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 Battle Styles contains 183 cards; 163 in the base set and 20 secret rare cards… some of them are extremely valuable!
The Battle Styles set was released on March 19, 2021. It’s the fifth expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series and contains 163 cards in the base set, plus 20 secret rare cards… the most valuable cards being V, VMAX, ultra, and secret cards. The Battle Styles set introduces Single Strike and Rapid Strike Pokemon… new powerful attacks to use against your enemies!
The Pokemon Shining Fates set is unique… it contains 73 base set cards, plus a Shiny Vault subset containing 122 Shiny Pokemon.
The Shining Fates set was released on February 19, 2021. The fourth subset in the Sword & Shield Series is comprised of two part; a base set containing 73 cards and a Shiny Vault set containing 122 cards. All the cards in the Shiny Vault subset are Shiny Pokemon.
Cards from this set are sold in booster packs. Packs will contain a reverse holofoil OR a Shiny Pokemon from the Shiny Vault subset. You’ll also find scores of Pokemon V, VMAX, Amazing Rare, Shiny Rare, Shiny Rare V, and Shiny Rare VMAX… these cards tend to be the most valuable cards in the Shining Fates set.
Set checklist and card values for the McDonald’s 2021 Pokemon 25th Anniversary set… click on the card to see how much they’re worth.
After skipping a year, Pokemon and McDonald’s are back with a limited edition 25th Anniversary set, available February 9th, 2021. All the cards are reprints from the Black & White, XY, Sun & Moon, and Sword & Shield series. There are two versions for each of the 25 cards in the set (non-holo and holofoil) for a total of 50 unique cards to collect. The cards come in a pack of 4 when you order a Happy Meal. Each 4-pack contains 3 non-holo cards and 1 holofoil card. You can easily identify these 25th Anniversary cards by the “25” icon located at the bottom of the character artwork window.
Vivid Voltage is the 4th full expansion in the Sword and Shield series. It contains 203 cards, including the new Amazing Pokemon… not to mention V, VMAX, Ultra Rare, Secret Rare… this set IS Amazing!
The Vivid Voltage set was released on November 13, 2020, the 4th main expansion set in the Sword & Shield series. It’s the first set to feature “Amazing Pokemon”, along with a bunch of V and VMAX Pokemon. Vivid Voltage is largely based off of the “Amazing Volt Tackle” set released a few months earlier in Japan.