After this year’s epic baseball season, there’s never been a better time to collect Topps.
To celebrate this year’s Most Valuable Players (“MVPs”), we’re partnering with Topps and the MVP Buyback program! Starting on November 26, 2022, you can bank store credit with your local hobby store in exchange for ‘22 Topps Chrome cards of Aaron Judge and Paul Goldschmidt.
Participating hobby stores will need to have or create a free COMC account. Hobby stores will accept qualifying cards from customers in exchange for store credit, after which the stores will promptly be reimbursed fully by COMC once COMC receives and verifies the cards. Be sure to check the useful links below, including the Topps Buyback FAQ, for more information!
Are you ready for the NBA Tip-Off? COMC Elite Auctions is partnering with eBay to promote our NBA Tip-Off Auction Event!
High-end basketball cards consigned via COMC Auctionswill be featured on eBay’s homepage from Monday, October 17th through Sunday, October 23rd, 2022. Take advantage of this opportunity to increase the visibility of your auctions of basketball cards as the NBA season begins! All COMC Elite items that are currently in your port or listed on the site are eligible immediately. If you have Standard or Select basketball items you’d like to send to auction, you can still elect to reprocess them as Elite in time for the event! COMC Elite basketball items must be transferred to Auction by Sunday, October 16th, 2022 via the below simple steps in order to be eligible for this event:
In your Inventory Manager, locate the COMC Elite item you want to transfer to auction
Click the Actions menu button for that item
Select Send to Auction
Select the NBA Tip-Off eBay Auction Event option, shown below:
After transferring your cards to auction, they are moved from your Inventory Manager to the Auction Submissions page in your COMC account. Please note that all transfer-to-auction submissions are final. Once scheduled for auction, you can monitor your auctions via your Auction History page!
Non-Elite Items Transfer Deadlines
Cards already consigned with COMC that have not yet been upgraded to COMC Elite must first be Reprocessed as Elite to be eligible for COMC Auctions. To ensure that your items will be reprocessed in time for this event, we encourage you to submit them for reprocessing as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 via the below simple steps:
Once the items have been reprocessed as Elite and returned to your COMC Inventory, please remember to then Send your Elite items to Auction by Sunday, October 16th, 2022.
Important COMC Auctions Reminders
The minimum fee per auction is $3.50, regardless of the final sale price. For a full breakdown of COMC Auction fees, consult the COMC Auction Schedule and Fees blog.
We strongly recommend you only submit cards to auction that will likely sell for $50.00 or more. COMC reserves the right to change the service level of new Auction submissions to Select for any submissions primarily consisting of items individually valued at less than $10.00.
There are no cancellations once we receive your auction submission. If you want to instead consign your high-end trading cards through COMC as buy-it-now listings or field offers on the COMC.com marketplace, we encourage you to submit them using our Elite Service. All Elite Items are eligible to be transferred to auction at a later date.
This event is intended only for those cards that have already been consigned to COMC; mail-in submissions will not be accepted for this auction promotion.
COMC is also proud to announce that we are now accepting Hybrid Grading Approach slabs for submissions! HGA joins our list of supported grading companies, which also includes PSA, BGS, BVG, CSG, and SGC!
For more information about our auction service, please refer to our Auctions and Auctions FAQ pages.
Questions? Our Team is Here to Help!
If you have any questions about submitting your cards for this auction event, we encourage you to email the COMC Auctions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other inquiries, please contact our Customer Service team by emailing email@example.com or clicking the red Support button on the bottom-right corner of COMC.com for immediate assistance during business hours.
Receive 25% discounts on all your Elite & Select submissions through July 22nd!
Take advantage of this limited-time promotion to submit your items using our Elite and Select services at a reduced price. We know that not everyone can make it to the National but still want to offer savings to all of our customers; if you’ve been waiting for a discount on submissions, now is your chance to save big!
Elite: write ELITE25 on each Elite submission slip to receive 25% off your Elite submission. (Was $2.00/card, now $1.50/card.)
Select: write SELECT25 on each Select submission slip to receive 25% off your Select submission. (Was $1.00/card, now $0.75/card.)
Cards must be submitted and received at COMC by Friday, July 22nd.
Each submission slip must include handwritten codes to qualify—no exceptions.
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. There is no minimum or maximum submission quantity for Elite. Elite items are guaranteed to have a 2-week turnaround time.
Additional Promotion Information
This discount does stack with Fresh Pulls, which means even deeper discounts for eligible Fresh Pulls products in addition to 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 a $3.00 minimum fee per Select submission group. There is no minimum fee for Elite submissions.
