COMC @ L’Anti Expo in Montreal (October 5th & 6th)

Bonjour, COMC Nation!

We are pleased to announce our attendance at the L’Anti-Expo, at Stade IGA, 285 Rue Gary-Carter in Montreal, Quebec on October 5th & 6th, 2019.  Visit us at our booth for one or all of the following events.

Dice Roll

All registered COMC users can roll the COMC dice for a chance to win one of ten prizes.  Limit one roll per.  New participants can sign up for a free account at the show.  Winners will be announced shortly afterwards on our blog and Facebook pages.  All participants will also receive a COMC branded storage box and a COMC souvenir (while supplies last). 

 Games for the Kids

All kids accompanied by a COMC account-holding parent can roll the dice for instant prizes (while supplies last).

Consignment Drop-Offs

We will be accepting drop-off submissions at the show.  Please read the instructions below to help facilitate a smooth hand-off.

1) All submissions must have complete and accurate paperwork by using our Submission Wizard.  Use the L’Anti-Expo drop-off location 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 1600ct or 3200ct).  For large submissions, multiple single row boxes can be used, labelled 1 of X, 2 of X, etc.

3) The cut-off time for accepting submissions at the show will be Sunday, October 6th at 2:00PM EDT.

4) Please allow up to 10 calendar days for consignments submitted at the L’Anti-Expo to reach our Burnaby office.  Your submission at the show will be entered into your account and begin processing on the week of October 14th to 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 questions leading up to the L’Anti-Expo.  

Merci Beaucoup Tout le Monde!

Spin-to-Win Prize Wheel Drawing Results (2019 National Convention)

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth earlier this month at the 2019 National Sports Collector’s Convention in Chicago and spun our Spin-to-WinPrize Wheel!

Now that we’re back home and have tallied all of the entries,it’s now time to announce our winners!

$500 COMC Credit Grand Prize:
WAXBLASTER (Kelly W.)

$250 COMC Credit:
Tmgrnzx9r (Eric S.)

$100 COMC Credit:
chn7171 (Connor N.)

1956 Topps Ernie Banks (JAS Certified Autographed):
390in1980 (Rich L.)

2015-16 UD The Cup – Limited Logos PatchAuto Jonathan Toews:
Kyle_AJ_Cards (Andrew W.)

2007-08 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion Michael Jordan PSA 10:
Lee4420 (Albert A.)

2017 Panini Spectra Patch Auto Mitchell Trubisky BGS 9:
Dshimster (David S.)

(Winners can expect their prizes to appear in their COMC accounts shortly.)

We want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and spun the prize wheel! We had an incredible time in Chicago and met with thousands of collectors, heard your stories, and listened to your feedback on how we can improve COMC.com going forward!

We look forward to seeing everyone next year for The National inAtlantic City, New Jersey!

Toronto Spring Expo Prize Wheel Winners!

We want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth last weekend at the Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto and participated in the Spin-To-Win Contests.  We look forward to returning to the next Expo!

Here are our Spring Expo Winners: 


A-S – 2016-17 Upper Deck #468 Mitch Marner RC –  Dan755
A-H – 2017 Fleer Ultra Spider-Man – Manufactured Webbing #WEB5 #25/49 – 7bovay3
2-S – 2016-17 Upper Deck #249 William Nylander RC – Longskis29
2-H – 2016-17 Upper Deck Overtime Optimum Performance #OP-20 Wayne Gretzky – chickencoupe
3-S – 2018-19 Upper Deck #228 Travis Dermott RC – lucasmackey
3-H – 2015-16 Upper Deck Retired Stars Canvas #C246 Patrick Roy beaucoupfish
4-S – 2018-19 Upper Deck Cup Components #CCPCB Ace Bailey / Charlie Conacher – THSN
4-H – 2016-17 Upper Deck Program of Excellence Canvas #C261 Thomas Chabot – DeBairos
5-S – 2016-17 Upper Deck NHL Firsts #NF-23 Auston Matthews Achievement – den3000nis
5-H – 2009-10 Upper Deck #203 Matt Duchene RC – gostl
6-S – 2018-19 Parkhurst Mini Tall-Boys #TB-57 John Tavares – Wyattket88
6-H – 2016-17 Upper Deck Ice Frozen Fabrics Red #FF-JQ #03/20 Jonathan Quick – slaroche
7-S – 2017-18 Upper Deck Game Dated Moments #7 Auston Matthews – Grandpoobah
7-H – 2017-18 Upper Deck Game Dated Moments #47 Connor McDavid – hockeygoalie31
8-S – 2017 Upper Deck Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial #MLM-GV Garry Valk – Hajni
8-H – 2015-16 Fleer Showcase Metal Universe Precious Metals Gems Blue #MU-12 Mikko Rantanen #/4850 – koko6727
9-S – 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond Star Rubies #230 Morgan Rielly #025/150 – lukaTAG
9-H – 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP #367 Brayden Point – bb_bros
10-S – 2016-17 Upper Deck MVP #368 Auston Matthews – primetimesportz
10-H – 2017-18 Upper Deck #247 Brock Boeser RC – itrodaj


