Collectible Card Games have been around for over 100 years. It is only in recent years, however, that the value of trading cards started going through the roof. Curious about the value of your Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh cards? Get them appraised by one of our experts.
The most traded cards are Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic: The Gathering. For many, these trading card games are not just about playing the game, but also about building a collection and trading the cards.
Trading Cards is booming business and collectibles auctions such as those of Heritage Auctions Europe are therefore the ideal platform to auction your rare cards in a reliable way.
Trading card games are not only valuable as a collector's item, they are also heavily invested in. In 2018 a Magic Card sold on eBay for $100,000 and in 2020 at an online auction of Heritage Auctions USA, a Pokémon card changed hands for $90,000. The value of trading cards can be very surprising.
As for Magic: The Gathering, collectors are mainly interested in the decks from the very first hour. Some of these cards have been out of print for years. In the game, however, they represent such a power, that the player almost always wins with them. In order to have a Trading Card with resale value, it is important that it is in perfect condition. The more damage there is, the lower the value.
Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are also among the trading game cards that can yield a nice prize. Again, the older and better they are, the higher the auction value. For a Yu-Gi-Oh! Blue-Eyes White Dragon card, for example, someone paid $50,000 in 2017.
Since the release of Pokémon in 1996, thousands of cards have been issued. There are some very rare cards, however. The rarest Pokémon card is a Pikachu Trainer card. Of these, only 4 were printed. More famous are the cards from the Base Set collection and the Tropical Mega Battle, of which certain copies can be worth over $10,000.
If you have series of trading card games or a few copies that you want to sell as individual Trading Cards, you can contact our top appraisers for a non-binding and free of charge valuation.