COMC Office Pack Battle League Update #2

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Introduction

The COMC Office Pack Battle League is now four weeks into it’s inaugural season and trends are starting to take form. Of course, it’s still very early in the season, and no team is too far out of the hunt to be counted out.

If you’re not familiar with our scoring system or the rules of our league, you can read our introductory blog here. If you missed our first update and want to take a look at how things got underway through the first two weeks of the season click here.

A big congratulations to Sean Manaea for his 10-strikeout no hit performance against the Boston Red Sox in Week 4!

Current Standings

standingsweek2In the overall league standings through four weeks, Bob has emerged as the front-runner with 10 total points. Over the past two weeks, he’s secured 8 points and has leapfrogged the field after sitting in 17th place after the first two weeks of the season. The rest of the field remains tightly packed, with only three points separating 10th place from 1st place.

Home Run King Standings:

No clear leader has emerged in the Home Run King standings as a four-way tie exists at the top with Brandon, James, Bob and Tad each with five points. Bob took the ‘w’ in the HR category in week 3 with six home runs and Tad claimed top honors in week 4 with five homers.

Hit King Standings:

Despite adding no points from the hits category over the past two weeks, Kevin’s fast start with five points through the first two weeks was enough to keep him in the lead. The field is tightly closing in however as David sits in second with four points. Four teams tied with 13 hits each in week 3 to claim 1st place points while Jeff took the victory in hits in week 4 with a whopping 21 hits.

Strikeout King Standings:

Our five-way tie from the previous update has become just a two-way tie as Tim and Jeremy top the leader board with four points each. Dylan blazed past the competition in week 3 with 23 strike outs, while Bob followed up in week 4 with an 18-strikeout performance that was good for the top spot.

Week 3 Results (April 12th  – 18th )

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In week 3 action, Bob begun his march to the top of the leader board by scoring top points in the home run category with six home runs with his high risk high reward decision to play two Charlie Blackmon cards in the home run stat. A four-way tie at hits this week at 13 total hits yielded first place points distributed liberally. Dylan’s 23 strike outs from Gerrit Cole and Julio Teheran were enough to cement a strong first place finish.

HR Points:  Bob (3), Sean (2), Jeff (1), David (1), Kevin (1), Jade (1)
Hits Points: Jeremy (3), Geoff (3), Tim (3), David (3), Dieter (2), Angela (2), Tad (2), Chris (1)
K’s Points: Dylan (3), Brian (2), Jeremy (1)

Week 4 Results (April 19th – 25th )

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Bob followed up his three-point week 3 with a five point week 4 effort. Bob took first in Strikeouts with 18 K’s thanks to Gerrit Cole (is that name looking familiar yet?) and Sean Manaea and put up a second-place effort in hits coming just three hits short of the 21 hits acquired by category winner Jeff. Tad reigned supreme in the home run category with 5 on the bats of second-year studs Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger.

HR Points:  Tad (3), James (2), Brandon (2), Dylan (1), David (1), Sean (1), Jeff (1), Kevin (1)
Hits Points: Jeff (3), Bob (2), Sean (1)
K’s Points: Bob (3), Chris (2), Tim (1), Brian (1), Sean (1)

That will do it for this update. Our next update will come in two weeks where we’ll break down the week 5 & 6 action in the COMC Office Pack Battle League.

#Cardstock Volume 4 – Around the Diamond

#CardSTOCK is an ongoing series created by Baseball Cards Daily’s Chris Steuber that details the hobby value of baseball players based on their popularity and performance . You can check out all past editions of #CardSTOCK here.

We’re a few weeks into the season and players are just starting to find their in the grind that is a the 162 game major league season. Batting averages are still a little wonky, and ERA’s are all of the place, but the perennial all-stars are once again beginning to separate themselves  from the crowd. In Volume 4 of #Cardstock , Steuber goes around the infield diamond by highlighting a player at each position that are worthy of your investment.

COMC on the Road: Edmonton Recap & Toronto Preview!

We would like to thank everyone for stopping by the COMC booth at the Edmonton Summit Show.  It was great to be able to reward COMC account holders with chances to win one of 20 prizes.  Winners and details on how to claim those prizes can be found below.  We will be jet-setting again but further east to the Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga, Ontario which runs from May 4th – 6th, 2018.

Free Giveaways!
Stop by our booth for a free gift (One per customer per day while supplies last).  Kids can get their hand stamped with our COMC Shield logo.

