Coronavirus Emergency Response

LAST UPDATED November 20, 2020

This page is monitored and updated to provide real-time information regarding the status of our services affected by our precautions taken in accordance with the WHO, CDC, and WA State guidance, as well as potential staffing limitations due to the global pandemic, COVID-19.

On May 29, 2020 Governor Jay Inslee announced a “Safe Start” plan in Washington State to follow a 4-phase reopening plan. We are currently in Phase 2 and are ramping up COMC operations while maintaining compliance with the state mandate. We will resume full processing and shipping as soon as permitted by the 4-phase reopening plan.

New statewide restrictions went into effect for all counties in Washington State at 11:59 PM on Monday, November 16 through Monday, December 14. To learn more about these restrictions, refer to the Washington State Coronovirus Response Page.


Expect delays and refer to this page for status updates and changes. All digital purchases and sales through the COMC Marketplace and in your COMC account will continue as normal.

We are hiring for positions on our Processing and Shipping teams in our Washington offices. As new hires are trained we will improve our shipping and processing times. If you are interested in applying please visit our COMC Job Board.

We will keep you updated on our Processing and Shipping backlog progress by letting you know the oldest due date we are working on in a given week. All non-guaranteed services will be worked on from oldest to newest.

Lead times will begin when packages are opened – expect delays of up to 3 weeks, particularly Mailbox submissions.


We are currently working on the following due dates:

  • Economy Shipping: 10/01 – 11/03
  • Basic (retired): 05/15 – 6/01
  • Current Year 3 Week: 08/08 – 8/24
  • 12 Week: 06/13 – 07/13

Canada Economy: Orders placed thru 10/27 will ship by December 18th.

Canada Rushed: Orders placed thru 10/19 will ship by December 11th.

International Economy (non-Canadian orders): Currently working on orders due 09/01 – 10/16 Note some countries do not currently have mail service so some packages may need to be held longer. Please review the list of countries not currently accepting international mail on the USPS International Service Alerts page.

Please note we are working as quickly as possible in both Processing and Shipping to complete all past due items. Our Customer Service Team is unable to process any expedite requests for items with due dates on or after the dates listed above.

Items Stored Remotely: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the processing of some consignments is required to be done in a remote facility. The “Stored Remotely Standard Shipping Only” designation, while not optional, is only temporary while these submissions make their way to one of our fulfillment centers; please note that we are unable to provide an ETA as to when this designation will be removed for a given submission.


The following service levels are currently affected:

Processing Services

To better support the processing of previously submitted items and reduce any additional delays, we have suspended our 12 Week Service effective 5/12. We feel the gravity of suspending this service and look forward to bringing back a more affordable processing option for you, once we’ve made significant progress on our processing backlog.

Lead times will begin when packages are opened – expect delays of up to 3 weeks, particularly Mailbox submissions. We are prioritizing opening packages containing Elite, Auction, and 1 Week submissions.

IMPORTANT: in order for us to prioritize these time-sensitive submissions, you will need to upload your shipment tracking number for your submission here: https://www.comc.com/Manage/Submissions.

The following service levels will still receive a processing discount for items deposited after the due date:

  • 1 Week
  • 3 Week
  • Elite Services
  • Vintage and Obscure Services
  • Comic Book Services

The following services are not eligible for processing discounts due to delays for the duration of the pandemic:

  • 12 Week
  • Current Year 3 Week

Shipping Services

Effective April 1, 2020 the Shipping Bonus Credit has been temporarily suspended.

The wonderful differentiator with COMC is you can buy now and ship later.  We want to encourage our customers to take advantage of that and please ship later.  Customers should expect slower shipment times on all services and we are not guaranteeing ship dates.

Customer Service

We are suspending support for in-person customer drop-offs/pick-ups.

We are suspending phone support. Please contact us via email at staff@comc.com. Please expect delays in response time.

To ensure we are able to resolve your issues as quickly as possible, please include all of the following information when available:

  • Brief Description in Subject Line (Combine Shipment, Missing Cards, Return Item, etc.)
  • Customer Name
  • User Name
  • Batch Number
  • Order Number/s
  • Item Number/s
  • Detailed description of your request

The more detail you provide regarding how we can provide support without needing to request additional information, the quicker we will be able to resolve your issue.


We value your business and we are diligently working to complete orders as quickly as possible.

If you have changes or need assistance, please contact customer service at staff@comc.com.


Please stay safe and healthy during this critical time. Our thoughts are with the people and families who are affected by this health crisis.

  • – The COMC Team

Our Biggest Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Ever!

As a ‘Thank You’ to all our loyal COMC members, we’re offering our biggest sale ever, November 27th through November 30th.

Take advantage of our BIGGEST savings & promotions this weekend!

