[Featured Video] COMC Origins – The Birthplace of Check Out My Cards!

Hello COMC Nation,

Today we have a very special treat for you. Recently, a group of our longest tenured employees had an opportunity to visit the the birthplace of COMC. Just miles from our current Redmond, Washington Headquarters, this residential house played a key role in the early years of Check Out My Cards, serving as our first headquarters, work space and warehouse.

The COMC experience that you’re use to today could not be possible without the groundwork that was laid at our first location. Take a step back in time with Tim, Julia, Steve, and Heather as they recall their old stories and memories from the early days of Check Out My Cards.

Have you been with us since the early days of Check Out My Cards? If so, we want to hear from you! Leave a comment below and let us know about your memories and experience with early versions of our website and service. Or let us know what you think about the video! We’d love to her your feedback. Enjoy!

Memorial Day 2018 – Reduced Customer Service 5/28/18

In observance of Memorial Day, our Customer Service Team will be operating on a very limited schedule on Monday, May 28th. Our team will be unavailable to answer phone calls throughout Memorial Day. Phone support will return to our normal 9am-5pm PST schedule on Tuesday, May 29th.

If you need to contact us over the holiday, please email us at staff@comc.com or leave a voicemail message at 1-800-517-3540.

We are forever grateful to those who have served our great country, past or present. Your sacrifice will never go unremembered. Thank you.

BGS Grading Changes and Expedited Services Update

Hello COMC Nation!

Each Spring we announce updates and changes to the Beckett Grading Services offered through COMC. This year, we are bringing to you our fastest BGS turn-around time ever with our new 3-Week service. Additionally, we are making changes to our current 6-Week service level so we can continue to meet our customer’s expectations of accurate and guaranteed time frames.

Please note that regardless of service level chosen, all items submitted for grading through COMC are subject to the 1% declared value fee for insurance purposes. Items can be submitted for grading via the actions tab of the item that you want to submit to grading within your COMC inventory manager.

What’s Changing on April 25th, 2018:

New 3-Week Expedited BGS Service Level Added!

You asked and we listened! We all know that players can get hot in an instant and market value can change in the blink of an eye. Starting this week, COMC Members seeking grading services for their time-sensitive items can submit their items to our new 3-Week expedited BGS Service, our fastest turnaround time ever. We’re offering the 3-Week service at $40 per item, with autographed cards an additional $2 and oversized cards an additional $8.

Changes to our current 6-Week Service

In accordance with a BGS rate increase in 2018, COMC is also adjusting rates to reflect those changes. The base rate for our 6-Week service is now $21, with add-ons of $2 for autographs and $8 per oversized item. The guaranteed time frame for this service will remain unchanged.

The cut-off time to submit items under the old rate is April 24th, 2018 at 11:59pm.

The Hunt for Item #50,000,000! – $1,000 Store Credit Reward

Help COMC acquire this milestone card and win $1000 COMC Store Credit

Hello COMC Nation & ePack Members!

We are calling upon YOU to help us secure a very coveted milestone card that represents a small piece of COMC history. In return, we are offering a reward of $1000.00 COMC Store Credit to the lucky individual who transfers this item into their COMC account from their Upper Deck ePack account.

We recently added item number 50,000,000 to our catalog, a monumental achievement for our team. The 50 millionth item cataloged just happens to be a card from the recently released 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey ePack set. The set went live on the ePack website yesterday to the delight of collectors!

The 50 millionth card added to our catalog is this 2017-18 Upper Deck – Silver Foil #376 Chris Kreider card

2017-18 Upper Deck  – Silver Foil #376 Chris Kreider

Silver foil cards can be acquired on the ePack website through combining 10 copies of the digital base card together. When an ePack member does this, the 10 digital base cards are removed from their account and they are given one physical silver foil parallel of the combined cards.  Once a silver foil card has been acquired on the ePack website, it can be transferred to its owner’s COMC account where a COMC item number will be assigned to the item.

How YOU can help us acquire item #50,000,000:

  1. Acquire 10 copies of card #376 Chris Kreider from the 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey set on the ePack website via opening packs of UD Series 2 Hockey or trading with other ePack users for the card.
  2. Combine those 10 copies of #376 Chris Kreider on ePack to receive one silver foil parallel version.
  3. Transfer the silver foil #376 Chris Kreider to your COMC account. Click here for ePack’s tutorial on how to transfer items from your ePack account to your COMC account.
  4. Locate the transferred item within your COMC inventory manager and check the item number.
  5. If your Silver Foil #376 Chris Kreider is item number 50,000,000 you are our Grand Prize Winner! Contact us via email, Facebook, Twitter or a blog comment and let us know that you have item #50,000,000 in your possession!

Stay tuned to this blog post as we will make an update announcement if and/or when the hunt for item #50,000,000 has ended. Milestone items such as this card are important keepsakes for COMC to help remind us how far we’ve come over since our inception. Thank you and good luck!

