of the COMC Nation! Without you, our service could never have grown to the size it is today, and for that we are truly grateful. Your feedback and suggestions remain invaluable and have helped us to improve our service over the last ten years. We eagerly look forward to continuing to build our platform and grow even more as 2017 approaches!

This past September, COMC held a weekend celebration for our staff of over 90 employees as a way to recognize all of their hard work and effort throughout our ten years. From our most tenured employees, to the fresh, new faces who have recently joined our company, a great time was had by all. Each employee received a slick 10-Year commemorative custom COMC jersey. Following an authentic southern BBQ dinner, the event was capped off by an awards ceremony that featured a speech from founder and CEO Tim Getsch, who took us on a trip down memory lane back to COMC’s origins.

As the COMC Nation is of course such an important part of our lives, we’d like share with you a few photos that were taken at the event (and we’ve uploaded even more photos to our Facebook photo album!). We hope you enjoy them!

COMC va à L’Anit-Expo le 1er Octobre et 2

Bonjour, Nation COMC. We are pleased to announce our attendance at the L’Anti-Expo, 6th Edition in Montreal, Quebec on October 1st & 2nd, 2016. Visit us at our booth. As always, we will be happy to answer your questions.

We will also be accepting drop-off submissions so you can save on shipping.

In addition, COMC will offer free giveaways (one per person per day while supplies last). All registered COMC users can enter their name into our store credit draws.

Want more chances to win? For every 20 “pack fresh” decoy cards you drop off at our booth, we’ll enter your name again to improve your chances to win multiple times (maximum 5 additional entries).

For more information on L’Anti-Expo, check out

Labor Day 9/5/16 – Limited Customer Service Support


Hello COMC Nation! Labor Day is next Monday (September 5th, 2016) and after a whirlwind summer of new feature implementations, expansive growth and excitement for both buyers and sellers, we’re sure you’re all looking forward to a long weekend.

While we will not be set up to take phone calls on Monday in honor of Labor Day, we will have limited customer service support by email. We will return to the office on Tuesday at which point our customer service team will be fully staffed and ready to help!

We hope everyone will make the most of the winding down of summer, maybe with burgers, hot dogs, and some pleasant company. Thank you very much for your consideration and have a great weekend everyone!

COMC @ The National Sports Collector’s Convention 2016 Recap

Hello, COMC Nation!

What a whirlwind the last two weeks have been! It goes without saying that this year was by far the BEST National Sports Collector’s Convention yet for COMC. This year we saw eight COMC staff members make the cross-country trek to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the 37th Annual National Convention. This year COMC had a booth in the corporate area with the likes of Upper Deck, Panini and Topps.

Over the course of our five days at the convention, we met with hundreds of members of the COMC Nation who shared their thoughts, suggestions, and feedback with our staff! We also provided nearly two thousand 300-count boxes for collectors to fill up at the hundreds of booths around us. Even though we opted not to run a National Convention processing special this year, we accepted nearly a thousand pounds’ worth of consignment submissions. That’s a staggering amount of cards!


Tim and Steve share a laugh with a long-time COMC consignor

In lieu of a processing special, this year we opted to run daily store credit giveaway drawings three times a day for a total of $400 a day, as well as a Grand Prize drawing of $500 at the conclusion of the Convention! All those in attendance at The National who had a COMC account were eligible to enter, and those who didn’t have a COMC account…well, let’s just say a lot of accounts were created! We ran four computer stations at our booth for convention-goers to browse the COMC marketplace, sign up for or manage their accounts, and even print their submission paperwork on the spot.

In their admittedly sparse downtime, our team was able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Atlantic City at night. Under the hot summer sun, they toured the Boardwalk, enjoyed popular local restaurants such as Kelsey’s (Soul & Comfort) and Angelo’s (Italian), and tried their luck at the local casinos!

We want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and contributed in making this year’s experience at The National the best one yet. We’ll be back next year in Chicago from July 26th-30th, 2017 for another great convention, and we hope that you’ll consider heading to the Windy City with us! No matter what you collect, there is nothing quite like the experience that is the Sports Collector’s Convention.

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Like the photos in this blog? You can view all of our National Convention photos on our Facebook Page!

COMC at the National Sports Collectors Convention

We’re just 2 weeks away from the biggest event in cards: the 37th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City! The National is our favorite time of year to experience what’s happening in the hobby, meet face to face with our loyal customers, and spread the good news about COMC. This time around, we’ll be set up in the corporate area at booth #1432, directly across from Leaf Trading Cards.


