Box Breaks, Panel Discussions, and More: COMC @ the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention

COMC at the National

Are You Ready for the National?

COMC’s event team can’t wait to see you this week at the 41st National Sports Collector’s Convention! We shared a blog post earlier this month about what to expect at COMC’s Booth #624, which you can read at this link. In this follow-up blog, our events team wanted to share some exciting updates to our NSCC festivities.

The location of COMC's Booth #624 at the NSCC.
COMC’s Booth Number is #624 and we’re neighboring SGC and Heritage Auctions!

Free Box Breaks at COMC’s Booth: Prizm, Bowman Sapphire, and More!

Our festivities at the National will include free box breaks available exclusively to registered COMC.com users! Entering to win cards from these breaks is simple: just come by the COMC Booth each day and register by having our team members scan the QR Code now available in your account under “My QR Code”. Here are just a few of the boxes you can look forward to:

  • 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball Hobby Box: Including 2 Autos and a Plethora of Prizm Parallels
  • 2021 Panini Revolution Basketball Hobby Box: Amazing Parallels & Rookies to Chase
  • 2020 Panini Obsidian Football Hobby Box: 4 Autographs or Memorabilia Cards Per Box
  • 2020-21 Panini Impeccable Soccer Hobby Box: At least 4 Autographs

The cards pulled from these breaks will all be processed for free through our Standard consignment service, and winners will be chosen from a random draw after the conclusion of the NSCC. Winners will receive an email notification once the cards are added to their COMC accounts. For more info about the breaks, stop by Booth #624 at the show to speak with COMC’s team!

Panel Discussion Lineups Revealed

COMC hopes to bring you closer to some of the hobby’s most knowledgeable voices with multiple panel discussions taking place right at our NSCC Booth this year. We’ll be hosting a total of five panels over the course of the event, including one on Sunday with the legendary Dr. Jim Beckett. Each of these panels will be completely free for you to attend! Check out our schedule and updated lineup of special guests below:

Friday, July 30th

11:00am –11:45am CST: Jak, Nate, & Tyler from the Cardboard Illuminati Podcast

1:00pm – 2:00pm CST: COMC Founder & CEO Tim Getsch

Saturday, July 31st

11:00am –11:45am CST: Bernie (@levelupsubs), David (@dkcards7), & Adam (@herosforsale)

12:00pm – 12:45pm: CST: Jimmy Mahn (@kentuckybasketballcards) and Jimbo Reyes (@starstockinvestor) from the Kentucky Roadshow Shop

Sunday, August 1st

11:00am –11:45am CST: Dr. James “Jim” Beckett, Founder of Beckett and Host of the Sports Card Insights Podcast

COMC is a proud sponsor of Dr. Beckett’s Sport Card Insights Podcast!

Reminder: Drop-off Submissions & Cutoff Times

Our team looks forward to accepting your drop-off consignment submissions directly at our booth throughout the show. Our team will be accepting submissions directly at our Booth #624 until 3pm Central Time on Sunday. To speed up the drop-off process, please pack your items securely and print your submission paperwork in advance if possible. Be sure to select the “Drop Off @ Chicago, IL – National Sports Collectors Convention” option within the submission wizard as shown below.

Save on shipping costs by making a drop-off submission at COMC’s NSCC Booth #624!

We have computer stations with printers set up for consignors to use at the show. These stations can get busy during peak show hours, so we encourage you to print your submission slips in advance so your drop-off process is quick and easy, and you can spend more time enjoying the National! Minimum submission quantities and add-on fees still apply for drop-off submissions. Please review our COMC Selling Rates page for more information.

Ty Dillon Set to Join COMC at the National!

NASCAR driver and card collector Ty Dillon will be signing autographs at COMC's booth!

As we announced earlier this month, COMC will be welcoming NASCAR driver Ty Dillon as a special guest at our NSCC Booth on both Friday and Saturday! Ty is not only a professional driver but an active sports card collector himself; check out his Instagram @ty_dillon to see some of his recent pulls. Stay tuned – you may even see Ty break some boxes with us as well!

Be sure to watch the video message from Ty on our Instagram: checkoutmycards! For more information about Ty’s autograph signings at our booth, please refer to our first 2021 National Blog.

See You at Booth #624!

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 future of the trading card hobby we all love so much. If you’re able to make the trip, be sure to stop by Booth #624 and connect with our team!

For more updates about COMC’s presence and promotions at the NSCC or to follow our National adventures from home, follow us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

COMC at The National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL July 28th – August 1st, 2021

COMC at the National

Hello Chicago!

COMC is excited to announce our presence and festivities at this year’s 41st National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL (Rosemont). Whether you’re new to COMC or a long-time user, be sure to come by our booth and say hello!

The convention will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from Wednesday, July 28th through Sunday, August 1st. COMC will have a team of employees on hand in the corporate area at Booth #624 to accept consignment submissions and to answer your questions about COMC.

