INSTANTLY Check the Price on a Magic The Gathering Card (2023)


This video will show you how to check to instantly see if a magic the gathering card or pokemon card is worth money. These cards can be sold on eBay and other online platforms.

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How's it going everybody.

My name is Shane, the rising grand picker and I saw online e-commerce, I sell stuff for my house that's, my full-time job and I don't do anything else to earn money, eBay and Amazon.

So what is this video about today? Well, this video is about I'm sure that you went to garage sales.

You went to yard sales, thrift stores, probably some other places.

And you've seen magic cards, maybe pokemon cards, maybe some other types of cards, and you don't know anything about them, but you could be leaving huge money behind.

And you may not even know it.

You may just be oblivious to it and walk right by a $5,000 magic card or a $500 magic card or $50 magic card.

And you may not know that you even walked by that expensive of a card.

Well, I've been dabbling in magic cards for a little while now and flipping them on eBay and I am going to tell you how to instantly know the value of any magic card in seconds.

This is a huge trick, a very awesome tip and I also have to thank my buddy.


John Johnson, nevermore antiques, he has a YouTube channel and I'm gonna post it down below in the description.

He actually guided me towards doing this because I bought a huge collection and I didn't, I, usually I used a website that I actually looked them up by hand.

And this saved me hours and hours and hours and hours of times become abandoned every day I do this for a paycheck.

So I need to make a profit it's time to hunt for the coolest items.

We can find, maybe we can get a payday.

So stay tuned.

And smash that like button, subscribe I, put out different kinds of videos, all the time.

So if you don't see a video that you like just subscribe and maybe even leave a comment down below this video, what types of videos you really want to watch.

So these are some of the magic cards that I have purchased.

And as you can see it's a lot there's about 3,000 cards in here, ranging from 2013 to 2018 2018 2019 and then here's some other cards that I purchased from a YouTube auction.

And these are all 1990s, magic cards.

And so really there is some make that there is a mix of pokemon cards in here.

And so this is gonna give me a great kind of video to show you a little bit of a difference on kind of being able to see the value.

And now when I show you the value of these cards, now, let me explain this real quick that mainly they that may not be the value on eBay.

So there's, an app that you can actually scan magic cards.

And it shows you the value of each card.

Okay? And if it comes up, maybe a dollar 50, it might sell for 8 on eBay because it's a harder to find card so that's, some of the stuff I'm gonna show you today so let's get into it.

So basically, what you want to have is a white background.

Now this looks a little dark on camera, but it's, not dark.

It kind of lights up it's, just the camera acting funny because it's LED lights.

And what you want to do is have a white background and the app I'm going to show you is gonna be that was gonna be TCG player and I'm gonna go ahead and pull it up and record from my screen and realistically, all you need to do is take a card.


Take a card, put it on the white background.

And then you are going to scan it just like so, and it shows you it's a rare card worth 44 cents I'm also recording on my screen.

So I, don't know, why I'm recording on my phone and realistically in Magic cards, there's uncommon cards, there's rare, mythical, rare rare.

So this makes also different sounds with how much they're worth.

So if you get a card worth a lot of a lot of money, what it's gonna do that's gonna make a really high pitch dinging sound like that's a little bit different and it's, an uncommon 22 cents.

Now I do have some cards in here.

I haven't scanned all these and I'll be doing another video tomorrow, I'll, see you write that one right there? So that's, a $26 and forty nine cent card so it's worth twenty six dollars and forty nine cents and that's kind of a crazy.

You know that that's crazy, right so I'm gonna put it right here, cuz, it's, a good card, it's, a good card to sell and I'm gonna do a more in depth video on actually magic cards tomorrow and kind of show you like these are all common cards, pretty much worth not a lot.

But I'm gonna show you how to sell them on eBay because there's money in common cards - you just gotta sell them differently.

And you know, 26 bucks one card, pretty cool now here's.

The thing I want to show you.


Now, that's that's, even a rare card.

Right here like this is a rare card as well and I'm gonna kind of go away from here.

See this is a rare card as well.

But what you understand is even though it's worth 22 cents, if I look it up on the eBay, it may sell for eight to ten bucks because this is from 1999.

So it still may sell because there's not a lot of them out there.

So this also scans pokemon cards and what I want to show you is, whoa.

So it keeps scanning this card right here, that's worth 26 bucks.

So what I want to show you is I'm gonna scan this card this Pikachu and it's worth $3.66, but it doesn't really pick up the right thing.

