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 over 15 different 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 Bowman Sapphire Edition Box: Stunning Sapphire Prospect Cards and an Auto
  • 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: Live from booth 648

 

Yesterday our team landed, set up our booth, and have already been meeting and greeting the fine people who consider themselves part of COMC Nation. We know we will continue to have many great conversations over the next few days with people attending the National. But we cannot have and provide the best National experience without your help.

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While Geoff, Jim, Grant, and Steve spend some of the day roaming and reaching out to those at the show, we ask that you stop by booth 648 to talk and chat with us as well. At the booth, you can also schedule time to meet with Tim. You can also get this scheduled by emailing us at timewithtim@comc.com.

So stop by, drop off cards you wish to consign, and pick up a COMC Scratch Card Redemption. The prizes range from $3 off of shipping or $5, $10, $50, or even $100 of store credit. All scratch tickets at the National are guaranteed winners, and can be used on our new COMC Redemption page.

For those who are not attending the National, you will not be left out. Along with the National Processing Special which runs until the end of August, all Standard orders placed on our site, starting August 1st, will have a COMC Scratch Card Redemption included in the order. This will be added to the first 10,000 orders made. While these will not all be winners, it is easy to get another chance to win – place an additional order!

Last but not least, we want to thank our buyers and our sellers for helping us be the safe and easy way to buy and sell online. Have a great day!