How to Flip Magic the Gathering Cards

Introduction: How to Flip Magic the Gathering Cards

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Magic the Gathering, the Trading Card Game, is a pretty popular hobby in developed countries - and that's why these collectibles are pretty sought after.

Some cards fetch amazing prices, and there are even some common cards being sold for close to $1000.

Throughout this Instructable I'm going to disclose the method I use to make a living out of flipping Magic the Gathering Cards, letting you know exactly how to do it - and hopefully you'll help take them off the streets to go live on a rich collector's shelf.

Step 1: Step 1: Buying the Cards

Search for good offers in any garage sale or classified ads sites.

There are a lot of people who are trying to get rid of their card or their children's cards on a daily basis.

The picture above is of a box of 4000 cards I purchased for $38 on a Classified Ads site, and it's not hard making a profit with these values. Head on for the next step to see all the prices for each card.

Step 2: Step 2: Get Your Cards Valued

If you want to get cards you bought valued or if you want to research before you buy, there are a lot of websites out there that allow you to search for a certain's card price based on some things like:

  • Name;
  • Edition;
  • Condition;

Like in most collectibles, MTG Cards are collectibles that have their price fluctuate with time, so keep an eye out for market changes and smart investment opportunities.

Step 3: Step 3: Sell Your Cards

Now that you know you bought some cards that are way below their value, hop onto the Internet and find those marketplace sites that you can sell your cards on - there are a lot of MTG sites that sell cards and buy them at lower prices, and if you purchased used cards in a smart way, you can flip them for a nice little profit.

Another smart way you can make money is by buying the current collection and wait for some years for its booster packs to disappear - then just sell your sealed booster packs for a big profit!

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    10 months ago

    Hi, my name is Daniel. I was wondering if anyone any advice on finding profitable cards and like collections, bulk lots and what have you. Or wants to sell some or all their mtg collections ill take bulk cards even. I normally just put tons of time into it killing myself and never sleep haha. Been buying, selling, and trading almost 2 years and know much more than I used to when I just played the game. But being honest and not screwing over people and giving fair compensation and with how its been for everyone lately I need to make more to grow my business, and I feel there is so much more I could know to do this better and efficiently. Either way I'm looking to buy or trade mtg cards or unbuilt fundamentals model kits Even bulk, the more the better. Can do a lot. Still selling a bunch too. I'm just doing this to support my family and my disabled mother cuz I broke my spine a few years back when I was 18 and can't really work. But I'd be grateful for any advice or business from anyone I got a ton of great stuff and give good deals.


    5 years ago

    Good instructable here..and to answer Brookefox question..the best system I use for card price and getting there current market value is a nice little app called (mtg familiar)..its a great free app and also it helps if your right there with a friend and wana trade..just type in the name of the card and add it to the left or right and it will keep track of value so when the deed is done you know you both are paying egual value for your card trade


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I never touch the stuff, but my kids do. One is addicted and would appreciate tips on valuation. You show a graph; where is it from?