COMC is thrilled to announce that we now accept all HGA (Hybrid Grading Company) graded cards, except PC slabs. HGA slabs are top-of-the-line quality and are known for their color-coordinated labels with team colors, card match, and custom label options. In addition, HGA aims to create the most aesthetically pleasing cards in the hobby!
HGA now joins a growing list of grading card companies accepted by COMC. Here is the up-to-date list of supported grading companies:
PSA – Professional Sports Authenticator
SGC – Sportscard Guaranty
BGS – Beckett Grading Services (including BVG and BCCG cards)
HGA – Hybrid Grading Approach (no PC Slabs)
CSG – Certified Sports Guaranty
CGC – Certified Guaranty Company
KSA – KSA Certification
COMC Consignment Services
Are you looking to sell your graded cards? When you consign with COMC, our team fully prepares and lists your cards on the COMC Marketplace and our eBay Store. Once sold, our team handles all of the shipping and fulfillment. To learn more about our consignment services, visit our COMC Selling page.
COMC Auctions on eBay
This service is ideal for sellers who wish to send their graded cards directly to the COMC eBay Store as a 7-day, $0.99 no-reserve auction. COMC Auctions on eBay are for cards valued at more than $50 and put your investment-grade trading cards in front of collectors and bidders worldwide. A complete list of the seller advantages to COMC Auctions on eBay, including the Commission structure, can be found on the Auctions Page.
After a year’s delay, the Tokyo Summer Olympics are well underway! Though the Olympics will be taking place in 2021, they will continue to be officially branded as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and are scheduled to take place between July 23rdand August 8th. There’s something for every sports fan in this year’s slate of 33 Olympic sports. Karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing are all making their Olympic debut, while baseball and softball are returning to the Olympics for the first time since 2008.
COMC is your home for buying. selling, and flipping trading cards across all sports and genres, including the Olympics! Here we’re sharing some Olympic storylines and athletes that could impact the trading card market. The COMC Marketplace has trading cards in stock featuring elite Olympians, both past and present. Enjoy discovering their cards as the world watches these long-awaited Olympic Games.
Men’s Basketball: Can Team USA Bounce Back?
While Team USA has won six of the past seven Olympic gold medals, this year’s team is not a clear favorite to take home the gold amidst stronger competition from across the globe. Familiar names from the NBA are participating for their respective countries, including Luka Doncic for Slovenia, Danilo Gallinari for Italy, and Rudy Gobert for France.
Team USA is filled with fresh faces making their Olympic debuts, including Devin Booker and Jayson Tatum. One of just two returning players from the Team USA squad that won the gold in 2016 is Kevin Durant! Durant led that year’s team in scoring and averaged 34.3 points per game for the Nets in this year’s NBA playoffs. If Team USA can turn it around, KD could join Carmelo Anthony as the only American men’s basketball players to win three gold medals.
You can browse COMC’s full selection of Team USA Men’s Basketball trading cards here!
Simone Biles: Earns Team Silver Before Exiting Competition
One of the most awe-inspiring sports in the Summer Olympics is gymnastics, and Team USA fans were excitedly awaiting to watch Simone Biles compete in Tokyo. Her performance at the 2016 Rio Summer Games was legendary, as she won a total of four Olympic Gold Medals to set a new US Women’s Gymnastics record for most gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Simone Biles made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Tokyo competition citing mental health, but not before helping Team USA win the Silver Medal as a team!
Of the five sports making their Olympic debut in Tokyo, the introduction of skateboarding has been one of the most-anticipated. With Street and Park events for both Men and Women, this year’s Olympic Games are set to expose a boarder audience to the world’s top skaters and the thrill of skateboarding.
Although his Olympic debut has not gone as planned, one elite athlete who was selected for Team USA Skateboarding’s inaugural roster was Nyjah Huston. Already one of the world’s most-accomplished street skaters, Huston was featured across Topps’ 2020 Allen & Ginter releases as one of the non-baseball names on the checklist. You can shop for his trading cards here. Keep an eye out for his rare on-card framed mini autos and Ginter Chrome refractor parallels!
