5 Great “It Sold for WHAT?!?” Cards in COMC History

Over the course of our 11 plus year existence, we’ve seen A LOT of cards. When we say a lot of cards, we mean somewhere in the neighborhood of 52 million and climbing at the time of writing. As you can imagine, we’ve seen our fair share of iconic cards, especially cards that didn’t gain notoriety until many years after we first saw them. This can lend itself to some pretty hilarious historical pricing data when some of these cards sell years or even a decade before they peak in value.

That being said, we’ve scoured some historical sales to find some of the best “It Sold for WHAT?!” examples in COMC’s history:

2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects – Prospects Chrome – Refractor Autograph #BDPP89 – Mike Trout /500

As the legend of Mike Trout continues to grow, so do the value of his 2009 Bowman cards. This particular card was listed for sale on February 19th, 2010 and sold almost two weeks later for a fraction of what it’s worth today. These cards are so desirable that we’ve never seen a copy of this card consigned since. BGS 9 versions of this same card have recently sold for $7000.00.

2000 Playoff Contenders – [Base] Rookie Autograph #144 – Tom Brady [BGS MINT 9]

We have seen our fair share of this coveted Tom Brady rookie card over the years. This BGS 9 version was sold back in June of 2013 for a paltry $1254.00. Recent sales of this card with an equal grade have recently sold in excess of $10,000.

2013-14 Panini Prizm – Autographs – Target Red Prizms #33 – Giannis Antetokounmpo /49 [BGS 9.5 GEM MINT] 

Before earning his nickname ‘The Greek Freak’ and becoming the NBA mega star that he is today, Giannis  Antetokounmpo’s rookie cards could be had for a fraction of what they’re worth now. This beautiful Red Prizm RC autograph sold for just $256 back in October of 2016. A Non-graded version of this card recently sold for over $1,700.

1986-87 Fleer – [Base] #57 – Michael Jordan [BGS 9.5 GEM MINT] 

We’ve seen just two BGS 9.5 graded copies of perhaps the most iconic basketball card ever printed sold on the COMC Marketplace. The most recent took place in 2016 and sold for over $11,000, but it is the first sale that makes this card earn a spot on our list.  In the summer of 2013, a BGS 9.5 Michael Jordan RC was had by a buyer for just over $4,000.00. Talk about a good return-on-investment!

2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects – Draft Picks Chrome – Gold Refractor #BDPP19 – Aaron Judge /50

In hindsight, a 6’7″ power-hitting Yankees prospect flying under the radar just seems silly, but it’s safe to say that Aaron Judge cards sold at pedestrian prices until #AllRise took baseball by storm last year.  Not one, but TWO of these gorgeous gold refractors sold for right around $30 in 2014. This card can’t be had for under $1,000 just four years later.

If you happen to have sold one of these cards, just remember time heals all wounds. It also increased the value of your card exponentially. If you’ve sold a card on COMC that you’ve regretted years later when a player’s stock rose significantly, we want to hear about it! Share your best “What was I thinking?” stories with us!

Check Out Your Grades! – April BGS Grading Returns

The winds of change are blowing! Last month, we published out 2018 Spring BGS Service Update which included the news that we’re rolling out a new 3 week expedited service. The early results are in, and this service is quite popular among COMC users!

Did you know that you can submit any item in your inventory manager via the actions menu to BGS for grading or to COMC for our weekly Condition Review? Not only will your cards be graded within three or six weeks, but they’ll have a chance to be showcased in our monthly blog series!

Without further ado, our favorite BGS returns for the month of April:

COMC @ The Summit Sports Collectibles Show April 21st & 22nd

Just like Connor McDavid winning the Art Ross Trophy in back-to-back years, we are returning for a second consecutive year to the 9th annual Summit Sports Collectibles Show at Millennium Place, Sherwood Park, Alberta on April 21-22, 2018.  Not only will our popular prize wheel be returning this year, but we’ll also be offering a chance to show goers to win COMC store credit and holding daily giveaways. As always, we’ll be be accepting drop-off consignment submissions throughout the show.

