COMC 2020 Processing Services Update

To align our service with the evolving needs of the hobby, COMC will be updating the Processing Services options we offer effective March 1, 2020.

COMC is committed to providing trading card collectors with a best-in-class consignment service. With a focus on improving overall customer experience, we will be retiring all our active consignment levels and introducing new Processing Service options.

What’s Changing

On March 1st, 2020 new Processing Services will become available. You will see the following options in the Submission Wizard:

  • Standard Trading Cards
  • Elite Trading Cards
  • Vintage & Obscure Trading Cards
  • Comic Books

On March 4th, 2020 at 11:59pm old Processing Services will be retired. If you choose to use the previous service options, items must be postmarked by Saturday, March 7th, 2020. Any items postmarked after that date will be processed as follows:

  • Submitted as Basic > 12 Week
  • Submitted as Select > 3 Week
  • Submitted as Premium > 1 Week
  • Submitted as Current-Year Basic > Current-Year 3 Week
  • Submitted as Current-Year Select > Current-Year 3 Week
  • Submitted as Comic Book Premium > Comic Book Elite 1 Week
  • Submitted as Comic Book Basic > Comic Book 3 Week
  • All items valued over $100 will be processed as Elite

Updated Processing Services

Elite Services

COMC Elite is required for all items priced over $100. These high-end items are all handled end-to-end with extreme care and will display a high-quality image. This will ensure you maximize your sales opportunity and receive a premier experience for your high-end trading cards. For a detailed explanation of items that qualify for Elite, please refer to the Elite Page.

COMC eBay Auctions is the easiest way to sell your items valued at $25 or more quickly. Your items are listed the week after they enter your account and there are no up-front fees. We make the auction process easy and the commission fee will be assessed at the conclusion of the auction. Please review our COMC Auctions page for a full explanation of our auction service including a breakdown of the commission fee structure.

Standard Processing Services

1 Week & 3 Week are the best services for selling your hottest cards quickly, as well as getting your cards listed in time for the latest sports season.  Autographs, RC, and memorabilia cards are great candidates for these service levels.

12 Week is the best service for those items you want processed at the greatest value, and you are not in a hurry to have them up for sale.

Current-Year is a fast and economical option for getting brand new product in the hands of set-builders, player collectors, and other collectors while it is hot. All submissions must be 2019-20 dual-year, 2019 single-year, or newer products.

Vintage and Obscure Service

Vintage and Obscure items require more time and research to identify. These items should be separated from other items when submitted. For best value, send your Vintage and Obscure items through this service level. For faster service, sent them through 1 Week or 3 Week service and pay the upcharge. For additional information and a detailed explanation of items that qualify for Vintage & Obscure, please refer to the Vintage and Obscure Page.

Comic Book Services

Comic Books priced under $100 will be processed using the 3 Week Service and items priced over $100 will be processed using Elite.

Trimmed or Altered Cards

Trimmed and altered cards cannot be sold on COMC. Items submitted to COMC that are found to be trimmed or altered will be processed under the Elite Service so that we can document the evidence of alteration. These items will be uploaded into their owner’s accounts with the additional processing fees. Owners of these items will not be able to price these items to sell and will need to have these items returned to them at their expense.

Trimmed or altered items that have already been processed and are later found to be trimmed or altered will be returned to the original consignor.  The original consignor will be responsible for covering any grading or condition review fees as well as the sale price paid by the last buyer and an additional $10 investigation fee.


Please review our 2020 Processing Changes FAQ for additional information regarding these changes.

If you still have questions, please contact our customer service team at staff@comc.com and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you have.


We appreciate the consignment partnership that we’ve had the pleasure of developing with you over the years and anticipate these new changes will bring many improvements to our service, our marketplace, and the hobby. Together we will continue to make COMC the Safe and Easy Way to Buy and Sell.

  • – The COMC Team

4 thoughts on “COMC 2020 Processing Services Update

  1. If I pick the 12 week option and include a card that is considered Vintage do I pay 35 cents + 50 cents to have it listed?

    • Yes, in this scenario the cost would be the $0.35 12-week service listing fee, and the $0.50 vintage or obscure add-on fee.

  2. It appears the cards to send in, should be valued at $5 minimum, since the fee’s for sending in $1 to $2 cards will cost too much after front end and back end fee’s are assessed. After selling and buying on comc, my strategy for buying and selling on comc will change slightly.

    It’s all good in the end, since I appreciate the value of my comc seller account as opposed to selling cards myself on eBay. I value my time more than doing the work to sell lower value cards.

    What does anyone else have to say about these increased costs?

    • Because you asked, I think it’s fine. They’re clearly trying to solve certain problems with these changes, and if they aren’t successful, they will try something else. Nobody wants to pay more for anything, but it is clear that these were thoughtful decisions.

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