Because I prefer to buy singles instead of boxes one of my favorite deals is COMC’s Black Friday sale. In addition to the sales being offered for individual cards they also give free shipping and they toss in a scratch card for each 20 cards included in the shipment.
I usually will put some money on to my COMC account from time to time so I can pick up cards throughout the year and then I wait for the Black Friday sale to request shipment. This year was a little different because I ordered a number of Rodney Hampton cards for a trade with Sport Card Collectors so my order was a bit less than what I have ordered over the last couple of years.
I just got the box from COMC and my order was 235 cards so I got 12 scratch cards. One Griffey card didn’t make it in to the box before shipping so I contacted COMC and they found it still in the warehouse so they shipped it this morning. I didn’t have much luck with the scratchers, ending with two cards giving free $3.99 shipping and that is it. But when you consider how much of a discount I got on many of these cards the scratchers where just icing on the delicious cake.
It will take a number of days to organize and scan the cards in so I will be covering my pickups next week.