How much are your Pokemon cards worth?

Use Mavin to see how much your Pokemon cards are worth. Mavin tells you what it’s worth based on similar cards that have recently sold online.

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 as a fraction.
  3. Enter holo if the Pokemon image is holographic/shiny… or reverse holo if the frame, not the image, is holographic. If you don’t know, don’t include these words in your search. Use the checkboxes to pick ones that look similar to your Pokemon card. Or watch the video below where I explain the difference.

For example Dragonite 52/108 foil


Video of me 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 what your Pokemon cards are worth using mavin.io, you have several options:

If your Pokemon cards are worth a lot of money… You could hold onto the cards and “collect” them, as most collectors do, and hope they appreciate in value over time. It may be a good investment to get them professionally graded by PSA, this will dramatically increase their value.

You could sell your Pokemon cards to a local card shop, knowing full well what they’re worth (because you searched for them on Mavin right?). Keep in mind dealers will buy them from you at wholesale prices… they have to make a profit after all, and selling a large collection takes a considerable amount of time and resources… so don’t expect (or demand) to get 100% of what you’d get online.

Selling your Pokemon cards online will get you the highest prices, but it can be time consuming: taking pictures, writing descriptions, responding to customers, packing, shipping, returns… it’s a lot of work. If you have the time and patience, selling them online is a great way to make money. Read our guide to selling on eBay.

If your Pokemon cards worthless… your cards don’t have to be valuable to still be enjoyed. There’s probably a friend, a kid you know, or even a stranger who would love to have them. Give them away to someone who will enjoy them! Or sell them for a fraction of what you originally paid for them by dumping them on Craigslist. If you do give them away to someone who doesn’t play, teach them a game or two so they get the hang of it… or at least print out the instructions/rules for them! Current Pokemon trading card game rulebook.

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