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

  • Consignment Drop-Off Center
  • Free Box Breaks
  • Free Athlete Autograph Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Live WaxPackHero Podcast Recordings
  • Time With Tim

Where to Find COMC at the Show

The 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention will be hosted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. For more information about the show itself, visit NSCCShow.com.

COMC will be in the heart of the showroom floor within the Corporate Pavilion at Booth #624. For those of you who stopped by during the 2019 National, we are in the exact same location as we were for that year’s show.

The location of COMC's Booth #624 at the NSCC.
COMC’s Booth Number is #624 and we’ll be neighboring SGC and Heritage Auctions!

Drop-Off Submission Information

We’re excited to offer our users the option to drop off their consignment submissions directly 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 at the COMC Booth!

Our team at the National will be accepting submissions for the following consignment services: Elite, Auctions, Select, and Standard. Minimum submission quantities and add-on fees still apply for drop-off submissions. Please review our COMC Selling Rates page for more information.

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 @ Chicago, IL – National Sports Collectors Convention” option within the submission wizard as shown below.

Select "Drop Off @ Chicago, IL - National Sports Collectors Convention" within the COMC Submission Wizard.

We will have computer stations with printers set up for consignors to use at the show. These stations can 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!

Athlete Autograph Sessions

NASCAR driver and card collector Ty Dillon will be signing autographs at COMC's booth!

We’re excited to welcome NASCAR driver Ty Dillon to our booth on both Friday and Saturday! Ty is not only a professional driver but an active sports card collector himself. He’ll be signing 100 of his official racing trading cards in each day’s autograph session, all of which we’ll be providing to then give away to COMC users! All cards once autographed will be authenticated by Beckett directly at our booth. 

You may register for each day’s random draw for a chance to receive one of the autographed cards. You must have a COMC account to register for the draw, and you may only register once per day. The cards will all be processed for free through our Standard consignment service, and winners will be chosen from a random draw after the conclusion of the NSCC. Winners will receive an email notification once the cards are added to their COMC accounts.

Registration will be available at our booth at the opening of the show on Friday and Saturday at 10am CST, so be sure to come by our booth each day to sign up.

Autograph Session Schedule:

Friday, July 30th Ty Dillon @ 3pm CST

Saturday, July 31st Ty Dillon @ 1pm CST

*If you do not have a COMC account, you can sign up for free at our booth or from your mobile device. Sign up for an account now at comc.com/Account/Register. You may only register for the drawing once per day. You may not register in advance for future days’ autograph sessions. All autographed cards will be processed into the COMC users’ accounts. You may not collect the autographed card and take it home with you from the event.

Daily Box Breaks

It wouldn’t be the National without tables filled with awesome boxes and packs, and we’re excited to share that we’ll be hosting our own live box breaks at the COMC booth. All cards pulled from these box breaks will be processed into the accounts of COMC users who stop by our booth! More details to come about which products will be part of our box breaks.

You may register for each day’s random draw for a chance to receive one of the cards from that day’s box breaks. You must have a COMC account to register for the draw, and you may only register once per day. The cards will all be processed for free through our Standard consignment service, and winners will be chosen from a random draw after the conclusion of the NSCC. Winners will receive an email notification once the cards are added to their COMC accounts.

Registration will be available at our booth at the opening of the show each day at 10am CST, so be sure to come by our booth each day to enter into the giveaway for cards from each day’s breaks.

*If you do not have a COMC account, you can sign up for free at our booth or from your mobile device at the show. Sign up for an account now at comc.com/Account/Register. You may only register for that day’s box breaks the day of the box break. You may not register in advance for future days’ box breaks. All cards pulled from the breaks will be processed into the winners’ COMC accounts. You may not collect the cards at our booth and take them home with you from the event.

Panel Discussions

COMC will be hosting live panel discussions about the trading card hobby at our booth. These curated panels will feature industry experts, hobby entrepreneurs, social media influencers, and more who will share their journeys, discuss hobby news, and provide you with valuable insights. The panel discussions will range from 45 to 50 minutes each, and we’ll be announcing the lineups for each day’s panel discussions on our social media channels leading up to the show.

Live Podcast Recording

COMC is proud to be the title sponsor of Mike Sommer’s weekly WaxPackHero Sports Card Minute podcast. We’re excited to be hosting live podcast recordings of the WaxPackHero Podcast! Mike will be recording a recap of each day’s event live from our booth at 5pm CST on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. He’ll have guests join him to discuss each day’s events, speakers, and action from the event. If you aren’t already subscribed, make sure to check out the WaxPackHero Sports Card Minute podcast!

Time with Tim

COMC Founder and CEO Tim Getsch looks forward to meeting with our users and members of the trading card community to hear their feedback, ideas, and experiences they’ve had with our services.

If you’d like to request to meet with Tim for up to 30 minutes at the NSCC, please email us at timewithtim@comc.com. In your email please include the dates and times you’re 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 19th. You will be notified by email of your appointment time on Thursday, July 22nd. 