Prize Wheel!
downloadSpin to win an entry for a chance to win one of twenty prizes including

  1. 2017 Canada Post Hockey Night Heroes Autographed Bobby Orr Stamp
  2. 2016-17 Upper Deck #451 Patrik Laine RC
  3. 2016-17 Upper Deck #468 Mitch Marner RC.

Please note that you must have a COMC account to participate.  You can create an account at our booth, but we recommend that accounts be created prior to the event as queues can form while creating accounts at the event.  Limit one official spin per COMC account holder per show.  All participants will receive a COMC branded storage box (while supplies last).

Winners, along with instructions on how to claim the wheel prizes, will be announced on our Facebook page by Friday May 11th.

Second Chance Store Credit Draws!
Spin didn’t win?  COMC members who purchase store credit between April 29 and May 8 will be eligible to win matching store credit amounts up to $100.00.  Five random accounts who did not win on the prize wheel will be drawn.  These winners will also be announced on our Facebook page by Friday May 11th.

expo showGames For The Kids!
Young collectors accompanied by a COMC account holding parent can spin-to-win instant prizes (while supplies last).

COMC is everywhere!
There are thousands of active consignors on COMC.  Some of them are set up at the Expo. This year you will be able to spot them as they sport the newly minted COMC Shirt.  Check them out at the show and afterwards, check what they have for sale on COMC.

If you are an exhibitor and would like to participate, please contact staff@comc.com for more details.  Enrollment is limited.

Drop Off Consignment Accepted!
We will be accepting drop-off submissions at the Expo to help our consignors save on the cost of shipping.  Before dropping off your submission, please follow the steps below:

  1.  All submissions must have complete and accurate paperwork.  Please use the ‘Toronto Expo drop off location’ option in step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing.  This year, we will have a printing station set up to help you complete this.
  2.   Ensure your submission is packed securely within a secure card box.

 

Edmonton Summit Show Prize Wheel Drawing Results:

Grand Prize Winner:
2015-16 Upper Deck MVP #248 Connor McDavid RC – KRL450

Runner-Up Winners:
2016-17 SPx Impressions Autograph #IA-LD Leon Draisaitl #089/199 – sportsworldcollectibles
2017-18 Upper Deck Centennial Standouts Achievement #CS-99 Wayne Gretzky – kcatthebat
2016-17 SPx Extreme Black Holo-Shield #EB-SM Sean Monahan – canuckcoin
2016 Upper Deck National Convention – Prominent Cuts VIP #VIP-1 Wayne Gretzky – dgladeau
2017-18 Upper Deck Game Dated Moments #1 Connor McDavid – calen_9
2017-18 Upper Deck Game Dated Moments – #37 Connor McDavid – Uhtredtheviking
2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Royal Blue Cubes #73 Leon Draisaitl #74/99 – cocoscards
2017-18 Upper Deck Game Dated Moments – #42 Connor McDavid – cnedeljak
2015-16 Upper Deck GTS Overtime – Luminary Legends #LL-21 Wayne Gretzky – austinw99
2016-17 Upper Deck – [Base] #231 Matthew Tkachuk RC – powelldu
2015-16 Upper Deck – One Timers #1T-WG Wayne Gretzky – Kloeaces
2016-17 Upper Deck Silver Foil #75 Connor McDavid – LBF240
2017 Upper Deck National Convention – Prominent Cuts #PC-4 Connor McDavid – DANO1975
2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Rainbow Color Wheel #1 Connor McDavid – Nutella
2015-16 Upper Deck – Code to Greatness #CTG-25 Wayne Gretzky – marchese
2017-18 Upper Deck Compendium – “C” #C-SP Achievement Connor McDavid – dagermouth
2017-18 Upper Deck – UD Game Jersey – Patch #GJ-DB Dustin Byfuglien #04/15 – cmelnyk
2017 Upper Deck National Convention – Prominent Cuts VIP #VIP-2 Connor McDavid – Rebareebs
2016-17 Upper Deck Compendium Blue #400 Connor McDavid – TerryNelsonAB

To claim your prize, you must contact staff@comc.com with your name & username before May 31, 2018 @ 23:59:59 PDT.

Second Chance Store Credit Draw Winners.

If these account holders added store credit between April 18 & 24, 2018, they will win matching store credit up to $100.00:

richym1
Cheli1
kdvm

 

BGS Grading Changes and Expedited Services Update

Hello COMC Nation!

Each Spring we announce updates and changes to the Beckett Grading Services offered through COMC. This year, we are bringing to you our fastest BGS turn-around time ever with our new 3-Week service. Additionally, we are making changes to our current 6-Week service level so we can continue to meet our customer’s expectations of accurate and guaranteed time frames.