  • Earn 5% Store Credit on all COMC Marketplace items purchased with your COMC account
  • FREE sales promotions for COMC Sellers
  • Daily prizes and giveaways on COMC.com & our social media accounts

Earn 5% Store Credit on COMC Marketplace Purchases

If there was ever a perfect time to buy, now’s that time – The more you spend, the more you get! For ALL items purchased in the COMC Marketplace with your COMC account between November 27th – November 30th, you’ll receive 5% store credit, which will automatically be applied to your account on December 7th.

Don’t have a free COMC account? Easily register for your free COMC account and make sure to complete all your purchases through your account to be eligible for the 5% store credit offer.

By using your COMC account to purchase items with COMC Credit, you can decide when you want items shipped. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of one of the benefits of COMC, to buy now and ship later!

FREE Sales Promotions for COMC Sellers

COMC sellers can run sales promotions for FREE this weekend! You can easily set up your Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday sales now on the Promotions Manager page. Setting up these sales promotions will showcase your COMC port on the COMC.com Sales Page during this exciting sales event!

Don’t wait! Set up your Black Friday Weekend & Cyber Monday sales today!
Access your Promotions Manager page.

Prizes & Giveaways!

Social Media Giveaways

Follow COMC on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for daily social media giveaways Black Friday through Cyber Monday! We will be giving away one card each day and five COMC swag bags each day! Find out more and enter by following our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

Friday: 2016 Panini Torque – Quad Materials #QM-CE – Chase Elliott /199 

Saturday: 2018-19 Panini Donruss – [Base] – Optic #189 – Rated Rookies – Jadon Sancho [SGC 9 MINT]

Sunday: 2019 Panini Phoenix – Rising Rookie Material Signature – Gloves #RR-1 – Kyler Murray /35

Monday: 2016 Pokémon XY Evolutions – 20th Anniversary Expansion Pack [Base] #12 – Charizard EX

Online Giveaways

With any COMC account purchase, you will automatically be entered into the drawing for the Daily Card Giveaway on the day of your purchase. If you make a purchase each of the four days during the sale, you will be entered for each of four daily drawings!

Friday: 2019-20 Upper Deck Allure – [Base] – Blue Line Auto Jerseys #100 – Rookies – Jack Hughes /99

Saturday: 2017 Panini Black Friday – Happy Holidays Santa Hat Relics – Cracked Ice #HH-DB – Devin Booker /25

Sunday: 2001 Upper Deck – Golf Gallery #GG4 – Tiger Woods [BGS 9.5 GEM MINT] 

Monday: 2020 Topps Diamond Icons – Autographs #AC-RA – Ronald Acuna Jr. /25

You may also enter the Daily Giveaway without making a purchase by completing our Black Friday / Cyber Monday Drawing Entry Form. Visit our Online Daily Giveaway Entry Form Page for the updated link each day beginning Friday, November 27th through Monday, November 30th. 


Check out our Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales Event Page for additional information!

Collecting Soccer Cards

Guest Post by Mitch – LDN Cards

So, you’d like to get involved with soccer cards, but you’re not sure where to start?

Maybe you’ve always been a fan of the sport, but you’re new to collecting. Perhaps you’ve always collected other sports, but you’ve just discovered the beautiful game. Maybe, you saw the incredible hype around the soccer card hobby during the Covid delayed Champions League, and you want a bit of the action.

Whatever your reason for wanting to get involved, know that you are not alone – in recent months, many people have taken their love of the beautiful game and extended it to ‘the hobby.’

After all, it was a hobby boom that was always coming. The most recent World Cup Final in 2018, hosted and won by the French, saw 1.1 BILLION viewers. The Premier League estimated that for their 18/19 season, they drew a viewership of 1.35 Billion, a growth of 11.5% in the prior year. These are huge numbers and give you some idea of the global appeal. Soccer is a juggernaut that keeps getting bigger.  For comparison, the 2020 NFL Super Bowl drew an estimated 102 million viewers.

For many around the world, collecting football (as I know it) cards and stickers is second nature. I can only speak directly about my own experiences, but most of us know it as part of growing up as an Englishman. It was simple as a child – we had stickers, and sometimes cards, for each season and tournament – you collected the set and traded your ‘swaps’ – but now it’s true that times have changed and maybe collecting isn’t so simple from the outside looking in.

So, where to start?   

There are plenty of topics to cover to bring you fully up to speed, but the first thing we need to talk about is the type of item you can collect. It doesn’t tend to go much further for most sports than cards, but for soccer, however, it is generally accepted that there are three main options that you can choose to collect.

1. TCG – Trading Card Games

You’ve probably seen these in stores, but you may not have looked twice at them. TCG cards are collectible soccer cards that can be used as playing cards. Think Pokemon or MTG, and you’ll get the idea.

These are typically targeted at a younger audience, and the price reflects this. That said, for some collectors, cards from these sets can hold genuine collectible value (if not always monetary) as it is frequently within these sets where many soccer stars make their first ‘hobby’ appearance.

Cast an eye at this year’s ‘Golden Boy’ shortlist, and you’ll struggle to find an earlier mass-produced item for Mitchel Bakker than his Adrenalyn card. What constitutes a rookie, or even a true-rookie, is often of immense consternation in the soccer hobby, but we will leave that for another day!

Brands to look for are both Panini with ‘Adrenalyn’ and Topps with ‘Match Attax.’ It may be that ‘Match Attax’ is a more recognizable brand name currently as they have benefited from a lot of hype due to inserting random autographs in their £1 packs (UK only). 

If you want to buy these, you can find them in most of your stores, and you can also order them online direct from the manufacturers.

2. Stickers

Across the world, stickers have been collected for a long time and in many forms. Everything from cards with areas you’d glue and stick down into albums to the modern style sticker you see now. Some of the oldest cards that vintage collectors hold in high regard were intended to be stuck down into an album.

Stickers are typically much cheaper than main hobby releases, and pricing for packs tends to be closer to what you’d pay for TCG cards.

Outside of the USA, stickers are likely most collectors’ entry point into the world of sports collecting. It’s easy, accessible, and has a massive nostalgia factor that draws someone like me back to them all the time. In the middle of a World Cup Summer, it isn’t rare to see a man in his mid-’30s sneaking a few packs of stickers into the shopping basket while out with the family as he tries to complete his album.

Why collect stickers now? Much like TCG, stickers can often be a superstar player’s earliest appearance but tend to carry more respect within the hobby. Want to pick up Erling Haaland’s ‘true rookie’? Well, I hope you like Austrian football stickers. Do you think Tariq Lamptey is the best full-back since Cafu? Again, grab yourself a sticker, my friend!

If you want to buy stickers, it boils down to your location. In Europe, you can buy these in your local stores or online from the manufacturer. In the US, you need to order them from the manufacturer or possibly turn to eBay for packs and boxes. Singles are available on eBay and, of course, through COMC.com!

3. Hobby Cards

As a third option, hobby cards are an area of enormous growth, both in terms of interest and monetary value. The premium releases are made by Panini and Topps, who hold varying licensing for different leagues, countries, and tournaments.

If you know the hobby, you already know the names, I’m sure – Panini Prizm, Panini Select, Topps Chrome, all popular releases, also seen in soccer year-on-year. This year we have even seen the release of Topps Bowman for the MLS!

These cards tend to be viewed as the creme de la creme and can often prove more popular than other items, even if they are not the first releases of a specific player. For example, Erling Haaland’s first release is his Austrian Bundesliga sticker, but for some, nothing can beat his Topps Chrome 19/20 card in Red Bull Salzburg colors. It’s all comes down to personal preference.

With this high level of desirability, there also come higher costs. The product does tend to be of better quality than TCG, and typically features include relic cards and top stars’ autographs. Topps Museum Collection was £100/$125 for eight cards, but you could potentially open up an autograph of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Robert Lewandowski – nothing to shrug at.

So, how do you buy these hobby cards? You’ve got options, particularly in the US. For boxes and packs, you can buy directly from the manufacturer, online retailers, and your local hobby stores. Many releases even feature cheaper ‘retail’ options, such as a blaster and cello packs, where the rewards are not so large, but the cost is far lower.

If you’re in the UK or Europe, the kicker has been a lack of access to hobby products for a long time, but that seems to be changing as both Topps and Panini offer limited availability direct from their online e-commerce websites. There’s nothing to stop you from ordering directly from the USA either, but you should think about customs and tax charges before you do.

Finally, if you don’t want to open packs yourself, you have the option of joining group breaks or buying singles on eBay or COMC just as you do any other sport. Group breaks for soccer have been fewer with the largest most well-known breakers, but they are often breaking new products as the interest increases.

I hope that a brief introduction to your options is a helpful first step into the world of soccer card collecting. I’ll be back with more features soon, but you can always reach out to me on social media or YouTube, and I’ll be happy to chat.

And with that, it just leaves me to wish you ‘happy collecting’!


About the Author:

Mitch is a London based sports card collector, with a Soccer Card focused YouTube channel and an ever-growing collection of David Beckham cards.

Fall into Flipping

What a year it’s been for the trading card hobby! This year has seen tremendous growth across the entire collectors’ hobby, with sports and non-sports cards reaching new heights of popularity and prices. One of the most popular and fastest-growing aspects of the hobby has become flipping cards. 

So, what is card flipping? It’s a term you most likely heard around the hobby but may not know what it means or entails.  

Many in the hobby use the term flipping to describe purchasing a card at a low price and selling it at an increased price for a profit. Others refer to flipping as a card they pulled from a pack and sold for a profit. For most people in the hobby, flipping means selling a card quickly, no matter how it was acquired, for a profit. 

One of the great user features of COMC is buying cards directly on our marketplace and storing the cards there until you are ready to sell them. This feature allows you to purchase a card, and relist it at a higher price, and flip it on our marketplace without ever requiring you to ship the card out to you. With COMC, you can purchase a card, immediately relist it, and quickly flip it for a profit all in the same day.