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 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: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

COMC Company Update – July 2021

COMC Company Update - A Message from the President Julia Getsch, July 2021

As we continue to focus on improving our shipping and customer service experience, I would like to share some important updates regarding our progress.

I previously relayed some challenges we have faced with staffing to support the hobby growth and get established in our new building. Throughout June, we continued adding more than five new team members per week to drive down our shipping times. The good news is that we reduced our Rushed Shipping turnaround by more than ten days in June.  A key focus of July is to get Rushed Shipping back down to 5 days and maintain that consistently going forward.

We discovered a particular growth pain in June that impacted delivery times. Due to an error in our system related to the move, some expensive items and large orders were not appropriately prioritized and, as a result, experienced additional delays. This was exceptionally painful for us, and this system issue is now resolved. Going forward, you should experience consistent improvements in ship times, especially for our Rushed and Express services.

While experiencing delays in shipping, many of you reached out to Customer Service. Those of you who have been with us for a while know that we pride ourselves on having industry-leading customer service and have high standards for our team. We hire collectors, and there is a lengthy onboarding process and learning curve to come up to speed on our one-of-a-kind system. Over the past year, with the industry growth and our compounding shipping issues, our customer service ticket volume has skyrocketed.  Here is what we have done in response:

  • We increased the size of our Customer Service team from 5 to 20 agents.
  • We built training resources so new team members are better equipped with the answers you need.
  • We extended CS support times to provide around-the-clock coverage.

In June, we reduced our ticket backlog from 12K to 6.5K. We are currently responding to 70% of tickets within 24 hours. As we continue working through the backlog of tickets, our CS team’s goal is to achieve a 100% response time in fewer than 24 hours by the end of July. Once we achieve this goal, we will resume offering real-time support during business hours to ensure we respond to and resolve your issues as quickly as possible. The mission of COMC has always been to “optimize enjoyment for collectors.” We are committed to improving your experience and regaining your trust. Tim and I will not stop until COMC is making you smile once again.

Thank you,

Julia Getsch

– COMC President and Cofounder

What Will Be COMC’s One Hundred Millionth Item?

Update: Item #100,000,000 was added to COMC on July 31st, 2021 and the promotion detailed below has concluded. Check out which card earned this honor in our follow-up blog post COMC’s One Hundred Millionth Item Revealed!

COMC Item #100 Million is Coming Summer 2021!

Safe & Easy Consignment for 100 Million Items

Since we started accepting consignments in 2007, the COMC team has had the privilege of listing, storing, and selling tens of millions of trading cards on behalf of collectors around the world.

We’re extremely grateful for your continued business with COMC, and we’re excited to share that this summer we will process our 100 millionth consigned item!


Tim Getsch Offers to Buy Item #100 Million for $1,000 Plus Card's Fair Market Value. Learn more at blog.comc.com.

A Special Offer from COMC’s Founder and CEO

To celebrate this incredible milestone, COMC founder & CEO Tim Getsch is offering to buy the consigned card assigned COMC item number #100,000,000 for $1,000 plus the card’s fair market value, all in the form of COMC Store Credit. Only items consigned through our Select processing service will be eligible for this offer.

For the full list of which types of trading cards are accepted for COMC’s consignment services head to our Supported Trading Cards page.

When you consign with COMC, our team fully prepares and lists your cards on the COMC Marketplace and eBay Store. Once sold, our team handles all of the shipping and fulfillment. To learn more about our consignment services, visit our COMC Selling page.

Once COMC Item #100 Million is processed, we’ll be sure to share which card earned this distinction! For more updates along the way, follow us on Instagram: checkoutmycards


Terms and Conditions

Item number #100,000,000 will be randomly selected from items submitted to our Select processing service. The purchase amount of the item will be determined using the current fair market value of the card plus an additional $1,000 (fair market value + $1,000). The total purchase price will be deposited to the consigner’s COMC account in the form of COMC Store Credit. If you wish to be excluded from this promotion, please write EXCLUDE ME on your Select submission paperwork. Prior to COMC Item #100,000,000 being deposited into the winning consignor’s COMC account, the winner will be contacted via email to confirm the sale of their card before COMC completes the transaction.


If you have additional questions about this promotion and our consignment services, please email staff@comc.com.

Join COMC at the Virtual Sport Card Expo June 19th-20th

*Updated July, 2nd 2021 with the names of the winners of the dice games, team match contests, box game prizes, box breaks, and updates on store credit. Scroll to the Post Expo Update section to learn more!

Event hosted and promoted by COMC Canada (COMC Consignment Corp).  

COMC will attend the Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition on June 19th & 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.

COMC will also be live streaming the two-day show on the COMC YouTube Channel.  Come and see why we were the most interactive booth last November. We are bringing all the excitement back, we made some improvements, and we are adding more fun!  We hope you’ll enjoy the experience!

For more details about the Sport Card Expo itself, and to register for the event, please visit the Virtual Sport Card Expo online at https://sportcardexpo.com/ve/

Follow COMC on Instagram for more information and details on all of the action at our booth!

