Base Set List

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Base Set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Pokemon Base Set is the name given to the first set of Pokemon cards. The Base Set was released in January of 1999, three years after the Japanese version was released. The set contains 102 cards… highly sought after by collectors who want the first appearance (sort of like a Rookie Card) of each Pokemon. There were several different print runs of the Base Set, some being more valuable than others.

Continue reading “Base Set List”

Free Price Guide for Pokemon Card Values

You’ll need 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… a number like “101/108” or “SM14”.
  3. 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.

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!