Where’s Waldo?

Stop by our booth to say hello to Tim and team, grab a free 300ct box, and take advantage of the following promotions.

3 drawings each day, Thursday thru Sunday
1pm – (3x) $25 Store Credit
3pm – (3x) $50 Store Credit
5pm – (1x) $25, (1x) $50, (1x) $100 Store Credit

GRAND PRIZE – Sunday, August 7 at 5pm (drawn from all entries) – $500 Store Credit

TO ENTER: Visit us at Booth #1432 and ask any COMC representative for your entry ticket. Fill it out with your name, COMC username, and email address and drop it in the entry box.

We’re resetting the drawing box at the end of each day, so for your best chance to win, come by every morning and drop off your daily entry.

One entry per person, per day. Entrants do not need to be present to win. Good luck!

Some of our more seasoned consignors may have noticed we’re not offering a processing special this year. Due to our recent eBay integration, our growing team has been working incredibly hard to fulfill orders and keep happy customers. To do this, we need to keep our energies focused on quickly depositing submissions and shipping orders. We hope you’ve noticed the increased sales, which are up over 70% across our inventory!

Consignment Drop Off
As we do every year, COMC reps will be there to take a load off your back. Consignors can drop their submissions off at our booth to save you the expense of shipping your submissions back to Redmond. Just bring your cards by with the paperwork and you’re all set. If you forget your submission form or find some cards at the show you want to submit, no problem! We’ll also have computers, a printer, and free 300ct boxes at our booth.

Time with Tim
Our CEO, Tim Getsch, is once again at our booth and available to meet with you. If you’d like to sit down with him for 30 minutes, email us at to schedule a time slot. Please include in your email the dates and times that will work best for you and any topics you wish to discuss.

While Tim will be available to meet outside of scheduled Time with Tim, if you do plan on scheduling a meeting, please submit your request no later than Thursday, July 28th.

We’re really looking forward to the show and hope you’ll come by and say hi. We can’t wait to see you at booth #1432. Until then, happy collecting!

– The COMC Team

COMC Shipping Update

At the beginning of this year, USPS implemented a shipping rate increase across all of their major services. After analyzing our shipping rates, which we haven’t touched in the last 4 years, we made some adjustments that will allow us to provide faster shipping times. We are also officially announcing some new shipping services to help our Canadian customers. Additionally, we will now provide estimated delivery dates for each shipping service based on your location to help you choose the best option for your orders.

Domestic Orders

Starting today, Domestic flat rate shipping costs $3.99 using our Economy service. For faster delivery, you can purchase USPS Priority shipping for $9.99. Economy and Priority shipments take an average of three business days to package and ship. Please note that orders that exceed 50 cards may take up to one week to package and ship. If you’d like your Economy or Priority order to ship in one day, you can select Economy Rushed or Priority Rushed for $0.25 per additional card. USPS Express, our fastest shipping service, is shipped the same day if your order is placed by 10:00 AM PST. The cost of USPS Express is $29.99 for your first item plus $0.50 per additional item.

Orders to Canada

In Canada, you can now avoid the hassle of dealing with customs by shipping through Canada Post. Because we regularly drive shipments across the border, we now charge duties when you place your shipment request, alleviating you of any surprise fees while eliminating the provincial tax and Canadian Border Service Agency handling fees. If you placed orders with us over the past six months, you may have received your shipment via Canada Post with duties paid. We will not retroactively charge duties for past orders but we will collect it on all future shipments placed through Canada Post.

Canada Post orders placed before 11:59 PM PST each Tuesday are either shipped from our Canadian office later the same week (for rush service) or the following week (for non-rushed service). Economy flat rate shipping, using Canada Post Lettermail, costs $4.99. For larger orders and those that exceed $50 in value, we recommend upgrading to Regular Parcel, which provides you with a tracking number so you’ll always know where your package is. To use our fastest Canada Post option, select Xpresspost. USPS Priority Express International is also available to Canadian customers for $51.99 for your first item and $0.50 per additional item.

Please note: All Canada Post options factor in the CAD/USD exchange rate and may fluctuate based on the current value of each currency.

Other International Orders

For our international customers outside of Canada, Economy flat rate orders cost $4.99. Tracked and expedited services are also available using USPS Priority and Express. We are also working on some more budget-friendly tracked options for our international customers, so stay tuned to the COMC Blog for more updates.

To view shipping rates for your specific location, check out our Shipping Estimator Tool.

Thank you for your continued business and happy collecting!

The COMC Team