<b>Opening Day For Baseball Is Here!! ThePit has a monsterous Anniversary Weekend!!</b>
Opening Day is here and '07 looks to be just as exciting as '06 as a lot of talented rookies play in their 1st full season. Delmon Young, Alex Gordon & B.J. Upton, Chris B. Young, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Troy Tulowitzki & Stephen Drew start the season in the big leagues, while Philip Hughes, Homer Bailey, Ryan Braun, Hunter Pence, James Loney & many other Future Rookie Superstars who will be called up within the first few months. This past weekends Big 1-Year Anniversary was an enormous success with a record setting weekend for transactions on ThePit. A record setting number of users took advantage of the free cash giveaways and prizes. The final leaderboard for the top 30 buyers will be posted later this afternoon.
In addition over 30 New items (IPO's) were added over this past weekends 1-Year Anniversary event including -
Mike Carp 2004 SP Prospects Autographed Rookie
2004 Bowman Draft Picks Wax (Hobby) Rookie Auto's - Philip Hughes & Homer Bailey.
2006-07 SPx Hockey (Hobby) Rookies - Malkin, Kessel, Staal, Pouliot.
Scott Elbert Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /1617
Tyler Colvin 2006 Bow. Sterling Autographed Rookie
Jay Bruce 2005 Topps Chrome Autographed Rookie
Cody Johnson 2006 Bow. Chrome Autographed Rookie
Jason Hirsh 2003 Upper Deck Pros. Autograph Rookie
Daniel Bard 2005 Upper Deck USA Autographed Rookie
Colby Rasmus 2005 Topps Chrome Update Rookie
Felix Hernandez 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Eric Patterson 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed /
Chris Volstad 2005 Bow. Chrome Autographed
Tom Glavine 1988 Topps Rookie PSA 9
Justin Morneau 2001 Topps Chrome Traded Rookie
Dustin Pedroia 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /1114
Cesar Carrillo 2005 Bowman Chrome Autographed
Marcus Thames 1998 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Josh Howard 2003-04 SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie
2005 SPx Basketball Hobby Box (Rookie Auto's - C.Paul, D.Williams, M.Williams, Green, Ellis, Bogut, Bynum, Warrick, Frey & More)
Daisuke Matsuzaka '00 UD Ovation Rookie
Mike Carp '04 SP Prospects Rookie
Jeff Karstens '06 Topps '52 Style Autographed Rookie
Hong Chih Kuo '03 Bow Chrome DP Rookie
Joe Mauer 2002 Topps 206 Rookie
Reid Brignac 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /522
Jose Reyes '01 Topps Traded Rookie
Eric Hurley '04 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
2001 Upper Deck Prospect Premiers Box (Hobby/Sealed) R.Howard/D.Wright Rookies
Kyle Drabek '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
30 Total IPO's (New Items) will be added over this special 1-year Anniversary Weekend along with many cash prizes & giveaways being given out over the 3-days (Mar. 30,31 & Apr. 1). The next 20 new items (Rookie Cards & Wax Boxes) will be added on Saturday (3/30) & Sunday (4/1) at 5pm PDT/8pm EST.
This Weekends Prizes inc., $5 into users accounts when they spend $10 or more throughout the weekend. For users that spend $10 each of the three days they'll receive $10 into both their account on ThePit & NAXCOM. The top 30 buyers will receive a free Brandon Wood or Evan Longoria Autographed Rookie Card & the top 10 buyers will receive add'l prizes inc, a Grand Prize 2005 Bow. Draft Picks Hobby Box.
To claim your free $5 or $10 into your accounts, you must email VIP@naxcom.com with your purchase informatin. If you are spending $10 each day, please wait until after the third day to send an email with your purchase information. Click Here for more details about this weekends Special 1-Year Anniversary!
10 new items added to ThePit a couple of weeks ago included -
Koby Clemens 2006 Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Alex Gordon 2006 Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Luke Hochevar Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Clay Buchholz 2005 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Denard Span 2002 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Homer Bailey 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Philip Hughes 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Troy Patton 2004 SP Prospects Rookie
Chris Young 2005 Bowman Chrome DP
Tyler Colvin 2006 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
With the start of Baseball just around the corner many New Baseball IPO's (Initial Player Offerings) will be added to ThePit over the next few weeks.