On The Road – Catch Us at These Card Shows in 2018!


We’ll be hitting the road in 2018! Be sure to catch us at a show!

Hello COMC Nation!

The start of a new year means new opportunities to catch us at card shows across the United States and Canada! It is always such a pleasure to get to meet with our buyers and sellers face-to-face at shows and hear your feedback, suggestions and experiences using COMC!

We will have a booth set up and representatives present at the shows listed below. We will be accepting drop-off consignments at each of these shows:

April 21st & 22nd
The Summit Sports Collectibles Show VIIII
Edmonton (Sherwood Park), Alberta, Canada
http://www.summitshow.com

May 4th – 6th
The Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
http://www.sportcardexpo.com

August 1st – 5th
The National Sports Collectors Convention
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
http://www.nsccshow.com

Nov 9th – 11th
The Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
http://www.http://sportcardexpo.com

Vendors attending these shows can now partner with COMC

This year we’re seeking vendors who will be setting up at The Expo and The National that would like to represent COMC by wearing our apparel throughout the show. In return, participating vendors will receive a voucher that can be used to pay for processing fees on your upcoming COMC submissions.  Please email staff@comc.com if you are interested in registering.  Because we require a minimum number of participants, vendors who confirm registration in the month of January will get a extra bonus!  More details to come as the program develops.

Happy Holidays! – Reduced Customer Service on December 25th and January 1st.

Happy Holidays COMC Nation!

We here at COMC just want to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones a very joyous Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

In observance of the Holiday Season, we will have limited customer service support. On December 25th and January 1st, phone support will not be available, but we can still help via email. If you have any questions or need assistance, simply send an email to staff@comc.com and one of our friendly customer service agents will be glad to help!

2017 was a great year for trading cards and collectibles as the bats of baseball rookies such as Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger ignited interest in long time collectors as well as new and returning collectors alike. As the summer wound down, we saw the meteoric rise of basketball superstars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ben Simmons generate excitement in the new basketball products like Optic, Prizm and Select. ePack items continued to find an increased presence on the COMC marketplace as Fleer Ultra Spider-Man and Team Canada Juniors gained popularity among collectors.

With 2018 right around the corner, we’re more excited and passionate than ever about the future of the hobby that we all love so much. Until next time, Happy New Year!

 

 

Black Friday – Cyber Monday is Coming! Details inside!

Black Friday Kickoff Sale – November 24th
Black Friday Weekend Sale – November 25th & 26th
Cyber Monday Last-Chance Sale – November 27th

THREE SALES EVENTS OVER A FOUR DAY WEEKEND!

We’re committed more than ever to helping you get the cards that you want at the prices you want to pay! Sellers will be slashing prices on millions of items across the COMC marketplace. When you buy more, you save more because this year our popular FREE SHIPPING on orders of 20 or more items returns all throughout the four-day sales event. The action gets underway at 12:01am on November 24th and doesn’t stop until 11:59pm PST on November 27th.

FREE SHIPPING ALL WEEKEND LONG!

All orders of 20 or more items placed with your COMC account will be eligible to receive free shipping. Items must be purchased in in Simplified Shipping Mode to qualify. Be sure to place your shipment request for items in your COMC account by 11:59pm PST on November 27th to take advantage of the savings! Orders that qualify for our Free Black Friday shipping promotion will ship on or before December 15th.

All non-qualifying shipments of 20+ cards will still receive free shipping, but will still incur regular per-item S&H fees. Orders shipped to Canada are subject to the delivered duties paid fee.

DO MORE WITH YOUR COMC ACCOUNT!

The best deals will go fast, so don’t hesitate.  With savings of up to 90% off, using your COMC account will be the quickest and most efficient way to score items before someone else does. Keeping your account funded with store credit will allow you to purchase items all weekend long and request a shipment of all your items at your convenience. With millions of items marked down, you’re not going to want to miss a minute of the action.

Don’t have a COMC account? Click Here to check out why you should have one and then create an account. It only takes a minute!

FREE SALES PROMOTIONS FOR SELLERS!

This year, we’re offering our consignors the opportunity to run three FREE separate sales: one for each of our Black Friday, Black Friday Weekend, and Cyber Monday sales periods. If you haven’t already done so, you still have time to set up your FREE Sale Promotions now!

CUSTOMER SERVICE THROUGH BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

Any questions? Our friendly Customer Service Team is always ready to help out!  In order for us to most efficiently and effectively handle the increased volume of requests over the Black Friday weekend, please send an email to staff@comc.com and allow for up to 48 hours for response. Please note that our offices will be closed on November 23rd in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday. To best prioritize the increased number of customer service requests, our team will only be responding to email requests from Thursday – Monday.  Phone service will resume on Tuesday, November 28th