Looking to flip trading cards for profit on COMC but don’t know how to get started? We put together this easy to follow tutorial for you.

If you have any questions after reading this tutorial, don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.


About the Author:

Andy is the COMC Marketing Manager, bringing a wealth of marketing experience combined with a passion for trading cards. As an active hobby investor, he enjoys collecting and selling trading cards, especially football cards. Andy’s energy and enthusiasm are shared with the local community through his volunteer efforts at the theater and shouting from the stands at the University of Tennessee football games.

COMC is on the Road to the Virtual Expo

Event hosted and promoted by COMC Canada

LAST UPDATED November 19, 2020

2020 Virtual Sports Card Expo

Our Virtual Expo Submission specials are tailored to the current workload of each Processing Department. Submissions shipped to the incorrect location may be held unprocessed without a due date or returned at the owner’s expense.

Remember that shipments across international borders may be subject to duties, taxes, and handling charges. Should COMC pay to receive your submission, a $20.00 US handling charge will be applied in addition to Customs fees.

Submissions to Redmond Washington United States:

*Up to 20 Graded Elite Cards at half price

Submissions to Burnaby British Columbia Canada:

*All rookie year cards at current year pricing (maximum submission is 500 cards)

Please note that add-on fees may apply. Refer to our Supported Trading Cards page of acceptable Graded Cards.  Refer to our Selling Rates page for full details on fees. To find out how to submit cards under these specials, you must visit our booth at the Virtual Expo.

All submission specials must be postmarked by November 30th, 2020.

COMC on YouTube’s Sports Card Live

COMC Barry will be a guest on YouTube’s Sports Card Live at 7:00pm PST on November 18th to discuss COMC Canada and the Virtual Expo. There will be a special code provided that will enable viewers to become contestants on the COMC Challenge 12:30pm timeslot each day at our booth. Spots are limited.

Virtual Dice Game

A COMC member will roll three dice on the account holder’s behalf for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be drawn the week of November 22nd and will be announced on our Blog page. To claim your prize, email sportcardexpo@comc.com by December 18, 2020, and we’ll add the card to your account. Limit one roll per account per day. Limit one prize per account. As a bonus, if your roll turns up three of the same value (1-1-1, 2-2-2, etc) you win an instant prize to be mailed to your residence. Various styles and sizes of t-shirts available while supplies last.

COMC Challenge V2

Stop by our booth and watch the fun and competition!  If you are a contestant, invite your family and friends to cheer you on!

The Challenge is a game show-style competition with 6 contestants guessing the card number of the card we hold up for viewing.  First correct guess scores 1 pt.  Use any available tools to guess the correct answer.  Only one guess per contestant per card.  This process is repeated for 10 minutes.  Every 5th card is the “money ball” where the first correct guess scores two points. The highest score after 10 minutes is the winner of a $25.00 store credit. All other participants will receive a $5.00 store credit. You must have a COMC account and must be in the booth and share your video to participate.  You must be present 10 minutes before the contest begins. You can participate only once in the qualifying round.

Contestant registration is first-come, first-serve by emailing your selected time slots in order of preference to sportcardexpo@comc.com.  We will send an email confirming you are registered and we will update the blog when all spots are filled.

Include the following in your email: 

A) Your COMC account.  (For kids, it will be a parent’s or designate’s account)

B) Specify a choice of day, but it is preferred that you mention you are “OPEN” as spots may fill up fast and it’s easier for us just to assign you to an open slot.

C) Specify one of the following slots as applicable:

  1. General Registration:  For competitions at 9:00, 9:30, & 10:00 both days.  You may specify day and time choices, but again, it’s preferred that you are open to any day and time to ensure you are in.
  2. Kids Edition: The child’s name and age is also required.  Limit one child per family per day.
  3. Red Shield Invitational
  4. SCL Invitational and provide the special code

Kids Edition:  Participants must be 12 years old and under and will receive an instant prize as well.  Winners will not participate in the playoffs.

SCL Invitational:  No further details until show day

Red Shield Invitational:  Participants are account holders with the Red COMC Shield which represents surpassing the 1,000,000-point milestone on the COMC Challenges.  These people are the best at the original COMC Challenge.  Let’s see how they do here against one another.  Prizes double in value.  Send us an image of your username & red shield from the site. 

Employee Invitational:  Some fun for 6 staff members on their off time.  Winner will not participate in the playoffs.

Show attendees who didn’t pre-register can participate at the High Noon Event each day.

We will also accept standbys in case registrants do not show up on time or they are unable to participate.  Let us know 15 minutes before the start of the next contest.

Tournament of Champions Playoff:  The 6 daily winners compete for 3 spots in the finals.  In the event of a tie, sudden death will determine the finalists.