The first Wax Boxes added to ThePit that are now available for buying and selling;
2005 Bowman Draft Baseball (Hobby/Sealed)
2005-06 SP Authentic Hockey (Hobby/Sealed)
2006 Topps Chrome Football (Hobby/Sealed)
2006 Bowman Chrome Baseball (Hobby/Sealed)
New 2006-07 Topps Chrome Basketball (Hobby/Sealed).
Wax Boxes are being offered the same way the Single Cards are offered on ThePit in which buyers have the choice to pay a Shipping Fee to receive their boxes they purchased or keep them in their account on ThePit to receive or sell at a later time.
For those wishing to take possession of the boxes, Shipping is $8.70 for the first box and $3.95 each additional.
Free NAXCOM VIP Storefront Trial Offer - Currently, NAXCOM.com (the owner of ThePit.com) is offering a FREE VIP Storefront Trial for ThePit users that have a decent history of transactions on ThePit. Selling on NAXCOM is free with no listing fees, however, an upgrad to a NAXCOM VIP Storefront costs $6.95 per month. With the upgrade, sellers have a professionally designed Storefront with Shopping Cart, ability to add a Free Shipping Promotion and More. If you are a seller and would like to take advantage of the free trial, http://www.naxcom.com/New/2007/vip/ to read more or contact VIP@naxcom.com with your Name and/or Account # on ThePit.
With the NBA All-Star Game This Weekend, the leading candidate for MVP is Phoenix Suns Steve Nash. Carmelo Anthony is the games leading scorer (30.9) followed by Gilbert Arenas (29.0). Kevin Garnett leads all rebounders with 12.5 per game, while Nash (11.8) & Deron Williams (9.1) are the NBA's top assist leaders.
Despite Rookie Phenom Devin Hester's opening kick return for a TD, the Colts, led by Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning, were able to knock off the Bears to become the XLI Super Bowl Champions. Dominic Rhodes (113y, TD), Rookie Joseph Addai (143 Total Yds) & Reggie Wayne (61y, TD) also came up big on Sunday.
10 New Items just added to ThePit for for the first time include;
Shaun Livingston SP Auth. Autographed Rookie
Andrew Bynum 2005-06 SPx Auto/Jsy Rookie
Travis Snider 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Chris Marrero 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Cyle Hankerd 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Hank Conger 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
D'Arby Myers 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Chase Fontaine 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Clayton Kershaw Autographed '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
Adrian Cardenas Autographed '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
ThePit.com forms partnership with Baseball America.
The partnership will begin in early February with an exchange of advertising and promotions between the two sites. Baseball America, which gives the most in depth coverage on future stars and prospects, and ThePit.com, which focuses on the buying and selling of today's top stars and prospects, compliment each other very nicely. ThePit will be able to advertise to a large group of baseball enthusiasts on the Baseball America site, while Baseball America will be able to advertise to those who need the Baseball America in-depth information to help them with who to speculate on. Look for each site to begin its advertising and promoting of the other site in early February.
Todd Helton's cards surged after it was reported that the Boston Red Sox are negotiating with the Colorado Rockies to acquire the All-Star 1B. Helton, who is the Rockies All-Time Batting Leader, PSA 9 Topps Traded Rookie Card jumped 57% yesterday after the news was released.
As the Patriots took an 18 point lead, Peyton Manning's Bow. Chrome took a nose dive to $82 (down $30). After Manning lead the Colts to a victory & a Super Bowl appearance, Manning's RC not only bounced back but hit a New 52-week high of $132 (up $50 from the $82 low). 10 New IPO's including Deron Williams & Evan Longoria Autographs.
