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Know your buyers
When shopping for trading cards, buyers are looking for condition, value, and trust.
Sell with confidence
Authenticity Guarantee ensures careful inspection and verified returns at no cost to you.
Create a winning listing
How to capture the buyer’s attention
Share multiple, clear images
Any grading labels
Tips on taking great photos
- Use white backdrops to increase visibility.
- Turn off the flash. Use soft, diffused lighting.
Title the cards correctly
Use relevant keywords in a logical, readable order, including:
- Brand and edition
- Player name(s)
- Special features (rookie, autograph, etc.)
- Grading details (grading company and grade)
Here’s an example: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 6.5
Know your card’s condition
|Near Mint or Better||Excellent||Very Good||Poor|
|Corners||Minor chipping||Moderate corner wear with multiple dinged corners||Rounding on all four corners||Major rounding with one or more corners missing|
|Edges||Minor chipping||Slightly rough edges with moderate chipping and/or light indentations||Moderate-to-heavy chipping and/or indentations||Major chipping and indentation with paper loss|
|Discoloration||None||Minor (e.g. wax stains on the reverse)||Moderate to major||Major discoloration over a large area|
|Surface Indentations||None||Moderate||Moderate to major||Major|
|Creases||None||Minor surface wrinkles||Moderate with multiple creases allowed||Multiple major creases|
|Scratches/Scuffing||Minor||Moderate||Moderate to major, some slight paper loss||Major scratches/scuffing with paper loss, tears, and pinholes|
|Staining||None||Minor||Moderate to major||Major|
Elevate your sales game
The tools you need to level up your business
List cards at the right price with eBay Price Guide
Access the pricing power of 26+ years of transaction data.
Boost sales with Promoted Listings
Appear higher in search results to increase the likelihood of a sale.
Increase conversion with Offers to Buyers
Send offers directly to interested buyers.
Are you using the shipping service designed for card sellers?
eBay standard envelope is the most cost-effective way to track your lower-value card shipments. It’s better than a simple stamp. eBay standard envelope packages automatically get protections for single cards valued up to $20 and multiple cards up to $50, in case of loss or damage.
eBay standard envelope rates:
|1 oz||2 oz||3 oz|
PRO SHIP TIP
If you need to use a thicker or more rigid envelope to better protect your card, check with your local postmaster to verify what is accepted as there are regional variances.
Authenticity Guarantee 101
Make it an easy process
Sell with confidence knowing our team of authenticators verifies every card sold at no cost to you. Raw cards over $250 and graded cards over $500 automatically go through Authenticity Guarantee (AG). Here are a few things you can keep in mind to ensure a seamless AG process:
- Don’t pad your handling time. We account for the time the cards spend at our AG facility in the estimated delivery date we give to buyers.
- Use eBay Labels (or manually enter tracking information) to prevent delays at the AG facility.
- Purchase signature confirmation for cards valued over $750.
- Package every card according to the best practices outlined above. We’ll open it up, verify authenticity, and re-package it to safely send on to your buyer.
Mama Breaks Sports Cards
Plant Street Collectibles
Setter Sports, LLC
Mama Breaks Sports Cards
Plant Street Collectibles
Setter Sports, LLC
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Frequently asked questions
What is eBay market value?
eBay market value is an eBay proprietary calculation that estimates a card’s value at that particular moment in time.
How is the eBay market value calculated?
We pull from eBay’s rich transaction history, track the card’s velocity and normalize the time window to give you the most accurate, trustworthy and actionable single data point.
How often is eBay market value updated?
The eBay market value for any given card is updated every few minutes.
Where can I provide feedback?
Look out for the “Help improve this page” link within the experience or email email@example.com.
How do I access my Collection?
Under the My eBay dropdown menu, navigate to the “Collection” section.
What items are eligible to be added to my Collection?
At the moment, Collection only supports the following trading card categories:
Sports Trading Cards:
- Ice Hockey
Collectible Card Games:
- Magic: the Gathering
- Pokémon TCG
- Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
My Collection already has items in it but I didn’t add them.
We pre-populated your Collection with your eBay purchases from supported categories within the last year (rolling 12 months).
How can I add cards to my Collection?
In the app, tap on the “+” icon in your Collection to add more items. You can select from past purchases or manually add a card.
On desktop, tap on the “Add to Collection” button in your Collection to add more items. You’ll also see an option to upload a csv file for uploading your portfolio in one step.
How many items can I add to my Collection?
At the moment, the maximum number of items you can add to your collection is 1,000.
I want to upload my collection in one step on desktop. What format does my file need to be in?
Follow the downloadable templates (CSV template) for either sports trading cards or collectible card games.
How do I edit an item in my Collection?
In the app, go to the item view of the item you would like to edit. Tap on the pencil icon to edit the item.
How do I delete an item in my Collection?
In the app, go to the item view of the item you would like to edit. Tap on the pencil icon to edit and then delete the item. You can also swipe left on the item on the category page to delete it. Individual item deletion is not currently available on desktop.
How do I delete multiple items in my Collection at once?
At the moment, you can only delete one item at a time.
How do I search within my Collection?
We only support search within a category in the app. In other words, you will not be able to search your entire Collection for a specific card. Searching is not currently available on desktop.
Who can see my Collection?
Only you can see your collection. We do not currently support collection sharing.
How long will an item stay in my Collection?
Your item will stay in your Collection forever unless you manually remove it.
How do I sell a card in my Collection?
Go to the eBay app and in Collection, navigate to the item view and tap the “Create listing” button. This action will create a draft listing that is populated with the information you have entered for your item.
Where can I see the draft listings I create in my Collection?
Draft listings you create in your Collection are accessible under “Drafts” within the Listing section.
When I sell an item in my Collection, will it be removed automatically from view?
No. If you would like to remove it from your Collection, please delete the item manually.
eBay Price Guide
How do I access the price guide?
In the eBay app, simply search for the card you want and a banner at the top of the search results page will appear. Click on it to enter the price guide experience.
What items are eligible for the price guide?
Price Guide beta supports sports and non-sports trading cards as well as collectible card games.
I can’t find what I’m searching for in the price guide.
Try adding more specifics to your search to generate more accurate results. Here are some recommendations on what to include:
For some rare and infrequently-sold cards, we may not return any results. In that scenario, try removing some criteria to broaden your search.
eBay Image Scan
How do I access image scan?
To use image scan, go to the Selling screen in the eBay app. Tap “List an item”, start typing in your game name (e.g., “magic the gathering” or “pokemon”) and a blue box will appear. Tap on that box to launch the image scanning experience.
What types of cards can I scan with the image scan tool?
This feature is available only for Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh!. Support for more collectible card games and sports trading cards to follow. Please make sure to scan physical cards only. Foil cards can be scanned but the tool may not recognize that it is a foil card. Please make sure to select the foil version match (if available) or add that detail to your listing’s item specifics.