2 Million, 3 Million + Auction Results

If you have been following our Twitter, you might have seen some of this news.

2 Million

Today we surpassed 2 million cards currently for sale.

Congrats to ddearing for recently taking the top spot on the sellers list.

3 Million

On Tuesday I purchased item #3,000,000 from pskell02.
2009 Bowman Chrome Refractors #153 - Austin Collie - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

Auction Results

The bidding ended on Tuesday night for a batch of auctions we ran to help raise funds for a local shop owner. Here are the results.

Auction BidsĀ  Winning BidĀ  Winner
$1K BV in Sports Cards from djssportscards 11 $200.00 mocards
$3K BV in Hockey Cards from djssportscards 14 $650.00 mocards
$12K BV in Basketball Cards from djssportscards 5 $1,300.00 Flipper
$12K BV in Football Cards from djssportscards 5 $1,209.51 JoelsHitShow
$20K BV in Baseball Cards from djssportscards 8 $2,063.60 JoelsHitShow

The auctions resulted in djssportscards getting nearly 50% more in pocket than he would have if we had just pushed through the portfolio sale that he had arranged with another buyer.

Thanks to all the bidders. I know this is very helpful for djssportscards.

A little effort to help Non-Sports

The other day mocards brought it to my attention that our Non-Sports selection is not very prominent on the site, and it is relatively hard for people to discover that we sell cards other than sports cards.

I got to thinking about what should be done. I wasn’t convinced that the 2,000 non-sports cards currently available warranted a permanently visible link on our header. All the permanent links have at least 50,000 listings each. So I thought about how the non-sports cards looked from Google, since that is where we get the majority of our new traffic.

It turns out that when we added support for non-sports cards a little while ago, I never finished the plumbing that actively pushed that category to Google’s shopping service. So we were at the mercy of whenever Google happened crawl that portion of our site. Though they do a great job of crawling our site, we have many millions of pages, so it can take a while. In any case, I fixed that the other day, and now if you search Google for any non-sports content that we have, you are likely to get a hit on the first page.

In mocard’s case, I noticed that he has a number of 1959 Indian Trading Cards. So tonight I tried searching Google for “1959 Indian Trading Cards”, and voila… we now have 4 links on the first page.

Lets see if non-sports can follow the same pattern we have had seen for all the major sports…
– the more content we have
– the more search hits that Google will send our way
– the more people discover our site and its services
– the more people will send us new content
– the more content we will get… and so on and so on

mocards takes the #2 spot

mocards just became the #2 seller on the top sellers list.

Top Sellers 2009-09-30

mocards is also the first seller from outside of Washington state to pass up LowPriceCards. He did this in less than a year. mocards put his first cards up for sale on October 27th of last year. All of his cards have been mailed to us.

Here are a few highlights of his cards for sale.
1979-80 O-Pee-Chee #18 - Wayne Gretzky RC (Rookie Card) ! - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 1969 Topps #500A - Mickey Mantle UER (No Topps Copyright on Back) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

1970-71 Topps #123 - Pete Maravich RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 1980-81 Topps #6 - 34 Bird RC (Rookie Card)/Erving/Magic RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

1959 Topps #1 - Johnny Unitas - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 1938 Churchman's Cigarettes #20 - Jack Johnson PSA GRADED 5 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com