Cards reprocessed through the Elite service are not eligible for the discount.
Items submitted prior to the promotion are not eligible for the Summer Seller Submission Promotion discounts.
There may be processing delays due to increased volume.
Receive discounts on all your Elite & Select submissions through April 1st!
40% off Elite & 30% off Select Submissions
Take advantage of this limited-time promotion to submit your items using our Elite and Select services at a reduced price. If you’ve been waiting for a discount on submissions, now is your chance to save BIG!
March Madness Elite & Select Submission Promotion Discount Requirements:
ELITE40 – Write “ELITE40” on each Elite submission slip to receive 40% off your Elite submission (Was $2.00 – NOW $1.20 per card).
SELECT30 – Write “SELECT30” on each Select submission slip to receive 30% off your select submission (Was $1.00 – NOW 0.70 per card).
Cards must be submitted between Tuesday, March 8th to Friday, April 1st.
Submissions MUST BE RECEIVED at COMC by April 1st.
Which Cards Are Best For Elite?
The Elite service is for raw and graded single trading cards with a sale value of more than $50. There is no minimum submission quantity for Elite. Elite items are guaranteed to have a 2-week turnaround time.
Important Promotion Information
This discount DOES stack with Fresh Pulls! That means even deeper discounts for eligible Fresh Pulls products in addition to the discounts for this promotion.
The discount does not apply to the Mailbox package fee, toploader removal fee, or the missing/incorrect paperwork fee.
No maximum quantity limit – submit as many cards as you’d like!
There is a $3 minimum fee per Select submission group. No minimum fee for Elite submissions.
Each submission slip MUST HAVE handwritten codes to qualify – no exceptions!
Cards reprocessed through Elite service are not eligible for the discount.
Items submitted prior to the promotion are not eligible for the March Madness Submission Promotiondiscounts.
To thank our customers, we’re offering up to $60 in free processing!
Send in your items today to receive up to $60 in free submissions.
With Black Friday and the holidays quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to send in your items to receive up to $60 worth of free processing! Any items submitted with our Elite or Select service that are received by November 11th will be deposited to your account in time for Black Friday.
Save $60 on your submissions this month!
$20 off Elite Processing
$20 off Select Processing
$20 off Standard Processing
Check out the details below for this great offer and start packaging up your submissions to send them in today!
Each household (not account) is eligible for a maximum of $20 off each submission level; Elite, Select, and Standard.
Write the code “20OFF” to the left of the barcode on each submission slip. If your submission includes multiple service levels, write the code “20OFF” on each applicable submission slip.
Include the Submission Slip with the corresponding group in your package.
Promo codes will not be applied to transactions received without the “20 OFF” promo code and will not be eligible to have the promotion applied retroactively.
Cards MUST BE RECEIVED at COMC by November 30th.
Please note the following:
The “20OFF” code is only valid for one-time use per household, for each submission level. If a second submission is received and the code has already been used, the items will be processed at the regular submission level pricing.
Additional items can be included in the same submission. Up to $20 will be credited toward your total processing fees for each eligible submission level.
The discount DOES NOT apply to our Mailbox service, the toploader removal fee, or the missing/incorrect paperwork fee.
If your submission does not meet the maximum $20 processing discount for that service level, subsequent submissions are not eligible for unused discount credits.
Take advantage of this FREE processing offer and submit your cards today!
For questions regarding the eligibility of products, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COMC will be in attendance at the Sportcard Expo – Virtual Edition on June 19 & 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.
Take Advantage of our Mailbox Service
Use our mailbox service to save time on shipping. Expo sellers can send all of the cards sold to the COMC as one shipment. Cards can be deposited into buyers’ accounts through the mailbox service. Just have your buyers create a COMC account and label their purchases with that name. This will allow buyers to piggyback their Expo purchases with COMC purchases for lower cost per item shipping with buyer protection. Buyers can request shipments to their COMC Mailbox accounts for the above reasons. Read more about our mailbox service at https://www.comc.com/mailbox.
*Mailbox submissions sent to our US office will experience processing delays. Current Mailbox processing times begin when packages are opened.
Virtual Dice Game to Win Real Prices
A COMC member will roll die on account holder’s behalf for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be drawn the week of June 21st and will be announced on our Facebook page. To claim your prize, email email@example.com by August 20th, 2020 and we’ll add the card into your account along with store credit to cover shipping. Limit one roll per account.