So sometimes this doesn't pick up the right.

So, if you can see I'm gonna put it over here, this is actually an e3.

And there are two actives on eBay there's, one for a hundred bucks and one for $66 currently active.

So I would probably put it up for 49 bucks.

And so very very quick.

So you got to watch out and make sure that the card you're scanning is definitely the right card that's.

The key you know.

So this is a really handy tool I scan this whole box of cards in maybe one evening took a took a while I'm, not gonna lie.

It took quite some time to scan em.

But there are some very profitable magic cards that you could make a lot of money on.

So right there, there's.

Another $3 in one cent card, it's rare.

It could sell for 1213 dollars on eBay.

I, don't know, I haven't, checked the comps.

But this is how I can tell if a magic card is worth money.

Instantly on the spot just like this card right here.

If I was at a yard sale and I've seen it I could just pop this up and go.


Hold on real quick, I'm gonna I'm gonna delete this I'm gonna clear the list and I could go, boom like this.

And then I could see it's worth twenty six dollars and 49 cents.

It says, it's, pallet, cron and I just match it up with the name on the card.

Now this car isn't played very much.

So it doesn't look like it's been played a lot, which is gonna help the value now I could grade the card.

If I really wanted to will I grade, the card probably not.

But if I wanted to it would increase the value, but it does cost money to grade.

These cards, it's, just not something that you can actually, you know, I, don't know, I haven't checked into it for a long time, but I do know like card reading used to be anywhere from about twenty five to fifty dollars.

A card I, don't know, if it still is, but that's, something I may look into I, don't know and we'll just scan one more card, real quick, and then I'll get into some other stuff really fast, 51 cents rare.

So most of these cards are rare because they are from the 90s.

So we're gonna do a whole series on magic cards and we're gonna do a magic card series for you all and how to flip them on eBay and flipping them on eBay because I just feel like I love.

Flipping magic cards, I love, flipping all sorts of cards, it's just really really cool.

Now I'm, not gonna go through and scan this whole book today, no, but I think I may end up skin end ups just scanning the whole book for you tomorrow.

And what I want to do is I want to see how many valuable cards we can find in this book.

There are some I, don't know for sure, but I'm, pretty sure there are some pretty high-dollar cards in this book, I just have to scan them and we'll kind of dive into that.

And then I'll explain how to flip some other types of magic cards on eBay as well.

Now one thing that I want to show you about the TCG app.

Okay, one thing I want to show you really fast and I'm gonna go over here and sit down because I don't want to stand up anymore.

Hey, I want to show you about the TCG app still recording on my phone and I want to show you this is they have other stuff that you can look at.

So if you see a card like this card and I'm going to scroll down that's worth 26 cents this, pull out this polisher on it comes up with an inventory overview of your account.

And it also tells you shop, listings trade trade in now.

So you can trade this card in right now and get money for it.

And so if I hit now let's just go back I, don't want to hit that so let's just go to this 51 cent car to hit trade in now.

And so if I if I want to trade this in it's, gonna add a trade in and it's gonna add it in, and then it's gonna say, basically you're gonna you're gonna add in all your cards from your inventory and hit submit trade in and it's gonna find an offer of someone that wants to buy it from you on this site.

Now, obviously didn't find one for this card and I'm, probably not going to basically just trade it in all brother, sell it on eBay.

But you could also become a seller on the TCG player app.

And you can sell your trading cards on the app without going to eBay.

Now, I, really, don't know, I really, don't know, the fee structure I, don't know, any of that stuff so I haven't ever sold anything I haven't ever tried.

It that's, just what I have seen on here.

And so if I hit sell online it's going to come up here with obviously my registration, and you can also search so you could also search.

And what I mean is if I go back to scan and I hit Palach wrong and hit shop listings.

Okay, it's going to search the listings on this site.

So here's, one, that's damaged for 19.99 since this is from the IRS's legacy.

And if you come down, and you actually look down here, it's gonna give you the number of rarity.

It is it's a 38 for rarity and it's gonna give you all the stuff about this card.

So if you want to sell it on eBay, you can actually look at the price guide and look at all this stuff that it actually gives you.

Now, if you get the, if you get the foil edition, that's, two hundred and fifty one dollars.

So a foil is different than a normal and that's.

The listed me nyan.

The market price for a foil is 307 the market price for a normal on this card.

