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Dec 27, 2009
  1. fairlyevenparents
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    Rare Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh cards?

    For example i have this card
    http://yugico.com/yugioh-cards/booster-pac...8-Mirror_Force/

    should i keep it,sell it, or do something else with it?


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    I also have more "rare" cards but i don't know whether to keep it or sell it, they don't have a personal value to me....
     


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    Keep them for a long period and then sell them.
     
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    That's rare!? [​IMG]

    I had that card, and I sold it along with a bunch of other ones for a cheap price. I don't play anymore, my Yu-Gi-Oh fever has thankfully worn off.

    I'd either:
    a) Put it in my deck and use it
    b)Sell it now.

    I don't think its gonna make you much money later on.
     
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    Yeah, hang on to them for a few more years and keep them in perfect condition, each mark on the card causes loss of value
     
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    I've kept them in a card holder its like a plastic thing.
     
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    I seem to always stumble across these card pricing threads.

    Simply put Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon cards won't really ever be a real collectible. For cards, most people buy Magic the Gathering and baseball cards. MtG has some super expensive cards (some ranging in excess of $20,000) because of the amount of limited edition cards (like ones you get from tournaments), not to mention super-rare customized cards people win at tournaments. Baseball cards have just been around since god-knows-when and since baseball players come and go, cards from maybe like 10 years ago are rather rare, even more so as the years go on. With Pokemon cards, they were really just part of a fad. Sure, the Pokemon TCG was fun as hell but it just wasn't as big as Magic. As for Yu-Gi-Oh!, it's the same thing, except it was a smaller fad (although the card game was more popular because the entire series was based on the card game).

    Most rares, at most, sell for $10 a piece.
     
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    Then.... How come my brother sold his Holographic Charizard awhile back to Vegabonds (A Collectors like Store) for i think 120$? [​IMG]
     
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    Woo baseball cards. My dad has been collecting them for 45+ years and still has boxes and boxes full of unopened still shrinkwrapped 40 year old cards. Including the bubblegum! [​IMG]
     
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    I know its that kind of rare. Ultra rare to be precise. I thought you meant it was prized by collectors or something.

    Its all about trading man, and playing with it. I guess you should put it into one of those special card holders. A regular sleeve ain't gonna qualify you for mint condition.
     
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    Good thing i also collect baseball cards lol
     
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    Wth are baseball cards? like.... whats on them? Baseball isnt big in New Zealand, like NO ONE plays here, does it have like... player stats? Like Dragonball Z cards?
     
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    Ok dude you seem like a yugioh rare newbie so here it is

    Normal card: ie, no holographic no colored text
    Rare: Silver name text
    Super Rare: holographic picture
    Ultra Rare: Gold Name text with holographic picture
    Secret Rare: Silver Name text with holographic picture
    Ultimate Rare: Gold name text with holographic picture WITH holographic symbols below the name ie. the star balls.
    Ghost Rare: This rarity is so far the rarest, the picture is white


    EDIT: lol mirror force, i have that card its only worth around 30-40$ now. Back like last year to middle of this year they were worth 100-120
     
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    Do you play cricket or something?
    It's somewhat of a different version of cricket and yes they do have stats on the back of the card + a picture of the person on the front of the card


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball
     
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    Insane people would be willing to pay that much for a simple card. But hey, if you can make a nice profit, go for it.
     
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    I've had up to the bold, never seen a ghost rare besides the time i was painting my room white and the paint dripped on a few cards Xd
    Did you ever sell your Mirror Force and where if you did.
    Good rare guild also
     
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    Thanks I'll try if i can.
     
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    I dont play cricket either, i play a real mans sport Rugggggby!
    But i see.... I want some of these baseball cards, it'll be like playing Dragonball Z cards again?
    i know what BASEBALL the sport is but not BASEBALL CARDS, Picture plox?
     
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    My brother plays rugby and my cousin plays professional rugby in the states, I don't think i can take that type of beating,i can already feel the bruises thinking about it...
    I'm pretty sure baseball cards are just for going "ohhh" "ahhh" I don't think people use it for card games I'm not sure.
    These are the front of some baseball cards v
    Also how do i put a spoiler alert on something?

    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    Front has a picture of the player, usually playing, back has stats. They are for trading and collecting, you can't really play with them.
     
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    Generally trading cards fall into three categories- junk, and then either valuable for play, or valuable for rarity.

    The valuable for play are currently being played in all the top decks, and so people want them, hence the value shoots up. This means that they are salable for a short period of time, after which they will most likely become junk.

    The valuable rares are either really old cards, or really good cards that instead of becoming junk stick around because they are THAT good (for example Black Lotus in MtG).

    You need to work out which your card is, and then either sell it before it becomes worthless, or hold on to it if you think it will increase in value. (Although the trends show that trading cards are not holding their value like they used to. Perhaps because in the future all trading card games will be played using holographic monsters. While on motorcycles.)
     

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