Now it takes $20K to reach the top 10

It wasn’t even two months ago that I posted about the #10 seller crossing the $10K mark for the first time. Today the top 10 sellers all have more than $20K worth of cards for sale through our consignment service.

10 sellers over $20K

10 sellers over $20K

RFleshin is the new seller in the top 10. Here are some of the amazing cards he has for sale.

1961 Topps #300 - Mickey Mantle - Courtesy of 1951 Topps Blue Backs #3 - Richie Ashburn - Courtesy of

1960 Topps #250 - Stan Musial - Courtesy of

4 new testimonials just added

Here are two great testimonials from buyers and two from sellers that just arrived in the last 24 hours.

“I am very pleased to be utilizing your services and I intend to continue to send cards and sell them through your company. This is too easy.
Thank you very much – you folks do a great job !”

“I just wanted to say this store is awsome!!! The prices are great and the shipping and handling is cheap and fast! Thank you checkoutmycards for everything!”
Morgan, Visalia, CA

“Thanks to you and your team for the super speedy service!”

“The shipment arrived today. Great stuff !”
Brian, Alberta, Canada


2 weeks until the National!

Get your cards to us ASAP if you want priority processing. We leave for the National Sports Collectors Convention in two weeks. Steve, Mark, and I will be manning our booth (#783).

We have been cranking through cards at an amazing rate. If you get your cards to us by next week, we will likely get them on the site before the National. I just finished pushing 18 shipments of cards into different sellers’ accounts today. As the sellers set asking prices over the next few days, there should be a lot of fresh inventory on the site.

Here are a few cards that should show up very soon.
1967 Topps #569 - Rookie Stars Rod Carew RC (Rookie Card) Hank Allen RC (Rookie Card) DP - Courtesy of

2004 Upper Deck Etchings Etched in Time Autograph Blue #KG - Ken Griffey Jr./150 - Courtesy of 2005 Bowman Chrome #259 - Frank Gore AU B RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of

1973-74 Topps #240 - Julius Erving - Courtesy of 1986-87 Fleer #7 - Charles Barkley RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of

New #2 seller on the site!

Over the past couple weeks, you may have noticed the account eaglescards2 crawling up the carts. It finally stopped at #2 with more than $90,000 worth of cards. This collection of cards was received from a local dealer who is helping someone liquidate a large collection. Most of the cards we received were jersey or autographed cards. Here are a few examples.

2006 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #223 - Vince Young A - Courtesy of
2006 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #223 – Vince Young A BV $250

2001 Fleer Legacy Derek Jeter Collection #NNO - D.Jeter Leg Minors JSY - Courtesy of
2001 Fleer Legacy Derek Jeter Collection #NNO – D.Jeter Leg Minors JSY

2005-06 Bowman Chrome X-Fractors #155 - Andrew Bogut AU/25 - Courtesy of
2005-06 Bowman Chrome X-Fractors #155 – Andrew Bogut AU/25 BV $250

2003-04 Fleer Authentix Jersey Authentix Autographs All-Star #AJAAM - Alonzo Mourning/50 - Courtesy of
2003-04 Fleer Authentix Jersey Authentix Autographs All-Star #AJAAM – Alonzo Mourning/50 BV $200

New site improvements

I finally set aside some time to make improvements to the site. Here are some of the things I was able to get done this weekend.

Performance Improvements
Now that we have been getting a lot more data, there have been some noticeable slowdowns on certain parts of the site. Here are some areas where we improved performance this weekend.

  • Home page average render time was about 3 seconds, now the average is 0.03 seconds
    • This 100x performance improvement was achieved by using a technique called Partial-Page Output Caching. We couldn’t use the simple output caching because we display the number of items in your shopping cart, and this always needs to be calculated.
  • Search page render time was commonly 3-10 seconds, now it is almost always less than 1 second

Quantity Manufactured now displayed in the search results
You no longer need to dig into the card details page to see if a card is serial numbered. The quantity manufactured is now tacked on to the end of the description. Also, you can choose to sort the search results by the quantity manufactured.

Sort by Quantity Manufactured

Sort by Quantity Manufactured

More Meaningful Sorting by High Book Value
Cards that are listed in Beckett but do not have a book price are now mixed in with the rest of the cards when sorting by highest book value.

We have been getting more and more cards that have very low serial numbers and do not have a price listed in Beckett. The previous default sort order would put all of these at the top, and this kept burying the legitimately high priced cards further and further down. Now we try to weave in the un-priced cards approximately where they might be if they had a book value.

Seattle area card show this weekend

Steve Hollander will be at the Totem Lake Mall card show this weekend representing This is your last opportunity to drop off cards before the National convention.

Add 100 cards to your account for free!
If you haven’t started using our consignment services, drop off cards at the show and we will process the first 100 cards for free. This is a $22 value.

Local card shows
Here is a schedule of the Seattle area card shows that we will be attending. You are always welcome to swing by our table. We love to chat about the site. If you are in the Seattle area, this is the best way to give us feedback.