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 Obsidian Flames set contains 230 total cards: 197 in the base set, plus 33 secret rare cards. See the complete set checklist.
Pokemon Obsidian Flames is the third expansion in the Scarlet & Violet series. The English set was released August 11, 2023 and contains 230+ cards… 197 in the base set, 33 secret rare cards, plus a few promotional variations.
There are a ton of rare and valuable cards in the Obsidian Flames set. In particular, look for the high numbered cards, the ones close to 230 and the Pokemon ex cards. They tend to be the most valuable. Here are a few examples:
Pokemon Paldea Evolved set contains many valuable cards. There are over 279 cards in this set, some of which are ultra rare and ultra valuable!
Pokemon Paldea Evolved set is the second expansion in the Scarlet & Violet series. The English set was released June 9, 2023 and contains 279 cards… 193 in the base set and 86 secret rare cards.
There are many valuable cards in the Paldea Evolved set. In particular, look for the Pokemon ex, Tera Pokemon ex, ultra rare, illustraton rare, special illustration rare, and hyper rare cards… they tend to be the most valuable cards in the set. Check out the high value cards like:
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is the first expansion set in the new series. It contains 258+ cards, some of which are valuable! Check out the checklist!
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is the first expansion set in the Scarlet & Violet series. It contains 258+ cards, some of which are valuable and worth collecting. Like other Pokemon series, some new changes were introduced. One major change is that set symbols will be standardized. Instead of uniquely designed symbols for each set, new sets will simply contain the expansion code followed by the language code. For example, a English (EN) Pokemon cards from the Scarlet & Violet (SVI) expansion set will have a symbol like: Continue reading “Scarlet & Violet Set List”
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.