This pollock Ron that we scanned is 2649 so that's, how you can instantly know kind of okay, what could I get for this on ebay? And then you go over to eBay and look for, and it could be selling for 35 on eBay that's, just what it could be selling for it could be selling for $29.99.

So then you can just mash the lowest price at 31 or 29 and and sell it and make your money.

And so this is the really this is a really cool app.

And you know, I am just Ford about how much this can actually do.

So today I picked up some video game equipment that I have to list.

Some Wii I'm gonna be listed some that today testing it out.

And also listing some other video game, consoles and controllers.

And as well I'm gonna keep drinking my coffee and I'm gonna list that make some money on eBay today, I'm getting my death pile actually listed down.

So the other room over there, spool but let's, not pay attention to that.

So I'm, looking the some of this listed down I got to get some of this.

This listed today, couple sets couple DVD sets, but other than that magic cards are money.

And any kind of gaming cards like pokemon cards, like this might have only been more three bucks on the TCG player app, but there's two actives for over sixty bucks and it's, probably so and there's a couple comps for ten to twelve I think, but if I can get 39.99 out of that I will get $39.99.

And the reason why it may be someone for one higher than that is because it is from 1999 and it's, an e3 card and it's really hard to find.

And so that means I think I believe it's, a third edition card it's just really hard to find now a first edition card in this card sells for super big money.



INSTANTLY Check the Price on a Magic The Gathering Card? ›

TCGplayer is the obvious first choice amongst most players and collectors when it comes to finding out how much Magic cards are worth. The site is widely used by veterans and complete newbs because it's a one-stop-shop to determine current Magic card values of just about any card ever made.

How do I find out how much my Magic The Gathering card is worth? ›

TCGplayer is the obvious first choice amongst most players and collectors when it comes to finding out how much Magic cards are worth. The site is widely used by veterans and complete newbs because it's a one-stop-shop to determine current Magic card values of just about any card ever made.

Is there an app to check Magic card value? ›

Dragon Shield – MTG Card Manager makes it easy to check prices for trades, track your Magic the Gathering collection's value and stats, build decks, instantly translate foreign-language cards and find oracle-text and rulings.

Is there an app to scan Magic The Gathering cards? ›

Delver Lens (DL) is a scanner for Magic the Gathering cards designed to organize your collection. You can use DL to point your phone's camera to cards and quickly get a list of all the cards you own. You can also check card prices, build decks, buy and sell cards.

What app prices Magic The Gathering cards? ›

Scan cards to instantly find prices, sell and shop on, add to your collection and create Trade-In submissions.

What year Magic cards are most valuable? ›

1. Black Lotus. Black Lotus has long held a reputation as the most valuable Magic: The Gathering card ever made, dating from MTG's very first set, Limited Edition Alpha, released in 1993.

Are 90s Magic cards worth anything? ›

Very old cards, the most powerful cards printed in the 1990s like Black Lotus and Ancestral Recall, can command prices in the thousands of dollars and vary depending on condition. Iconic cards printed and reprinted more recently, like Snapcaster Mage or Misty Rainforest, can climb higher than $50.

What website tells you how much a card is worth? ›

Head to and search for your card. The more refined the query, the more accurate the results. It is best to include the year, manufacturer and subject of your card in your search. If you include the card number, expect All-Star results.

How can I scan my card on my phone? ›

Add a new card
  1. Open the Google Pay app .
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture. ...
  3. At the bottom, tap Add to Wallet.
  4. Tap Payment card. ...
  5. Use the camera to capture your card info or enter it manually.
  6. If you're asked to verify your payment method, choose an option from the list. ...
  7. Find and enter the verification code.

How do I know what edition my Magic The Gathering cards are? ›

Most Magic cards have an expansion symbol in their center-right, below the illustration. This symbol tells you which set the card is from.

Should I sell all my Magic cards? ›

Whether you do it yourself and sell each card individually or if you sell your entire lot to a game store for a lump sum, you'll get money out of the deal and naturally, that is pretty great. Some cards are worth more than others, so a little research is necessary to determine their value.

What is the best MTG card maker app? ›

Artificer is the best mobile card designer for Magic: The Gathering. With just a few taps, you can create amazing MTG cards with outstanding high resolution quality. Features: Create sorceries, instants, creatures, lands, planeswalkers, enchantments, artifacts and tokens.

