Magic Card Set Symbols

Unlike other types of cards people collect, Magic cards don’t have a unique number printed on them. This makes it hard to look them up online.

To look up your Magic cards you need to know the edition name (not printed on the card). Look for the set symbol (middle-right area of the card) and use the following table to look up the corresponding edition name.

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Price Guide for Yu-Gi-Oh Cards

Use MAVIN to look up what your Yu-Gi-Oh cards are worth. Type in the card number see what your card sold for online.

You’ll need a few details:

  1. Enter the card number (found right below the artwork).
  2. Click the search button. It returns the average price of recently sold cards that match your search. Use the checkboxes to pick a few exactly like yours.


Looking up a Yu-Gi-Oh Card’s Value


If you don’t get any results…

Your card is probably worthless… It’s probably not worth someone’s time to sell a card only worth a few pennies. You can see if anyone is currently selling your card by clicking the “For Sale” link right above the search results… but remember that “for sale” prices aren’t what it’s really worth, just what someone is asking for it. If you still don’t see any results… try looking up your older, more powerful Yu-Gi-Oh cards… they tend to be worth more.

If you get too many results…

Use the checkboxes! Look through the results and choose a few Yu-Gi-Oh cards exactly like yours. For example, maybe your card is a hologram or foil background, so pick a few of those. Mavin will show you an average price based on the ones you picked.

Refining the Yu-Gi-Oh price estimate using the checkboxes

What to do next

Once you’ve searched through your cards and found the valuable ones, you have several options:

For the valuable ones: You can either hold onto the cards, perhaps get them graded, and see if they appreciate in value over time.

Alternatively, you could sell them to a local card shop knowing full well what they sell for online (because you searched for them on Mavin right?). Keep in mind dealers will buy them from you at wholesale prices… they have to make a profit after all, and selling a large collection takes a considerable amount of time and resources… so don’t expect (or demand) to get 100% of what you’d get online.

If you have the time and patience, you can sell it yourself on eBay and get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.

For the worthless ones: Yu-Gi-Oh cards don’t have to be valuable to still be enjoyed. There’s probably a friend, a kid you know, or even a stranger who would still enjoy them. There’s still a lot of fun left in those old Yu-Gi-Oh cards collecting dust in your closet! Give them away to someone who will enjoy them! Or sell them for a fraction of what you originally paid for them by dumping them on Craigslist.

Price Guide for Magic Cards

This article shows you how to look up what your Magic cards sell for online…see what they’re really worth.

You’ll need a few details:

  1. Enter the name of the card (found at the top)
  2. Enter the edition. The edition can be identified by a small symbol, printed on the middle-right area of the card. If you don’t know the edition, use this guide to to look up the edition by symbol or copyright date.


Looking up a Magic Card’s Value


If you don’t get any results…

Your card is probably worthless… It’s probably not worth someone’s time to sell a card worth $.01 online, so you don’t see any results. You can check to see if anyone has your card listed by clicking the “For Sale” link right above the search results… but remember that “for sale” prices aren’t what it’s really worth, just what someone is asking for it. If you still don’t see any results… try looking up cards that are the more playable (currently popular in MTG decks) or are rarer (red or gold set symbol).

If you get too many results…

Use the checkboxes! Look through the results and choose a few Magic cards exactly like yours… Mavin will show you an average price based on the ones you picked.

What to do next

Once you’ve searched through your cards and found the valuable ones, you have several options:

For the valuable ones: You can either hold onto the cards, perhaps get them graded, and see if they appreciate in value over time.

Alternatively, you could sell them to a local card shop knowing full well what they sell for online (because you searched for them on Mavin right?). Keep in mind dealers will buy them from you at wholesale prices… they have to make a profit after all, and selling a large collection takes a considerable amount of time and resources… so don’t expect (or demand) to get 100% of what you’d get online.

If you have the time and patience, you can sell it yourself on eBay and get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.

For the worthless ones: Magic cards don’t have to be valuable to still be enjoyed. There’s probably a friend, a kid you know, or even a stranger who would still get a lot of joy from them. Give them away to someone who will enjoy them! Or sell them for a fraction of what you originally paid for them by dumping them on Craigslist.