Free Daily Box Breaks
We will be offering random team breaks to any COMC account holders who would like to participate (limit one slot per household). Winners will receive only the “hits” (no base / commons) and will have to be at the booth the “pick up” their prize. More details will be announced at the show.
Disclaimer & Conclusion
As this is the first show of its kind, we may encounter some technical difficulties, so we add the precautionary disclaimer that the show events are subject to change.
We hope you can attend its event and visit the vendors that would normally set up at the Toronto Expo.
COMC Auctions headlining the eBay Homepage June 15th – June 21st!
Inserts and Parallels have been making a big splash in the sports card markets. Some of them newly created, and some a depiction of past inserts. This Auction Event is themed around this current trend, so don’t miss this opportunity to get additional exposure for your unique cards!
When to submit your cards:
Auctions STARTING during promotion must be received by COMC between 6/1 – 6/5 Auctions ENDING during promotion must be received by COMC between 5/24 – 5/29
Marvels Inserts are taking off! Previously, this Marvel LeBron James card was valued and selling for less than $5.00. Prices over the past few months have soared to over $250.00! The Marvel set as a whole is highly collectible, so what better time to send them to COMC Auction? Get your submissions in now to ensure they arrive in time for the event!
Prizm baseball is on the rise. Take a look at the 2012 Prizm Mike Trout Rookie #50 for example. This was selling for less than $10 over 2 months ago. The current market value has surpassed the $100 mark and is consistently hitting close to $120. With a 1000% increase in price, now is a great time to send in your Prizm Inserts & Parallels!
2016 Optic Holos
Optic Holos have been on fire in the marketplace. Here we see the 2016 Optic Holo Tom Brady. Prior to the surge, this card was selling for roughly $5-10. Now, prices are anywhere from $140-160! The Optic Holo price jumps are not limited to just football; basketball is also seeing huge increases. Get all your Optic Holos in now!
(Editor’s Note: With the end of the calendar year approaching, we like to take a moment on the COMC Blog to look back at some of our favorite and most memorable posts of the year. With 2019-20 Panini Prizm Basketball set dropping earlier this month, we thought we’d take you back to our projection of 20 of the rookies featured in the 2018-19 Panini Prizm set.)
Arguably the most anticipated basketball release of each calendar year over the last several years has been Panini Prizm Basketball. Panini’s stranglehold over the NBA trading card landscape over the last ten years thanks to an exclusive agreement with the NBA has resulted in the disappearance of once established key rookie sets like the Topps Chrome Refractor and Ultimate Collection Rookie Materials Autographs. In their place rose the new heirs to the throne such as the National Treasures Rookie Patch Auto and the Panini Prizm Silver Prizm.
Silver Prizms and their respective lower numbered parallels are the beck and call of NBA basketball collectors and speculators. We’ve seen meteoric rises of Silver Prizms of some of the game’s newest established stars in recent years. Jayson Tatum silvers were all the rage in 2017-18, while Ben Simmons set new heights in 2016-17. Kristaps Porzingis won collector’s hearts in 2015-16 Prizm, while others waited on Joel Embiid in 2014-15 Prizm. While Giannis Antetokounmpo proved everyone wrong when his 2013-14 Prizm skyrocketed, we can’t forget that the 2012-13 inaugural Prizm set featured a strong crop of rookies including Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, and Kyrie Irving among others.
So now here we are in 2019 and the 2018-19 Panini Prizm market is truly starting to take form. There’s no doubt you’ve probably heard the names of the top rookies all making waves in the NBA this season. But what about the rest? That’s why we’ve got you covered with our list of 20 rookies to watch in 2018-19 Panini Prizm Basketball
Head of the Class
Luka Doncic – Doncic established himself internationally before making the leap to the NBA and has not disappointed. Averaging nearly 20 points a game this season, his meteoric rise can be attributed not only to his stellar on-court performance, but also his charisma and personality. He has all the makings of an NBA Superstar and is easily the Rookie of the Year up to this point.
Deandre Ayton – The first overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft has lived up to the hype, with the big man posting over 16 points and 10 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns might be having a rough go at it this season, but a strong young core will eventually tip the scales the other direction.
Trae Young – The Atlanta Hawks Point Guard came out of the gate strong before cooling down, but still owns an impressive 15+ points and seven assists per game stat line.
Kevin Knox – Thrust into the scrutiny of the Madison Square Garden faithful, Knox has delivered, posting over 12 points per game with a 35% 3-point percentage. A big market only means big potential for the 19 year old.
Jaren Jackson Jr. – The fourth overall pick rose his stock tremendously with a 36 point performance back in November, and has elevated his game ever since.
