COMC at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL: July 26–30

COMC is excited to announce our presence at this year’s 43rd National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago (Rosemont), IL. 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 convention will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from Wednesday, July 26th through Sunday, July 30th in Rosemont, IL. COMC will have a team of employees on hand in the corporate area at Booth #325 to accept consignment submissions and answer all questions about COMC. We have some very special weekly announcements to share leading up to the National!

Don’t miss out! Stay tuned for weekly announcements up until the National!

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

  • Submission Promotion
  • Grade With PSA
  • Direct To Grading
  • Ask The Grader
  • Time With Tim
  • Where to Find COMC

Submission Promotion

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

Please Note: COMC will NOT be accepting on-site drop offs for Comic Books. Raw or Graded

The National Submission Promotion Discount Requirement

Take 50% Off Graded Elite, Select, and Standard submissions this year for items submitted onsite at the National between Wednesday, July 26th, and Sunday, July 30th!

Graded Card Submission discount applies to graded sports, non-sports, and TCG cards only, graded by a supported third-party grading company. 

Discount does not apply to raw cards, ungraded cards, or to uncirculated/encased, RCR, or factory-sealed toploaders. The discount also does not apply to third-party grading submission fees.

Write “SLAB50” on each submission paperwork slip to receive 50% off your graded submission’s total processing fee.

The discount also does not apply to third-party grading submission fees.

  • Write “SLAB50” on each submission paperwork slip to receive 50% off your graded submission’s total processing fee.
  • Elite submissions are normally $2.00/card, now $1.00/card! There is no Elite submission minimum. Maximum of 300 graded cards.
  • Select submissions are normally $1.50/card, now $0.75/card! Select submissions must contain a minimum of 10 cards. Maximum of 300 graded cards.
  • Standard submissions are normally $1.00/card, now $0.50/card! Select submissions must contain a minimum of 20 cardsMaximum of 300 graded cards.

Maximum 300 total graded card submissions (per user, not per service level).

The savings don’t stop there! Take 50% off all cards submitted to our new Direct To Grading service level. Normally, $1 per card, now only $0.50. This one-week service is for cards you want to send directly to one of our grading partners. 

  • Write “SLAB50” on each submission paperwork slip to receive 50% off your direct to grading submission’s total processing fee. Maximum 300 Direct to Grading submissions (per customer). 

The promo is good for a maximum of 300 Direct To Grading submissions per user. Any cards submitted to Direct to Grading over the 300 card maximum, will not receive the 50% off discount. 

Each user may submit 300 graded cards using the 50% off promo and submit 300 cards for direct to grading using the 50% off promo at the National. 

Important Promotion Information

  • This discount does not stack with other promotions: discounts such as eligible Fresh Pulls products cannot be combined with the discounts for this promotion.
  • The discount does not apply to items submitted using our eBay Auction service level.
  • There is a maximum quantity limit. You may only submit a total of 300 graded cards as part of submissions across all service levels. You may not submit 300 graded cards at each service level. If you plan to drop off a submission of 300 or more graded cards at the event, please contact prior to the event for approval.
  • For graded Elite, Select, and Standard 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 the handwritten code SLAB50 on the submission paperwork to qualify. There are no exceptions, and submissions without the handwritten code will not be eligible for a retroactive promotional 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 26th through Sunday, July 30th in order to be eligible for the promotion discounts.

For questions regarding the eligibility of products, please email

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 all our consignment services:

  • Elite
  • Select
  • Standard
  • Direct To Grading
  • eBay Auctions
  • Fresh Pulls

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

1) All submissions must have complete and accurate printed paperwork by using our Submission Wizard. 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 @ Rosemont, IL – National Sports Collectors Convention option within the Submission Wizard as shown below:

2) Ensure your submission is packed properly and securely. We strongly recommend using one-row boxes for your submissions instead of multi-row boxes (such as 660 or 800-count boxes). Please, no loose card submissions, or submissions in boxes not intended for trading cards. COMC will not be providing boxes for card submissions.

3) The cut-off time for accepting submissions at all events is one hour before the show ends each day.

4) Please allow up to 7-10 days for consignments submitted at the event to reach our Redmond, WA facility. Your submissions from the event will be entered into your account and begin processing during that time period following the event.

5) If you plan to drop off a submission of 3,000 or more raw cards, or 300 or more graded cards at the event, please contact prior to the event for approval. Large submissions of 3,000 raw cards or 300 graded cards may require additional coordination and will not be accepted without approval.

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

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!