Please note that regardless of service level chosen, all items submitted for grading through COMC are subject to the 1% declared value fee for insurance purposes. Items can be submitted for grading via the actions tab of the item that you want to submit to grading within your COMC inventory manager.

What’s Changing on April 25th, 2018:

New 3-Week Expedited BGS Service Level Added!

You asked and we listened! We all know that players can get hot in an instant and market value can change in the blink of an eye. Starting this week, COMC Members seeking grading services for their time-sensitive items can submit their items to our new 3-Week expedited BGS Service, our fastest turnaround time ever. We’re offering the 3-Week service at $40 per item, with autographed cards an additional $2 and oversized cards an additional $8.

Changes to our current 6-Week Service

In accordance with a BGS rate increase in 2018, COMC is also adjusting rates to reflect those changes. The base rate for our 6-Week service is now $21, with add-ons of $2 for autographs and $8 per oversized item. The guaranteed time frame for this service will remain unchanged.

The cut-off time to submit items under the old rate is April 24th, 2018 at 11:59pm.

The Hunt for Item #50,000,000! – $1,000 Store Credit Reward

8/21/18 – The reward has officially been claimed. Be on the look out for our blog post next week!

Help COMC acquire this milestone card and win $1000 COMC Store Credit

Hello COMC Nation & ePack Members!

We are calling upon YOU to help us secure a very coveted milestone card that represents a small piece of COMC history. In return, we are offering a reward of $1000.00 COMC Store Credit to the lucky individual who transfers this item into their COMC account from their Upper Deck ePack account.

We recently added item number 50,000,000 to our catalog, a monumental achievement for our team. The 50 millionth item cataloged just happens to be a card from the recently released 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey ePack set. The set went live on the ePack website yesterday to the delight of collectors!

The 50 millionth card added to our catalog is this 2017-18 Upper Deck – Silver Foil #376 Chris Kreider card

2017-18 Upper Deck  – Silver Foil #376 Chris Kreider

Silver foil cards can be acquired on the ePack website through combining 10 copies of the digital base card together. When an ePack member does this, the 10 digital base cards are removed from their account and they are given one physical silver foil parallel of the combined cards.  Once a silver foil card has been acquired on the ePack website, it can be transferred to its owner’s COMC account where a COMC item number will be assigned to the item.

How YOU can help us acquire item #50,000,000:

  1. Acquire 10 copies of card #376 Chris Kreider from the 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey set on the ePack website via opening packs of UD Series 2 Hockey or trading with other ePack users for the card.
  2. Combine those 10 copies of #376 Chris Kreider on ePack to receive one silver foil parallel version.
  3. Transfer the silver foil #376 Chris Kreider to your COMC account. Click here for ePack’s tutorial on how to transfer items from your ePack account to your COMC account.
  4. Locate the transferred item within your COMC inventory manager and check the item number.
  5. If your Silver Foil #376 Chris Kreider is item number 50,000,000 you are our Grand Prize Winner! Contact us via email, Facebook, Twitter or a blog comment and let us know that you have item #50,000,000 in your possession!

Stay tuned to this blog post as we will make an update announcement if and/or when the hunt for item #50,000,000 has ended. Milestone items such as this card are important keepsakes for COMC to help remind us how far we’ve come over since our inception. Thank you and good luck!

COMC Office Pack Battle League Update #1

Introduction

Our case yielded a 1:93,600 packs mascot auto relic pulled by Tad.

Last month, we introduced our COMC Office Pack Battle League concept, structure and scoring system. If you’d like to revisit that blog to learn more about our league click here. Our league roster has been finalized with 20 teams in the hunt over the course of our 18-week season. Each week runs from Thursday through the following Wednesday, with each League Manager choosing 4 batters (2 for the hits category, 2 for the home runs category) and 2 pitchers for the strikeouts category using only cards found in their two packs opened for the week.

With two weeks in the books and each team opening just two packs a week to set their roster, our 20 teams has collectively opened just 2 boxes and 8 packs out of the 20-box case of 2018 Topps Opening Day that packs are being pulled from. Team Manager and COMC Processing Team Member Tad P. crushed the odds by hitting a 1:93,600 packs Billy the Marlin Mascot Autographed Relic card.

Current Standings

In the overall league standings, we currently have a three-way tie between Kevin, Grant and Brandon with seven total points each. Jeremy and James round out the top five each with five points, while 6th-12th place remain tightly bunched up in the season’s infancy. All twenty teams are on the board with points just two weeks into the season.

