Enter the card name. Printed at the top of the card.
Enter the card number Printed at the bottom of the card… a number like “101/108” or “SM14”.
There are often different versions of the same Pokemon card (foil, holo…), so be sure to pick a few comparables from the search results that are just like your card. This will give you an accurate estimated value for your Pokemon card.
For example Charizard 101/108
Looking up how much my Pokemon cards are worth:
If you get too many results that include cards NOT like yours, use the checkboxes to pick the ones just like yours. Choosing a few comparable items by using the checkboxes gives you a much more accurate estimate of what your Pokemon card is worth.
What to do next:
Once you’ve gone through and searched for the value of your Pokemon cards using the mavin.io price guide, you have several different options:
If the Pokemon cards are valuable: You can either hold onto the cards, perhaps get them graded if they’re really valuable, and hopefully see them appreciate in value over time. Alternatively, you sell it to a local card shop without getting ripped off since you know it’s worth. Lastly, you can sell it yourself on eBay to get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.
If the Pokemon cards are worthless: A card doesn’t have to be worth money to be considered valuable. Each card has sentimental value to someone: where they got it, the deck it was a part of, that time you used it to battle so-and-so… a lot of people tend to hang onto them because of the memories. If you want to get rid of your Pokemon cards, they could be worth some memories to a relative or a stranger. Put them on Craigslist, take them to a card shop, donate them, or pass them along to your kids or a relative. There’s still a lot of fun to be had in those dusty Pokemon cards you’ve been hanging onto!
Use this handy guide to look up Pokemon card set symbols, set names, and set years.
The most common way to organize Pokemon cards is by set. To identify the set, look for a little symbol at the bottom of the card, next to the card number. There are a bunch of these set symbols… The Pokemon Company is releasing 5-6 sets per year, each with a different set symbol, and they’ve been printing cards since 1999!
To identify the set your Pokemon card came from, use the following table:
Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Detective Pikachu set. Click on the cards to see how much they’re worth.
The Sun & Moon Detective Pikachu set was released on March 29, 2019. It’s a sub-set released a few months ahead of the upcoming 3D movie of the same name “Detective Pikachu”. As a sub-set it only contains 18 cards and no secret rares. Detective Pikachu cards will be sold in various “Case File” sets containing promo cards, coins, and booster packs… I don’t think you can even buy individual booster packs. The booster packs we got only contained 4 cards!!! The cards are cool though… check out the end of the article where we unbox a Detective Pikachu “Collector Treasure Chest”…aka Lunch Box.
Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Team Up set. Click on the cards to see how much they’re worth.
The Sun & Moon Team Up expansion was released on February 1, 2019. It’s the ninth expansion set in the Sun & Moon series and has 196 cards (181 in the base set plus 15 secret rare cards). The Japanese version of this set is called “Tag Bolt” and is smaller with only 118 cards.
Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Lost Thunder set. Click on the cards to see how much they’re worth.
The Sun & Moon Lost Thunder expansion set is scheduled for release on November 2, 2018… but we already have a list of cards in the set! It’s the biggest Pokemon expansion set ever… with 214 in the base set and 22 secret rare cards!
Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Sun & Moon Dragon Majesty expansion set.
The Sun & Moon Dragon Majesty expansion set was released in September 2018, following it’s release in Japan earlier in April 2018. The set contains a total of 78 cards…70 in the base set plus 8 secret rare cards. This set contains Prism Star cards, Pokemon GX cards, and over 20 Dragon type cards, hence the name Dragon Majesty. You can’t buy single booster packs of Dragon Majesty… they only sell them in collector sets or 3 packs.