COMC at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA: August 18–21

COMC @ The ECCC

COMC is excited to announce our presence at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA. Whether you’re new to COMC or a long-time user, be sure to come by our booth and say “Hello”! For more information about the show itself, please visit the official site.

The convention will be held at the Seattle Convention Center from Thursday, August 18th through Sunday, August 21st in Seattle, WA. COMC will have a team of employees on hand in the corporate area at Booth #215 to accept consignment submissions and to answer any and all questions about COMC!

Here are some of the services and events you can look forward to at our booth:

  • Consignment Drop-Off Center
  • Promotional Discounts on Submissions
  • Scratch-To-Win Cards
  • Giveaways, Games, and Prizes!

Where to Find COMC at the Show

COMC will be at the heart of the show located by the sky bridge in Booth #215!

Emerald City Comic Con Submission Promotion and Discount Requirements

Take advantage of this event-only promotion to submit your items at the Emerald City Comic Con using our Elite and Select services at a reduced price. If you have been waiting for a discount on submissions, now is your chance to save BIG: 40% off Elite & 30% off Select submissions for items submitted onsite between Thursday, August 18th and Sunday, August 21st!

  • Elite: write “ELITE40” on each Elite submission paperwork slip to receive 40% off your Elite submission’s total processing fee—normally $2.00/card, now $1.20/card! (There is no Elite submission minimum.)
  • Select: write “SELECT30” on each Select submission slip to receive 30% off your Select submission’s total processing fee—normally $1.00/card, now $0.70/card! (Select submissions must contain a minimum of 10 cards.)
  • This promotion only applies to Pokémon, MTG, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Marvel TCG, and Marvel cards. The discount does not apply to any comics and/or other TCG cards not listed.

Which Cards Are Best for Elite?

The Elite service is intended for raw and graded single trading cards with a sale value of more than $50. Elite items are guaranteed a 2-week turnaround time and are eligible to list at auction on eBay at any time.

Important Promotion Information

  • This discount does stack with other promotions: discounts such as eligible Fresh Pulls products can be combined with the discounts for this promotion!
  • The discount does not apply to the Mailbox package fee, toploader removal fee, or the missing/incorrect paperwork fee.
  • There is no maximum quantity limit; submit as many cards as you would like!
  • Items submitted to the Select service level are not eligible to be listed at auction on eBay; please use Elite processing for cards that you may want to list at auction.
  • For Select items, cards that need to be removed from protective holder (e.g. toploaders, pages, card savers, one-touches) incur an additional $0.50 processing add-on fee. There is no additional charge for cards submitted in penny sleeves per item.
  • For Select items, third-party graded cards and cards encased with a manufacturer seal incur an additional $0.50 processing add-on fee per item.
  • For Select and Elite items, oversized cards larger than 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (modern size), 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (vintage size), coins, and comic books incur an additional $3.00 processing add-on fee per item.

Important Submission Reminders

  • Each submission slip must have handwritten codes on the submission paperwork to qualify. There are no exceptions, and submissions without handwritten codes will not be eligible for a retroactive promotional discount.
  • Non-elite items submitted for reprocessing through the Elite service are not eligible for the discount.
  • Our mail-in submission services in the United States and Canadian offices are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Items must be submitted onsite at the Emerald City Comic Con between Thursday, August 18th through Sunday, August 21st in order to be eligible for the promotion discounts.

For questions regarding the eligibility of products, please email staff@comc.com.

Drop-Off Submission Information

We’re excited to offer our users the option to drop off their consignments at our booth. Whether you’ve already been preparing a new COMC submission or plan to consign cards you find at the show, save the cost of shipping by dropping off your submissions directly with COMC! Our team at the Emerald City Comic-Con will be accepting submissions for the following consignment services:

  • Elite
  • Fresh Pulls
  • eBay Auctions
  • Select
  • Standard

Minimum submission quantities and add-on fees still apply for drop-off submissions. Please review our COMC Selling Rates page for more information.

To speed up the drop-off process, please pack your items securely for shipment and print your submission paperwork in advance. Be sure to select the Drop Off @ Emerald City Comic-Con – Seattle, WA within the Submission Wizard as shown below:

We will have computer stations set up for consignors to use at the show. These stations often get busy during peak show hours, so we encourage you to print your submission slips in advance to make your drop-off process quick and easy!

Scratch-to-Win Prize Cards

Stop by our booth for your chance to win COMC Store Credit or free shipping! Just show one of our COMC team members at our booth your COMC account on your phone, and we will award you one (1) prize card with a scratch-off code. If you don’t have a COMC account, sign up for one now or while at the show, and you’ll receive a prize card, too!

The prize code can be redeemed online here. Log in to your COMC account and enter the prize code to reveal your prize. The prize code must be redeemed by 8/31/2022 to be valid. Limit one (1) prize card per COMC user.

Check out the prizes you could win!

  • $5.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $10.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $25.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $100.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $1,000.00 COMC Store Credit
  • Free Shipping*

*This promotional shipping credit expires 10/31/2022 and cannot be combined with other shipping promotions.

Giveaways and Prizes

Be sure to stop by our booth and register to win a SGC 9.5 2020 Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Charizard VMAX card we will be giving away.

Test your knowledge of TCG cards with games and contests we will have as well. Plus, come hang out for live breaks we will be doing at our booth and sign up to win the cards from the breaks.   

We’ll See You in Seattle!

