Game Retailers Association Benefits from BCW

The Game Retailers Association (GRA) is an organization of brick and mortar game retail stores working together to forge a strong game market and vibrant local communities.

BCW supports the GRA, and its member comic shops, through several methods.

GRA members are pre-approved for a BCW wholesale account. All you have to do is complete a simple registration form and you can begin enjoying the benefits provided by BCW as a GRA member.

BCW offers a Game Shop Supplies Sample Kit for new GRA members, when the shop places a $200 BCW wholesale order. This sample kit includes board game card sleeves, a Card Game Box, card pages for 3-ring binders, card storage boxes, BCW Deck Guards, a BCW Deck Locker, and more. This kit has an MSRP of over $100. If your shop is a new GRA member, please contact Nancy or Ted at BCW to request this new member perk. Contact BCW

As an ongoing GRA benefit, members can save 5% off their BCW wholesale online order of $200 or more. To get this savings, members can request the coupon code after their wholesale account is established. Again, contact Nancy or Ted for details.

BCW offers Free Shipping on wholesale orders of $1,000 or more, when the order is delivered to a single commercial destination in the 48 contiguous United States. Complete details

Nancy Booksh, BCW’s Wholesale Account Manager, is available to assist GRA members with any questions related to BCW products, shipping, and the status of an order. Nancy is normally available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Contact BCW

View the GRA website to learn more about membership and other benefits.

Some of the items in the GRA New Member Kit

Bags for Graded Comic Books

To grade comic books, trusted companies such as the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and the Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS) will evaluate comic books, grade them on a 1 to 10 scale, and encapsulate each comic in a rigid plastic frame, called a slab. A grade of 10 is a flawless comic, but that grade is rarely awarded. Collectors pay to have their comics graded to ensure the accurate appraisal of condition of their collectible.  These comics will be protected for years to come, and a graded comic will have a higher secondary market value. The obvious negative of getting a comic slabbed is you cannot view the interior pages without breaking the slab, and the risk of damaging the comic in the process.

Even after a comic is enclosed in a slab, safe storage is needed. Store the slabs in a dark location to prevent fading from UV light. Keep the slabs in a cool, dry location.

Many collectors of graded comics want to further protect the plastic slab from getting scratched and place them in bags. BCW Supplies offers graded comic bags made from both polypropylene and Mylar.

Prior to 2016, the slabs from CGC were slightly smaller. BCW’s original Graded Comic Bags (1-BAG-GC-R) are designed to fit the earlier slabs. At the 2016 Emerald City Comic Con, CGC transitioned to using a slightly larger slab. You can tell the difference between the two slabs, as the new, larger slabs are welded all around the slab, whereas the original slabs sealed in the four corners but where not welded close. The slabs offered by CBCS are larger than the earlier CGC slabs as well. Hence BCW offers a new, larger polypropylene bags (1-BAG-GC1-R) for the larger CGC and CBCS slabs.

For collectors that demand Mylar bags, BCW offers 2-mil thick Mylar Graded Comic Book Bags (1-GC-M2).

To protect and organize a large collection of graded comics, BCW carries Graded Comic Book Boxes (1-BX-GCB). These boxes will store 35 to 40 graded comics.

ComicsPRO Member Benefits from BCW

ComicsPRO is a trade association for comic book retailers. The goal of ComicsPRO is:

  • to develop better marketing and daily business practices for comic book retailers
  • to improve the condition of their industry by educating the public about comic books in general
  • to provide a voice for independent comic book retailers

Marco, the ComicsPRO Director (center), with Ken and Nancy from BCW Supplies

BCW supports the ComicsPRO organization, and its member comic shops, through several methods.

ComicsPRO retailers are pre-approved for a BCW wholesale account. All you have to do is complete a simple registration form and you can begin enjoying the benefits provided by BCW as a ComicsPRO member.

BCW offers a Comic Book Supplies Sample Kit for new ComicsPRO members, when the shop places a $200 BCW wholesale order. This sample kit includes comic bags, backing boards, boxes, and more. If your shop is a new ComicsPRO member, please contact Nancy or Ted at BCW to request this new member perk. Contact BCW

As an ongoing ComicsPRO benefit, members can save 5% off their BCW wholesale online order of $200 or more. To get this savings, members can request the coupon code after their wholesale account is established. Again, contact Nancy or Ted for details.