Home Run King Standings:

Brandon, Jade, Steve and James lead the home run leader boards each with three points in the category. James and Brandon tied for 1st place in week 1 each with six round trippers. Jade took top honors in week two with Mike Moustakas and J.D. Martinez each hitting two homers.

Hit King Standings:

Kevin has a firm lead on first place in the hits leader board with five points after winning the category in week one with 19 hits and following it up with a 2nd place finish in week 2 with 14 hits. Grant took top honors in week 2 with his 15-hit combination of Jose Altuve (6) and Kris Bryant (9).

Strikeout King Standing:

A five-way tie between Brandon, Tim, Grant, Jeremy and Jeff currently exists through the first two weeks of the season. The record for most strikeouts in a week currently belongs to Brandon’s week 2 combination of Yu Darvish and Corey Kluber who notched a combined 22 k’s.

Week 1 Results (March 29th – April 4th)

Excited to get underway, our Managers had their teams set and ready and go for Opening Day! In the home runs category, James and Brandon tied for top honors with six homers each, with Bryce Harper anchoring their respective teams. Kevin dominated the hits category with 19 hits (Paul Dejong 10 hits, Dee Gordon 9 hits). Grant, Jeremy and Jeff led the pack each with 17 strikeouts, enough to earn each team three-points.

HR Points: James (3), Brandon (3), Tad (2), Steve (1), David (1), Brian (1)
Hits Points: Kevin (3), James (2), Steve (1), Brandon (1)
K’s Points: Grant (3), Jeremy (3), Jeff (3), Kevin (2), Angela (2), Tim (1), David (1)

Week 2 Results (April 5th – 11th)

Jade squeaked out a win over a tightly packed field in the home runs stat with four on the week. A six-way tie for 2nd place at three home runs and seven more teams tying for 3rd with 2 home runs meant that 14 teams earned points in the HR category this week. Hit was a little more clear cut, with Grant’s 15 hits being enough to earn 1st place points, besting Kevin’s 14 hits and denying him back-to-back wins in the category. Brandon dominated the field with 22 strike outs, five more than 2nd place.

HR Points: Jade (3), Jeremy (2), Geoff (2), Dieter (2), Steve (2), Bryson (2), Bob (2), Grant (1), Chris (1), Dylan (1), Brian (1), Jeff (1), David (1), Tim (1)
Hits Points: Grant (3), Kevin (2), Dieter (1), David (1)
K’s Points: Brandon (3), Tim (2), Geoff (1), Sean (1)

We will publish weekly league updates every two weeks throughout the course of our 18-week season. Are you playing in a similar trading card inspired fantasy league, or did you get a major hit out of your rips of 2018 Topps Opening Day product? We want to hear about it! Share with us in the comments below!

COMC @ The Summit Sports Collectibles Show April 21st & 22nd

Just like Connor McDavid winning the Art Ross Trophy in back-to-back years, we are returning for a second consecutive year to the 9th annual Summit Sports Collectibles Show at Millennium Place, Sherwood Park, Alberta on April 21-22, 2018.  Not only will our popular prize wheel be returning this year, but we’ll also be offering a chance to show goers to win COMC store credit and holding daily giveaways. As always, we’ll be be accepting drop-off consignment submissions throughout the show.

Prize Wheel!
Spin to win a an entry for a chance to win a 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP #278 Connor McDavid RC.   There will be 19 additional prizes too long to list, but will be on display.

Please note that you must have a COMC account to participate.  You can create an account at our booth, but we recommend that accounts be created prior to the event as queues can form while creating accounts at the event.  Limit one official spin per COMC account holder per show.  All participants will receive a COMC branded storage box (while supplies last). Winners, along with instructions on how to claim the wheel prizes, will be announced on our Facebook page by Friday April 27th.

Free Giveaways!
Stop by our booth for a free gift (One per customer per day while supplies last)

One lucky winner will receive this card!

 

Second Chance Store Credit Draws!
Spin didn’t win?  COMC members who purchase store credit between April 16 and April 24 will be eligible to win matching store credit amounts up to $100.00.  Three random accounts who did not win on the prize wheel will be drawn.  These winners will also be announced on our Facebook page by Friday April 27th.

Games For The Kids!
Young collectors accompanied by a COMC account holding parent can spin-to-win instant prizes.

Drop Off Consignment Accepted!
We will be accepting drop-off submissions at the Summit to help our consignors save on the cost of shipping.  Before dropping off your submission, please follow the steps below:

–  All submissions must have complete and accurate paperwork.  Please use the ‘Edmonton Summit drop off location’ option in step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing.
– Ensure your submission is packed securely within a secure card box.

We look forward to seeing you there!