How to sell old Magic cards? ›

  1. eBay. So the most obvious website to sell your Magic cards is eBay. ...
  2. I really like using to sell MTG cards online. ...
  3. ...
  4. ...
  5. 5. Facebook Buy/Sell Groups. ...
  6. Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, etc.
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Is there an app that identifies playing cards? ›

Ludex is the fastest and most accurate sports and trading card scanner app. Take a picture, identify, and get card values instantly. Download For Free!

Is My Magic card Real? ›

Black ink printed on genuine cards is always a true black, even magnified. Areas that are black will be completely black, and the edges of black shapes will be solid. Many fakes will have black that's made up of other colored dots, and edges will fade out into the colors beside them.

How do I know if I have a rare Magic card? ›

To tell if a card is rare or mythic rare we look at the expansion set symbol. Almost all cards will have an expansion set symbol on it to help you identify it. The colour of this symbol will tell you what rarity the card is; common = black, uncommon = silver, rare = gold, mythic = orange-red / bronze.

How many black lotuses exist? ›

The Alpha version of Black Lotus is the rarest and most sought-after, with an estimated 1100 ever printed, followed by the Beta version, with 3300 ever printed.

What is the most sought-after MTG card? ›

Price: $800,000

More than any other MTG card, Black Lotus has a history of being the most expensive card around. This is thanks to it being, by most accounts, the best MTG card in existence. Costing nothing and proving three mana Black Lotus is simply unmatched in its ramp ability.

Are there any uncommon Magic cards that are worth money? ›

These sought-after cards can sell for a considerable premium over other cards of similar rarity. Circle of Druid Dreams, Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider, and Goldspan Dragon are just a few examples of chase rares and mythic rares.

Why is Black Lotus banned? ›

Such is the case with the Black Lotus card. This card has been banned from tournament play because of its unique ability - namely, it doesn't require any mana to play, and it can add three mana of any color to your pool. This means that you can cast spells much faster than you would normally be able to.

What is the best way to store expensive cards? ›

For those rare cards that are worth a lot of money, a safety deposit box or fireproof safe are often the best way to go to keep them secure and undamaged. For the bulk of your collection, a self storage unit can help you save space in your closets, basement, or attic for other collectibles and belongings.

What face value cards mean? ›

The stated value that is displayed on the face of a monetary unit, such as a bill, coin, or gift card. For gift cards, the face value is the starting balance, which was paid when the gift card was issued.

Which 1995 Pokemon cards are worth money? ›

Pokemon Topsun 1995 — First Edition Charizard

The blue back of this card indicates that this Topsun Charizard is from the first edition printing in 1995. This precious card is the original, first ever Charizard to be printed in existence, and it is worth up to $10,000 due to its rarity.

What does PSA 10 mean? ›

10 is the highest overall grade a sports card can receive, though BGS also offers a Black Label Pristine 10, which means the card received a 10 for all four subgrades. While a Black Label Pristine 10 and PSA 10 are the highest grades a card can obtain, that isn't to say that other grades aren't of value.

Does iPhone have a card scanner? ›

You won't need to enter your credit card details manually. Just scan your card on your iPhone or iPad, and it will automatically enter your credit card details on your iPhone.

Is it safe to scan your card? ›

Although banks claim that RFID chips on cards are encrypted to protect information, it's been proven that scanners—either homemade or easily bought—can swipe the cardholder's name and number. (A cell-phone-sized RFID reader powered at 30 dBm (decibels per milliwatt) can pick up card information from 10 feet away.

Can you scan cards with iPhone? ›

Use your iPhone's camera to capture the credit card information. If AutoFill isn't enabled or you don't have any credit cards saved for Safari, you'll see the option to Scan Credit Card. Tap Scan Credit Card, and then capture the card information with the iPhone's camera. Tap Add your card.

What is card scanner? ›

A card reader is a device that can decode the information contained in a credit or debit card's magnetic strip or microchip.

How does card scan work? ›

When a chip card is dipped into a chip card reader, the chip and reader communicate with each other in an encrypted language. A new code is created for each transaction and the data is encrypted the moment the card is dipped. The encrypted data is then sent to the acquirer as explained above.

What do rare mtg cards look like? ›

A red-orange symbol indicates the card is mythic rare. A gold symbol indicates the card is rare. A silver symbol indicates the card is uncommon. A black or white symbol indicates the card is common or is a basic land.

Are there 1st edition Magic cards? ›

Magic: The Gathering Limited Edition is the first Magic: The Gathering card set. It premiered in a limited release at Origins Game Fair in 1993, with a general release that August.