For questions regarding the eligibility of products, please email

Grade With PSA

COMC is thrilled to introduce our new partnership with Professional Sports Authenticator PSA! With over 30 million raw cards available through our marketplace, COMC is expanding upon our effortless grading experience for you to Buy, Sell, and Grade your Sports, Marvel, and TCG cards.

We’re excited for our collectors to get started with PSA! The COMC Grading Team is ready to provide an incredible service to our customers and help add more graded cards to your collection and to the COMC Marketplace. PSA is a premier grading service with a leading track record in both grading quantity and quality of items graded! The PSA brand brings value, security, and respected grading standards to your cards and the hobby overall.

Direct to Grading

COMC is now your one-stop shop for Group Grading with our new Direct to Grading submission service! This streamlined Direct to Grading option will allow your cards to be submitted for third-party grading more quickly and features a hands-off ingestion process, meaning the cards will not be touched by the COMC team.

We are very proud to offer this new submission level for fast and simple grading with CGC and all future grading companies for just $1 dollar per card! With the addition of Direct to Grading, COMC is the obvious choice to submit, grade, & sell your cards!

Ask The Grader 

Curious to know how your cards might grade if you submit them to Direct To Grading? Come let the team from CGC review your cards!  

On Thursday, July 27th, from Noon to 1 pm, stop by our booth and let the expert grading team from CGC Grading review your cards and give you their expert opinion on how your card might grade. This is a free event and is open to all show attendees.  

Andy Broome, the Vice President and Senior Grade Finalizer for CGC, and his team will review your cards and give you their expert opinion on how your cards will grade.  

Andy Broome started grading sports cards professionally in 2000. Since then, he has graded millions of cards, including the most iconic ones such as the T206 Honus Wagner, T206 Doyle Nat’l, and T206 Ty Cobb Back. Broome also helped create the baseball card exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  

COMC is an authorized CGC Official Submission Center! This allows you to send cards directly from your inventory to CGC to be graded, whether the cards were purchased on COMC, transferred to your account, or consigned directly to us. 

The COMC Grading Team is excited to provide an incredible service to our customers and help add more graded cards to your collection and to the COMC Marketplace.  

Time with Tim

Our executive team 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 our executive team for up to 30 minutes at the NSCC, please email us at 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 17th. You will be notified by email of your appointment time on Thursday, July 20th.

Where to Find COMC at the Show

COMC will be in the heart of the showroom floor within the Corporate Pavilion at Booth #325, where we will be neighbors with Heritage Auctions and Robert Edwards Auctions.

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 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!

Sport Card Expo Virtual Edition: COMC in Attendance!

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

*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 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.

For more details about the show, visit

Lastly, we want to wish all Dads a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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


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 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:

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!

Are Your Sports Cards and Memorabilia Properly Protected?

You’ve spent years collecting and investing in your favorite sports cards and memorabilia, but what happens if disaster strikes? If your prized collection was stolen or destroyed by a hurricane or flood, do you have a plan? For everyday, easily replaced personal property, homeowners insurance is all most people need. But for the sports cards and memorabilia you have spent a lifetime collecting, it may not be enough. COMC is proudly partnered with Collectibles Insurance Services. They offer an invaluable service to hobby enthusiasts with personal collections of all sizes and values. Here is what sets them apart from standard homeowners insurance:

  • They offer a full range of protection, including (but not limited to) accidental breakage, burglary & theft, fire, flood (except zones A & V), loss in the mail (for when you’re shipping items for grading), natural disasters, and more.
  • Their team makes the process of insuring your collection fast, hassle free, and more importantly, affordable. Only individual items or sets valued over $25,000 need to be scheduled (a simple one-line listing – year(s), description, and estimated value). You can get a quote online in just a few seconds, and the application process can be completed entirely online. Appraisals are not required.
  • Deductibles start at $0 for their collector policy. They provide coverage for the market value of your collection for covered losses in excess of $50.
  • Your collection can be stored at multiple locations throughout the United States as long as they’re scheduled on the policy. Plus, transit coverage is offered for items temporarily away from the scheduled location, such as when you’re traveling with your items to card shows.
  • You may select “Automatic Monthly Increase” for additional protection of new acquisitions and appreciation of your existing sports cards and memorabilia. Selecting this coverage will apply an automatic monthly increase of 1% in coverage, up to a maximum of $1 million.

Collectibles Insurance Services has been proving their service and expertise to our industry for over 50 years. Providing collectibles insurance is all they do. If you’re ready to properly protect your collection against unforeseen events, visit the Collectibles Insurance Services website today – – or call 888-837-9537 to speak with an expert team member (8:30am – 5pm ET, Monday – Friday).

This blog post is a summary of some of the available coverages offered by Collectibles Insurance Services. Refer to their policy for terms and conditions