In 2018 we implemented a much-requested feature allowing search results to be filtered by graded, reviewed, and aftermarket autographs! If your collection contains only items graded by a particular grading service, or if you prefer that the vintage items that you add to your collection are of at least Good to VG-EX quality or better, or even if you only want to see ungraded raw items, this feature will greatly improve your experience shopping on the COMC Marketplace.
How do you use these search filters? It’s simple! Initiate a search via the search bar at the top of COMC or begin browsing items by category. On the left side of the search, you’ll be able to filter your search results using many different attributes such as by memorabilia, autograph, rookie related, e.g. The new filters referenced above can be found under the Item Conditions heading:
Using the Ungraded Filter – Searching for Raw and Reviewed Cards.
The ungraded search filter will remove all graded items from your search results. Once this filter has been chosen, a second set of options is presented: COMC Reviewed, Manufacturer, COMC Comics, and Beckett Raw Card Reviews (BRCR).
Using the Graded Filter – Searching for Graded Cards by Manufacturer and Grade
The graded filter is a powerful tool that will allow collectors to search for items that have been graded to their exact preference. With this search filter, not only will collectors be able to search by specific grading company such as BGS or PSA, they will also be able to further filter that search by specific grades.
In 2017, we made some changes to our supported grading companies that can be seen on our supported trading cards page. The graded search filter contains options to filter by grading companies that are no longer allow to be submitted for consignment to the COMC Marketplace (but are still allowed to be listed due to having been processed under our old policy). Any items found within these search results are legacy items that date from when these items were accepted for consignment.
Using the Aftermarket Auto Filter – Searching for Manufacturer Buybacks and Third-Party-Authenticated Autographs
To complement our autographs filter that can be found under the attributes section of search result filters, we’ve added the option to search by Aftermarket autograph as well. This new set of filters will allow search results to be filtered to only include Manufacturer Buybacks and supported third-party-authenticated autographs.
COMC only allows aftermarket autographs to be sold through our website if they’ve been reissued by a manufacturer or authenticated by a supported third-party authentication service. Cards submitted with aftermarket autographs that do not meet these qualities will be declined to be listed and unsupported.
To see a full list of approved third-party authentication companies, please visit our supported trading cards page.