Archive for CheckOutMyCards

New COMC batch priced and ready to sell

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on February 21, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

In my quest to continue downsizing my collection and tailoring it to what I really want, I have sent more cards to CheckOutMyCards.

My latest batch is 500 cards and was uploaded over the weekend.  The cards have been priced and are available for your viewing/purchasing pleasure.

A good number of the cards are relics, ones that I once cared about but no longer do.

Don’t like my prices? Feel free to shoot me an offer.

CheckoutMYcards HERE.

Check Out My Cards, Yo!

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , on January 30, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

I realize I’m a bit behind on this card trend,but I am loving the idea of   Initially I thought this was just another site offering incomplete and mediocre services to collectors while needling them for nickels and dimes here and there.  But the more I thought about it and discussed it with other collectors, the more intriguing it has become.

This is the future of our hobby.

What they’ve done is create a digital market for our physical sports cards.  Sure, eBay sort of offered the same thing, but not like this.  For a fee, the company scans and stores your cards, and then manages the inventory.  It’s pretty genius if you ask me.

For years I’ve been wanting my collection organized in a fashion that I could sort through them simply by clicking the buttons on my mouse.  And to make matters better, once the cards have been uploaded to the site, they are readily available to other collectors for cash transactions.  No more of me spending hours upon hours scanning and making lists.  For a minimal fee, they’re doing it all for me.

And lastly, they’re kind of making Beckett relevant again.  Love ’em or hate ’em, Beckett has been a integral part of the hobby, primarily for the price guide.  The site integrates the Beckett Price Guide, which I think is another genius idea.  Does the value shown really mean anything?  Not really, but it incorporates the idea of the price guide, which can’t hurt because the seller and buyers are the ones really creating the value of the card.

Anyway, the first 200 cards I submitted to the site are now live.  You can check them out my clicking the logo at the top of this post, or by clicking here. Another 500 cards should be up by the third week of February.