Warning: This is a monster post, so I suggest you sit down for this one.
Unless you were born yesterday, you know that COMC stands for checkoutmycards.com. As not retiring is the new retiring (Favre, Warner, and Shaq), COMC is the new eBay. The layout, accessibility, and the ability to shop more efficiently of COMC is leaps and bounds ahead of eBay. It’s much more shopper friendly as all of the cards are stored in one location, so there is combined shipping. Also, viewing the cards online is quite convenient. However, there is a $0.25 S&H fee for every card to go along with the starting 2.75 shipping fee. So you can really rack up the shipping cost before you know it. Despite this issue, COMC is revolutionizing how you card shop online. With a specific budget, I went to work to compile a great purchase. Here is what I got:
I really like what Bowman did with 2009 football. It’s a great layout based on the simplicity of it. Plus, it’s a pretty good action shot.
Another Patrick Willis insert in which I love the design. Donruss Threads looks awesome for football, but it didn’t do it for me with baseball. I love the gridiron inserts of this product. Two great things about these cards, are the paint-like filter of the picture, and the weaved pattern texture of the card itself.
As you might already tell, I’m obsessed with the 2009 Topps Chrome product for both baseball and football. I already have a Willis Copper Refractor of 2009 Topps Chrome and couldn’t help but get the Blue refractor version. The blue refractor looks filthy.
This is the 2008 version of Donruss Threads and looks equally awesome. Also a simple design and it’s numbered out of 50, so even more filthy points.
The scan makes it look like a flashy, neon blue, which it is in reality, just not as extreme. Anyways, this is the first Angels card and its a sweet blue refractor out of Bowman Chrome. Despite the printed signature (which I don’t care for; don’t know why Topps has to put that on the cards of their products in the past couple of years), it’s a shiny and glossy refractor, which I really like.
As I said before, I love the 2009 Bowman Chrome football set and this refractor is pretty sick. I love the crossing lines across the card that makes it look a little like an X-Fractor. Awesome card.
I really like this card, but, unlike the scan, the card is a bit banged up with some dinged corners and scratches and smudges on the face of the card. I don’t care that much, as it’s still an Erstad.
For some reason, I really enjoy the Leaf Certified baseball product, but unfortunately it was discontinued. Although it’s just a plain, white pieace of jersey, it’s numbered and I got a good deal on it.
When you thought you couldn’t get enough of Leaf Certified, here’s another! In terms of memorabilia, Donruss has got it down for football. I absolutely love the design with the red.
Sorry that this post has been quite long. You must be wondering how much my shipping and handling must have cost considering I purchased 9 cards. Well it was a hefty sum rounding out at $5!! That’s pretty crazy. I saw this coming and I planned it perfectly. However, when I received the bubble mailer earlier today, I noticed that the stamp postage only cost $1.73! What the heck! What a rip! This is one flaw for COMC, which I hope will be tweaked. This COMC purchase, as you probably can tell, was focused on adding to my new Patrick Willis collection.
My trivia for you is to guess how much my purchase cost (including the $5 shipping). Post a comment with your guess.
If 15 or more people comment with a guess, then there will be a prize to the person who’s amount is closest!
I have a few game used jersey pieces that the winner can choose from. The more people who comment, the bigger the prize could be! So tell your friends!
Thanks for reading,