COMC at the National Sports Collectors Convention July 26th-30th

Hello COMC Nation!

The 38th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL is just three weeks away, and we can’t wait to see you there! The convention will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from Wednesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 30. COMC representatives will be on hand at Corporate Pavilion Booth 646 to take consignment submissions and chat about COMC and all things card related. We also have some fun giveaways and social media events planned, so be sure to swing by and say hello.

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Spin to Win

The Spin is In! Come by the booth during any day of the show and sign in to your COMC account to spin the wheel for your chance to win COMC store credit or one of several grand prize cards. Don’t have a COMC account yet? No problem! We’ll have computers set up at the show where you can sign up for your free COMC account and get your entry to spin the wheel.

Every spin is guaranteed to win a prize, and you’ll also earn an exclusive bonus gift to take with you, just for spinning! One spin per person during the show, and you don’t need to be present to win. Cards and store credit prizes will be issued to your COMC account after the show, so be on the lookout for a nice little bonus to your COMC account when you get home.

Consignment Submission Drop Off

Here at COMC, we’re all about doing the work so you can enjoy the hobby and we’ll be at the show to take it a step further. Don’t even bother shipping your COMC submissions, we got you covered. Whether you’re bringing your cards from home or you find some gems at the show you want to flip, we’ll cover the postage for all consignment submissions you drop off with us at the show.

To speed up the process, please pack your items securely for shipment and print your submission paperwork in advance. We’ll still have computers and a printer there if you find cards at the show and need to create another submission.

New Current-Year Processing

We just introduced a couple exciting new options to help you list your current-year cards faster. Current-Year Basic guarantees your cards list within 1 month for only $0.30/card, and Current-Year

Select guarantees 1 week for only $0.60/card! The National is a perfect opportunity to grab some of the hobby’s latest releases and try out a couple of our newest processing services.

Time with Tim

COMC Founder and CEO Tim Getsch looks forward to the National every year so he can to meet face to face with many of the thousands of COMC users and hear their feedback, ideas, and the experiences they’ve had with our services.

If you’d like to take some time to sit down with Tim for 30 minutes at the show, email us at timewithtim@comc.com and we’ll get you scheduled. In your email, include your dates and times of availability as well as any topics you wish to discuss. Please send your meeting request no later than Thursday, July 20.

Due Dates during The National

Many of us will be representing COMC at the booth this year, but this time around we also wanted to encourage some other employees to attend the National. Because we will be short-staffed back at the office, all Select and Premium due dates that normally would have fallen between July 26 and July 30 will receive a July 31 due date.

The National is one of the most exciting events in trading cards, and we anticipate this year’s will be the best one yet. See you there!

Happy Collecting!

– The COMC Team

COMC @ The National Sports Collector’s Convention 2016 Recap

Hello, COMC Nation!

What a whirlwind the last two weeks have been! It goes without saying that this year was by far the BEST National Sports Collector’s Convention yet for COMC. This year we saw eight COMC staff members make the cross-country trek to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the 37th Annual National Convention. This year COMC had a booth in the corporate area with the likes of Upper Deck, Panini and Topps.

Over the course of our five days at the convention, we met with hundreds of members of the COMC Nation who shared their thoughts, suggestions, and feedback with our staff! We also provided nearly two thousand 300-count boxes for collectors to fill up at the hundreds of booths around us. Even though we opted not to run a National Convention processing special this year, we accepted nearly a thousand pounds’ worth of consignment submissions. That’s a staggering amount of cards!

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Tim and Steve share a laugh with a long-time COMC consignor

In lieu of a processing special, this year we opted to run daily store credit giveaway drawings three times a day for a total of $400 a day, as well as a Grand Prize drawing of $500 at the conclusion of the Convention! All those in attendance at The National who had a COMC account were eligible to enter, and those who didn’t have a COMC account…well, let’s just say a lot of accounts were created! We ran four computer stations at our booth for convention-goers to browse the COMC marketplace, sign up for or manage their accounts, and even print their submission paperwork on the spot.

In their admittedly sparse downtime, our team was able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Atlantic City at night. Under the hot summer sun, they toured the Boardwalk, enjoyed popular local restaurants such as Kelsey’s (Soul & Comfort) and Angelo’s (Italian), and tried their luck at the local casinos!

We want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and contributed in making this year’s experience at The National the best one yet. We’ll be back next year in Chicago from July 26th-30th, 2017 for another great convention, and we hope that you’ll consider heading to the Windy City with us! No matter what you collect, there is nothing quite like the experience that is the Sports Collector’s Convention.

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Like the photos in this blog? You can view all of our National Convention photos on our Facebook Page!

Black Friday Preview Sales Starting Today


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The Black Friday Preview Sales start today!

Millions of cards have been marked down. Now is a great time to take advantage of these deals. Buy now with store credit, and request shipment from Thursday, November 26, 2015, 12:01am PT to Monday, November 30th, 11:59pm PT to receive FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on domestic orders of 20+ cards.

Items must be purchased in Simplified Shipping Mode to qualify. All non qualifying standard shipments of 20+ cards will instead receive a $3 shipping discount.

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Additionally, receive SCRATCH TO WIN CARDS with your order. Only buying a single card? Get one scratch card! Buying more? Get one scratch card for every 20 cards in your order! If you buy 100 cards, that’s five chances to win up to $100 of COMC STORE CREDIT!

Shaking the hand of a legend

I didn’t quite know what to expect today. I have never paid to get an item autographed before, but one of our rapidly growing consignors, SwagCards, recently acquired a unique item and asked if we could do a little research. So today I headed up to Mill Creak Sports where Cal Ripken Jr. was doing an autograph signing.

1993 U.S. Playing Cards Aces #WCOA - Cal Ripken AU PSA/DNA Certified Auto AUTHENTICATED AUTHENTIC - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
Here is the card that I am holding in the picture. The word is that this is an extremely rare autograph that was pulled out of 1993 U.S. Playing Cards Aces. We were hoping to ask some questions about the item, but the line was super long and we were only able to get the picture taken.

In order to get in line to take the picture I had to get an item signed, and I had just the right item. In our year end meeting we gave a “trophy” to the employee that put in the most hours during Q4. Since this was our Ironman award, I found a 1984 Topps Super #1 – Cal Ripken to serve as the trophy.

Not surprisingly, Q4 is a very heavy shipping quarter, and the award went to our shipping manager, Doug Lowe. Today I had the trophy autographed and inscribed.

I thought it would be great to have it say “To The Ironman of Shipping.” Cal added the “Keep the streak alive!”. Cal shook my hand, took his time inscribing and autographing the item, and then took the picture with me. He even commented on me being taller than him. What a class act! I have always thought highly of Ripken, but today he earned another fan.

Congrats to Tim Lincecum

2007 Ultimate Collection #124 - Tim Lincecum AU RC (Rookie Card)/299 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com
Congratulations to Tim Lincecum for making it to the World Series and being the probable starter for game 1.

Tim Lincecum went to the University of Washington and was born in Bellevue, WA. Our office is technically in Redmond, WA, but we are 1 block from the border of Bellevue.

I just looked up some stats and realized that of the 100 players with the most book value worth of cards on our site, Tim Lincecum has sold the highest percentage. If you visit our Top Players page and select Sold % from the Sort By dropdown, this is what you will find.

If you have any Lincecum cards you want to sell, it looks like our site is a great place to do that.