In our ongoing series ‘Fresh out of the Pack’ , we shine the spotlight on the latest sets that have emerged on the COMC Marketplace. It’s been a little while since our last installment of ‘Fresh out of the Pack’, so a lot of products have
Fresh new inventory of these sets will be added for many months to come, so be sure to check back often!
2018 Topps Update Featuring the final crop of 2018 rookies, legends short prints, and All Star Game cards.
2018 Bowman Draft Bowman Draft completes the tri-fecta of flagship Bowman products featuring the prospects of tomorrow.
Panini Flawless High end set featuring autographs and premium memorabilia from legends and rookies.
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.
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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!
In our ongoing series ‘Fresh out of the Pack’ , we shine the spotlight on the latest sets that have emerged on the COMC Marketplace. We have seen a flurry of new products released as the dog days of Summer wind down. New baseball products remain hot and will continue to do so well into the fall with sets like 2018 Bowman Chrome on the horizon. With the start of football on the horizon, perennial release like Panini Spectra, Impeccable and Absolute are quickly approaching. High end basketball products such as Panini Immaculate Collection are slated for fall release, and Upper Deck certainly has more than a few hockey and non-sports releases slated for this fall.
Fresh new inventory of these sets will be added for many months to come, so be sure to check back often!
2018 Topps Chrome Featuring rookie cards and autographs from Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna, and Rhys Hoskins.
2018 Topps Pro Debut Top Prospect laden set featuring cards of quarterback turned baseball player Tim Tebow.
2018 Bowman Platinum This prospect packed retail set includes autos from Kevin Maitan and Luis Robert among others.
The baseball card market was set ablaze in 2017 with the emergence of a rookie phenom by the name of Aaron Judge. The hobby continues that trend in 2018 as #Shotime has once again produced a frenzied hype surrounding the first few baseball products of 2018. While all eyes are on Shohei Ohtani to see what the young Japanese two-way phenom can do in The Show, he’s not the only rookie who’s name that you’ll be hearing for years to come.
While Topps products are best known as being the home of the true rookie card, those players are featured sometimes years earlier in Bowman branded products. 2018 Bowman is the first of several Bowman products to be released this year and has generated strong buzz. Not only is there handsome payday on the horizon for the lucky individual who pulls the Shohei Ohtani Superfractor Autograph, but a strong prospect checklist makes this product well worth the price.
If you’re not familiar with this year’s crop of prospects and rookies, we’ve got your back! Presenting the 18 names that you need to know in 2018 Bowman:
Until one or more of these prospects make it to The Show and their cards catch fire, 2018 Bowman is the Shohei Ohtani set. The Angels two-way player tops our list as the most desirable autograph to hit in the product, with base autographs currently selling for over $1,000. Ohtani also has a paper rookie card and various colored parallels that will hold steady value even after his true rookie is released in 2018 Topps Series 2.
The 1/1 Superfractor autograph was hit just a couple of weeks ago by a lucky collector in California. If it hits the market, it could fetch in excess of $75,000.
Robert signed one of the largest contracts ever for an international amateur player last year and is currently the #3 prospect in the Chicago White Sox farm system. The highly touted 20-year-old outfielder’s first chrome autograph and non-autographed cards are featured in 2018 Bowman.
Although injuries have delayed his 2018 debut, he hit .310 with an OPS of 1.027 through 28 games in the Dominican Summer League in 2017 in his first professional level action.
Greene was the second overall pick for the Cincinnati Red in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, joining the team to the tune of a $7.2 million signing bonus. Despite a slow start in Single-A in 2018, the hard-throwing 18-year-old has raw, unrefined potential and is equally potent with a bat. His fastball routinely hits the gun at 100 MPH.
Son of a Hall-of-Fame big leaguer? Check. Headed to the majors before his 20th birthday? Likely check as well. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the #1 prospect in all of baseball and his impending arrival to the Blue Jay is simply a formality at this point. Guerrero Jr. has been flirting with a .400 batting average in Double-A with over a dozen home runs through 230 at bats in 2018.
Even though this is the third year of Bowman products he’s featured in, as we’ve seen in the past with big league bound prospects, parallels of his 2018 chrome and insert cards should yield strong returns when the kid gets the call up. His Big League Breakthroughs insert is particularly coveted as it should be redeemable for a short printed uncirculated RC.
Similar to Guerrero Jr., Ronald Acuna is not a stranger to the Bowman line, previously having cards in 2017 sets. Acuna made an early season debut for the surging Atlanta Braves, byut still found his way in 2018 Bowman as a prospect. Parallels of his base and inserts should command good prices.
This 19-year-old Minnesota Twins prospect as drafted first overall in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. The speedy shortstop has produced well in Single-A during his brief professional career, and his well-rounded set of skills should be a welcome addition to the Twins ball club. He has autos in both 2017 Bowman Draft and 2018 Bowman.
Although his impending arrival isn’t likely until late 2019 at best, Ruiz ranks as the #3 best catching prospect in baseball and is the 6th best prospect in the Dodgers organization. His high upside and young age should help his case to take over behind the backstop for the Dodgers when the time is ready. Both his auto and non-autographed chrome cards are his debut in the Bowman line.