Our team is excited for this highly regarded show in our beautiful hometown of Seattle and to connect with members of both the COMC and TCG communities. The Emerald City Comic Con is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the growth and also the future of the TCG hobby that we all love so much!

As the countdown to the show continues, stay tuned for more updates about COMC’s presence and promotions at the Emerald City Comic Con by following us on social media: InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

COMC at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, NJ: July 27–31

COMC is excited to announce our presence at this year’s 42nd National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. Whether you’re new to COMC or a long-time user, be sure to come by our booth and say “Hello”! For more information about the show itself, please visit NSCCShow.com.

The convention will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center from Wednesday, July 27th through Sunday, July 31st in Atlantic City, NJ. COMC will have a team of employees on hand in the corporate area at Booth #1240 to accept consignment submissions and to answer any and all questions about COMC!

Here are some of the services and events you can look forward to at our booth:

  • Consignment Drop-Off Center
  • Submission Promotion
  • Scratch-to-Win Cards
  • Time with Tim

Where to Find COMC at the Show

COMC will be in the heart of the showroom floor within the Corporate Pavilion at Booth #1240, where we will be neighbors with Piece of the Game, Pristine Auction, and Onyx!

Submission Promotion

Take advantage of this event-only promotion to submit your items at the National using our Elite and Select services at a reduced price. If you have been waiting for a discount on submissions, now is your chance to save BIG!

The National Elite & Select Submission Promotion Discount Requirements

Take 40% off Elite & 30% off Select submissions this year for items submitted onsite at the National between Wednesday, July 27th and Sunday, July 31st!

  • Elite: write “ELITE40” on each Elite submission paperwork slip to receive 40% off your Elite submission’s total processing fee—normally $2.00/card, now $1.20/card! There is no Elite submission minimum.
  • Select: write “SELECT30” on each Select submission slip to receive 30% off your Select submission’s total processing fee—normally $1.00/card, now $0.70/card! Select submissions must contain a minimum of 10 cards.

Which Cards Are Best for Elite?

The Elite service is intended for raw and graded single trading cards with a sale value of more than $50. Elite items are guaranteed a 2-week turnaround time and are eligible to list at auction on eBay at any time.

Important Promotion Information

  • This discount does stack with other promotions: discounts such as eligible Fresh Pulls products can be combined with the discounts for this promotion!
  • The discount does not apply to the Mailbox package fee, toploader removal fee, or the missing/incorrect paperwork fee.
  • There is no maximum quantity limit; submit as many cards as you would like!
  • Items submitted to the Select service level are not eligible to be listed at auction on eBay; please use Elite processing for cards that you may want to list at auction.
  • For Select items, cards that need to be removed from a protective holder (e.g. toploader, pages, card saver, one-touch) incur an additional $0.50 processing add-on fee. There is no additional charge for cards submitted in penny sleeves per item.
  • For Select items, third-party graded cards and cards encased with a manufacturer seal incur an additional $0.50 processing add-on fee per item.
  • For Select and Elite items, oversized cards larger than 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (modern size), 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (vintage size), coins, and comic books incur an additional $3.00 processing add-on fee per item.

Important Submission Reminders

  • Each submission slip must have handwritten codes on the submission paperwork to qualify. There are no exceptions, and submissions without handwritten codes will not be eligible for a retroactive promotional discount.
  • Non-elite items submitted for reprocessing through the Elite service are not eligible for the discount.
  • Our mail-in submission services in the United States and Canadian offices are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Items must be submitted onsite at the National between, Wednesday, July 27th through Sunday, July 31st in order to be eligible for the promotion discounts.

For questions regarding the eligibility of products, please email staff@comc.com.

Scratch-to-Win Prize Cards

Stop by our booth for your chance to win COMC Store Credit or free shipping! Just show one of our COMC team members at our booth your COMC account on your phone, and we will award you one (1) prize card with a scratch-off code. If you don’t have a COMC account, sign up for one now or while at the show, and you’ll receive a prize card, too!

The prize code can be redeemed online here. Log in to your COMC account and enter the prize code to reveal your prize. The prize code must be redeemed by 8/31/2022 to be valid. Limit one (1) prize card per COMC user.

Check out the prizes you could win!

  • $5.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $10.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $25.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $100.00 COMC Store Credit
  • $1,000.00 COMC Store Credit
  • Free Shipping*

*This promotional shipping credit expires 10/31/2022 and cannot be combined with other shipping promotions.

Drop-Off Submission Information

We’re excited to offer our users the option to drop off their consignments at our booth. Whether you’ve already been preparing a new COMC submission or plan to consign cards you find at the show, save the cost of shipping by dropping off your submissions directly with COMC! Our team at the National will be accepting submissions for the following consignment services:

  • Elite
  • Fresh Pulls
  • eBay Auctions
  • Select
  • Standard

Minimum submission quantities and add-on fees still apply for drop-off submissions. Please review our COMC Selling Rates page for more information.

To speed up the drop-off process, please pack your items securely for shipment and print your submission paperwork in advance. Be sure to select the Drop Off @ Atlantic City. NJ – National Sports Collectors Convention option within the Submission Wizard as shown below:

We will have computer stations with printers set up for consignors to use at the show. These stations often get busy during peak show hours, so we encourage you to print your submission slips in advance to make your drop-off process quick and easy!

Meet the COMC Team

Meet our team that will be representing COMC at the National. They will be there to help you with your card submissions and any questions you have about COMC. Meet the COMC National Team

Time with Tim

COMC Founder and CEO Tim Getsch is looking forward to meeting with our users as well as members of the trading card community to hear their feedback, ideas, and experiences they’ve had with our services.