COMC Portfolio Review

Do you have selling or flipping targets you want to achieve?  Do you want some advice on how to get more out of COMC?  If so, email sportcardexpo@comc.com if you are interested in having one of our experts review your portfolio and offer suggestions on how to improve your selling experience.

Team Match Contest

30/30 Early Bird TMC* – Guess the team of one of the three cards we pull from a daily e-Pack of 2020-21 Series One.  Everyone who guesses correctly will receive $30 towards your next processing submission.  All correct guesses will go into a draw for an additional $30 store credit.  Limit one guess per contest per day. 

50/50 TMC* – Guess the team of one of the three cards we pull from a daily e-Pack of 2020-21 Series One.  Everyone who guesses correctly will receive $50 towards your next processing submission.  All correct guesses will go into a draw for an additional $50 store credit.  Limit one guess per contest per day. 

*Daily pack break will take place 5 minutes before the next scheduled event.  To redeem your processing prize, write “TMC Winner” on your submission form and we will apply store credit towards it.  Your submission must be postmarked by July 30, 2021.   Unused processing store credit prizes will be forfeited.  The six-store credit draw winners will be announced on our blog and awarded funds by June 30, 2021.

Virtual Dice Game

A COMC member will roll three dice on the account holder’s behalf for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be drawn the week of June 27th and will be announced on our Blog page. To claim your prize, email sportcardexpo@comc.com by July 31st and we’ll add the card to your account within two weeks. 

Limit one roll per account per day. Limit one prize per account. As a bonus, if your roll turns up three of the same value (1-1-1, 2-2-2, etc) you win an instant prize to be mailed to your residence. Various styles and sizes of t-shirts available while supplies last.

COMC Challenge V2

Stop by our booth and watch the fun and competition!  If you are a contestant, invite your family and friends to cheer you on!

The Challenge is a game show-style competition with 8 contestants guessing the card number of the card we hold up for viewing.  First correct guess scores 1 pt.  Use any available tools to guess the correct answer.  Only one guess per contestant per card.  This process is repeated for 10 minutes.  Every 5th card is the “money ball” where the first correct guess scores two points. The highest score after 10 minutes is the winner of a $25.00 store credit. All other participants will receive $5.00 store credit. You must have a COMC account and must be in the booth and share your video to participate.  Not sharing video may be subject to starting at a deficit.  You must be present 10 minutes before the contest begins. You can participate only once in the qualifying round.

Contestant registration is first-come, first-serve by emailing your selected time slots in order of preference to sportcardexpo@comc.com.  We will send an email confirming you are registered, and we will update the blog when all spots are filled.

Include the following in your email: 

A) Your COMC account.  (For kids, it will be a parent’s or designates account)

B) Specify a choice of day and time, but it is preferred that you mention you are “OPEN” as spots may fill up fast and it’s easier for us just to assign you to an open slot.

Kids Edition:  Participants must be 12 years old and under and will receive an instant prize as well.  Winners will not participate in the playoffs.

Employee Invitational:  Some fun for staff members on their off time.  Top performers will participate in their own finals tournament.

We will also accept standbys in case registrants do not show up on time or they are unable to participate.  Let us know 15 minutes before the start of the next contest.

Second Place, Second Chance: With 6 daily winners and 8 playoff spots, there are two spots available for the top second-place winners to also compete in the playoffs.  Check back after 1:30pm Challenge Round to see if you qualify.  

Tournament of Champions Playoff:  The 6 daily winners plus the top second-place finishers compete for 4 spots in the finals.  In the event of a tie, sudden death will determine the finalists.  There is one 1st place prize of $50 store credit in the playoff round.

Tournament of Champions Finals:  The top 4 from Saturday and the top 4 from Sunday compete in the finals.  There will be 2 rounds of 8 minutes.  The second round will have 2 points awarded for a correct guess with 1 additional point on the money ball.  1st Place – $100 store credit; 2nd place – $50 store credit; 3rd place – $25 store credit.  In the event of ties for store credit prizes, sudden death will determine the winners.

Free Daily Box Breaks

We will be offering random team breaks to any COMC account holders who would like to participate.  Instead of first come, first, serve, we will draw entrants to represent the number of teams in that league.  Winners of the breaks will receive only the “hits” (inserts and rookie year cards, but no veteran base or commons) and must be at the booth to “pick up” their prize(s).   Winner cards will be processed into associated accounts within 3 weeks.

To improve efficiency, you can email sportcardexpo@comc.com your name, COMC username for both physical box breaks before the event begins, but you still will be required to acknowledge that you are at the booth daily.  We can then check off your name instead of recording all the details from scratch.

You can register for both box breaks each day but can only participate in one.  By default, if you were assigned a team in the first break, win or lose, your entry in the second break will be nullified.  Multi-team cards will be randomized among the teams involved.  Cards with no affiliated team assigned will be randomized among all participants.  Cards affiliated with a team that was relocated belong to the current franchise. For example, the Winnipeg Jets up to April 1996 belong to the Arizona Coyotes.

