Value of Star Wars Cards

Some vintage and modern Star Wars cards can be worth thousands of dollars. This article will show you how to look up what your Star Wars cards are worth.

You’ll need a these details:

  1. Enter the word Topps.
  2. Enter the name on the card. For example Luke Skywalker, Millennium Falcon, etc.
  3. Enter the card number. For example 21, FQ-7, B-14, etc.

For example Topps Luke Skywalker CA-2


If you get too many results…

Add more details to your search that describe your card, or use the checkboxes to pick a few results just like yours. This gives you a much more accurate estimate of what your Star Wars card is worth.

If you don’t get enough results…

Remove some details from your search. Try to broaden the number of results. For example, instead of searching for “Topps Luke Skywalker CA-2 Art Series 1“, you might try simplifying your search to “Topps Luke Skywalker CA-2“.


For example…

I have this mint condition Luke Skywalker card that I got in a pack of Topps Star Wars cards.

Front of Star Wars card I'm looking up the value of

Back of Star Wars card I'm looking up the value of

When I search for Topps Luke Skywalker CA-2 it comes back with an average price of $5.08 based on 3 results that have sold recently.

Mavin estimated value of Star Wars card


What to do next…

If your Star Wars cards are worth a lot of money you could get them professionally graded by a company like PSA. Authenticated cards will sell for a lot more than non-authenticated cards. If your cards are worthless, don’t worry… just hang onto them for a few decades. As the Star Wars brand continues and new collectors get interested, the value of your Star Wars cards will likely increase. They don’t have to valuable to still be enjoyed.

Pokemon Card Set Symbols

Use this handy guide to look up Pokemon card set symbols, set names, and set years.

Pokemon cards can be difficult to identify. The same Pokemon character is can be printed in many different sets. Usually the set symbol is printed at the bottom of the card, next to the card number.

To identify the set your Pokemon card came from, use the following table:

Continue reading “Pokemon Card Set Symbols”

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.

Continue reading “Magic Card Set Symbols”

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!