BCW offers Free Shipping on wholesale orders of $1,000 or more, when the order is delivered to a single commercial destination in the 48 contiguous United States. Complete details

Nancy Booksh, BCW’s Wholesale Account Manager, is available to assist ComicsPRO members with any questions related to BCW products, shipping, and the status of an order. Nancy is normally available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Contact BCW

Retailers and manufacturers share ideas during the ComicsPRO “Roundtables”

BCW attends the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting and appreciates feedback from the retail members. ComicPRO members are invited to give us comments about current products, suggested new products, and our service.

View the ComicsPRO website to learn more about membership and other benefits.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund charity auction at the 2016 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting

2017 BCW Liliana Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to Cross J., the winner of the MtG Liliana of the Veil playset and BCW card supplies!

Enter below by Monday, August 28th, 2017 for a chance to win the pictured MTG Liliana of the Veil playset and BCW card supplies!

The prize includes:

* Winner selects the color from the available options.

2017 BCW Liliana Sweepstakes Official Rules: No purchase is necessary to enter. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, age 18 or older at the time of entry. One prize, listed above, will be awarded. The approximate retail value of the prize is $380. The entry deadline is Monday, August 28th, 2017. One entry will be accepted per valid email address. One winner will be randomly selected on or around Tuesday, August 29th, 2017. The potential winner will be notified by the email provided on the entry form. The potential winner will have 7 days from when the email is sent to respond and claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days, BCW will notify another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is managed by BCW Supplies. BCW has the right to update the Official Rules if any unforeseen situations arise.

The Baseball Card King and BCW Sweepstakes at the 2017 NSCC

Guests at the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention can enter The Baseball Card King and BCW Supplies Sweepstakes for a chance to win sports memorabilia and protective supplies. To enter, complete an entry form found at The Baseball Card King booth in the corporate area (Booth 644) and place the completed form in the entry box. VIP guests can also use the entry form found in their VIP bag. Limit one entry per guest, age 18 or older, for each drawing. See the Official Rules below for the list of prizes and more information.

The National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC or The National), will be July 26-30, 2017 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. NSCC admission tickets and more information can be found here. A list of the sports stars you can meet is available from TriStar Productions. The Baseball Card King is a leading Chicagoland card shop with five locations.

The Baseball Card King and BCW Sweepstakes at the 2017 NSCC Official Rules

Entry and Eligibility:

This sweepstakes is open to guests, age 18 or older, at the July 26-28, 2017 The National Sports Collectors Convention at the at Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. There is no purchase necessary to enter the contest, but guests must have an admission ticket/badge. NSCC admission information can be found here.

To enter, visit The Baseball Card King booth (644) in the corporate area of the exhibit hall. Complete an entry blank and drop it in the entry box. VIP guests can also use the entry form found in their VIP bag. Guests can enter one time for each individual prize.

Prize List and Prize Selection Times:

Prize 1
Selected Wednesday, July 26th, around 7:00 p.m.
One Lou Brock autographed baseball and a BallQube UV Protected Display (BQ-BS-GS-UV), authenticated by JSA (JSA #H72877)

Prize 2
Selected Thursday, July 27th, around noon
One Boone Jenner autographed, patch, rookie card (2013-14 NHL SPX Upper Deck, 57/499) and one box (18) of BCW 75 pt. Magnetic Card Holders (1-MCH-75)

Prize 3
Selected Thursday, July 27th, around 2:00 p.m.
One Joe Flacco and Ray Rice dual signed booklet, patch card (2013 Topps Supreme Football), one pack of BCW Horizontal Booklet Card Sleeves (1-SSLV-BC), one pack of Horizontal Booklet Card Toploaders (1-TLCH-BC), and one pack of BCW Horizontal Booklet Bag Holder Bags (1-BAG-BCH-R)

Prize 4
Selected Thursday, July 27th, around 4:00 p.m.
One Ron Santo autographed card (2005 The Upper Deck Sweet Spot) and one box (12) of BCW 180 pt. Magnetic Card Holders (1-MCH-180)

Prize 5
Selected Friday, July 28th, around noon
One Tiger Woods patch card (2013 Upper Deck, Tiger Woods Master Collection, 19/25), one pack of BCW Thick Card Sleeves (1-SSLV-THICK), and one pack of BCW 240 pt. Toploaders (1-TLCH-TH-7MM)