Free Upper Deck e-Pack Daily Box Breaks 

Same as above, but you must have an Upper Deck e-Pack account.  You can register for a free account here.  https://www.upperdeckepack.com/Registration  

You can email sportcardexpo@comc.com your name, e-Pack username for both e-Pack box breaks before the event begins, but you still will be required to acknowledge that you are at the booth daily.  We can then check off your name instead of recording all the details from scratch.

Winners must be at the booth to acknowledge and “pick up” their prize(s).  Winners will then have one week up to June 27th, 2021, to initiate a trade with our e-Pack account to facilitate a transfer of their prize.  

Daily Schedule

Subject to change. All times listed in PDT

Saturday, June 19

8:00am Show starts (stretch & warm-up)

8:45am 30/30 Early Bird Team Match Contest

9:00am COMC Challenge #1

9:30am COMC Challenge #2

10:00am COMC Challenge #3

10:30am COMC Challenge Employee Invitational

11:00am Upper Deck e-Pack Box Break #1

11:45am 50/50 Team Match Contest #1

12:00pm COMC Challenge #4

12:30pm COMC Challenge #5

1:00pm Box Break #1

1:45pm 50/50 Team Match Contest #2

2:00pm COMC Challenge #6

2:30pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Playoff

3:00pm COMC Challenge Kids Edition

3:30pm COMC Challenge Employee Invitational

4:00pm End of day

Dice Game:  All day long

​Sunday, June 20

8:00am 30/30 Early Bird Team Match Contest

8:30am COMC Challenge #1

9:00am COMC Challenge #2

9:30am COMC Challenge #3

10:00am COMC Challenge #4

10:30am COMC Challenge Employee Invitational Finals

11:00am Upper Deck e-Pack Box Break #1

11:45am 50/50 Team Match Contest #1

12:00pm COMC Challenge #5

12:30pm COMC Challenge #6

1:00pm Box Break #1

1:45pm 50/50 Team Match Contest #2

2:00pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Playoff

2:30pm COMC Challenge Tournament of Champions Finals

3:00pm End of show

Dice Game:  All day long

Disclaimer and fine print: These events are meant for fun, and we appreciate that your participation will be in the same spirit.  The rules and regulations have been thought through, but some factors may have been missed and will require rules to be implemented on the spot using our best common sense.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  COMC credit prizes and instant prizes will be issued within 4 weeks of the show’s end date (July 20th).  Lastly, we hope everyone enjoys Father’s Day the best way possible.


POST EXPO UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. We hope you enjoyed the experience. There is considerable post-Expo work to take care of in addition to our regular processing and shipping duties. We will provide an update here twice per week in terms of progress related to the specific interactive event. We ask you to stay updated here and not to contact customer service unless it is outside the timelines provided. Without further ado, here are the winners of the Virtual Dice Game.

ROLL A 3, 4, OR 5 – 2019-20 Panini Chronicles Hall of Fame Autographs Purple #HF-LBI Larry Bird #21/25 – pholmes116

ROLL A 6 OR 7 – 2018-19 Panini NBA Hoops #268 Luka Doncic – Jcards23

ROLL AN 8 – 2018-1 Upper Deck SP Game Used Red Auto Jersey #60 Carey Price – kevinantunes

ROLL A 9 – 2017-18 Upper Deck #247 Brock Boeser RC – sapphirecore

ROLL A 10 – 2017-18 Panini Donruss Optic #188 Donovan Mitchell RC

– thecardgeek

ROLL A 11 – 2013-14 Panini Rookie Anthology Score Update #686 Nathan MacKinnon RC – Starbuckqc

ROLL A 12 – 2019 Topps Chrome #201 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC – Ericscards

ROLL A 13 – 2015-16 Panini Court Kings #114 Devin Booker RC – exodus

ROLL A 14 OR 15 – 2016-17 Upper Deck SP Game Used Draft Day Marks “O” #DDM-KC Kyle Connor #16/35 – fotoman1997

ROLL A 16, 17, OR 18 – 2020-21 Upper Deck #201 Alexis Lafreniere RC – SD

To claim your prize, email sportcardexpo@comc.com with your name and username before 23:59:59 PDT July 31, 2021.  This email is strictly for use to handle trade show prize claims.  Any other customer service-related issues must be sent to staff@comc.com

T-Shirt winners in the Virtual Dice Game currently have their prizes retrieved for shipping.

COMC Box Game Prizes

  • Store credit issuance completed.

COMC Challenge Prize Distribution

  • All prize winners being reviewed for accuracy prior to issuing of store credit issue.  Target date – July 9th
  • Kids prizes are in transit for mail delivery.  Target date – July 9th

E-Pack Box Breaks

  • Prizes are being matched back to claimants.
  • Once confirmed, trades will be issued to the e-Pack account holders.  Target date – July 9th

Physical Box Breaks

  • Prizes are being matched back to claimants.
  • Once confirmed, processing orders will be created to COMC account holders.  Target date – July 9th.  Cards to be added to winners’ accounts by July 16th.

