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How to sell Magic cards

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I know nothing about Magic cards, however I have my brother’s cards. He was going to throw them out 10 years ago and instead he gave them to me. I am purging stuff, so I just started looking at them again and it appears they are mainly from the late 90’s. Any recommendations on how to look up their value?

Also slab or not to slab cards (if that is even the right term for cards)? If they have value does a graded card bring in more money?
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I have to wonder if Magic had it's day and that day is done given that the current generation of "coming of age" collectors is all-in for Pokemon cards.

I've got a few sealed boxes of Magic cards from promotional events. Probably the same boxes that we all have from convention seasons.

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IMJ wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:28:46 am
I have to wonder if Magic had it's day and that day is done given that the current generation of "coming of age" collectors is all-in for Pokemon cards.

I've got a few sealed boxes of Magic cards from promotional events. Probably the same boxes that we all have from convention seasons.
I was shocked by The Pokémon craze of the 90’s and thought it was a fad. Way wrong. My 7 year old loves them. Mainly because her friends have them, and of course because she loves the cartoon now (that she found because of the card game).
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At least from my limited observations, I think more (mostly guys) in their 20s right now are buying Magic cards than comics. At all the Walmarts in my region, there is way more shelf space given over to Magic cards than comics.

I have very little exposure to the market for Magic cards as collectibles but from my limited exposure, late 90s Magic cards are about like early 90s comics, with outstanding supply far exceeding demand for almost every item.

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I been through the cards and finally figured out how to determine which cards are from which expansion block. About half of the cards are from Ursa’s Saga, which I have been reading had some banned cards. Hope maybe something of value
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Chiclo wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:56:48 am
At least from my limited observations, I think more (mostly guys) in their 20s right now are buying Magic cards than comics. At all the Walmarts in my region, there is way more shelf space given over to Magic cards than comics.

I have very little exposure to the market for Magic cards as collectibles but from my limited exposure, late 90s Magic cards are about like early 90s comics, with outstanding supply far exceeding demand for almost every item.
I thought Magic was big in like.... maybe... 1993? Pokemon popped in '98 or so. It would make sense from a generational perspective that these guys are pursuing Pokemon cards now. But I don't know, I don't follow the Magic market. Maybe there's a huge following for it.

Hell I'm waiting on the day that Hero-clix pop. I'm sitting on a TON of those things from the original releases. I've never played the game once, I just wanted the Iron Man stuff at the time.

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caxiotis wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:45:09 am
IMJ wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:28:46 am
I have to wonder if Magic had it's day and that day is done given that the current generation of "coming of age" collectors is all-in for Pokemon cards.

I've got a few sealed boxes of Magic cards from promotional events. Probably the same boxes that we all have from convention seasons.
I was shocked by The Pokémon craze of the 90’s and thought it was a fad. Way wrong. My 7 year old loves them. Mainly because her friends have them, and of course because she loves the cartoon now (that she found because of the card game).
My kids have loved Pokemon cards since that age, but never desired to learn how to play them..until yesterday. My 9 year old and I learned yesterday! Talk about fun! I am going to buy a cheap Pokemon starter deck so that we can it make it more interesting. Makes me interested in learning to play Magic.

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tarheelmarine wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:12:31 am
caxiotis wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:45:09 am
IMJ wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:28:46 am
I have to wonder if Magic had it's day and that day is done given that the current generation of "coming of age" collectors is all-in for Pokemon cards.

I've got a few sealed boxes of Magic cards from promotional events. Probably the same boxes that we all have from convention seasons.
I was shocked by The Pokémon craze of the 90’s and thought it was a fad. Way wrong. My 7 year old loves them. Mainly because her friends have them, and of course because she loves the cartoon now (that she found because of the card game).
My kids have loved Pokemon cards since that age, but never desired to learn how to play them..until yesterday. My 9 year old and I learned yesterday! Talk about fun! I am going to buy a cheap Pokemon starter deck so that we can it make it more interesting. Makes me interested in learning to play Magic.
If you want I will send you a grip of cards. Seriously, I am pretty sure the majority don’t have value so was going to just take the comic store and give it to them
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caxiotis wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:51:11 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:12:31 am
caxiotis wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:45:09 am
IMJ wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:28:46 am
I have to wonder if Magic had it's day and that day is done given that the current generation of "coming of age" collectors is all-in for Pokemon cards.

I've got a few sealed boxes of Magic cards from promotional events. Probably the same boxes that we all have from convention seasons.
I was shocked by The Pokémon craze of the 90’s and thought it was a fad. Way wrong. My 7 year old loves them. Mainly because her friends have them, and of course because she loves the cartoon now (that she found because of the card game).
My kids have loved Pokemon cards since that age, but never desired to learn how to play them..until yesterday. My 9 year old and I learned yesterday! Talk about fun! I am going to buy a cheap Pokemon starter deck so that we can it make it more interesting. Makes me interested in learning to play Magic.
If you want I will send you a grip of cards. Seriously, I am pretty sure the majority don’t have value so was going to just take the comic store and give it to them
I'll PM you (let me think). At least to cover shipping . I bought a starter deck tonight for Pokemon, and it made the game even more fun with my son.

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caxiotis wrote:I know nothing about Magic cards, however I have my brother’s cards. He was going to throw them out 10 years ago and instead he gave them to me. I am purging stuff, so I just started looking at them again and it appears they are mainly from the late 90’s. Any recommendations on how to look up their value?

Also slab or not to slab cards (if that is even the right term for cards)? If they have value does a graded card bring in more money?
Not sure if you still have these, but I buy Magic collections sometimes. How many cards are there?

Usually collections go for 50% to 70% of TCG low value. Cards under $1 are considered bulk and usually sell for $5 to $10 per 1000.

I’d be happy to take a look.


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