Prize Wheel!
Spin to win a an entry for a chance to win a 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP #278 Connor McDavid RC.   There will be 19 additional prizes too long to list, but will be on display.

Please note that you must have a COMC account to participate.  You can create an account at our booth, but we recommend that accounts be created prior to the event as queues can form while creating accounts at the event.  Limit one official spin per COMC account holder per show.  All participants will receive a COMC branded storage box (while supplies last). Winners, along with instructions on how to claim the wheel prizes, will be announced on our Facebook page by Friday April 27th.

Free Giveaways!
Stop by our booth for a free gift (One per customer per day while supplies last)

One lucky winner will receive this card!

 

Second Chance Store Credit Draws!
Spin didn’t win?  COMC members who purchase store credit between April 16 and April 24 will be eligible to win matching store credit amounts up to $100.00.  Three random accounts who did not win on the prize wheel will be drawn.  These winners will also be announced on our Facebook page by Friday April 27th.

Games For The Kids!
Young collectors accompanied by a COMC account holding parent can spin-to-win instant prizes.

Drop Off Consignment Accepted!
We will be accepting drop-off submissions at the Summit to help our consignors save on the cost of shipping.  Before dropping off your submission, please follow the steps below:

–  All submissions must have complete and accurate paperwork.  Please use the ‘Edmonton Summit drop off location’ option in step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing.
– Ensure your submission is packed securely within a secure card box.

We look forward to seeing you there!

#CardSTOCK Volume 3: Prized Prospects

#CardSTOCK is an ongoing series created by Baseball Cards Daily’s Chris Steuber that details the hobby value of baseball players based on their popularity and performance . In the last edition of #CardSTOCK, Steuber offered his take on six players poised to break out in their 2018 campaigns. You can check out all past editions of #CardSTOCK here.

This time around, Chris showcases seven prized prospects who have generated huge buzz within the hobby through phenomenal performance internationally, in the lower minor league levels, and in spring training. A couple of these prized prospects have already made a splash at the major league level, while others are waiting in the wings for their chance to shine on baseball’s grandest stage.

We want to hear from you! Which prospects do you have high hopes for? Are you currently stashing away cards from your favorite team’s off-the-radar sleeper prospect? Let us know in the comments below!

Check Out Your Grades! – March BGS Grading Returns

All we can say is “WOW!” We are seeing a record amount of BGS Submissions return on a monthly basis. 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey remains an overwhelming favorite,  as this months returns saw tons of gem mint Young Guns. With so many great cards to choose from, we’ve picked out the cream of the crop to showcase in this months’s edition of Check Out Your Grades!

Did you know that you can submit any item in your inventory manager via the actions menu to BGS for grading or to COMC for our weekly Condition Review? Not only will your cards be graded within six weeks, but they’ll have a chance to be showcased in our monthly blog series!

Fresh Out of the Pack #3 – Newly Released Sets on the COMC Marketplace!

In our ongoing series ‘Fresh out of the Pack’ , we shine the spotlight on the latest sets that have emerged on the COMC Marketplace. We’ve seen quite a few perennial favorites pop up on COMC over the last few weeks, with much more on the horizon in the coming weeks. Don’t get discouraged if we don’t have your player or team in stock! Fresh new inventory of these sets will be added for many months to come, so be sure to check back often!

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Hockey

Misc. Sports & Non-Sports

Check Out Your Grades! – February BGS Grading Returns

The calendar has turned yet again which means it’s time for a fresh installment of Check Out Your Grades! In this monthly series, we share our favorite items that have been submitted by members of the COMC Nation to BGS Grading via their COMC account . February was one of the busiest months that we’ve ever seen for grading returns! Last month, owners of items from the recently released Upper Deck ePack sets such as 2017 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions and 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey sets saw their grading submissions returned in abundance.

Did you know that you can submit any item in your inventory manager via the actions menu to BGS for grading or to COMC for our weekly Condition Review? Not only will your cards be graded within six weeks, but they’ll have a chance to be showcased in our monthly blog series!