 Team Match Contests

  • Processing Winners must send submissions postmarked before August 1st, 2021; Store credit winners will be issued their prize by July 2nd
  • $30 Processing Winners – Woogie23, Starbuckqc, TD63, asromano, Brody99
  • $50 Processing Winners – lvantresca, Szelzki, lizzietoon (2x), fotoman1997, letch77, Mikescard79, Asblendorio, jkadlitz, jmcquillan, CaptainOrv, bgoraj, costa1000, pholmes116
  • $30 Store Credit Winners – Starbuckqc, TD63
  • $50 Store Credit Winners – lizzietoon, Mikescards79, jkadlitz, pholmes116

T-Shirt winners in the Virtual Dice Game to be shipped out next week.

COMC Challenge Prize Distribution

  • Main Prizes issued.  Kids Challenge store credit target date – July 8th
  • Kids prizes are either mailed (Canada) or in transit for mail delivery (USA).    

E-Pack Box Breaks

  • Once confirmed, trades will be issued to the e-Pack account holders.  Target date – July 9th

Physical Box Breaks

  • Prizes set to be processed into COMC account holders.
  • Cards to be added to winners’ accounts by July 16th.

COMC Company Update – June 2021

From the very beginning, I have been fortunate to be a part of COMC’s growth and continued efforts to optimize your joy in the hobby. Today, I have an important message to address many of the concerns raised over the past few months regarding our current shipping experience.  

In most of our history, COMC has been known for reliable shipping and customer service.  Starting with the launch of our support for eBay auctions, which carried into the global pandemic of 2020, and combined with the tremendous growth of our industry, our ship times have lagged significantly. The most critical factors impacting our ability to fulfill shipment requests have been adapting our processes to operate in the pandemic, a labor shortage as a result of the pandemic, and running out of warehouse space. We are collectors here at COMC and genuinely feel the frustration that shipping delays have caused.

For full transparency, in March 2020, we shipped over 25K packages with an average ship time of under 3 days. While our capacity has steadily increased over the months, our average ship time has gotten worse due to transitioning and onboarding at the new location.  For perspective, in May 2021 we broke a COMC record by shipping over 45K packages; and while this is great news, we are working to get our shipments out in a more consistent and reliable time frame. Rest assured that we have a plan and are committed to getting there.

In the last 3 months we moved our entire packaging department to our new facility where we installed new warehouse automation, and we have improved our recruiting, onboarding, and training. COMC is focused on continued shipping improvements and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust to our new location, team, and equipment. 

Additionally, in response to the situation: 

  • We are currently hiring 5-10 new team members per week with the goal of growing the company to 400 employees by the end of 2021.

  • Every outgoing card is now individually barcoded, which is a tangible, new improvement to ensure accuracy.

  • We have increased our Customer Service support with 10 new hires since February 1, 2021.

  • We have created several new support roles on-site dedicated to expediting orders.

COMC takes the delivery of your valued assets seriously and will continue to prioritize improvements to reduce shipping turnaround times. Company-wide, from top to bottom, our teams are working around the clock to resolve overdue orders.  We truly regret any inconvenience our delays have caused you. 

On a personal note, Tim Getsch (COMC CEO & Founder) and I are on the ground at our new location, working closely with the team to ensure our success. I am committing to reporting the improvements COMC is making every month as the trading card industry continues to grow and evolve. I look forward to sharing these regular updates about how COMC is providing quality and integrity in the delivery of your collectibles. 

Thank you,

Julia Getsch

– COMC President and Cofounder

COMC Social Media 7 Days A Week

COMC has recently added several new content features to engage with on our Social Media, and we invite you to come take a look. Seven days a week, COMC Social Media provides unique card stories, info on upcoming card releases, previews of auctions ending soon, and important company news as we grow. With over 24 million cards consigned to us by tens-of-thousands of sellers worldwide, we have a lot to share and COMC curates the best for you every day on Social Media! Come check out COMC on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Here’s a brief description about what you’ll find everyday via our Social Media:


Company News and Updates

There is a lot of change in the industry, especially this year. Learn more about the most up-to-date changes and company happenings via our Social Media announcements.


Sports News and Matchups

In the world of sports there are constantly milestones achieved, heated matchups to watch, and even records broken. Check out trading cards connected to the players making headlines.  


Trading Post

COMC presents noteworthy trading cards from beyond the big five conventional sports. From Pokémon to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and tennis to wrestling cards, the Trading Post explores the rich diversity of cards in the hobby. 


7 Day $0.99 Cent No Reserve Auctions

COMC Auctions lists new 7-Day, $0.99 no reserve auctions every day on our eBay store. Check out the hottest auctions ending each week on our Social Media! 


Breakin’ News

Updates on new trading card releases, and there are many! COMC provides estimated release dates paired with our experts’ picks on previous year favorites. 