What do the numbers on the bottom left of Magic cards mean? ›

The number on the left is the power, used to describe the offensive abilities of the creature in combat. The higher the number on the left, the greater the facesmashery the creature can inflict on an unwitting and often unwilling opponent. The number on the right is the toughness of the creature.

Which MTG cards to sell? ›

Top 20 Bestselling MTG Cards of the Year 2022
  • #13 The Streets of New Capenna Triomes.
  • #14 Esper Sentinel. ...
  • #15 Dauthi Voidwalker. ...
  • #16 Professional Face-Breaker. ...
  • #17 Academy Manufactor. ...
  • #18 Ashnod's Altar. ...
  • #19 March of Otherworldly Light. ...
  • #20 Malakir Rebirth. ...
Feb 7, 2023

What brand of cards do magicians use? ›

Phoenix Playing Cards

They are preferred by many professional magicians because of their distinct cut, which offers improved handling—particularly with tricky faro shuffles. Due to their growing popularity among magicians, many creators are starting to use Phoenix Playing Cards to create gimmicked decks and gaff cards.

What is the strongest card in Magic? ›

The Most Powerful Creature Cards In Magic: The Gathering, Ranked
  1. 1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is the mother of all Eldrazi cards, figuratively.
  2. 2 Progenitus. Progenitus by Jaime Jones. ...
  3. 3 Blightsteel Colossus. ...
  4. 4 Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. ...
  5. 5 Snapcaster Mage. ...
  6. 6 True-Name Nemesis. ...
  7. 7 Griselbrand. ...
  8. 8 Tarmogoyf. ...
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What is the best type of card in Magic: The Gathering? ›

Planeswalkers are widely regarded as one of the most powerful card types in Magic: The Gathering. That's, in part, due to the options that each one gives to you. Flexibility in your cards is something that normally comes at a premium - whenever it doesn't, it tends to kind of break the game.

How do I know if my MTG card is rare or common? ›

The rarity of a card is indicated by the color of its expansion symbol. The symbol itself shows which set the card belongs to, and its color indicates its rarity. Common cards have a black and white symbol, uncommons are silver, and rares are gold.

How do I know what edition my Magic cards are? ›

The easy way to tell what edition a card is from is by checking the symbol on the right side of the bar between the art and the text box. This is the expansion symbol which tells you the set it's from. This site has a guide to identifying a card's set:

How much can I sell Magic: The Gathering cards for? ›

Common MTG cards generally sell for pennies, so this is why people often sell basic cards in bulk to make it worth their time. Uncommon and rare cards can sell for $10 to $20 or more. And foil or ultra rare cards can sell for hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on card condition and the demand.

What does M mean on a Magic card? ›

M – mythic rare. L – land (This refers only to basic lands; all other lands fit into one of the above four rarities.) T – token.

Are common MTG cards worth anything? ›

Although most commons throughout MTG's history are basically worthless as trade items, with pennies of value at most, these 57 cards are worth more than three bucks a piece, with thirteen over ten bucks and the high point at almost forty.

What do rare MTG cards look like? ›

A red-orange symbol indicates the card is mythic rare. A gold symbol indicates the card is rare. A silver symbol indicates the card is uncommon. A black or white symbol indicates the card is common or is a basic land.

What do the numbers on the bottom of Magic cards mean? ›


The numbers in question are found in the bottom right corner of the card, like the 13/13 listed on our friend to the right there. The number on the left is the power, used to describe the offensive abilities of the creature in combat.

What are the original 9 Magic cards? ›

In Magic: The Gathering, Power Nine is a set of nine cards that were printed in the game's early core sets, consisting of Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall, Time Walk, Mox Pearl, Mox Sapphire, Mox Jet, Mox Ruby, Mox Emerald, and Timetwister.

What's the most expensive MTG card? ›

Price: $800,000

More than any other MTG card, Black Lotus has a history of being the most expensive card around. This is thanks to it being, by most accounts, the best MTG card in existence. Costing nothing and proving three mana Black Lotus is simply unmatched in its ramp ability.

Do Magic cards go out of date? ›

The cards from the last 12 months remain legal and more will be added every 3 months or so until the following rotation comes up and a chunk of cards become no longer legal. The most popular format is Modern. Cards dont rotate out of the format unless they get banned.

How much do card shops buy MTG cards for? ›

Prices. Are the prices they're using equal to market value? Most vendors like your local game store or a Grand Prix will typically buy your cards for between 40% to 60% of the card's “retail” value.

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