Sell Your Cards
Gnome Games does purchase old unused cards.
While we’d like to buy all of them, the reality is that if we can’t sell them again we can’t buy them.
So here is what we are looking for:
First we are looking only for cards from games that are still being played. While it’s really cool to have a complete set of Mega Man, and we did like the game; we probably can’t sell them at all – so we wouldn’t be interested in them.
So at this time we are only looking for cards from the following games:
Pokemon – Black White Legal Singles and bulk collections only. We are not interested in one or two of your old Charizards
Magic the Gathering - All Standard and Modern Legal Rares, Power 9, Dual Lands and select older rares. Bulk collections area also purchased
Yu Gi Oh - Select Super Rare, Ultra Rare, Secret Rare, Ghost Rare cards. We will look at bulk collections of Mint/Near Mint commons/rares on a case by case basis, but will not purchase and ANY Played Condition rares or commons even in bulk.
Cards that are all beat up, torn, worn or look like your dog ate them are not going to sell for us – so we don’t want them. If your collection has a bunch of these – we probably won’t want them unless the specific card is very valuable. For example a Black Lotus in Poor Condition is still a playable Black Lotus and we might give you a couple of bucks for it.
The condition of your cards also determines how much we might offer for them.
Near Mint Cards in Near Mint condition show almost no wear from shuffling or general play. Cards in Near Mint condition are indistinguishable from cards in an unsleeved deck of other Near Mint/Mint cards or a fresh card taken from a pack. When we buy singles in this condition you will get the full buy price for them.
Played Cards in Played condition show wear or damage that is visible upon first glance. Examples of cards in this grade include cards with shuffle creasing, moderate corner wear, moderate border wear, moderate whitening or scratched on the back or front face of the card major scratching, minor water damage, or slight (hairline) creasing. When we buy played condition singles we offer less than 50% of the buy price for them
Heavily Played Cards in Heavily Played condition show extreme wear, and may not be legal for tournament play, even in a sleeve. These cards are torn, have significant creases or edge damage, foil separation, etc. We only purchase very select Heavily Played Cards and downgrade the buy price on collections if they have a good number of Heavily Played cards in them. It is in your best interest to remove these cards from your collection before you bring it. Please consider the environment and recycle your Heavily Played cards.
Gnome Games reserves the right to not purchase any cards at any time for any reason. Our Buy Price is determined by market fluctuations that change frequently, and is usually about 50% of the Sale price for popular singles and significantly lower for cards that have a lower demand.
We pay more for in store credit than we do for cash. Our usual cash to credit ratio is about 60% so if we offer you $10 Store Credit the same offer would be about $6 cash.
We will not quote prices or set up appointments to look at cards over the phone.
To set up an appointment please send an email with your real name, what cards you are looking to sell (an overview of your collection is fine – for example 2 binders of Pokemon from older sets including some foils and rares – about 1200 cards is a good description; I have a bunch of Yu Gi Oh Rares to sell is not) send the email to email@example.com and we will review it and contact you if we wish to look at your cards.
We will buy bulk collections n Mint/Near Mint condition and mixed sets – normally by the pound based on overall condition of the cards and the rare to common ratio.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org