Flip Fridays

On COMC, you can buy and then reprice other people’s trading cards in a few clicks without ever touching or shipping them yourself. Every Friday we share some of the week’s best trading card flips made by COMC users. Tag us in your COMC flips on social media for a chance to be showcased! 


Elite New Arrivals

The COMC Elite service is our premier consignment experience, ideal for high-end trading cards. Each week we share stunning COMC Elite trading cards recently added to our marketplace. 


Rookie FAX

Who doesn’t love Rookie Cards? Every Wednesday, we showcase good value rookie cards currently available on COMC. Rookie FAX cards are chosen for being either iconic, beautifully designed, culturally significant, undervalued, overlooked, or just a solid choice for a first-year card. 


If you enjoy trading cards and want to keep up with the latest news from COMC, please connect with us via Social Media. If you like trading cards, you’ll find something fun and engaging 7 days a week! 

Instagram: instagram.com/checkoutmycards

Facebook: facebook.com/comc

Twitter: twitter.com/checkoutmycards

COMC Now Accepting CSG Cards

COMC is excited to announce we now accept cards graded by CSG Certified Sports Guaranty. CSG is backed by the same ownership and management team behind NGC, PMG and CGC who are branded leaders in coin, paper money and comic book certification services.

With 30+ years experience in certifying collectibles it was a logical extension for the founding group of NGC to expand services to gaming cards with CGC Certified Grading Company and sports cards under CSG (both accepted by COMC). Collectibles certified with CSG and CGC offer guarantees of authenticity and accuracy, as well as top-notch security elements to prevent against tampering and counterfeiting. COMC confidently welcomes cards graded by CSG to our marketplace!


For the full list of which types of trading cards are accepted for COMC’s consignment services head to our Supported Trading Cards page.

When you consign with COMC, our team fully prepares and lists your cards on the COMC Marketplace and eBay Store. Once sold, our team handles all of the shipping and fulfillment. To learn more about our consignment services, visit our COMC Selling page.


COMC Service Updates

COMC Trading Card Consignment Updates 2021

Let’s face it, it’s been a wild year for trading cards and unprecedented growth would be an understatement. News about the hobby has entered the mainstream, and chances are even your mom’s friends have told you that cards are really heating up.

It’s been a year of highs and lows in the industry. We’ve seen values skyrocket and shatter records across every major card category, which for some has meant windfall return-on-investment almost overnight. Not long ago card supplies seemed unquestionably available in any quantity, but now we’re seeing shortages as a result of supply chain disruptions and continuous growth in the industry. We’ve also seen new products sell out in seconds to be flipped on the secondary market for unbelievable prices, only to surprisingly sell out again! And, we’ve seen price-hikes from grading and authentication companies as they experience submission levels beyond anyone’s wildest imaginations – sometimes receiving months worth of cards in a matter of days!


COMC Changing With The Industry

Here at COMC, we have experienced highs and lows as well. Our 2020 projections for card submissions were broken mid-2020 and have not stopped growing exponentially month-over-month ever since. Every day, we are excited by the increased interest in trading cards and strive to make COMC the #1 online marketplace for buying and selling cards. We are also aware that the massive growth we experienced led us to drop the ball in some areas, especially in Shipping and Customer Service. Explosive growth in the short-term, coupled with staffing shortages and space restrictions, led some users to experience severe delays in shipping and a negative overall experience with COMC. We sincerely apologize, and we’re doing something about it!

Over the past few months, we’ve looked closely at the areas where we could make immediate improvement and made significant changes to streamline our services and provide a notably better COMC experience. We are happy to say that COMC is growing strong; we’ve more than doubled our employees in Customer Service and Shipping and recently opened a new facility, which is the world’s largest building dedicated to trading cards! We are making these changes to help grow in step with the industry and prepare for the future.

COMC’s Giant New Trading Card Facility – Opened March, 2021

COMC Service Updates

Due to the massive increase in demand for COMC’s consignment and shipping services, we can no longer offer all the options we have in the past. Instead, we have chosen to focus on simplifying our services, reducing the options, and setting timelines that we can stand behind. As the trading card market continues to evolve and as COMC’s investments in infrastructure start to pay off, we will revisit our service offerings, but for now, we are focusing on a fewer number of core services.


Introducing Standard and Select Consignment Services

The Standard and Select services are the two most economical ways to submit cards for consignment at COMC and start at $0.50 per card. These services have turnaround times as short as 2-weeks and are designed for submitting any cards: from vintage to current year cards. Cards submitted with Standard and Select have a maximum list price on COMC of $100, for cards over this amount we require our Elite consignment service. Check out our Consignment Rates page for more information.


Elite Consignment Service

Our Elite consignment service is the premier experience for any raw or graded card worth more than $50. For only $2, Elite includes industry-leading high-resolution photos (front and back) and 2-week guaranteed turnaround times with a 50% discount if we miss the deadline. For more information, please visit our Elite Service page.


