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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Pet Peeves of Collectors

The card collecting community was buzzing on Twitter this weekend. After an initial article from Beckett on the dreaded eBay “1-of-1,” collectors took to social media to vent their other pet peeves when it comes to the eBay experience. In this article we offer a list our top three annoyances and why people should stop committing these collecting crimes.

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Tips for Making Money in Card Collecting

It may come as a surprise that there is still money to be made in card collecting. While it is true that the value of most cards has declined since the 1990s, you too can make good money in collecting as long as you’re willing to put in the effort. In fact, a few cards have surpassed traditional forms of investment in the past few decades. Here are our top five tips for collectors looking to turn a profit.

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How to Sell Your Cards on eBay

Are you ready to sell your cards on eBay? Before listing anything, make sure to search your card on Mavin to get a price estimate based on cards similar to your own. Once you’re satisfied that you’ve found the best price, you can list your card knowing you have valued your card appropriately. If you’re ready to sell but not sure what to do, read on to see our beginner tips for selling items online.

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Twitter’s Tips and Insights for Collectors

After hearing such great feedback about Tony L.’s article last week, we asked our Twitter followers for some hot tips for card collectors. Our followers weighed in on everything from card shows to eBay selling/buying tips and we’re eager to share their insight about the hobby. Below are some of the best tips we received on card collecting:

Selling on eBay:

Are you one of the thousands of people who visit our site and wonder what to do with the cards you’ve found in your basement? First, you’re not alone. Second, we suggest using Card Mavin to search for the value of the cards (it’s free and easy). If you do happen to have some cards with some market value, you may be able to sell those online.

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