Tournament of Champions Finals:  The top 3 from Saturday and the top 3 from Sunday compete in the finals.  1st Place – $100 store credit; 2nd place – $50 store credit; 3rd place – $25 store credit.  In the event of ties for store credit prizes, sudden death will determine the winners.

Free Daily Box Breaks

We will be offering random team breaks to any COMC account holders who would like to participate.  Instead of first come, first, serve, we will draw entrants to represent the number of teams in that league.  Winners of the breaks will receive only the “hits” (inserts and rookie year cards, but no veteran base or commons) and must be at the booth to “pick up” their prize(s). 

You can register for both box breaks each day but can only participate in one.  By default, if you were assigned a team in the first break, win or lose, your entry in the second break will be nullified.  Multi-team cards will be randomized among the teams involved.  Cards with no affiliated team assigned will be randomized among all participants.

Daily Schedule, subject to change. All times listed in PST.

8:00am Show starts (stretch & warm-up)

9:00am COMC Challenge 

9:30am COMC Challenge 

10:00am COMC Challenge

11:00am Box Break #1

12:00pm COMC Challenge – Show registration

12:30pm COMC Challenge SCL Invitational

1:00pm COMC Challenge Kids Edition 

1:30pm COMC Challenge Red Shield Invitational 

2:00pm Box Break #2

3:00pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Playoff

3:30pm COMC Challenge Employee Invitational (Saturday)

3:30pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Finals (Sunday)

4:00pm End of day

Dice Game:  All day long

Check out our updated post tomorrow for further details about the COMC Challenge and the Dice Game!

Disclaimer and fine print:  These events are meant for fun and we appreciate that your participation will be in the same spirit.  The rules and regulations have been thought through but as our first attempt, some factors may have been missed and will require rules to be implemented on the spot using our best common sense.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  COMC credit prizes and instant prizes will be issued within 4 weeks of the show end date (December 22nd).  


Happy Halloween COMC Nation!

Under normal circumstances, COMC would be on the dark and winding road to the Fall Expo in Toronto, Canada. However, it’s still too scary outside, so we’ll stay in our haunted lair in Burnaby and show our frightening faces at the Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition on Saturday, November 21st, and Sunday, November 22nd.

This will be the first, biggest, and most fang-tastic multi-country virtual sports collectibles show the hobby has ever seen, as the owners of the Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo and the Chicago Sports Spectacular have combined mystical forces.

COMC will have a bone-chilling presence offering FUN interactive games and MONSTROUS giveaways, including the biggest CAT in the hobby. You’ll be in for a treat!

Our newest dreadful attempt at entertainment is the COMC Challenge V2, where you race against other rabid mortals for dastardly prizes. For those unfamiliar with the COMC Challenge, find out more about how you can win store credit for answering questions in our daily challenge.

More spook-tacular details to come!

We’ll release more spook-tacular details in the nights leading up to this awesome event, so be sure to follow us on our fear-inspiring Facebook page, our terrifying Twitter account, and our icky Instagram account.

We’ll add updates to this blog post including some creepy consignment specials.

Our ghastly goal at the show is to answer any squeamish questions you may have, attract guests to become members of COMC, and give something back to our loyal and boo-tiful customers.

For more gory details about the Expo itself, register for the Virtual Expo today!


Barry Mah

About the Author:

If you’ve previously attended card shows, you’re likely to recognize this familiar face. Barry has been a valued COMC team member since 2012 and manages our COMC office in Canada. Barry brings a wealth of operational excellence experience and a passion for trading cards, especially hockey cards. Thanks to him, everything runs smoothly up in Canada!

eBay Homepage Auctions Event: The NBA is Back!

COMC Auctions headlining the eBay Homepage

August 10th – 16th!

Following the success of June’s eBay Auctions event, we are excited to announce that COMC Auctions will be featured on eBay’s homepage from August 10th – 16th. This is the perfect opportunity to greatly increase the visibility of your auction consignments!

The focus of this event will be basketball as the NBA resumes their 2019-20 season, but high-end trading cards from all sports and genres are welcome for this event! Premier League Soccer has resumed play, and the MLB is starting their 60 game season in July.

Items must be received by 7/31 to be eligible for this promotion.

Here’s everything you need to know about submitting your sports cards for maximum exposure in this event.

When and how to submit your cards:

COMC users have multiple options for submitting cards for this event. Whether you already have cards consigned with us which you’d like to auction off, or you are considering sending new cards specifically for this event, details and key dates are listed below:

Mail-In Submission Deadlines

Cards received 7/18 – 7/24 will END during the promotion
Cards received 7/25 – 7/31 will BEGIN during the promotion

To create a new mail-in auctions submission, visit “Start New Submission” in your COMC Account and select the “eBay Auction” processing service as shown below.

Transfer to Auction Deadlines

Cards submitted for transfer 7/17 – 7/23 will END during the promotion
Cards submitted for transfer 7/24 – 7/30 will BEGIN during the promotion

If you already have cards in your COMC Inventory Manager, you can send them to auction in just a few clicks. This includes cards you bought from other consignors on our site! Right click on “Actions” and then select “Send to Auction” to begin the auction transfer process.