Marvin Bagley III – Prior to sustaining an injury, we loved the direction the Kings PF was headed in. That brief scope of work was enough to nudge him ahead of our #7
Rounding out the Top 12…
7. Michael Porter Jr. – Speculation is building on Porter, who missed the majority of the 2017-18 season at Missouri and has yet to play in an NBA game. With no timetable for his return, the five star recruit out of high school doesn’t have the stat lines to back it up, but that hasn’t stopped his Silver Prizm from reaching the $50+ mark.
8. Collin Sexton – Sexton suffers the misfortune of playing for a post-Lebron Cleveland Cavaliers team, but he has performed impressively so far, posting almost 15 points per game.
9. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – The Canadian Point Guard from ‘The 6’ has wasted no time getting acclimated to the west coast. Strong defense and the ability to score earns him a well deserved spot in our top 10.
10. Rodions Kurucs – The Latvian small forward has come on strong as of late, and has played well in limited time this season. He’s posted 24 points twice this season, earning him recognition among collectors and speculators.
11. Lonnie Walker IV – Suffering a torn meniscus in preseason was a setback, but the Spurs love what they see in the shooting guard from the University of Miami. Recently posted a 34 point performance in G-League action.
12. Mo Bamba – The Orlando Magic big man has posted decent numbers in his rookie campaign, logging 1.4 blocks per game so far. It also doesn’t hurt that a friendship with a popular rapper has resulted in off-court attention for Mo.
Don’t Sleep on These Guys..
13. Wendell Carter Jr. – Carter has shown flashes of brilliance mixed with inconsistency under center for the Chicago Bulls. Still, a 28 point performance is noteworthy enough to find his way into our favorite sleeper pick.
14. Miles Bridges – The 12th overall pick of the draft finds his way into #14 on our list as a strong sleeper pick. The versatile small forward has all the athleticism to either erupt into a play maker or carve our a niche as a solid role player.
15. Allonzo Trier – The Knicks shooting guard has garnered attention coming off of the bench, warranting play time as the Knicks look to get young. Suffered a small set back with a hamstring injury a few weeks back.
15. Robert Williams III – Drew attention with two blocks on Anthony Davis in a game back in December. Strong flashes of defense and playing for a large market earns him considerations for our list.
17. Mikal Bridges – Playing along side Deandre Ayton, the small forward from Villanova has performed commendably, posting nearly eight points per game.
18. Anfernee Simons – He has displayed phenomenal talent at the preps, and has the athleticism to boot, but has yet do anything of importance at the NBA level during his rookie campaign. Still, we have the optimism and Pacific Northwest bias to land Simons a spot on this list.
19. Kostas Antetokounmpo – The last name alone is going to draw him attention and speculation. The younger brother of Giannis was the 60th overall pick of the 2018 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Let’s be honest, we all know what Giannis did, emerging from the ashes of mediocre stat lines to become a mega star.
20. Josh Okogie – Quickly becoming a T’Wolves fan favorite, Okogie has split time between starting and coming off the bench. We like the shooting guard’s potential.
One of the things we enjoy about these lists involving sleepers is that no one seems to want to tell us if they disagree for the sake of not drawing attention to the prospect they’re stashing! There are 53 rookies total in the 2018-19 Prizm base set, meaning 33 did not make the cut here. Who else deserves consideration? Let us know in the comments below!
What a wild ride it has been this December with the release of the 2019-20 Panini Prizm NBA Basketball Card Set. This set was expected to set the hobby on fire, partly due to the rising value of last year’s set, and partly due to a strong rookie crop led by ZION MANIA! Zion Williamson has yet to make his NBA regular season debut for the New Orleans Pelicans, but that hasn’t stopped the Zion hype train from absolutely dominating the hobby this fall!
Zion is certainly a polarizing figure, and only time will tell if he’s the next in the lineage of NBA legends like Lebron James and Michael Jordan, or if he’s the next “what could have been” ala Greg Oden and Kwame Brown. Once you get past the Zion hype, 2019-20 Prizm NBA is a set chalked full of potential future stars, with perhaps a stronger rookie class than even last year’s basketball products. We’d like to delve into that discussion and present our 10 NBA Rookies to watch from 2019-20 Panini Prizm NBA.