This prodigal outfielder arrived a bit early for the Washington Nationals in 2018 and become a household name in Washington D.C. when he became the youngest Nationals player ever to smash a home run at 19 years and 208 days old. The previous record holder? Bryce Harper. That’s pretty good company. Although he has an auto in 2016 Bowman Chrome, and a prospect card in 2017 Bowman Chrome and Draft, his is 2018 cards should also fetch solid prices.
19-year-old Christian Pache swiped 32 bags in Single-A in 2017 and appears to be the next-in-line to join the youth movement in Atlanta. 2018 Bowman features his first prospect autographs and are a solid long term investment, as it’s quite apparent that the Braves organization knows how to nurture young talent given the success of Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna and Sean Newcomb in 2018.
Hicks arrived in the majors in 2018 for the St. Louis Cardinals and loudly made a name for himself with a fastball that has touched 105 MPH this season. He posted an 8-3 record in the minors in 2017 with a 2.74 era and 95 strikeouts in 105 innings as a starter. What his future in the big leagues holds is still undecided, but this flamethrower’s potential cannot be ignored. Despite being drafted in 2015, his first Bowman wasn’t issued until 2018.
Hey Siri, tell me about the 22-year-old outfielder who signed with the Reds from the Dominic Republic in 2012. Jose Siri is has great speed, above average power and is exciting player to watch. His first Bowman autograph can be found in 2018 Bowman.
The San Diego Padres 19-year-old pitching prospect put up gaudy numbers in high school, but has had limited exposure to Rookie and Single-A ball so far. He hit the 2018 Top-100 prospect list at #17 and is second in the Padres system behind Fernando Tatis Jr.
2018 Bowman marks the fourth year of Bowman cards for Tucker, the 21-year-old outfield prospect for the Astros. He should arrive in 2018 for the World Series champs and will have every opportunity to an already stacked batting order.
This 22-year-old two-way player is the Tampa Bay Rays #3 prospect as a pitcher and a first basemen. He pitches with great command with three above average pitches and has a smooth swing at the plate. His 2017 Bowman Draft autos will command premium over his 2018 Bowman.
21-year-old right handed pitcher with a plus-plus fastball and slider ranks #3 in the Astros organization. He should have a clear path to the majors in 2020, and his 2018 Bowman prospect autograph is currently his best card available.
In our ongoing series ‘Fresh out of the Pack’ , we shine the spotlight on the latest sets that have emerged on the COMC Marketplace. In recent weeks, several key perennial sets have found their way to COMC. For baseball, none have been more popular than 2018 Bowman, while on the basketball front chromium technology cards and National Treasures high end items share the spotlight. While Hockey is still going strong as well with new sets like SPX and OPC Platinum, we are beginning to see the first few 2018 Football sets find their way to the market as well.
Fresh new inventory of these sets will be added for many months to come, so be sure to check back often!
2018 Bomwan A strong prospect crop meets Shohei Ohtani mania in this ultra popular early year product.
2018 Topps Tribute This yearly mid-range product features a bevy of game used and autographed cards.
In our ongoing series ‘Fresh out of the Pack’ , we shine the spotlight on the latest sets that have emerged on the COMC Marketplace. We’ve seen quite a few perennial favorites pop up on COMC over the last few weeks, with much more on the horizon in the coming weeks. Don’t get discouraged if we don’t have your player or team in stock! Fresh new inventory of these sets will be added for many months to come, so be sure to check back often!
2018 Topps Heritage Stylized after the classic 1969 design, Heritage returns with all of your favorite inserts and parallels.
2018 Topps Gypsy Queen This visually stunning set features a redesigned look and plenty of autographs and short prints.
2018 Topps Opening Day Geared towards collectors who doesn’t necessarily chase huge hits, this fun set includes mascot, stadium and celebration cards.
2018 Panini Donruss Not only does Donruss feature tons of rated rookies, retro throwbacks,inserts and parallel, this year’s product includes much hyped Shohei Ohtani autographs.
2017-18 Panini Contenders A strong rookie crop has lit products like the coveted Contenders set on fire this season. These cards are hot!
2017-18 Panini Select Select is back and loaded with colored parallels as well as rookie and veteran jerseys and autos. Select has become a staple set in the hobby.
2017-18 Panini Prestige Bonus Shots! This product is known for a checklist full of parallels and inserts. A well-rounded set with a unique crop of inserts.
2017 Contenders Optic This brand new set brings Panini’s prizm technology to their flagship Contenders product.
2017 Panini Select Colorful designs and die-cut parallels highlight yet another great set of Select Football
In our ongoing series ‘Fresh out of the Pack’ , we take a look at the latest sets that have found their way to the COMC Marketplace. As these sets are among the newest released, consignors are still opening product found at their local hobby shops and purchased online and submitting it to COMC, meaning our inventory is continuing to grow of these sets. Don’t get discouraged if we don’t have your player or team in stock! Fresh new inventory of these sets will be added for many months to come, so be sure to check back often!