Don’t forget that in order to claim your prize, you must contact staff@comc.com with your name and username before July 5, 2019 @ 23:59:59 PDT.

We look forward to announcing details of our appearances at both the National in Chicago at the end of July and at the Fall Expo in mid-November shortly!

COMC on the Road: Catch us in Toronto Next Weekend!

Our second Canadian stop this year is just a week away at this year’s Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo held at the International Centre (directions) in Mississauga, Ontario from May 3rd to 5th, 2019.  We will be located in the Corporate area at Booth #3300.  As always, we will be bringing out Prize Wheel back by popular demand, accepting drop-off consignments, answering any questions you may have about COMC, and much more!

Prize Wheel

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COMC members can spin our Prize Wheel for a chance to win one of twenty prizes including rookie cards of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, & Brock Boeser.  Limit one spin per show.  But remember, in order to spin, you must have a COMC account! If you’re new to COMC, or if you’ve been shopping with us as a guest, be sure to sign up for a FREE account to be able to win one of these great prizes!  All participants will receive additional gifts while supplies last.  Winners will be announced shortly after the Expo via our Blog and Facebook pages.

Games For the Kids

All kids can receive a free hand stamp featuring the COMC shield.  All kids accompanied by a COMC account-holding parent can spin-to-win instant prizes (while supplies last).

Free Giveaways

Something for everyone!  One per customer per day while supplies last.

Consignment Drop-Offs

We will be accepting drop-off submissions at the Expo to help consignors save on the cost of shipping.  Please carefully read the instructions below 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 “Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo drop off location” 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 1600 ct or 3200 boxes).  For large submissions, multiple single row boxes can be used and labelled 1 of X, 2 of X, etc.
3) The cut-off time for accepting submissions at The Expo will be Sunday, May 5th at 3:00 pm local time.
4) Please allow up to 7-10 days for consignments submitted at The Expo to reach our Burnaby, British Columbia facility , Your submissions at The Expo will be entered into your account and begin processing on the week of May 12th-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 leading up to the Toronto Spring Expo.
For general details on the Toronto Spring Expo, check out their website:  http://sportcardexpo.com

Catch COMC in Virginia (USA) on March 29th-31st and Edmonton (Canada) on April 6th & 7th!

We’re sending our team on the road for our first trading card show appearances this year! These are just the first two of many stops that we intend to make in 2019. For our full trading card show appearance schedule, please see our Upcoming Appearances Calendar. Here you will find dates, show information, and all the info you need when we’re coming to your area!

The Chantilly Show (Dulles, Virginia, USA)
March 29th – 31st.

Come join us in Dulles, VA for The Chantilly Show on March 29th-31st, 2019! We will be at table number #343 accepting your drop-off submissions, answering your COMC and account related questions, and much more.

To expedite the drop-off process, please be sure to use our submission wizard prior to the show and print paperwork to include with your consignment. Please use the Chantilly Show option when prompted to select a submission center.

 

The Summit Sports Collectible Show #10 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
April 6th & 7th, 2019

The first Canadian stop in 2019 will be at the Summit Sports Collectibles Show on April 6th & 7th, 2019 in Sherwood Park, Alberta.  Stop by our booth for all of the following and more:

  • Drop off consignment submissions to save time and money on shipping!  Please package your items well for drop-off and include paperwork using the submission wizard prior to the show. Choose The Summit Show as a submission center when prompted.
  • Free giveaways for everyone (one per person per day, while supplies last)
  • Games for COMC account holders with a chance to win prize cards including a 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP Connor McDavid rookie card.  Be sure to sign up, Registration is free!
  • Games for COMC account holders’ children to win instant prizes
  • Answering all your COMC and account-related questions!