If you would like to request to meet with Tim for up to 30 minutes at the NSCC, please email us at timewithtim@comc.com. In your email please include the dates and times you are available to meet, as well as a short list of the topics you wish to discuss. Please send your meeting request by no later than Monday, July 18th. You will be notified by email of your appointment time on Thursday, July 21st

We’ll See You in Atlantic City!

Our team is excited to return to the National and connect with members of the COMC community. The show is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the growth and also the future of the trading card hobby that we all love so much.

As the countdown to the show continues, stay tuned for more updates about COMC’s presence and promotions at the National by following us on social media: InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

COMC at the Long Beach Expo: June 30th – July 2nd

COMC is excited to be part of the Long Beach Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center (300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA) from June 30th through July 2nd!

The Long Beach Expo has been a leading international tradition in the coin, currency, stamp, and collectibles industries since 1964, in addition to more recently featuring sports cards, autographs, and memorabilia as well!

Submission Promotion

Take advantage of our event-only promotion to submit your items at the Long Beach Expo using our Elite and Select services at a reduced price. If you have been waiting for a discount on submissions, now is your chance to save BIG by taking 25% off Elite & Select submissions at the Expo!

  • Elite: write “ELITE25” on each Elite submission slip to receive 25% off your Elite submission! (Normally $2.00/card, now $1.50/card. No submission minimum.)
  • Select: write “SELECT25” on each Select submission slip to receive 25% off your select submission! (Normally $1.00/card, now $0.75/card. No submission minimum.)

Items must be submitted onsite at the Long Beach Expo between 10:00 AM Thursday, June 30th and 4:00 PM Saturday, July 2nd to be eligible for the promotion. Please allow up to 7-10 days for consignments submitted at the Expo to reach our Redmond, WA facility.

Which Cards Are Best for Elite?

The Elite service is intended for raw and graded single trading cards with a sale value of more than $50. Elite submissions benefit from a 2-week processing timeframe and are eligible to list at auction on eBay at any time. Please have your submission paperwork completed in advance and included with your card submission.

Feel free to review our helpful page on preparing your items for submission, and be sure to purchase your ticket for the Long Beach Expo today!

Preparing Your Submission for Drop-Off

  • All submissions must have complete and accurate printed paperwork generated via COMC’s Submission Wizard. Please be sure to select the Drop Off @ Long Beach Expo – Long Beach, CA option on Step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing.
  • Please ensure your submission is packed securely. We strongly recommend one-row boxes (such as 800-ct. or 930-ct. boxes) instead of multi-row boxes. For large submissions, multiple single-row boxes can be used and labeled “1 of X”, “2 of X”, and so on.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Customer Service Team at staff@comc.com, or visit our Help Center to browse our growing list of informational articles!

COMC at the Arlington Expo Center Show: June 18-19

COMC is excited to attend the Arlington Expo Center Show at the Arlington Expo Center (1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX) on June 18-19! This event is being organized by the promoters of the Dallas Card Show and will feature modern and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, memorabilia, autographs, and more!

COMC will be accepting local drop-off submissions at the show! Please have your submission paperwork completed in advance and included with your submission. If you’re new to COMC, you can learn how to prepare a submission here. The cut-off time for accepting submissions is Sunday, June 19th at 3:30 PM CST (local time). Please allow one to two weeks for submissions to reach our Redmond, WA facility.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the Arlington Expo Center Show, visit Dallascardshow.com today!

Preparing Your Submission for Drop-Off

  • All submissions must have complete and accurate printed paperwork generated via COMC’s Submission Wizard. Please be sure to select the Drop Off @ Arlington Expo Center Show – Arlington, TX option on Step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing.
  • Please ensure your submission is packed securely. We strongly recommend one-row boxes (such as 800-ct. or 930-ct. boxes) instead of multi-row boxes. For large submissions, multiple single-row boxes can be used and labeled “1 of X”, “2 of X”, and so on.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Team at staff@comc.com, or visit our Help Center to browse our growing list of articles!

Visit COMC At The Arlington Expo Center This Weekend!

COMC is excited to attend the brand-new Arlington Expo Center Show at the Arlington Expo Center (1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX) on April 23-24! This event is organized by the promoters of the Dallas Card Show and will feature modern and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, memorabilia, autographs, and more!

COMC will be accepting local drop-off submissions at the show! Please have your submission paperwork completed in advance and included with your submission. If you’re new to COMC, you can learn how to prepare a submission here. The cut-off time for accepting submissions is Sunday, April 24th at 3:30 PM CST (local time). Please allow one to two weeks for submissions to reach our Redmond, WA facility.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the Arlington Expo Center Show, visit Dallascardshow.com today!

Preparing Your Submission for Drop-Off

  • All submissions must include complete and accurate printed paperwork generated via COMC’s Submission Wizard. Please be sure to select the Drop Off @ Arlington Expo Center Show – Arlington, TX on Step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing.
  • Please ensure your submission is packed securely. We strongly recommend one-row boxes (such as 800-ct. or 930-ct. boxes) instead of multi-row boxes. For large submissions, multiple single-row boxes can be used and labeled “1 of X”, “2 of X”, and so on.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our friendly Customer Service team at staff@comc.com, or visit our Help Center to browse our growing list of articles!

COMC At The Philly Show

COMC is excited to be part of the Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show in King of Prussia, PA at Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406, from March 4th – 6th.

The Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show features vintage sports cards & memorabilia with local athlete guest appearances, signings, and much more.

COMC will be at booth number #416 for the Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show.

Make sure to purchase your ticket for the Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show today and find out more details about the event at www.phillyshow.com

Consignment Drop-Offs

COMC will be accepting drop-off submissions at the Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show to help consignors save on the cost of shipping. We will be accepting submissions at all service levels.

Please carefully read the instructions below for best practices for prepping your consignment for drop-off:

1) All submissions must have complete and accurate printed paperwork by using our Submission Wizard. Use the “Drop Off @ King of Prussia, PA – The Philly Show” option on step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing.

2) Ensure your submission is packed securely. We strongly recommend one-row boxes instead of multi-row boxes (such as 800 ct or 930 ct boxes). For large submissions, multiple single row boxes can be used and labeled 1 of X, 2 of X, etc.

3) The cut-off time for accepting submissions at the Philadelphia Sportscards & Memorabilia Show will be Sunday, March 6th at 2:00 pm EST local time.

4) Please allow up to 7-10 days for consignments submitted at the Philadelphia Sportscards & Memorabilia Show to reach our Redmond, WA facility. Your submissions at the Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show will be entered into your account and begin processing on the week of March 14th-18th.

As always, we are more than happy to answer any questions you have about COMC. Our Customer Service Team is available at staff@comc.com to answer any questions you may have.

Box Breaks, Panel Discussions, and More: COMC @ the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention

COMC at the National

Are You Ready for the National?

COMC’s event team can’t wait to see you this week at the 41st National Sports Collector’s Convention! We shared a blog post earlier this month about what to expect at COMC’s Booth #624, which you can read at this link. In this follow-up blog, our events team wanted to share some exciting updates to our NSCC festivities.

The location of COMC's Booth #624 at the NSCC.
COMC’s Booth Number is #624 and we’re neighboring SGC and Heritage Auctions!

Free Box Breaks at COMC’s Booth: Prizm, Bowman Sapphire, and More!

Our festivities at the National will include free box breaks available exclusively to registered COMC.com users! Entering to win cards from these breaks is simple: just come by the COMC Booth each day and register by having our team members scan the QR Code now available in your account under “My QR Code”. Here are just a few of the boxes you can look forward to:

  • 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball Hobby Box: Including 2 Autos and a Plethora of Prizm Parallels
  • 2021 Panini Revolution Basketball Hobby Box: Amazing Parallels & Rookies to Chase
  • 2020 Panini Obsidian Football Hobby Box: 4 Autographs or Memorabilia Cards Per Box
  • 2020-21 Panini Impeccable Soccer Hobby Box: At least 4 Autographs

The cards pulled from these breaks will all be processed for free through our Standard consignment service, and winners will be chosen from a random draw after the conclusion of the NSCC. Winners will receive an email notification once the cards are added to their COMC accounts. For more info about the breaks, stop by Booth #624 at the show to speak with COMC’s team!

Panel Discussion Lineups Revealed

COMC hopes to bring you closer to some of the hobby’s most knowledgeable voices with multiple panel discussions taking place right at our NSCC Booth this year. We’ll be hosting a total of five panels over the course of the event, including one on Sunday with the legendary Dr. Jim Beckett. Each of these panels will be completely free for you to attend! Check out our schedule and updated lineup of special guests below:

Friday, July 30th

11:00am –11:45am CST: Jak, Nate, & Tyler from the Cardboard Illuminati Podcast

1:00pm – 2:00pm CST: COMC Founder & CEO Tim Getsch

Saturday, July 31st

11:00am –11:45am CST: Bernie (@levelupsubs), David (@dkcards7), & Adam (@herosforsale)

12:00pm – 12:45pm: CST: Jimmy Mahn (@kentuckybasketballcards) and Jimbo Reyes (@starstockinvestor) from the Kentucky Roadshow Shop

Sunday, August 1st

11:00am –11:45am CST: Dr. James “Jim” Beckett, Founder of Beckett and Host of the Sports Card Insights Podcast

COMC is a proud sponsor of Dr. Beckett’s Sport Card Insights Podcast!

Reminder: Drop-off Submissions & Cutoff Times

Our team looks forward to accepting your drop-off consignment submissions directly at our booth throughout the show. Our team will be accepting submissions directly at our Booth #624 until 3pm Central Time on Sunday. To speed up the drop-off process, please pack your items securely and print your submission paperwork in advance if possible. Be sure to select the “Drop Off @ Chicago, IL – National Sports Collectors Convention” option within the submission wizard as shown below.

Save on shipping costs by making a drop-off submission at COMC’s NSCC Booth #624!

We have computer stations with printers set up for consignors to use at the show. These stations can get busy during peak show hours, so we encourage you to print your submission slips in advance so your drop-off process is quick and easy, and you can spend more time enjoying the National! Minimum submission quantities and add-on fees still apply for drop-off submissions. Please review our COMC Selling Rates page for more information.

Ty Dillon Set to Join COMC at the National!

NASCAR driver and card collector Ty Dillon will be signing autographs at COMC's booth!

As we announced earlier this month, COMC will be welcoming NASCAR driver Ty Dillon as a special guest at our NSCC Booth on both Friday and Saturday! Ty is not only a professional driver but an active sports card collector himself; check out his Instagram @ty_dillon to see some of his recent pulls. Stay tuned – you may even see Ty break some boxes with us as well!