2017-18 Upper Deck SP Game Used One of the first sets of the 2017-18 season featuring game used and autographed cards of this year’s rookie class has started appearing on the COMC Marketplace.
2017-18 Panini Revolution With eccentrically flashy card design and an abundance of inserts, Revolution returns for it’s third year. This year’s set is easily the best looking yet.
2017-18 Panini Status Status makes it’s debut as Panini’s latest lower end basketball product. The colorful set features autos from both the current rookie class as well as legends.
2017-18 Panini Chronicles This unique set features rookie cards from a large selection of brands including Momentum, Gold Standard and Gala among others.
2018 Topps Series 1 Topps flagship 2018 set has begun making it’s way to the COMC Marketplace! Key rookies include Rhys Hoskins and Walker Buehler., while insert sets pay homage to the 1983 design.
2017 Topps Update Series Despite a massive amount of parallels, short prints and inserts to be found in 2017 Update, player and set collectors should be happy to know that our inventory of 2017 Update continues to grow substantially.
The trading card world wrapped up a whirlwind 2017 with a tremendous number of popular products released in the month of December. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the sets that have already started making their way to the COMC Marketplace.
2017 Bowman Draft Featuring the 1st Bowman card and autographed card of 2017 1st overall MLB Draft Pick Royce Lewis!
COMC is very pleased to announce that we have partnered with Upper Deck on the release of their e-Pack version of the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey card set. We are working as the fulfillment center for this product, which allows us to leverage our extensive knowledge and systems to provide the best experience for thousands of new customers. We have already processed thousands of cards in preparation for this launch, and we can’t wait to start shipping them out to you.
At least one physical card per pack, with new exclusive e-Pack inserts:
Code to Greatness (1:10 e-Packs) and
Instant Impressions (1:10 e-Packs)
Physical copies of inserts and parallels transfer instantly to your COMC account, or shipped out worldwide
Digital-only versions of base cards can be combined for exclusive e-Pack exclusive Silver Foil Border cards
It can be a hassle to deal with the large quantities of base cards that can accumulate when ripping any amount of product. To cut back on this frustration, when you collect 10 copies of a digital-only base card, you may combine them through the e-Pack site for a Silver Foil Border. Similarly, some combinations of physical cards will allow for other exclusive cards like Young Guns rookie cards – including Connor McDavid!
What COMC Users Need to Know
Starting today with the release of the e-Pack site, you can transfer from your Upper Deck e-Packs directly to your COMC account. The transfer is absolutely free. Once the card is in your COMC account, it is treated the same as any item that has been purchased into your COMC account, you can list it for sale, ship it, or even send it out for grading.
Fans can try e-Pack for free just by registering at www.UpperDeckEpack.com. Once registered, users can claim a free pack every day – just for logging on.
More information, including detailed e-pack functionality, exclusive e-Pack content and a list of e-Pack achievements users can obtain can be found at www.UpperDeckEpack.com.
Edit: 2/4 – Cards transferred to your COMC account act as cards purchased, not as cards consigned.
Friends, collectors, and citizens of Metropolis – please help us officially welcome comic books to COMC!
Several months ago, as Check Out My Cards became COMC, we launched a Beta program for comics, coins, and other collectibles. It’s been a long time goal of ours to expand our unique consignment model into other areas beyond trading cards, and we are proud to announce that our first group of comics is now live on the site.
Everything that you like about buying and selling cards on COMC will also apply to comics. You’ll still get all of the benefits of the largest and fastest-growing online consignment community, including:
Benefits for buyers:
Detailed front & back cover scans of each comic book.
The ability to combine multiple orders from multiple sellers into one convenient shipment from our world class shipping department. All comics will be safely shipped with bags and backing boards.
The peace of mind of dealing with one established company instead of dealing with auctions and/or unverified vendors.
The freedom to make an offer below the asking price.
Benefits for sellers:
We do the scanning and listing – all you need to do is set your prices.
We handle the packaging and shipping, even to international addresses.
Trusted & reliable customer service for you and your customers, during and after every transaction.
The option to make your comics also available on Amazon.com, widening your potential customer base by millions.
A choice between cashing out your earnings (20% cashout fee) or using your profits to buy other items on the site (no fee!)
Sellers can either ship comics to us or drop them off in person at our secure, climate-controlled Redmond, WA location.
The new Comic Pilot Service has a processing fee of $0.50 per item, and your items will be uploaded to your COMC account within one month.
A few rules for submitting comics:
Nothing with explicit content or that has a Parental Advisory label.
Nothing with a shipping or address label on it – retail copies only.
No graphic novels or trade paperbacks (yet) – single issues only.
Emerald City Comicon
If you’re in the Seattle area and happen to be attending the Emerald City Comicon this weekend, be sure to stop by Booth 1408 and say hello to us. We’d love to tell you more about this new chapter in the COMC saga, as well as get your input about what sort of features you’d like to see in the future.