Important Auctions Reminders

As you consider participating in this exciting auctions event, there are a few key reminders we’d like to share:

  • The minimum fee per auction, regardless of the final sale price, is $3.50. For the best possible experience, we do not recommend you submit cards to auction which will not reach a final sale price of $20 or more.
  • There are no cancellations once we receive your auction submission.

For more information about our auctions service, please refer to our Auctions and Auctions FAQ pages. We are so excited for you to participate in this promotion!

2020 Virtual Expo Recap Blog

The first ever Sport Card Expo: Virtual Edition is now in the books. We hoped that you enjoyed this past weekend’s expo as much as we did.  We want to thank everyone who stopped by COMC’s virtual booth! We tried to make it as interactive as possible with the virtual dice roll contest and the daily box breaks.  We’ll take this experience and we’ll make our future online convention appearances even better!

Without further adieu, here are the winners for our giveaways during the Virtual Expo!

Virtual Dice Roll Winners

ROLL A 3, 4, OR 5 – 2015 Leaf Executive Collection Walter Payton Autograph – joshpackham

ROLL A 6 OR 7 – 2017-18 Upper Deck #247 Brock Boeser RC – ThirstyWombat

ROLL AN 8 – 2017-18 Upper Deck #221 Alex DeBrincat RC – RodKish10

ROLL A 9 – 2016-17 UD Ice Frozen Fabrics Red #FF-JQ Jonathan Quick #03/20 – After5Sportscards

ROLL A 10 – 2014-15 Panini Paramount Penmanship #P-KW Kevin Willis #69/99 – mlo9813

ROLL A 11 – 2018-19 Upper Deck #499 Brady Tkachuk RC – nickwise10

ROLL A 12 – 2015-16 Fleer Showcase PMG Blue #MU-12 Mikko Rantanen #48/50 – marshdel

ROLL A 13 – 2016-17 Compendium Blue #900 Auston Matthews RC – legionitalia

ROLL A 14 OR 15 – 2017-18 Upper Deck #201 Nico Hischier RC – tylerg215

ROLL A 16, 17, OR 18 – 2016-17 MVP #364 Mitch Marner RC – DallasDamfit

To claim your prize, email winner@comc.com with your name and username before 23:59:59 PDT August 21, 2020.  This email is strictly for use to handle trade show prize claims.  Any other customer service related issues must be sent to staff@comc.com

Friday Box Break Results

Here are the results of from the Friday Box Break – Email winner@comc.com before 23:59:59 July 4th, 2020 to claim your prize if you didn’t acknowledge us at the booth after the break.

The Walter Payton autograph won by COMC user joshpackam. Congrats Josh!

MichaelTBond (Predators) – 2019-20 UD Update #516 Jarnkrok

cws_cards (Blues) – 2019-20 UD Update #527 Walman; 2019-20 SPA Spectrum FX #S-75 Kostin

rseth11 (Maple Leafs) – 2019-20 SPA Authentic Winners #AW-MM Marner

LeighT89 (Senators) – 2019-20 SPA #233 Beaudin; 2019-20 SPA #156 Veronneau

capell73 (Canadiens) – 2019-20 SPA Red #73 Drouin; 2019-20 SPA #104 Price

joshpackham (Penguins) – 2019-20 SPA SOTT #SOTT-MU Murray; 2019-20 UD Update #517 Johnson

yideeman (Coyotes) – 2019-20 UD Update #511 Soderberg

2018Collects (Devils) – 2019-20 SPA Red #90 Subban

tonyt614 (Rangers) – 2019-20 SPA Red #33 Lundqvist; 2019-20 SPA #116 Lundqvist; 2019-20 UD Update #539 Lundqvist

Uppermaven19 (Oilers) – 2019-20 SPA Essentials #SPE-CM McDavid; 2019-20 SPA Essentials #SPE-LD Draisaitl

SportsCardCollector (Bruins) – 2019-20 SPA #101 Rask; 2019-20 SPA Spectrum FX #S-13 Marchand

No hits were awarded to the following – Apfox34 (Red Wings); sidneyk10 (Blackhawks); manzo96 (Lightning); ShiningSportsCards (Kings); CanadaWarehouse (Sabres); Bwcook (Flyers); ottoveltri (Avalanche); Fish4cards (Blue Jackets); legionitalia (Capitals); Mark2823 (Golden Knights); gostl (Panthers); flemingc04 (Jets); Gowzer7 (Sharks); teraden (Stars); anamorphic (Flames); bfitts (Hurricanes); tylerg215 (Canucks); kokos1000 (Islanders); allstarcollectors (Wild); simonkingstone (Ducks)

Saturday Box Break Results

Here are the results of from the Saturday Box Break – Email winner@comc.com before 23:59:59 July 4th, 2020 to claim your prize if you didn’t acknowledge us at the booth after the break.