Prize 6
Selected Friday, July 28th, around 2:00 p.m.
One Paul Konerko autographed card (2017 Topps Tribute Baseball) and one box (14) of BCW 130 pt. Magnetic Card Holders (1-MCH-130)

Prize 7
Selected Friday, July 28th, around 4:00 p.m.
One Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield dual signed Everlast boxing glove and a BCW Boxing Glove Display Case (1-AD50), authenticated by Steiner

Prize 8
Selected Saturday, July 29th, around 10:00 a.m.
One Joe Montana autographed 8” x 10” photograph, authenticated by Upper Deck (hologram BAD18521), and one pack (10) of BCW 8” x 10” Photo Toploaders (1-TLCH-8×10)

Prize 9
Selected Saturday, July 29th, around noon
One “Stan the Man” Musial autographed baseball, authenticated by JSA (JSA #R03331), and a BallQube UV Protected Display (BQ-BS-GS-UV)

Prize 10
Selected Saturday, July 29th, around 2:00 p.m.
One Nolan Ryan autographed Astros baseball jersey, authenticated by Mounted Memories, and a BCW Large Jersey Display Case (1-AD19)

Prize 11
Selected Saturday, July 29th, around 4:00 p.m.
Two Yogi Berra autographed cards. The first is a 1997 Donruss Signature Series, 1824/2000. The second is a 1998 Donruss Signature Series, 834/2000. This prize also includes a pack of BCW Card Sleeves (1-SSLV), and a pack of BCW Toploaders (1-TLCH-N)

Prize 12
Selected Sunday, July 30th, around 10:00 a.m.
One Blake Bortles autographed, patch, rookie card (2014 Crown Royale Football) and one box (20) of Pro-Mold Magnetic Card Holders (PM-MH3)

Prize 13
Selected Sunday, July 30th, around noon
One Joey Bosa patch card (2016 Panini Black Gold Football, 77/199), one Jared Goff and Carson Wentz dual patch card (2016 Panini Black Gold Football, 1/199), and one pack of BCW Thick Card Sleeves (1-SSLV-THICK)

Prize 14
Selected Sunday, July 30th, around 2:00 p.m.
One Cam Newton autographed 11” x 14” photograph, authenticated by JSA (JSA #G92317), and one pack (25) of BCW 11” x 14” Photo Toploaders (1-TLCH-11×14)

Prize 15
Selected Sunday, July 30th, around 4:00 p.m.
One Derek Carr patch, rookie, booklet card (2014 Panini Playbook Football, 144/199), one Mike Evans patch, rookie, booklet card (2014 Panini Playbook Football, 68/199), one pack of BCW Horizontal Booklet Card Sleeves (1-SSLV-BC), one pack of Horizontal Booklet Card Toploaders (1-TLCH-BC), and one pack of BCW Horizontal Booklet Bag Holder Bags (1-BAG-BCH-R)

Prize Selection and Awarding of Prizes:

For each of the prizes listed above, a random drawing of the entries will be conducted at The Baseball Card King’s corporate area booth (644), at approximately the time listed by each prize. After each drawing, the entry tickets will be safely discarded (you need to re-submit an entry slip to participate in the next drawing). Winners do not need to be present to win. If the selected winner is not present, he or she will be notified using the contact information provided on the entry form. If the prize is not awarded at the convention, BCW Supplies will ship the prize to the winner at BCW’s expense.

Miscellaneous:

By entering you are permitting BCW Supplies and The Baseball Card King to list your name on their Facebook pages, or other locations, as the winner, if you are selected as a winner. In the unlikely occurrence a prize gets lost, stolen or damaged, BCW will not replace the prize with another prize or money. BCW Supplies has the right to terminate the sweepstakes if unforeseen issues arise. BCW Supplies will judge decisions about selection of winners and all decisions are final. BCW reserves the right to update the Official Rules if an unexpected issue arises. By entering the sweepstakes and submitting your email address, you are allowing BCW Supplies to send you periodic emails with promotional offers. You can unsubscribe from these emails at anytime. Your email address will not be provided to other businesses with the exception of partners that assist in the sending of BCW Supplies’ emails. View our Privacy Policy: http://www.bcwsupplies.com/Privacy-Policy.

Sweepstakes Sponsor:

BCW Supplies is the sponsor of this sweepstakes and is responsible for the implementation of the program. The Baseball Card King and The National Sports Collectors Convention are not responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.

BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN 46016, USA

2017 Origins Trade Day Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Thanks to all of the shops that visited the BCW table at Origins Game Fair Trade Day. Congratulations to Michelle Kolodka of Warhost Games on winning the set of MTG Tarmogoyf cards and BCW card supplies!

Game shops at the Thursday, June 15th Origins Trade Day – visit the BCW Supplies table to enter for a chance to win a playset of MTG 2017 Modern Masters Tarmogoyfs and BCW gaming supplies! See below for details.

BCW 2017 Origins Trade Day Sweepstakes Official Rules

Eligibility
Retailers attending the 2017 Origins Trade Day in Columbus, Ohio are invited to enter this sweepstakes. Each retailer guest can enter once. Shops can learn about Origins Trade Day here.

How to Enter
Retailers at Origins Trade Day can enter by visiting the BCW Supplies table on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. The table will be inside, or near, the Retail Lounge, Room A-120 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Get a raffle ticket, place half of the ticket in the entry box at BCW’s table, and retain the second half of the raffle ticket.

Prize
One prize will be awarded. The prize will include:

  1. One playset (four) of Magic: The Gathering Tarmogoyf cards (2017 Modern Masters).
  2. One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio*
  3. One BCW Deck Locker*
  4. Four 50 ct. packs of BCW Deck Guards*
  5. Two 100 ct. packs of BCW Inner Sleeves
  6. One BCW Playmat*

*The winner may select the color of their choice from the available colors at the BCW Supplies table.

The above prize has an approximate retail value of $500.

Prize Selection
The prize will be selected at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Trade Day. This will be in conjunction, or slightly before, the Retailer Appreciation Packages are provided to the guests. The prize will be selected with a random drawing of all entries. The potential winner must be present and provide the matching raffle ticket to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the host of the raffle, the original raffle number will be disqualified. Another raffle ticket will be randomly selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded.

Sponsor
BCW Supplies is responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.
BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN 46016

BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes at 2017 Gen Con

Thank you to everyone that entered the sweepstakes at our 2017 Gen Con booth. Congratulations to Veronica B., the prize winner!

2017 Gen Con attendees – enter for a chance to win a complete Magic: The Gathering Burn Deck and BCW card supplies! Simply complete the entry form found in the Gen Con Coupon Book and drop the form in the entry box found at the BCW Supplies booth (2901) in the Gen Con exhibit hall. Enter by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. One winner will be randomly selected at the BCW Supplies booth on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and the winner will be notified using the contact information provided on the entry form. See the Official Rules below for details.

There are few things in Magic as consistent as “cast lightning bolt targeting you.” Modern burn has always served as a litmus test for the format, providing speed and consistency that threatens to kill on turn four almost every game.
– Jim Davis, Captain of Team Metagame Gurus

Not attending the 2017 Gen Con… BCW is also managing an online sweepstakes for you! Enter here by 8/28/17 for a chance to win a playset of Liliana of the Veil Magic: The Gathering cards and BCW card supplies.


BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes at 2017 Gen Con – Official Rules

Eligibility:

The sweepstakes is open to all attendees at the 2017 Gen Con. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes, however Gen Con attendees are required to have an admission badge. More information about Gen Con badge registration is available at www.gencon.com.

How to Enter:

To enter the sweepstakes, an attendee at the 2017 Gen Con must complete the BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes entry form found in the Gen Con Coupon Book. The Coupon Book is provided to attendees after receiving their badge at the Indiana Convention Center. If you do not receive a Coupon Book after receiving your Gen Con badge, or if you received your badge in the mail, please ask at the Gen Con registration table where you can receive your Coupon Book. An attendee can enter the 2017 BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes one time.

Once the entry form has been completed, the form must be dropped in the entry box located at the BCW Supplies booth (2901) in the Gen Con Exhibit Hall in the Indiana Convention Center during the Exhibit Hall hours. All eligible entries must be placed in the entry box by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20th, 2017.

