Monday, August 26, 2013

Selling Pokemon Cards Online

When you go to try selling Pokemon cards online there is some steps to consider which will help you in making the right choices and make sure that you get the most for your Pokemon cards. If your unsure what Pokemon cards are click here to get an idea of some of their history.

Once you know what Pokemon cards are you will want to focus on finding out what the value is for them. First you will want to seprate them by the expansion they came from. Keep in mind only the first few expansions came with first edition cards if you have first edition cards make sure to seprate them from the unlimited cards. First edition cards are usually much more value depending on the expansion they came from and if they are first edition and holographic chances are they are even more rare.

Pokemon from the base set are going to be the most expensive since these are the oldest. I have been working on a list of the rare pokemon cards from these expansions so feel free to check them out and my blog also includes lists of the cards so you know which set they are from as well.

Keep in mind you should always do extra research about the cards make sure they are not error cards or fakes before you go list them. Places like ebay will take cards off of listing if they feel the card is a fake which will cost you money and waste your time. And we know that time is money after all. Usually selling cards to a hobby shop or another place like this they will try to buy them all in a bulk which means that you will most likely end up with less money especially if you have some rare invidvidual cards. Some times certain cards within a set can be more valuable then the whole set. Like for example the first edition charizard of the base set the shadowless version in mint condition can easily sell for $8,000 dollars but the full set might not go for more then $500 to $2,000 which if you sold all of it like this to a card shop they will only pay you the low end of price and if you had the charizard in this set you could have just listed it up on ebay and made over 10 times the amount of money then you would have got.

The same can go for many of the misprint cards depending on how rare they are you would not to end up ripping yourself off if you could make more money from these. But at the same time keep in mind that auctions in general are based on supply and demand this means if someone is looking for that particular card and there's enough people that want it even a card with little value can go for more then expected. With normal sales all prices are final which can mean that you will only get a static price which can be good in some cases like with cards that are not very popular. But usually collectors making sets in hopes of the set going up in value in the future will be looking for individual cards not a full set and this is why you can make money really easily.

Even though most of the older cards are worth the most money many of the newest cards are still valuable since many can still be used in the Pokemon card decks which people still play with in tournaments for the card game. And of course if you happen to have unused codes which go along with these some can be used for the Pokemon Online Trading Card Game which is really gaining a lot of popularity. So just because the Pokemon cards are new is no reason just to throw them out. As well as as they get older and cannot be bought this makes the value of them start to go up too.

Lastly some people might find unopened boxes and packs of cards something that some collectors leave behind at times. Usually if these are rare enough even unopened boxes can become very large amounts of money especially when talking about the first edition cards. Before opening them it's a good idea to see what you could sell them for as is before you go ahead an open them. While it is true that they might contain many rare cards which may or may not sell for more money if the unopened boxes themselves sell for more then the chance of getting one of the extremely rare cards it would be better not to gamble on the chance you might not get a rare card out of a box.

Rare Jungle Pokemon Cards

This page is dedicated to the rare pokemon cards of the Jungle Pokemon card expansion. This set contains cards that are unlimited version as well as first edition. First edition cards are more valuable of that of the unlimted versions. The low end price would be the lowest price you might find it for without going to buy it from a retail card seller. And the highest price would be buying it outside of an auction.

Card NameEditionConditionLow end PriceHigh End Price
Prerelease Clefable Promo Holographic Rare Pokémon Card N/A Mint $10.00 $55.00
First Edition Electrode Art Error Card Rare Pokémon Card N/A Mint $20.00 $30.00
Butterfree Error "D" Rare Pokémon Card N/A Mint $9.00 $20.00
Vileplume Holographic with background misprint Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $10.00 $20.00
Kangaskhan Background Misprint Holographic Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $15.00 $20.00
 Flareon 1st edition Holographic Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $9.00 $15.00
Nidoqueen Holographic misprint Rare Pokémon Card N/A Mint $9.00 $16.00
Jolteon 1st Edition Holographic Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $8.00 $14.71
Venonat Error Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $7.00 $13.79
Victreebel 1st edition Holographic Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $ 5.50 $12.00
Pinsir 1st edition Holographic Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $ 5.50 $11.00
Pidgeot 1st edition Holographic Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $ 5.50 $11.00
Snorlax 1st edition Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $ 4.50 $12.50
Wigglytuff 1st edition Rare Pokemon Card N/A Mint $ 6.50 $14.50

Pokemon Toys

Pokemon has become so popular that there are many different Pokemon toys one of the most common types of Pokemon toy's is the small collectable Pokemon figurines which range from every Pokemon from basic to the newer black and white Pokemon.

Aside from just the Pokemon figurines they also have the trainers in figurine form which are also collectable. These can range from different sizes but the smaller ones are usually the ones you will find in most stores.

Another popular type of toy is the Pokemon Plush Stuffed Toy's these can range from very small to the size of a stuffed animal which can be very big. Stores like Target usually carry plushies from time to time but they usually go very fast since these are popular with collectors or young children. Places like Toysrus some times carries plush packs of multible Pokemon as well which includes the evolved stages of different Pokemon.

With some of the Pokemon items you can also buy toys in lots rather buying them individually some stores sell Pokemon lots of toys so you can pick up part of a collection all at once rather then just individually buying each Pokemon.

You can even buy other Pokemon game sets some of which come with electronic parts sounds and there's even some talking plush Pokemon dolls too. These are very interesting and fun for kids. One of the ones I saw recently that looks like a lot of fun is the wind-up walking Pokemon it works like older style wind up toys. Some of these types of set toys make you not even want to take them out of the box because they look really cool in the packaging that they come in too.