Free Price Guide for Pokemon Card Values

You’ll need a these details:

  1. Enter the card name. Printed at the top of the card.
  2. Enter the card number Printed at the bottom of the card as a fraction.
  3. Enter holo if the Pokemon image is holographic/shiny… or reverse holo if the frame, not the image, is holographic. If you don’t know, don’t include these words in your search. Use the checkboxes to pick ones that look similar to your Pokemon card. Or watch the video below where I explain the difference.

For example M Charizard EX 101/108


Video of me 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.

Using checkboxes to refine estimate of Pokemon card.

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!

Free Price Guide for Football Card Values

Use MAVIN to look up what your football cards are worth. Type in a description and MAVIN tells you what your card would sell for online.

You’ll need a few details:

  1. Enter the year. Look at the back for the copyright date, or the last year of stats.
  2. Enter the brand. For example: Topps, Upper Deck, Bowman, Donruss etc.
  3. Enter the player’s name.
  4. Enter the card number. Found on the back of the card.


Looking up a Football Card’s Value

Use the Checkboxes

If you get a lot of results that don’t match your football card, try adding more details to your search. You can also use the checkboxes to get an average price. Pick a few comparable items (“comps”). This gives you a much more accurate estimate of what your football card is worth.
Screenshot showing checkboxes for value of football card

Graded Cards

To look up graded football cards, enter the grading company and grade, for example PSA 9 or BGS 9.
Screenshot showing worth of graded football card.

What to do Next

Once you’ve gone through and searched for the value of your football cards using our price guide, you have several different options:

If they’re valuable: You can either hold onto the cards, perhaps get them graded if not already, and see if they appreciate in value over time. Alternatively, you sell it to a local card shop, but keep in mind dealers pay wholesale prices… they have to make a profit after all, and selling a large collection takes a considerable amount of time and resources… so don’t expect to get eBay prices for your football cards when you sell to a dealer. If you have the time and patience, you can sell it yourself on eBay and get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.

If not: Football cards don’t have to be worth money to be considered valuable. Card collecting has been a beloved hobby that has been passed through generations. Each card has sentimental value to someone: where they found it, how they traded for it, who gave it to them. If your cards aren’t worth money, 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 hold onto them to give to the next generation.

Free Price Guide for Basketball Card Values

Use MAVIN to look up your basketball card values. Enter a description of your card into the search box and see the average price it sells for online.

You’ll need a few details:

  1. Enter the year. Look at the back for the copyright date, or the last year of stats.
  2. Enter the brand. For example: Topps, Upper Deck, Fleer, Hoops, etc.
  3. Enter the player’s name.
  4. Enter the card number. Found on the back of the card.


Looking up a Basketball Card’s Value

The search results will show basketball card prices, based on recently sold cards… hopefully just like yours. The “worth” that initially shows is the average price (including shipping) of the results showing on the page.

Use the Checkboxes

If you get a lot of results that don’t match your basketball card, try adding more details to your search. You can also use the checkboxes to get an average price. Pick a few comparable items (“comps”). This gives you a much more accurate estimate of what your basketball card is worth.
Screenshot showing checkboxes to get value of 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card

Graded Cards

To look up graded basketball cards, enter the grading company and grade, for example PSA 9 or BGS 9.
Screenshot of Mavin search results for graded basketball card 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card

What to do Next

Once you’ve gone through and searched for the value of your basketball cards using our price guide, you have several different options:

If they’re valuable: You can either hold onto the cards, perhaps get them graded if not already, and see if they appreciate in value over time. Alternatively, you sell it to a local card shop, but keep in mind dealers pay wholesale prices… they have to make a profit after all, and selling a large collection takes a considerable amount of time and resources… so don’t expect to get eBay prices for your basketball cards when you sell to a dealer. If you have the time and patience, you can sell it yourself on eBay and get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.

If not: Basketball cards don’t have to be worth money to be considered valuable. Card collecting has been a beloved hobby that has been passed through generations. Each card has sentimental value to someone: where they found it, how they traded for it, who gave it to them. If your cards aren’t worth money, 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 hold onto them to give to the next generation.