Prize:

One grand prize will be randomly selected from all of the eligible entries. The approximate retail value of the prize is $575. The prize will include:

  1. (2) Grim Lavamancer
  2. (4) Goblin Guide
  3. (4) Eidolon of the Great Revel
  4. (4) Monastery Swiftspear
  5. (4) Skullcrack
  6. (3) Lightning Helix
  7. (3) Searing Blaze (4th below in sideboard)
  8. (4) Rift Bolt
  9. (4) Lava Spike
  10. (4) Lightning Bolt
  11. (4) Boros Charm
  12. (1) Stomping Ground
  13. (3) Sacred Foundry
  14. (2) Mountain
  15. (2) Inspiring Vantage
  16. (4) Arid Mesa
  17. (4) Bloodstained Mire
  18. (4) Wooded Foothills
    Sideboard
  19. (1) Searing Blaze
  20. (2) Rest in Peace
  21. (3) Path to Exile
  22. (2) Deflecting Palm
  23. (4) Destructive Revelry
  24. (3) Exquisite Firecraft

Prize Selection and Winner Notification:

One potential winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. The selection will be conducted at the BCW Supplies booth at Gen Con at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 20th, 2017. The potential winner will be notified using the contact information provided on the entry form. If the potential winner is still in attendance at Gen Con, they can return to the BCW booth (2901) to claim their prize. If the potential winner is not in attendance and a message is left for the potential winner (email or phone message), the potential winner will have one week to respond to the message to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond to the email or phone message within seven days, BCW has the right to select another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. If needed, BCW Supplies will ship the prize to the potential winner at BCW’s expense.

Other:

The sweepstakes is not valid where prohibited by law. By entering you are permitting BCW Supplies to list your name on the BCW Supplies Facebook page, or other locations, as the winner, if you are selected as a winner. In the unlikely occurrence the prize gets lost, stolen or damaged, BCW will not replace the prize with another prize or money. If a user tampers with the entry form, the user may be expelled from the entry list. BCW Supplies has the right to terminate the sweepstakes if technical issues arise. BCW Supplies will judge decisions about selection of winners and all decisions are final. BCW reserves the right to update the Official Rules if an unexpected issue arises. By entering the sweepstakes and submitting your email address, you are allowing BCW Supplies to send you periodic emails with promotional offers. You can unsubscribe from these emails at anytime. Your email address will not be provided to other businesses with the exception of partners that assist in the sending of BCW Supplies emails. View our Privacy Policy: http://www.bcwsupplies.com/Privacy-Policy.

Sponsor
This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN, which is solely responsible for the management of the promotion. Gen Con, Wizards of the Coast, Facebook, Twitter, and any of their affiliates, are not responsible for this promotion.

Horizontal Trading Card Dividers

BCW now offers Horizontal Card Dividers. These are helpful for all card boxes that store cards in the horizontal/landscape format (listed below). The index tab on these dividers is scored so the tab can fold down to fit inside a closed box. The dividers are made from a durable plastic, so the tabs do not break off after folding.

BCW Card Boxes with a Horizontal Card Format:

All BCW Card Boxes and Card Houses

Other Card Dividers:

2017 BCW Card Playset Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to the winner, Alex M.

Enter below by Sunday, June 4th, 2017 for a chance to win the pictured Dark Confidant playset and BCW card supplies!

The prize includes:

* Winner selects the color from the available options.

2017 BCW Card Playset Sweepstakes Official Rules: No purchase is necessary to enter. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, age 18 or older at the time of entry. One prize, listed above, will be awarded. The approximate retail value of the prize is $575. The entry deadline is Sunday, June 4th, 2017. One entry will be accepted per valid email address. One winner will be randomly selected on or around Monday, June 5th, 2017. The potential winner will be notified by the email provided on the entry form. The potential winner will have 7 days from when the email is sent to respond and claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days, BCW will notify another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is managed by BCW Supplies. BCW has the right to update the Official Rules if any unforeseen situations arise.

Ways to Improve Your Charity Auction

Charity auctions are a fun way to raise money for philanthropies and not-for-profit organizations. If your group’s fundraiser includes a silent auction table, BCW offers several ways to improve the presentation of the table to help increase bids.


First, Document Toploaders and easel backs are essential. You’ll have numerous 8½” x 11″ print-outs and gift certificates that you’ll want to present in an attractive fashion. If you have larger posters or artwork that need affordable protection, large toploaders are available in numerous sizes.


Autographed balls and jerseys are common at these auctions. To better present these items, get display cases. Sports memorabilia enclosed in ball and jersey holders will be more impressive and likely get higher bids.

BCW offers wholesale accounts for not-for-profit organizations. Simply complete our wholesale application, and provide your tax exempt identification number (state or federal). Once your wholesale application is approved, you can sign-in to your account at www.bcwsupplies.com to view BCW’s products at wholesale pricing.