Social Media Roundup: Spring 2019

It’s been a little while since our last Social Media Roundup, so we wanted to take a moment to get you caught up on what you might have missed by not following our growing social media accounts. The COMC Blog will always be the #1 source for COMC updates, industry news and hobby focused editorials, but you’re missing a lot of other great weekly trading card and sports-related content if you’re not following our social media pages! Be sure to give our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts a follow if you haven’t already done so to stay up of what we’re up to all across the internet!

Facebook: 

Earlier this month we gave away over $2000 in COMC Credit during our annual Spring Cleaning Sale. We probably won’t be doing giveaways of that magnitude every month, so hopefully you had a chance to get in on the action and claim your piece of our giveaway prizes! If not, be on the lookout for future giveaways that are 100% FREE to enter and are as simple as telling us your favorite trading card, or how you would spend your prize if you won!

We listened to some of your feedback when creating our latest recurring original Facebook series, which is our ‘eBay Flip of the Week’. Once a week we’ll show you the most impressive flip of a trading card that was purchased by a COMC member on the COMC Marketplace that later sold through our eBay cross-listing feature for a significantly higher price. Why is this relevant? Not only does this give a glimpse into the flipping aspect of COMC, but it also hints at the types of trading card sets and players that have strong flipping potential. So far we’ve showcased flips of sports cards from NBA megastars, minor league baseball top prospects, and even UFC fighters!

Here is just a taste of some of our recent eBay Flips of the Week:

Twitter

Our Twitter account (@checkoutmycards) gives us the perfect social media platform to connect with COMC members and sports fans alike to talk everything sports and trading cards! You’ll regularly catch us tweeting the best daily sports highlights, historic ‘on this day’ memories, and routinely stirring up discussions about the trading card hobby.

We kick off every week with our Monday Morning Discussion, where we poll our some 12,000+ twitter followers with a question related to the world of sports or trading cards. You’ll catch quality discussions on a weekly basis such as this one from last week:

You’ll also catch the #DailyCheckout every single day, which is our mid-day ongoing series that shines a spotlight on athletes from a particular weekly theme. Recent themes have included MLB Catalysts Week, or players who often spark huge offensive outputs for their team, NBA Finals MVP’s Week, and NHL Legends Week!

Instagram

We can’t thank our Instagram followers enough for all of the love we’ve received in 2019! Our Instagram account (@checkoutmycards) remains our fastest growing social media platform to date! Our followers are very eager to share their COMC #Maildays and their flipping success stories with us, and we’re more than happy to give them a signal boost by reposting their COMC experiences to our growing base of followers.

Our instagram account is also home to our eBay Top Sale of the Week! You asked for it and we delivered! Each week we’ll show you the most expensive trading card sold on eBay via COMC from the previous week. Here’s a small taste of the last few weeks:

Hopefully this small glimpse into our weekly musings across social media will convince you to give us a follow and get involved! Most of our weekly recurring content was shaped specifically based on feedback from our followers, and we’re going to keep that ball rolling! Leave a comment below with any feedback or suggestions that you have for us on what sort of social media content you would like to see from COMC!

Social Media Roundup: January & February 2019

While the COMC Blog is your #1 source for COMC updates, industry news, hobby focused editorials, and much more, there are plenty of reasons that you should be following all of our social media pages! If you’re not following our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages, you’re missing out on content exclusive to those platforms such as contests, giveaways, sales of the week, and the #DailyCheckout to name just a few. We want to give you a sneak peak of some of that content that you may be missing out on, so we present our ‘Social Media Roundup’ for the months of January & February:

Facebook: 

Our Facebook Page is home to sports related contests/giveaways, including our popular ‘Caption Contest’, where we ask our followers to hit us with their best caption for a funny sports photo or picture featured on a trading card for a chance to win COMC Credit.

Our followers were also able to play along with our ‘Pick ‘Em’ contests all throughout the NFL Football playoffs and Super Bowl, with several members of the COMC Nation taking home COMC Credit, cards, and swag for their correct picks. A fair warning, we truly have some sports Nostradamus’ among the COMC Nation, so competition is fierce!

Caption Contests are a weekend tradition on the COMC Facebook Page, and recently we’ve had some of our funniest ones yet. We asked our followers to come up with a Hip-Hop Duo name for Dave & Doug Widell, who were featured in this hilarious 1992 Pro Line Portraits Trading Card, and we were not disappointed:

Winner:
“MC Hairline and DJ False Start” 

Honorable Mentions: 
“The Mile High Foreheads” 
“Recede with Caution”
“D&D Music Factory” 

Twitter: 

Over on the COMC Twitter feed you’ll find us retweeting the latest news across all major sports, as well as unique an fresh  recurring content of our own. Our Monday Morning Discussions produce great chat about various sports related topics. One of our most recent discussions polled our followers to tweet their favorite sports related video games at us, and we received nearly 100 responses:

The COMC Twitter account is also home to the #DailyCheckout, where we feature one athlete, sports personality, or subject per day. This recurring series shines light on their backstory and/or recent accomplishments, while linking to their available trading cards on the COMC Marketplace.  Each week has an overarching theme, such as our favorite All-time Seattle Mariners, best current-season NBA Rookies, or more recently our favorite Pokemon!

Instagram

If you enjoy sharing your trading card collection with others, you should consider tagging the COMC Instagram account in your #Mailday pictures! We love sharing our customer’s #Maildays to our Instagram page. This year we’ve even started sharing our Top eBay Sale of the Week on Instagram! If you haven’t been following along, here are our most expensive items that have sold on eBay through the first eight weeks of 2019:

That’s going to do it for this installment of Social Media Roundup on the COMC Blog! We’d love to hear your suggestions for content that you’d like to see on our social media platforms! Leave a comment below with your thoughts, feedback, and ideas!