The Bobby Orr we pulled, which was randomized to lucky COMC user smk12335!

tylerg215 (Hurricanes) – 2019-20 SPA Spectrum FX #S-31 Teravainen

mint39 (Golden Knights) – 2019-20 UD Update #507 Stephenson

Joshcockeram (Sharks) – 2019-20 UD Update #523 Blichfeld

dirtybird2 (Lightning) – 2019-20 SPA #105 Stamkos

UhtredtheViking (Penguins) – 2019-20 SPA #102 Crosby; 2019-20 UD Update #542 Crosby; 2019-20 UD Update #536 Letang

dble_g2k (Blue Jackets) – 2019-20 SPA Red #2 Bjorkstrand

Mark2823 (Devils) – 2019-20 SPA #111 Hughes

After5Sportscards (Sabres) – 2019-20 UD Update #503 Ullmark2019-20 SPA Essentials #SPE-JE Eichel

smk12335 (Kings) – 2019-20 SPA Spectrum FX #S-46 Prokhorkin; 2019-20 SPA Red #49 Doughty; 2019-20 SPA Red #17 Quick

mclean_m (Ducks) – 2019-20 SPA Essentials #SPE-JG Gibson

VaTimmMan (Islanders) – 2019-20 SPA #193 Dobson

Flemingc04 (Capitals) – 2019-20 SPA Essentials #SPE-JC Carlson

No hits were awarded to the following – LeighT89 (Flyers); Camronn (Wild); Panterika (Flames); Costa1000 (Canadiens); Damfit (Canucks); Chrisrobertson99 (Rangers); gilly310 (Senators); RS2002 (Predators); ThirstyWombat (Blackhawks); Stevey (Stars); Hopeman0921 (Bruins); boris213z (Avalanche); SportsCardCollector (Coyotes); 2018Collects (Oilers); kokos1000 (Maple Leafs); benlottie (Panthers); vcarneiro (Blues); yideeman (Jets); Fletcher_hater (Red Wings)

Surprisingly, we pulled a 2017-18 SPA Great White North #GWN-BO Bobby Orr Certified Autograph Card out of the 2nd pack of the 2nd box.  With no team logo, we randomized 4X in honour of Mr. Orr among all 31 participants.  The lucky username was smk12335.  Congratulations!  We look forward to seeing you at the next show – either virtually or in-person.

Sport Card Expo Virtual Edition: COMC in Attendance!

COMC will be in attendance at the Sportcard Expo – Virtual Edition on June 19 & 20th. Thanks to the sponsors of the show, attendance is free! We will be answering questions you may have on how COMC can be part of your hobby experience. Due to internal system limitations, we will not be able to respond to specific account user questions.

Take Advantage of our Mailbox Service

Use our mailbox service to save time on shipping.  Expo sellers can send all of the cards sold to the COMC as one shipment.  Cards can be deposited into buyers’ accounts through the mailbox service.  Just have your buyers create a COMC account and label their purchases with that name.  This will allow buyers to piggyback their Expo purchases with COMC purchases for lower cost per item shipping with buyer protection. Buyers can request shipments to their COMC Mailbox accounts for the above reasons.  Read more about our mailbox service at https://www.comc.com/mailbox.

*Mailbox submissions sent to our US office will experience processing delays. Current Mailbox processing times begin when packages are opened.

Virtual Dice Game to Win Real Prices

A COMC member will roll die on account holder’s behalf for a chance to win prizes.  Winners will be drawn the week of June 21st and will be announced on our Facebook page.  To claim your prize, email csc@comc.com by August 20th, 2020 and we’ll add the card into your account along with store credit to cover shipping.  Limit one roll per account.

Free Daily Box Breaks

We will be offering random team breaks to any COMC account holders who would like to participate (limit one slot per household).  Winners will receive only the “hits” (no base / commons) and will have to be at the booth the “pick up” their prize.  More details will be announced at the show.

Disclaimer & Conclusion

As this is the first show of its kind, we may encounter some technical difficulties, so we add the precautionary disclaimer that the show events are subject to change.   

We hope you can attend its event and visit the vendors that would normally set up at the Toronto Expo.

For more details about the show, visit https://sportcardexpo.com/ve/

Lastly, we want to wish all Dads a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

eBay Homepage Auctions Event! Inserts & Parallels

COMC Auctions headlining the eBay Homepage June 15th – June 21st!

Inserts and Parallels have been making a big splash in the sports card markets. Some of them newly created, and some a depiction of past inserts. This Auction Event is themed around this current trend, so don’t miss this opportunity to get additional exposure for your unique cards!

