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… 5-6 sets are released every year, each with a different set symbol, and they’ve been printing cards since 1999!
The following table is a complete list of Pokemon card sets, sorted by date… the newest sets are at the top… the oldest are at the bottom. If I missed something, let me know if the comments! I want this to be THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR POKEMON CARD SETS!
The Pokemon Crown Zenith set contains 230 total cards: 160 in the base set and 70 cards in the Galarian Gallery set. See current prices and complete the set checklist!
The Pokemon Crown Zenith set is the last expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series. It follows the recent trend of being released in two parts: the base set containing 160 cards, and a Galarian Gallery set containing 70 cards.
Cards in this set will be sold in elite trainer boxes containing 10 packs of cards, a powerful V promo card, damage counter dice, coin, etc. Crown Zenith is a special expansion set, and therefor, won’t be sold in individual packs.
The Pokemon Silver Tempest set contains 245 cards: 215 in the base set and 30 cards in the Trainer Gallery subset. See current prices and complete the set checklist!
The Pokemon Silver Tempest is the last expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series. In addition to the 195 cards and 30 secret rare cards in the base set, there is an additional 30 cards in the Trainer Gallery subset.
The Pokemon Sword & Shield Black Star Promo set continues to grow in numbers as new cards are added to the set. View the set list and see current market prices.
The Pokemon Sword & Shield Black Star Promos are the latest promotional cards released as part of the Sword & Shield Series. There are 271 cards so far… but this number will grow as additional cards are added with each expansion set in the series. I’ll try to keep it updated as best as I can.
There are many valuable Black Star Promo cards. Although promo cards can’t be played in official tournament games, they can still be played amongst friends, and give your games a little excitement. Many Pokemon card collectors covet these cards as they are often unique, rare, and quite valuable.
The Pokemon Lost Origin set contains 247 total cards: 196 in the base set, 21 secret rare cards, and 30 trainer gallery cards. Find prices and complete the set checklist!
The Pokemon Lost Origin set is another expansion set that includes a trainer gallery subset. It’s the 11th expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series. There are 196 cards in the base set, plus 21 secret rare cards, plus 30 cards in the trainer gallery… that’s a total of 247 cards that make up complete Lost Origin set list.
There are many powerful and valuable cards in this set, like the Radiant Pokemon, VSTAR, VMAX, and V Pokemon. The full art trainer gallery cards are all highly collectible ultra rare holos containing a Pokemon and their trainer.
The Pokemon GO set contains 88 cards: 78 in the base set, plus 10 secret rare cards. Check out the complete set list!
Pokemon GO is a special expansion set that is a collaboration between the mobile online Pokemon GO game and the offline Pokemon card game. It’s a small set with only 88 cards total… 78 in the base set plus 10 secret rare cards.
Cards in this set are unique in that they contain the copyright of Niantic logo (creator of Pokemon GO app) in addition to the standard Pokemon copyrights. Some cards in the set also appear sketchy, as if colored pencils were used, giving them a unique look.