Be sure to watch the video message from Ty on our Instagram: checkoutmycards! For more information about Ty’s autograph signings at our booth, please refer to our first 2021 National Blog.

See You at Booth #624!

Our team is excited to return to the National and connect with members of the COMC community. The show is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the growth and future of the trading card hobby we all love so much. If you’re able to make the trip, be sure to stop by Booth #624 and connect with our team!

For more updates about COMC’s presence and promotions at the NSCC or to follow our National adventures from home, follow us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

COMC at The National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL July 28th – August 1st, 2021

COMC at the National

Hello Chicago!

COMC is excited to announce our presence and festivities at this year’s 41st National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL (Rosemont). Whether you’re new to COMC or a long-time user, be sure to come by our booth and say hello!

The convention will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from Wednesday, July 28th through Sunday, August 1st. COMC will have a team of employees on hand in the corporate area at Booth #624 to accept consignment submissions and to answer your questions about COMC.

Here are some of the special events you can look forward to at our booth:

  • Consignment Drop-Off Center
  • Free Box Breaks
  • Free Athlete Autograph Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Live WaxPackHero Podcast Recordings
  • Time With Tim

Where to Find COMC at the Show

The 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention will be hosted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. For more information about the show itself, visit NSCCShow.com.

COMC will be in the heart of the showroom floor within the Corporate Pavilion at Booth #624. For those of you who stopped by during the 2019 National, we are in the exact same location as we were for that year’s show.

The location of COMC's Booth #624 at the NSCC.
COMC’s Booth Number is #624 and we’ll be neighboring SGC and Heritage Auctions!

Drop-Off Submission Information

We’re excited to offer our users the option to drop off their consignment submissions directly at our booth. Whether you’ve already been preparing a new COMC submission or plan to consign cards you find at the show, save the cost of shipping by dropping off your submissions directly at the COMC Booth!

Our team at the National will be accepting submissions for the following consignment services: Elite, Auctions, Select, and Standard. Minimum submission quantities and add-on fees still apply for drop-off submissions. Please review our COMC Selling Rates page for more information.

To speed up the drop-off process, please pack your items securely for shipment and print your submission paperwork in advance. Be sure to select the “Drop Off @ Chicago, IL – National Sports Collectors Convention” option within the submission wizard as shown below.

Select "Drop Off @ Chicago, IL - National Sports Collectors Convention" within the COMC Submission Wizard.

We will have computer stations with printers set up for consignors to use at the show. These stations can get busy during peak show hours, so we encourage you to print your submission slips in advance to make your drop-off process quick and easy!

Athlete Autograph Sessions

NASCAR driver and card collector Ty Dillon will be signing autographs at COMC's booth!

We’re excited to welcome NASCAR driver Ty Dillon to our booth on both Friday and Saturday! Ty is not only a professional driver but an active sports card collector himself. He’ll be signing 100 of his official racing trading cards in each day’s autograph session, all of which we’ll be providing to then give away to COMC users! All cards once autographed will be authenticated by Beckett directly at our booth. 

You may register for each day’s random draw for a chance to receive one of the autographed cards. You must have a COMC account to register for the draw, and you may only register once per day. The cards will all be processed for free through our Standard consignment service, and winners will be chosen from a random draw after the conclusion of the NSCC. Winners will receive an email notification once the cards are added to their COMC accounts.

Registration will be available at our booth at the opening of the show on Friday and Saturday at 10am CST, so be sure to come by our booth each day to sign up.

Autograph Session Schedule:

Friday, July 30th Ty Dillon @ 3pm CST

Saturday, July 31st Ty Dillon @ 1pm CST

*If you do not have a COMC account, you can sign up for free at our booth or from your mobile device. Sign up for an account now at comc.com/Account/Register. You may only register for the drawing once per day. You may not register in advance for future days’ autograph sessions. All autographed cards will be processed into the COMC users’ accounts. You may not collect the autographed card and take it home with you from the event.

Daily Box Breaks

It wouldn’t be the National without tables filled with awesome boxes and packs, and we’re excited to share that we’ll be hosting our own live box breaks at the COMC booth. All cards pulled from these box breaks will be processed into the accounts of COMC users who stop by our booth! More details to come about which products will be part of our box breaks.

You may register for each day’s random draw for a chance to receive one of the cards from that day’s box breaks. You must have a COMC account to register for the draw, and you may only register once per day. The cards will all be processed for free through our Standard consignment service, and winners will be chosen from a random draw after the conclusion of the NSCC. Winners will receive an email notification once the cards are added to their COMC accounts.

Registration will be available at our booth at the opening of the show each day at 10am CST, so be sure to come by our booth each day to enter into the giveaway for cards from each day’s breaks.

*If you do not have a COMC account, you can sign up for free at our booth or from your mobile device at the show. Sign up for an account now at comc.com/Account/Register. You may only register for that day’s box breaks the day of the box break. You may not register in advance for future days’ box breaks. All cards pulled from the breaks will be processed into the winners’ COMC accounts. You may not collect the cards at our booth and take them home with you from the event.

Panel Discussions

COMC will be hosting live panel discussions about the trading card hobby at our booth. These curated panels will feature industry experts, hobby entrepreneurs, social media influencers, and more who will share their journeys, discuss hobby news, and provide you with valuable insights. The panel discussions will range from 45 to 50 minutes each, and we’ll be announcing the lineups for each day’s panel discussions on our social media channels leading up to the show.