When to submit your cards:

Auctions STARTING during promotion must be received by COMC between 6/1 – 6/5
Auctions ENDING during promotion must be received by COMC between 5/24 – 5/29

Net Marvels

Marvels Inserts are taking off! Previously, this Marvel LeBron James card was valued and selling for less than $5.00. Prices over the past few months have soared to over $250.00!
The Marvel set as a whole is highly collectible, so what better time to send them to COMC Auction? Get your submissions in now to ensure they arrive in time for the event!

Prizm Baseball

Prizm baseball is on the rise. Take a look at the 2012 Prizm Mike Trout Rookie #50 for example. This was selling for less than $10 over 2 months ago.
The current market value has surpassed the $100 mark and is consistently hitting close to $120. With a 1000% increase in price, now is a great time to send in your Prizm Inserts & Parallels!

2016 Optic Holos

Optic Holos have been on fire in the marketplace. Here we see the 2016 Optic Holo Tom Brady. Prior to the surge, this card was selling for roughly $5-10. Now, prices are anywhere from $140-160!
The Optic Holo price jumps are not limited to just football; basketball is also seeing huge increases. Get all your Optic Holos in now!

The Best 2020 Topps Series 1 Rookies to Watch!

Looking to find those early rookie cards of this years potential young stars? 2020 Topps Series 1 is newly available on the COMC Marketplace! In this article we will look at some of the big name rookies and a few we think have a chance to make a big splash this season.

Yordan Alvarez Card  #276

The obvious player to look for in this year’s Topps Series 1 is Yordan Alvarez. Coming off a 2019 campaign where he was deemed the American League Rookie of the Year. In only 87 games for the Houston Astros, he cranked 27 home runs and batted in 78 runs. With an OPS over 1.000, its safe to say Alvarez is one to watch. The one downside of his game is the number of strikeouts, he will have to try to limit those this upcoming 2020 season.

Aristides Aquino – Card #20

Although a little older than the average rookie, Aristides Aquino has a lot of tools to like. He stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. That’s a lot of potential power and he showed that when he knocked in 19 homeruns in only 56 games played for the Cincinatti Reds. Although he did not hit for a great average, .259, it was a serviceable number and now having a full off season, he should be able to bump it up.

Bo Bichette – Card #78

Bo Bichette did not have your typical rookie issues when it came to getting on base, as he averaged .311 at the plate. At 21 years of age, Bichette has already shown he could be a special shortstop. In the 46 games he appeared in, Bo had 61 hits, stole 4 bases and accounted for 32 runs for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Gavin Lux – Card #292

Gavin does not have as large of a sample size as the rest of the guys mentioned on this list, but he has a lot of tools. He can play both shortstop and second base which makes he a nice versatile piece that the Los Angeles Dodgers can use. Lux is one of the younger guys to have seen some big-league time as he is just 21 years old. With the Dodgers a clear front runner to represent the NL in the World Series, there is a lot to like with this kid.

Nico Hoerner – Card #70

With the loss of Russell Addison, Nico Hoerner has a lot of opportunity to showcase his talent this upcoming season. Don’t be surprised if we see him in the starting lineup after the end of this spring training. A rookie of Nico’s caliber could be just the rejuvenation the cubs need to turn it around from their 3rd place finish in the NL Central in 2019.

Trent Grisham – Card #9

Trent Grisham, formerly known at Trent Clark, was the 15th overall pick in the 2015 draft. Although he has not been explosive like one would assume a first-round pick would be, he has been a solid player so far in his 51 major league games. Also noteworthy is the fact he just turned 23 a few months ago, and he should slot in nicely on an already stacked Milwaukee Brewers team.

Kyle Lewis – Card #64

Kyle Lewis was also put on this list for his small sample size. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2016 draft, and he showed why at the end of last season. In only 18 games with the Seattle Mariners, Lewis belted 6 homeruns, 13 RBIs and accounted for another 10 runs himself. One thing to keep an eye on with Lewis is the amount of strikeouts, but the Mariners should do a good job protecting him in the lineup as the youth movement in Seattle is all about patience.

That’s going to do it for our list, but now we want to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below which rookies you’ll be stashing from 2020 Topps Series 1? Who do you think will stand out as the top rookie in the set? We’d love to hear your thoughts, and we’ll see you again for Series 2 later this year!

Tutorial: How To Buy Now & Ship Later on COMC.com

One of the biggest benefits to shopping on the COMC Marketplace is the ability to buy now and ship later! If you do not have an immediate need to have your items in-hand, or you want to save on the cost of shipping by combining purchases over time into one shipment request, this revolutionary way to buy online is for you!

We’ve created this step by step visual tutorial to help you buy cards over time and ship them later. This tutorial was created for the new COMC member in mind, so some of these features may not be new to you. This tutorial is only intended to offer overview of the buy now ship later feature, and does not cover all of the other powerful features available to COMC Members. You can learn about other functions of your COMC account here.

Click here to create your account

Click here to purchase store credit

As always, if you have any questions, our Customer Service Team is ready to help with all your account needs! Please email staff@comc.com with your questions related to buying now and shipping later!