The History of the Adat Chaverim Plano Card Show & 2019 Schedule

By Rich Klein
Sometimes we’re lucky in life to be able to work in our chosen field. The other day I was talking to my wife and mentioned that I had spent 28 out of the last 35 years working in a sports or sports card related field. That truly makes me feel blessed.
A few years ago we were in an Adat Chaverim Brotherhood (Men’s Club) meeting and having our typical discussion about how to raise money. I mentioned, as I had a few times in the past, that I would run a card show and raise $500 for the brotherhood. My instincts said that if I could not sell 20 tables at $25 then I needed to get into a new field.
Within an hour, I had permission to use our social hall and we were off and running. At the time I was writing for Sports Collectors Daily, and through the genesis of how a show comes together, we were off and running for show promotion. We were blessed that we received help from many people, and the first show was such a success that we immediately decided to do two shows a year.
The first show is always the first Sunday of the Plano (Texas) Independent School District’s spring break, and the second show is now Sunday/Monday of Labor Day weekend. These dates were selected so we could use the social hall and not interfere with Adat business.
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Ever since the first show, we’ve always met the goal of $500 per show, and usually exceed that figure. One of the great joys was how we turned what could have been lemons into lemonade. For the first few shows, we were running 10-12 door prizes a show, which was fairly easy for me to manage. We were informed that Texas state law prohibits non-profits from running more than two lotteries per year. Yes, each door prizes counted as a lottery. So, the Brotherhood President remembered a former card dealer named Myron who would wheel in a TV to all the big shows and then sell grab bags with that as his big prize. Luckily,. giving away bags with a prize slip inside is legal since collectors are already receiving an item of value for their money. Of course that meant that were were always in need of cards. This led to having to move in nearly 200k cards to my office the Monday after Thanksgiving 2017.
But as I mentioned, we have several wonderful advantages at this show, including  the great cooperation of the Brotherhood members. This is an “in-action” photo of Brotherhood members stuffing bags for a recent show. That was one of three tables we used that day for stuffing purposes:
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I always stress that although I sometimes tend to use the “I” word for this show, there is no way I could run this show without Brotherhood members and some hobby friends.  We’ve been very lucky as we approach our sixth year of this year to have raised over $15,000 for our charitable causes. We also have no administrative costs, so whatever we take in goes right back to the community. In addition, we’ve probably given out more than a half-million cards as well as countless prizes. One of our most popular prizes are from the “Island of Misfit Toys”. When I thought of that name it must have come from my subconscious mind with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  We always seed the “Island” with some surprises, so collectors who enjoy digging can find items they really enjoy.
But no matter how much work we do, we can always use more cards and prizes! We can provide all needed documentation, so that you can write off not only the donation, but also the postage to ship it our way.  While hard work, it’s been a blessing to run this show, and the best part is running this show such is a perfect adjunct to my COMC work. You can always reach me at RichKlein@comc.com if you are interested in donating cards or prizes to our cause which helps the Dallas-Fort Worth Community,.
Our 2019 shows at Adat Chaverim, which is located at 6300 Independence Parkway in Plano, TX (Northeast Corner of Spring Creek and Independence In the shopping center) are scheduled for:
Sunday; March 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday; September 1 from 10AM to 4PM
Monday September 2 from 11AM to 3 PM

COMC @ The Upper Deck 2019 Certified Diamond Dealer Conference

Hello, COMC Nation!

The first destination in our itinerary for 2019 will be Los Angeles, California for the Upper Deck 2019 Certified Diamond Dealer Conference at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. If you own a hobby shop and are an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer then be sure to join us January 8th-10th for what is sure to be another great Conference hosted by Upper Deck!

COMC will be in attendance with our own booth set up for the duration of the conference. We will be available to meet with hobby shop owners to discuss how COMC can help their shops become more successful. We’ll also be available to help shop owners set up and manage their accounts, offer demonstrations of our service, and answer any and all questions they may have about our service.

If you will be in attendance at the event and would like to drop off consignment submissions, we will be accepting submissions at our booth throughout the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!