Live Podcast Recording

COMC is proud to be the title sponsor of Mike Sommer’s weekly WaxPackHero Sports Card Minute podcast. We’re excited to be hosting live podcast recordings of the WaxPackHero Podcast! Mike will be recording a recap of each day’s event live from our booth at 5pm CST on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. He’ll have guests join him to discuss each day’s events, speakers, and action from the event. If you aren’t already subscribed, make sure to check out the WaxPackHero Sports Card Minute podcast!

Time with Tim

COMC Founder and CEO Tim Getsch looks forward to meeting with our users and members of the trading card community to hear their feedback, ideas, and experiences they’ve had with our services.

If you’d like to request to meet with Tim for up to 30 minutes at the NSCC, please email us at timewithtim@comc.com. In your email please include the dates and times you’re available to meet, as well as a short list of the topics you wish to discuss. Please send your meeting request by no later than Monday, July 19th. You will be notified by email of your appointment time on Thursday, July 22nd. 

We’ll See You In Chicago!

Our team is excited to return to the National and connect with members of the COMC community. The show is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the growth and future of the trading card hobby that we all love so much.

As the countdown to the show continues, stay tuned for more updates about COMC’s presence and promotions at the National by following us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Join COMC at the Virtual Sport Card Expo June 19th-20th

*Updated July, 2nd 2021 with the names of the winners of the dice games, team match contests, box game prizes, box breaks, and updates on store credit. Scroll to the Post Expo Update section to learn more!

Event hosted and promoted by COMC Canada (COMC Consignment Corp).  

COMC will attend the Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition on June 19th & 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.

COMC will also be live streaming the two-day show on the COMC YouTube Channel.  Come and see why we were the most interactive booth last November. We are bringing all the excitement back, we made some improvements, and we are adding more fun!  We hope you’ll enjoy the experience!

For more details about the Sport Card Expo itself, and to register for the event, please visit the Virtual Sport Card Expo online at https://sportcardexpo.com/ve/

Follow COMC on Instagram for more information and details on all of the action at our booth!

COMC Portfolio Review

Do you have selling or flipping targets you want to achieve?  Do you want some advice on how to get more out of COMC?  If so, email sportcardexpo@comc.com if you are interested in having one of our experts review your portfolio and offer suggestions on how to improve your selling experience.

Team Match Contest

30/30 Early Bird TMC* – Guess the team of one of the three cards we pull from a daily e-Pack of 2020-21 Series One.  Everyone who guesses correctly will receive $30 towards your next processing submission.  All correct guesses will go into a draw for an additional $30 store credit.  Limit one guess per contest per day. 

50/50 TMC* – Guess the team of one of the three cards we pull from a daily e-Pack of 2020-21 Series One.  Everyone who guesses correctly will receive $50 towards your next processing submission.  All correct guesses will go into a draw for an additional $50 store credit.  Limit one guess per contest per day. 

*Daily pack break will take place 5 minutes before the next scheduled event.  To redeem your processing prize, write “TMC Winner” on your submission form and we will apply store credit towards it.  Your submission must be postmarked by July 30, 2021.   Unused processing store credit prizes will be forfeited.  The six-store credit draw winners will be announced on our blog and awarded funds by June 30, 2021.

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 June 27th and will be announced on our Blog page. To claim your prize, email sportcardexpo@comc.com by July 31st and we’ll add the card to your account within two weeks. 

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 8 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 $5.00 store credit. You must have a COMC account and must be in the booth and share your video to participate.  Not sharing video may be subject to starting at a deficit.  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 designates account)

B) Specify a choice of day and time, 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.

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.

Employee Invitational:  Some fun for staff members on their off time.  Top performers will participate in their own finals tournament.

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.

Second Place, Second Chance: With 6 daily winners and 8 playoff spots, there are two spots available for the top second-place winners to also compete in the playoffs.  Check back after 1:30pm Challenge Round to see if you qualify.  

Tournament of Champions Playoff:  The 6 daily winners plus the top second-place finishers compete for 4 spots in the finals.  In the event of a tie, sudden death will determine the finalists.  There is one 1st place prize of $50 store credit in the playoff round.

Tournament of Champions Finals:  The top 4 from Saturday and the top 4 from Sunday compete in the finals.  There will be 2 rounds of 8 minutes.  The second round will have 2 points awarded for a correct guess with 1 additional point on the money ball.  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).   Winner cards will be processed into associated accounts within 3 weeks.

To improve efficiency, you can email sportcardexpo@comc.com your name, COMC username for both physical box breaks before the event begins, but you still will be required to acknowledge that you are at the booth daily.  We can then check off your name instead of recording all the details from scratch.

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.  Cards affiliated with a team that was relocated belong to the current franchise. For example, the Winnipeg Jets up to April 1996 belong to the Arizona Coyotes.

Free Upper Deck e-Pack Daily Box Breaks 

Same as above, but you must have an Upper Deck e-Pack account.  You can register for a free account here.  https://www.upperdeckepack.com/Registration  

You can email sportcardexpo@comc.com your name, e-Pack username for both e-Pack box breaks before the event begins, but you still will be required to acknowledge that you are at the booth daily.  We can then check off your name instead of recording all the details from scratch.

Winners must be at the booth to acknowledge and “pick up” their prize(s).  Winners will then have one week up to June 27th, 2021, to initiate a trade with our e-Pack account to facilitate a transfer of their prize.  