COMC Auctions on eBay

COMC Auctions will now only support single trading cards with a $50 minimum auction value. For items valued below $50, we recommend using our Standard or Select services. There are no up-front fees to consign new submissions directly to COMC Auctions on eBay and items are each listed as a 7-day, $0.99 no-reserve auction. More information on how COMC Auctions on eBay are structured can be found on our Auctions page.


Mailbox

Our popular Mailbox service is an easy way to consolidate your online card purchases through a US-based address for eventual sale or bundled shipment. The service is modeled after our Select consignment service and also has a 2-week processing time. It is perfect for buying now and safely holding cards for sale or shipment later. Find out more via the COMC Mailbox page.


Raw Card Review and Reprocessing Services

In order to dedicate more time to other services, we are suspending our Raw Card Review service, and we are limiting our reprocessing service to only the Reprocess as Elite option. Also, you will need to use the Reprocess as Elite service before you can send an item that is already on COMC to an eBay Auction. Once an item has been Reprocessed as Elite, you will be able to immediately send it to an eBay Auction since it will no longer require any reprocessing. At that point, you will also be allowed to select a specific eBay Auction Event you would like to target, or you can simply have the auction launch as soon as possible.


Shipping Updates

We have simplified our shipping services and are now offering streamlined shipping options with more accurate shipping estimates. Find out about your available shipping options by entering your zip code on our Shipping page.


This has been an unbelievable year and we thank you for being part of COMC. We will keep you updated on all the changes and how they will better support your passion for trading cards. We’ll continue focusing on improving our services and delivering an excellent experience so you can maximize your enjoyment of buying and selling trading cards!

Announcing COMC’s 2021 Hockey eBay Homepage Auction Event:

COMC Auctions is partnering with eBay to promote a special 2021 Hockey auction event leading up to the Stanley Cup Finals!

NHL, Topps, Upper Deck, OPC, O-Pee-Chee, ebay, COMC,

We are excited to announce COMC Auctions will be featured on eBay’s homepage from May 17 to May 23. This Hockey promotion is the perfect opportunity to increase auction visibility as the 2021 Hockey season approaches the NHL Finals.

Cards submitted to auction via COMC will be included in eBay’s Homepage banner promotion. This means cards opted in will benefit from large audience visibility via eBay’s Homepage – maximizing views at a critical time of auction. Below you’ll find all the information you to get started, and if you’re new to COMC there’s still time to register!

When and how to submit your cards:

COMC users have multiple options for submitting cards for this event. Whether you already have cards consigned with us that you would like to auction off or are considering sending new cards to COMC specifically for this event, details and key dates are listed below.


Mail-In Submission Deadlines

  • Cards received by 4/29/2021 will be included in the promotion
  • ON THE OUTSIDE OF ALL ITEMS MAILED FOR THE PROMOTION PLEASE MARK “HPP”
  • “HPP” must be clearly written on all sides of package/envelope

To create a new mail-in auction submission, first Register, then log-in and visit Start New Submission in your COMC Account and select the “Hockey eBay Auction Event” processing service as shown below:

COMC Submission Wizard

Elite Item Transfer Deadlines

Elite Item Transfer deadlines apply only to items which have already been processed through our Elite Consignment Service.

  • To be included in the promotion, cards must be transferred by 5/6/2021
  • Cards submitted to auction during these dates will be included in the promotion

After transferring your cards to auction, they move from your Inventory Manager to Auction Submissions in your COMC account. Once scheduled for auction, you can monitor your auctions in Auction History.

COMC Submission Wizard to Transfer Elite Items

Non-Elite Items Transfer Deadlines

The transfer deadline for Non-Elite items applies to items currently on COMC, but which have not yet been upgraded to Elite.

  • To be eligible for the promotion, items must be sent for Elite reprocessing by the end of Thursday, 4/22/21.
  • Once cards are upgraded to Elite in your Inventory, please Send to Auction by 5/6/21 as noted above.

If you already have a card in your COMC account follow these steps to upgrade:

  1. Find the item you want to upgrade in your Inventory Manager
  2. Click on the Actions menu
  3. Select Reprocess as Elite
  4. Select COMC Reprocessing
  5. Pay $2 to submit the item

Important Auctions Reminders

  • The minimum fee per auction is $3.50, regardless of the final sale price.
  • We recommend you only submit cards to auction that will sell for approximately $50 or more. COMC Auctions reserves the right to change the service level of new Auction submissions to our 3-Week fixed-price service ($0.50 per item) if submissions primarily consist of items valued less than $10 (i.e. Junk Era Baseball common cards). For a full breakdown of Auction fees, see the COMC Auction Schedule and Fees blog.
  • There are no cancellations once we receive your auction submission. If you want to consign your high-end trading cards through COMC as buy-it-now listings, we encourage you to submit them using our Elite Service.
  • Please review our Supported Trading Cards criteria if you have any questions about what items you can consign with COMC.
  • For more information about our auction service, please refer to our Auctions and Auctions FAQ pages.

We are excited for you to participate in this eBay NHL Finals 2021 Auction Event!