Olympic Baseball is Back!
MLB fans and baseball card collectors will find many familiar names competing in baseball’s return to the Olympics. Former New York Yankee Masahiro Tanaka is pitching for Japan, and long-time fans will remember he was on Japan’s roster for the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he was just 19 years old!
The six-team baseball competition features top prospects such as Shane Baz (USA) and Julio Rodriguez (Dominican Republic) playing alongside former MLB All-Stars such as Ian Kinsler (Israel) and Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico). Although baseball will not return for the 2024 Paris games, we hope Tokyo sets the stage for more Olympic baseball in future years. Shop COMC’s full baseball card selection here.
USWNT: Going for the Gold
Two summers ago in France, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) went on a remarkable run to win their second FIFA World Cup in a row. Many of the USWNT athletes who starred in the 2019 World Cup will be competing for Team USA again in the Tokyo Olympics including Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, and Lindsey Horan.
Following three straight Olympic gold medals in 2004, 2008, and 2012, Team USA was eliminated in 2016’s Olympic quarterfinals by Sweden. One USWNT athlete returning for the Tokyo Olympics to help re-capture the Gold Medal is Alex Morgan, a soccer icon who was Team USA’s leading scorer during the 2012 London Olympics. Another gold medal victory would cement Morgan’s already incredible legacy! You can find Alex Morgan soccer cards on COMC here.
More Olympians’ Trading Cards, Past and Present
Looking to collect more Olympians’ trading cards? Cards from the 2021 Topps Olympic & Paralympic Team and Hopefuls release which hit shelves in July are starting to appear on COMC. Beyond cards from this year’s Olympics-focused release, COMC has other cards available for some of the top Olympians competing in Tokyo, including:
Panini America’s Prizm for many years has enthralled all types of collectors by delivering an irresistible combination of colors, patterns, and technology that continue to stand the test of time and attract a crowd.
However, it seems more and more parallels are added to the Prizm checklist each year. Each sport has its own completely different parallels and names, making it extremely difficult for collectors to keep track of what is what!
Many questions thus arise: What specific parallel did I just pull? What parallels do I still need to complete the rainbow of my favorite player? What product contains exclusive parallels? There are so many things to consider!
To help answer some of these questions, we’ve put together this Prizm Parallel Guide. We compiled a comprehensive list of each major sport for which Panini has released a Prizm set: Soccer, Baseball, Football, and of course the insanely popular Basketball. We included example photos for each parallel, as well as information on where that specific parallel product can be found. We hope this guide will prove helpful for all Prizm collectors!
2019-20 Prizm Basketball
Looks for Prizms of your favorite NBA players, from rookies to all-time greats! Prizm Basketball features a 300-card base set, making that rare Prizm pull a special event!
2019-20 Panini Prizm English Premier Soccer League
Carrying over the basic look and format from the many other Prizm sets, 2019-20 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer includes the full selection of EPL teams for the ’19-20 season.
2019 Prizm Football
One of the top NFL sets each year, 2019 Panini Prizm Football cards continue the evolution of the cornerstone brand with new Prizm colors making their gridiron debut.
*At the time this article was written, 2020 Panini Prizm Football had not yet been released so we have included 2019 Prizm Football.
2020 Prizm Baseball
2020 Panini Prizm Baseball is an eruption of Prizms for some of the top MLBPA players.
About the Author:
Shaun is a Customer Care Agent with COMC. Prior to working at COMC, he spent 14 years in the body shop industry with a variety of roles and positions. Shaun enjoys watching all kinds of sports, loves animals, and has a passion for food! Ever since Shaun was introduced to sports cards at the age of 9, he’s been hooked. From the wide variety of sets, cool colors, technologies, and reading the player’s bio and stats. In 2014, he discovered COMC and has greatly appreciated their platform for buying and selling his favorite cards.