Obviously the biggest name in the product, Zion Williamson follows Luka Doncic from last year as the top rookie (for now) in Prizm. With his ungraded silver prizm RC’s fetching over $500 out of the gate, we haven’t seen prices like that upon a Prizm release since Ben Simmons in the 16-17 Prizm set. Williamson is a 6’6″ 285lb generational athlete who backed up the hype in his one year at Duke, posting 22 points per game on 68% field goal percentage. He’s expected to make his NBA debut in early 2020.
The clear-cut second best player in NBA Prizm just happens to also be the #2 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. Ja Morant has already transitioned beautifully to the NBA level, averaging about 18 points and six assists per game through the Memphis Grizzlies first 17 games as of this writing. He’ll have a good head start for NBA Rookie of the Year over Zion and the rest of the field if he can continue that production. With his Silver prizms already doing $200+, there is no secret as to the talent Morant possesses.
This Gonzaga Bulldogs standout has the potential to be an international NBA mega star thanks to his stellar play as well as his Japanese heritage. All Rui Hachimura has done since arriving in the NBA is provide much needed stability to the Washington Wizards front court. With a statement double-double in his NBA debut and his continued progression, Rui has looked like the most NBA ready player out of the 2019 Draft so far. $100 appears to be the ground floor for his silver prizm RC’s currently.
The second Duke player to make our list, the Canadian-born RJ Barrett is seemingly unphased playing on a New York Knicks team in otherwise complete disarray, having just fired their Head Coach David Fizdale. The Knicks has been trying to find their way for quiet some time, but putting the ball in Barrett’s hands seems like a good start. Through 20+ games, he’s average 14 points as the team’s starting shooting guard.
The seventh overall pick in the draft by the Chicago Bulls is already a record setter, hitting SEVEN three pointers in a single quarter against the New York Knicks on November 12th. That feat immediately elevated Coby White‘s stock as a long range threat. White has nothing to prove when it comes to scoring, but improvements playing off the ball will help White evolve into a feared guard the Bulls desperately need.
The fourth overall pick from Virginia, De’Andre Hunter has meshed well with Trae Young in Atlanta as the Hawks look to build a future contender. He posted a ridiculous six steal performance in mid-November loss to Phoenix, and followed that up with two 25+ point games in a three game span about a week later. Hunter’s early season performance has flown under the radar of other similar performing rookies, making him an excellent buy-low candidate from 2019-20 Prizm out of the gate.
This Kentucky Wildcat already has a legendary last name, now it’s time to see if his skills can transcend to that status as well. Tyler Herro started off his rookie campaign strong, pouring in 29 points in his fourth game, and he continues to remain productive in other areas of the stat sheet as well. Shooting nearly 40% from down town, the Miami Heat have caught the NBA by surprise this season. If they can continue this run into the Spring, Herro’s ETA to becoming a household name will definitely be fast-tracked.
With Kevin Durant gone, Klay Thompson recovering from surgery, and Steph Curry going down to injury early in the season, the Golden State Warriors needed someone to step up. Eric Paschall, a 2nd-round pick, answered the call, averaging over 17 points a game. This may be a throwaway year for the Warriors, but they picked up a major piece for the future in Paschall, who’s extended time on the court this season will benefit him tremendously when the Warriors are back at full strength for another championship run in the future.
The Charlotte Hornets are quietly building themselves a strong team through the last two draft years. Adding PJ Washington to a potent starting lineup featuring sophomores Devonte Graham and Miles Bridges, this Kentucky Wildcats standout will have all the support he needs to evolve at the NBA Level. The 12th overall pick dropped 27 points in his NBA debut, and has been a consistent producer ever since. As this young core continues to grow together in Charlotte, they may be only one or two pieces away from being a major playoff threat.
The final member of the big three to be drafted from Duke in 2019, Cam Reddish has not quite found his footing yet for the Atlanta Hawks. Though he has been outshined up to this point by fellow rookie DeAndre Hunter, Reddish still has high upside, which is why he was taken 10th overall by the Hawks. Reddish showed a glimmer of that talent in early December with a 25 point performance in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
Snubbed by Panini: Kendrick Nunn
We couldn’t wrap up this article without talking about Kendrick Nunn, who as of this blog post has been a noticeable omission from all checklists with the exception of one Panini Instant card. If the rumors are true, and Panini releases 2019-20 Prizm Series 2 Basketball in 2020, Nunn will likely be the centerpiece of the set in terms of true rookie cards. The undrafted Miami Heat guard is averaging over 15 points per game and making a case for rookie of the year!
You never know who will be the next rookie to rise through the ranks and come up big for their team. Not all of these players will have outstanding careers, but history tells us that there is always one or two players who make it worth it to dig through those old boxes of forgotten rookie card of years past!