I want to sell my Magic the Gathering cards:advice (in Off-topic)

AdminShade July 21 2008 8:04 AM EDT

Note: this is NOT a FS thread, this thread is merely to get advice!

I have a collection of about 1500-2000 Magic the Gathering cards which I've collected some 10 years ago.
The problem however is that I have absolutely no idea what all those cards are worth. I have a boat load of normal cards but also lots of uncommon and rare ones. I know some of them were worth about 10-25 Florins before the Euro was a Dutch currency.

Does anyone know a website with current values of these cards which would be accessible without having to pay for?

VivaPinata July 21 2008 8:07 AM EDT


I'm not an expert or anything, but I do have google. ;)

winner winner July 21 2008 8:12 AM EDT

findmagiccards.com averages the prices

Daz July 21 2008 8:14 AM EDT

Yeah, that's generally the best way. I think getting the card magazine (Duelist/Top Deck/Whatever they call it these days. I actually can't recall off the top of my head) and finding the prices in there is slightly more reliable. When I worked in a card store, we actually used it as a reference for simplicity.

Most of the non-rare cards wont be worth much. Having said that, there are some big ones that never go out of style. Llanowar elves, for example - They should be worth a Bit more. Our store Always ran out of them, so we paid more.

AdminShade July 21 2008 9:04 AM EDT

Thanks already for giving those tips and google results :p

The main thing indeed is to find my rare and uncommon cards to get an estimate value on what to ask / expect to sell it for.

Also by browsing through those lists I might get to some common cards like the Llanowar Elves, which I think I have some of, to get some more buck ;)

lostling July 21 2008 9:05 AM EDT

yay shade is rich now =x lets throw a party =x its on him!

DarkMenzo July 21 2008 9:05 AM EDT

Most stores run off of Scrye. As far as actual worth to a fellow gamer, you might try trollandtoad.com. They usually have decent prices that other people tend to follow. As far as selling them, I would dig through and get the good stuff, and sell those as singles, and sell the rest of the uncommons and commons in bulk for 10-20 bucks. If you played 10 years ago you could have some good rares....

Xiaz on Hiatus July 21 2008 9:11 AM EDT

Card collecting, looking back it was a major waste of pocket money. :)

I wonder if Pokemon cards have any value these days...

TheHatchetman July 21 2008 9:25 AM EDT

10 years ago, he's got some wicked commons and uncommons... :P

Wizard'sFirstRule July 21 2008 9:28 AM EDT

sink hole, ancestral recall, black lotus/moxes (well, a mint condition black lotus can fund your education. that's how much its worth), force of wills, I suspect that collection would easily worth a grand, but of course, it might not worth anything if there isn't the "good" cards.

AdminShade July 21 2008 9:38 AM EDT

took a quick glance at the first website and looked at the 5th edition and Tempest cards.

I know I have some of the more expensive (15 - 17 dollar) cards so I'll be very interested to make a list and compare prices.

Thanks in advance!

p.s. No I don't have the old moxes or lotuses ;(

Daz July 21 2008 9:43 AM EDT

Scrye! That's the one!

Something to remember; The price listed in (most of) those places is the 'buy' price. Selling is usually less, something like 50-75%. You get more if you're lucky.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] July 21 2008 2:00 PM EDT

Sell me any true Dual lands Shade ^_~ I'm sure you have to have some of those.... or maybe a coalition victory ^_^

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] July 21 2008 2:34 PM EDT

Shade, let me know which sites you find to be the most reliable. I have about twice as many cards as you to get rid of. They're literally just taking up space now since I stopped playing.

AdminShade July 21 2008 3:27 PM EDT

I'll do that of course :)

BadFish July 21 2008 3:29 PM EDT

I recently sold my collection of about 1200 cards and was extremely disappointed in how much i got for them (less than 300 bucks, and I had 5 chrome moxes!) but then again, I didn't have many of the "older" cards. If you have any of the Nine: Time Walk, Ancestral Recall, the Moxes, Black Lotus... you could make some SERIOUS cash. The older cards are the only ones with any real value now.

AdminShade July 21 2008 5:48 PM EDT

Well, if I make about 300 euro's I'd be happy already I think.
But I think that's quite doable but I'll just see how it goes..

winner winner July 21 2008 5:54 PM EDT

I'd buy some

Mojo Patroneus [My2ndClan] July 21 2008 5:56 PM EDT


If you find some good leads, please let me know.

I'm in the same situation, going back all the way to unlimited. I DO have several moxes and a lotus, and want to be sure I get the best asking price I can.

Ernest-Scribbler July 22 2008 7:29 PM EDT

Starcitygames.com is what most players use currently. Please note that there prices are high though.

elzilcho July 22 2008 7:36 PM EDT

It's hard to sell individual cards for a pretty sum, unless they're good and are in good condition. Lots seem to sell pretty well, though, In fact, my brother bought a few common lots off eBay when we felt like getting back into M:TG a little bit, but didn't want it to be too pricey.
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