10 New IPO's that have now been released including the New 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Card featuring Evan Longoria (1st Position Player Drafted in '06 Draft & 3rd Overall). Below are the 10 new items with links to each item.-
Evan Longoria 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Autographed Rookie Card
Chris Parmelee 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Jason Place 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Colten Willems 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Billy Rowell 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Al Harrington 1999 SP Authentic Rookie Card
Gerald Green 2005 SPx Autographed/Jersey Rookie Card
Carlos Boozer 2002 SPx Autographed/Jersey Rookie Card
Deron Williams SP Authentic Autographed Rookie Card
Kevin Martin 2004 SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Press Release (January 10, 2007). Today, Major League Baseball and NAXCOM.com/ThePit.com "Sportscard Marketplaces" formed a partnership in which the bulk of ThePit.com baseball card inventory will be placed for sale on the MLB.com Marketplace.
"This is a great opportunity for ThePit.com and all of the Baseball Cards listed in ThePit.com Marketplace," said Eric Beckerman - CEO of NAXCOM/ThePit. "Because ThePit.com focuses on having large quantities of the top Rookie Cards of the top stars and prospects, ThePit's inventory is a perfect fit for the MLB.com Marketplace," Beckerman continued.
ThePit.com now has a little over 10% of its Baseball Card inventory listed on MLB.com with much more to be added in the near future. "We are very excited about what this MLB partnership will do for sales of ThePit.com Baseball Card products. ThePit.com & NAXCOM.com will also receive a lot of brand exposure as well, so it's a win-win for us." commented Bill Elder - VP of Marketing for NAXCOM/ThePit. "When we acquired ThePit.com from the Topps Company, we knew that we had to add more sales venues to get this incredibly unique amount of inventory in front of more collectors," continued Elder. "This relationship with MLB.com will be a big step in the right direction."
In its first few days, ThePit.com has already received quite a bit of sales. As more items from ThePit.com are added to MLB.com, and especially as Baseball Season gets closer, those that use ThePit.com are bound to see their baseball card portfolio increase significantly.
"Because there are so many baseball fans on the MLB.com site and because ThePit.com's inventory, the demand for ThePit items will grow substantially. This will not only create more liquidity, but will also increase the values of the baseball cards available on ThePit," said Kevin Klein - Business Development for NAXCOM/ThePit.
About NAXCOM.com & ThePit.com
NAXCOM.com - Established in 2002, the NAXCOM Marketplace offers over 7.5mm User Listings with users buying and selling with each other and NAXCOM acting as a third-party intermediary for payments. This exclusive Buyer Protection System has allowed the NAXCOM Marketplace to have nearly 2mm items sell with buyers always receiving their item or their money back.
ThePit.com - Acquired by NAXCOM.com from the Topps Company in 2006. Users Buy & Sell today's top sports stars and prospects and their best Rookie Card(s) in bulk with the option to not take possession...just like the stock market.
Media Contact: Bill Elder (310) 568-8825 ext.104.
At approximately 2pm PDT/5pm EST, NAXCOM/ThePit.com will release the details of the new partnership.
Many new upgrades and features are scheduled for the New Year and this partnership that will be one of many new advancements for ThePit.com.
One of the main focuses of ThePit will be to increase liquidity. The company will therefore look at ways of getting ThePit.com inventory available on as many different outlets as possible. While this first partnership will be one of the most significant, it will in no way be the last.
As the New Year begins, we would like to thank all of our users for their support during our 1st year of ownership of ThePit.com. While a lot of changes were made in '06, which helped ThePit grow substantially compared to the last few years, a lot more enhancements & upgrades are scheduled for '07. This includes a very significant partnership that will be announced.
Denver Rookie Quarterback Jay Cutler along with Rookie Running Backs Joseph Addai (Colts) & Jerious Norwood (Falcons) Topps Chrome Autographed Rookies have been added to ThePit.
Ladainian Tomlinson continues to break NFL Records & his Rookie Cards continue to break new 52-week highs. Tomlinson's Finest PSA 10 hit a new 52-week high of $253 & is now up 178% from $91 only a few months before.
The Devin Hester Topps Chrome Autographed Rookie Card has now been added to ThePit.com. One of the leading candidates along side Vince Young & Reggie Bush for Rookie of the Year exploded in Prime Time on Monday night with 2 returns for TD's, setting an NFL record with his 6th return for a TD. *Please note there will be a 5-day No Shipping Request on this item.