Daily Schedule

Subject to change. All times listed in PDT

Saturday, June 19

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

8:45am 30/30 Early Bird Team Match Contest

9:00am COMC Challenge #1

9:30am COMC Challenge #2

10:00am COMC Challenge #3

10:30am COMC Challenge Employee Invitational

11:00am Upper Deck e-Pack Box Break #1

11:45am 50/50 Team Match Contest #1

12:00pm COMC Challenge #4

12:30pm COMC Challenge #5

1:00pm Box Break #1

1:45pm 50/50 Team Match Contest #2

2:00pm COMC Challenge #6

2:30pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Playoff

3:00pm COMC Challenge Kids Edition

3:30pm COMC Challenge Employee Invitational

4:00pm End of day

Dice Game:  All day long

​Sunday, June 20

8:00am 30/30 Early Bird Team Match Contest

8:30am COMC Challenge #1

9:00am COMC Challenge #2

9:30am COMC Challenge #3

10:00am COMC Challenge #4

10:30am COMC Challenge Employee Invitational Finals

11:00am Upper Deck e-Pack Box Break #1

11:45am 50/50 Team Match Contest #1

12:00pm COMC Challenge #5

12:30pm COMC Challenge #6

1:00pm Box Break #1

1:45pm 50/50 Team Match Contest #2

2:00pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Playoff

2:30pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Finals

3:00pm End of show

Dice Game:  All day long

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 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’s end date (July 20th).  Lastly, we hope everyone enjoys Father’s Day the best way possible.


POST EXPO UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. We hope you enjoyed the experience. There is considerable post-Expo work to take care of in addition to our regular processing and shipping duties. We will provide an update here twice per week in terms of progress related to the specific interactive event. We ask you to stay updated here and not to contact customer service unless it is outside the timelines provided. Without further ado, here are the winners of the Virtual Dice Game.

ROLL A 3, 4, OR 5 – 2019-20 Panini Chronicles Hall of Fame Autographs Purple #HF-LBI Larry Bird #21/25 – pholmes116

ROLL A 6 OR 7 – 2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops #268 Luka Doncic – Jcards23

ROLL AN 8 – 2018-1 Upper Deck SP Game Used Red Auto Jersey #60 Carey Price – kevinantunes

ROLL A 9 – 2017-18 Upper Deck #247 Brock Boeser RC – sapphirecore

ROLL A 10 – 2017-18 Panini Donruss Optic #188 Donovan Mitchell RC

– thecardgeek

ROLL A 11 – 2013-14 Panini Rookie Anthology Score Update #686 Nathan MacKinnon RC – Starbuckqc

ROLL A 12 – 2019 Topps Chrome #201 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC – Ericscards

ROLL A 13 – 2015-16 Panini Court Kings #114 Devin Booker RC – exodus

ROLL A 14 OR 15 – 2016-17 Upper Deck SP Game Used Draft Day Marks “O” #DDM-KC Kyle Connor #16/35 – fotoman1997

ROLL A 16, 17, OR 18 – 2020-21 Upper Deck #201 Alexis Lafreniere RC – SD

To claim your prize, email sportcardexpo@comc.com with your name and username before 23:59:59 PDT July 31, 2021.  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

T-Shirt winners in the Virtual Dice Game currently have their prizes retrieved for shipping.

COMC Box Game Prizes

  • Store credit issuance completed.

COMC Challenge Prize Distribution

  • All prize winners being reviewed for accuracy prior to issuing of store credit issue.  Target date – July 9th
  • Kids prizes are in transit for mail delivery.  Target date – July 9th

E-Pack Box Breaks

  • Prizes are being matched back to claimants.
  • Once confirmed, trades will be issued to the e-Pack account holders.  Target date – July 9th

Physical Box Breaks

  • Prizes are being matched back to claimants.
  • Once confirmed, processing orders will be created to COMC account holders.  Target date – July 9th.  Cards to be added to winners’ accounts by July 16th.

 Team Match Contests

  • Processing Winners must send submissions postmarked before August 1st, 2021; Store credit winners will be issued their prize by July 2nd
  • $30 Processing Winners – Woogie23, Starbuckqc, TD63, asromano, Brody99
  • $50 Processing Winners – lvantresca, Szelzki, lizzietoon (2x), fotoman1997, letch77, Mikescard79, Asblendorio, jkadlitz, jmcquillan, CaptainOrv, bgoraj, costa1000, pholmes116
  • $30 Store Credit Winners – Starbuckqc, TD63
  • $50 Store Credit Winners – lizzietoon, Mikescards79, jkadlitz, pholmes116

T-Shirt winners in the Virtual Dice Game to be shipped out next week.

COMC Challenge Prize Distribution

  • Main Prizes issued.  Kids Challenge store credit target date – July 8th
  • Kids prizes are either mailed (Canada) or in transit for mail delivery (USA).    

E-Pack Box Breaks

  • Once confirmed, trades will be issued to the e-Pack account holders.  Target date – July 9th

Physical Box Breaks

  • Prizes set to be processed into COMC account holders.
  • Cards to be added to winners’ accounts by July 16th.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The NFL Playoffs are rushing towards this year’s Super Bowl, with the Conference Championship games taking place this Sunday. The NFC Conference Championship will see Buccaneers QB Tom Brady appear in his 9th conference championship game in the last 10 years, having now played in 14 conference championship games in his 21-year career. His opponent will be the #1 seed Green Bay Packers led by QB Aaron Rodgers, who many experts expect to win the MVP award this season. A snowy Sunday forecast for Lambeau Field should create an incredible atmosphere for this epic matchup of two great quarterbacks.

