create free account | login | feedback | tell your friends>
SportsCardDatabase - Sports Card Reference & Real Time Pricing

Free Sports Card Real Time Pricing and Collector Tools

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Follow the great deals on Twitter

We've created a twitter account where we will posting great deals we find across all the marketplaces on SCDB:

Twitter name: sportscarddb

This is a free and easy way to have us help you find great prices on great cards - as comparison shopping works!

Our first great deal is the rookie card of newly elected Hall of Famer Brian Leetch for $0.18 in NM condition.

1989 O-Pee-Chee #136 Brian Leetch

Friday, June 12, 2009

Big Server Upgrades

SportsCardDatabase has been consistently growing since our launch. In fact, you guys have been so active that the data in our database has grown by 20% in size over this month, not to mention all the images you have been uploading. That is great news, and I can not tell you all how much I appreciate your contributions. Thank you.

When you combine the potential of this site with the substantial growth of SportsCollectors.Net, I wanted to put us in place to take them to a whole new level. While the site is performing nicely and doing well, I have decided that it is time to make a pretty major upgrade to the hardware that powers our site.

I have plans to add some cool stuff on both sites for a while (that no other site has even thought of), and I didn't think our current platform could handle it. So last week I bought some much bigger and more powerful servers, so we have some great things in store for SportsCollectors.Net and SportsCardDatabase.

Yesterday I finished migrating our site to the new servers. You may notice that things are running faster and that we have been working to add more features.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Features on SportsCardDatabase

We've been hard at work adding all sorts of new functionality to the site. Since so many of you have signed up and enjoy looking up cards/values and shopping for deals, we've been inspired to keep adding more things to help you enjoy this hobby:

Tracking your Collections and Wantlists
This came out about a month ago and so far the feedback has been really encouraging. It's really easy to find the cards you have/want, and add them to your profile.

The Watchlist
We were inspired here by eBay's very useful watchlist, except ours is much better. We figured it would be so much better for collectors to keep track of their auctions and buy now listings across many sites all in one place.

My Favorite Cards
This is a quick way to build a list of cards you are interested in tracking and see their values.

User Profiles
We've added the ability for collectors to create basic User Profiles about their collecting interests, showing off their collections, and showing their wantlists. There's lots more to come in this area.

My SCDB Dashboard
Here is tne one easy place to see a quick overview of all of your activity on SCDB. As we continue to add functionality, we'll add to summary items to this area.

Improvements to our Pricing Engine
As more and more of you look up cards, we analyze more data and can do better analysis. We are constantly evaluating our algorithms to find the optimal price determinations. We've made two small, but important optimizations thanks to your help.

New Homepage
The old was pretty plain and boring, so we cleaned ours a little bit.

New Partnerships
We've been working with more sellers, dealers, and marketplaces to bring even more items to SCDB. This will make shopping even better and bring in more data for determining pricing guidance.

As always, we are asking everyone for their ideas. While we are excited for the start we have going, we are nowhere near making a dent in our feature list - so we'll keeping working hard to improve the site.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement.