Are you a seller who is looking to spread wings and dive into another market? Perhaps you are a collector who has a mountain of cards that you are looking to sell and make a profit? Whether you're new to the game or an experienced veteran with 20+ years in the hobby collectibles game, there has never been a better time to pick up buying, selling, and trading Pokémon cards. Below we have highlighted reasons why diving into the Pokémon market can be a great journey!
Since 1996, Pokémon has captured the hearts of millions through virtual video games and physical trading cards. As of April 2019, Pokémon is the highest-grossing media franchise in the world totaling over $92 billion. The card game releases expansions around every three months; add this to the popularity and the buyer will see value in these sets with the quick turnaround.
With the Pokémon brand being a powerhouse media franchise, this creates a greater audience interested in the product line. By adding singles and sealed products to your inventory, they will be available to all customers, ranging from a new player to a seasoned player, to someone’s grandmother looking for a gift idea. This visibility and exposure to various age groups ensure that there will always be a market for the product line with profits in your future.
There are several paths for sellers to explore as they enter their Pokémon selling journey. For instance, sellers can sell single cards as an opened product, or they can purchase and sell sealed packs and boxes. The unknown rests with the profitability of these avenues and the seller’s approach. One avenue could be to break boxes open and sell the cards individually - the benefit of doing this is to have full visibility of your inventory as well as the possibility of opening some higher value cards. Another avenue the seller can take is to sell sealed products - by doing this, the seller is putting the risk and reward into the buyer’s hands. The buyer will know what they are buying and the potential that is held within that purchase.
Whether you’re out of your bedroom or have a brick-and-mortar store, selling Pokémon has great potential and is manageable for anyone to get into when it comes to selling. At TCGplayer, you can list your Pokémon cards directly on our Marketplace or through our Direct program.