For the second season in a row, the AFC conference championship will feature the Kansas City Chiefs, who had another dominant season following their Super Bowl victory last year. They’ll take on Josh Allen and the rising Buffalo Bills in what will be the Bills’ first conference title game appearance since 1994.

Who will hoist the Lombardi trophy as victors of Super Bowl LV? We will have to wait a few more weeks to see, but it has already been a truly incredible NFL season.

The Season that Almost Wasn’t

As with most professional sports in 2020, the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic created uncertainty surrounding the NFL season. The NFL developed a plan to isolate coaches, players, and staff in hopes of preventing the spread of COVID. Although all of the preseason games were cancelled, the NFL kicked off a full 16 game regular season on September 10th.

The NFL was able to design the season with proper flexibility to move games to alternate dates and days of the week, or even switch teams that would play in the event of COVID spikes. After a 19-week season, and a total of 256 regular-season games on the schedule, the NFL managed to play all 256 games.

Several Teams Find New Homes

The 2020 season marked the Raiders’ debut in Las Vegas after spending the past 22 years in Oakland. The Raiders franchise is no stranger to moving and changing cities. After making their debut in 1960, the Raiders called Oakland home for 22 seasons before moving to Los Angeles in 1982. The team would then return to the Bay Area in 1995 and remain there until their move to Las Vegas this season, the third move in franchise history! The Raiders’ new home in Las Vegas is Allegiant Stadium, which opened this fall.

Two teams which moved to Los Angeles in recent history also settled into their new home this season. 2020 was the inaugural season for SoFi Stadium, the home for both the Chargers and Rams in Inglewood, CA. COVID restrictions in California prevented attendance at SoFi Stadium this season, so we will have to wait to see the 70,240 seat stadium filled with fans.

It’s All in a Name Change

After many years of debate, NFL owner Dan Snyder dropped the Redskins name and imagery from his franchise in July 2020. Although there was a plan to announce a new team name and mascot before the season began, the re-branding timeline was pushed into the future and the team will be renamed at a later date. For the 2020 season, they’d be known as the Washington Football Team. The first official Washington Football Team trading cards appeared in some of the 2020 football products, including Prizm.

Top Quarterbacks Change Teams

Another storyline which made the 2020 season special was that some of the NFL’s most well-known quarterbacks found new homes.

After 20 years with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady became a free agent and found a new home with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or “Tompa Bay” as their fans would soon say. Brady largely lived up to the hype and led the Bucs to the playoffs this year for the first time since 2007.

Tom Brady’s departure left a big question mark at QB for the Patriots: who would Belichick choose as Brady’s successor? The Patriots sent shockwaves through the football world by signing 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton, a former #1 overall draft pick and the longtime QB for the Carolina Panthers. The hobby’s reaction to the news reflected excitement and optimism for Cam to succeed with the Patriots, and his football cards were rapidly bought and sold in the hours following the news. Although Newton showed flashes of his former greatness, the Patriots ultimately finished at 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

After mutually agreeing to part ways with the Chargers franchise after 16 seasons, Philip Rivers found a new home with the Indianapolis Colts, leading them to the playoffs with a wildcard berth this season. This would be his final NFL season, as Rivers announced his retirement from pro football on January 20th.

Quarterbacks Rule the Game

Some of the game’s younger quarterback are quickly becoming faces of the NFL. One of those is Patrick Mahomes, who has already won an MVP award and a Super Bowl in his first four seasons. Putting up another brilliant season, Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs poised to make a run at back to back Super Bowl victories.

Several other young QBs are taking their place in the spotlight too. The Bills’ Josh Allen and the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson each led their teams to the playoffs, and 2019 #1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray showed signs of growth in his second year with the Cardinals.

The 2020 NFL Draft featured a trio of talented young quarterbacks in the top 10 picks. #1 overall draft pick Joe Burrow was Cincinnati’s starting quarterback from the beginning of the season, but unfortunately suffered a season ending injury in Week 11. #5 overall pick Tua Tagovailoa showed his potential to be a future franchise quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. The early favorite of the 2020 rookie QB class, however, was the player taken one pick after Tua, the Chargers’ #6 overall pick Justin Herbert. He broke Carson Wentz’s 2016 NFL Rookie record for the most completions this season, and passed for a near-record of 4,336 yards and 31 touchdowns in his rookie campaign.

Don’t Miss COMC’s Football Finale Auction Event

Football card collectors, don’t miss COMC’s eBay Homepage Auctions Event January 25th – 31st. Building up to this year’s Super Bowl, this “Football Finale” Auction Event will place a special focus on modern football cards and is the perfect opportunity to find high-end football cards to add to your collections and portfolios.

While the eBay homepage the promotion will be focused on football cards, COMC Auctions lists new 7-day, $0.99 auctions across all major sports every night from 5-9pm PST. Shop auctions ending soon here! And with a COMC account, you can transfer your auction wins from COMC’s eBay store directly into your COMC account to ship later or try to flip. Link your COMC and eBay accounts today at COMC.com/Manage/AuctionsWon to take advantage of this incredible feature of COMC!

Whether you have hot football cards of your own, rarities from Pokémon, or high-end trading cards from nearly any other category, COMC makes it easy to sell them! Please review our “COMC Supported Trading Cards” blog for more information about which cards can be consigned with COMC, and get started selling with us at COMC.com/sell

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.