If you are looking to sell your Magic the Gathering cards, one important question has no doubt crossed your mind:
What do you want to sell and what do you want to keep?
This is an important question to consider because every Magic the Gathering player is a collector at heart, and enjoys having MTG cards. You’ve probably got at least a rough idea of what your collection is roughly worth as you have had to acquire it in the first place, but if you haven’t, then you may want to consider trying to value your collection first to aid in this question. This valuation step may have also made you reconsider what you want to keep and what you want to sell, you may then look at cards in a completely different light.
Outlined below are 5 simple strategies to help you figure out which cards you want to sell from your collection. Only one of these strategies, the first to be precise, requires any knowledge of the value of your MTG cards.
These are the 5 strategies:
1. Sell the Expensive Stuff – only sell those cards that are valuable and collectable. This will invariably be Rares, Mythic Rares and any promotional cards you may have in your collection. You could also limit this to just the most valuable in this list.
2. Sell the Excess – you are limited to only 4 copies of a card in any MTG deck, so why not sell any MTG cards where you have more than 4 copies (except for Relentless Rats of course).
3. Sell the Older Stuff – most MTG players have a favourite format or formats of Magic the Gathering that they play – figure out what yours is, and sell off those cards which fall out of this format. Any other cards are on the whole not being used and can be sold off.
4. Sell Everything Outside of Standard Constructed – Standard is the most popular and most played constructed format, only keep cards from the current Standard sets.
5. Sell Everything – you just want to make as much money as possible from your cards, or you want to give up Magic completely and sell up your collection. This is the best way to get the most money, but it will take the most time. This is also a good strategy if you are only playing Limited Magic the Gathering play (i.e. Draft or Sealed play), which is where you receive new cards for every event. Why not sell off your cards once you’ve used them, you can use this successfully to make lots of money from your existing collection – you then don’t have to have the maintenance of keeping any cards at all!
These are 5 basic strategies for helping you to think about which Magic the Gathering cards you could keep, and which you could sell. Hopefully this will have at least given you a brief overview to get you started, so why not get started today?
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