Drew Brees PSA 10 Finest is now Up 85% after his 5 TD's, 384y on Sunday night in Dallas. Ladainian Tomlinson also continued to hit new highs with his finest PSA 10 doubling in price to $180 from $90 two months ago. Recently added Maurice Drew Topps Chrome rose after his 166y, 2 TD performance, while Rookies Vince Young & Matt Leinart continue to go up after leading their teams to big winsLast week 30 Items were added including;
Last week 30 Items were added including;
Marian Hossa 1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Scott Niedermayer 1990-91 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Henrik Zetterbert Upper Deck Young Guns Autographed Rookie Card
Ilya Kovalchuk Topps Chrome Rookie Card
Joe Thornton 1996-97 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Paul Kariya 1992-93 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Eric Staal 2003-04 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card
Yao Ming Topps Chrome Rookie Card
Boris Diaw SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Delonte West SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Emeka Okafor Bowman Autograph Rookie Card
Shawn Marion SPx Autographed Rookie Card
Chris Duhon SP Authentic Autograph Rookie Card
Jamal Lewis SPx Autograph Jersey Rookie Card
Mark Bradley SPx Autograph Jersey Rookie Card
Vincent LeCavalier '1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Roberto Luongo 1997-98 Zenieth Rookie Card
Teemu Selanne 1991-92 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Jarome Iginla 1994-95 SP Premier Prospects Rookie Card
Alexander Frolov 2002-03 SP Authentic Autograph Rookie Card
Jonathan CheeChoo 1998-99 OPC Chrome Rookie Card
Joe Sakic 1989-90 Topps Rookie Card
Simon Gagne 1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Marques Colston 2006 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card.
Maurice Drew 2006 Topps Chrome Rookie Card.
Zach Randolph 2001-02 Topps Chrome Rookie Card.
Michael Redd 2000-01 SPx /1999 Rookie Card.
Peter Forsberg 1991-92 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Markus Naslund 1992-93 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Mike Modano 1990-91 OPC Premier.
Reggie Bush's Upper Deck Rookie Premiere RC PSA 10 saw huge numbers, transacting over 50 times on Sunday and rising from $7.50 to over $12.00 each. Also, Jay Cutler's Chrome Rookie continued to climb despite a close loss against the reigning NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.
On Thursday, Tony Romo continued his stellar play throwing for 5 TD passes. His Chrome RC jumped $37 to a new high of $79. Also, Jay Cutler's Chrome Rookie jumped 108% to $13.50 after it was speculated that he would get the start for Denver next week. Two other Rookies, Joseph Addai's Chrome Rookie has now jumped over 150% to $9.85 after his very impressive 4 TD's on Sunday night while Vince Young's Chrome jumped 60% after he led the Titans to a big comeback win vs the Giants.
This Sunday, Dodger Rookies - Andre Ethier & James Loney will be signing autographs at the NAXCOM Show. Wholesale Bulk & individual Mail Order is available for those unable to attend. Click Here for more information about the upcoming NAXCOM Events or contact the NAXCOM Trade Show Department at 310.568.8825 x102 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following S/H fees have been made to the site.
Base & Insurance costs remain the same. The additional cost per card has now been changed to the following:
Ungraded Cards: Was .35/card. New S/H fees .15/card
Uncirculated Cards: Was .35/card. New S/H fees .50/card
*Graded Cards: Remains the same .35/card
*Overnight Delivery Requests will remain an additional .05/card
After another successful start Tony Roomo's cards on ThePit continue to hit new 52-week Highs. Romo's Chrome Uncirculated Rookie is now up well over 10,000% after a low of .20 only a few months ago to a new high of $28.
ThePit has added a new feature that allows users to drop ship their items they own on ThePit to another address.
This new feature allows users to sell their item(s) on their own site, their NAXCOM VIP Storefront or any other marketplace they sell on. Then when the item sells, users can request that the shipment be sent directly to their buyers (US Only).
The normal S/H fees will still be applied. Users can request items to be dropped shipped when they request shipping on cards in their account. A choice is now given to ship the item to the address on file or for the item to be drop shipped to another location.
If you have any questions about this new feature a new thread has been posted on ThePit Message Board.
Over 300 items have been added to ThePit since NAXCOM acquired ThePit from the Topps Company.