The Steam Trading Card Thread of Capitalistic Greed

#1 Posted by Kierkegaard (605 posts) -

Hi all! Didn't want to derail the market of the other trading card thread, so I thought I'd start a new one about something far more important: Cold hard cashola.

So, how much have you made putting digital trading cards up for sale?

I'm currently sitting at a cool $0.90 for ruthlessly selling my steam summer sale cards and four binding of Isaac cards (fifth one on sale now--only .15 cents!).

C'mon, bombers. Show me the money (that will no doubt destroy my paltry sum)!

#2 Edited by Nasos100 (727 posts) -

i dont care about this shit i got shit to do with my life man

#3 Edited by Fearbeard (834 posts) -

I've made about $20 selling Trading Cards so far. Used most of it to pre-order Shadowrun Returns. Free games!!!

I have about 450 games in my Steam library so I have no shortage of trading card games. I'm probably done selling them for now though. I'll just sell extra copies I get and use that money to finish off badges and raise my Steam level a bit for the increased chance of getting booster packs.

#4 Posted by jaycrockett (492 posts) -

I don't know if money in my steam wallet counts as cold hard cashola. I bought a 2.99 game with the money I made, so that's something. But I probably spent at least that much buying cards. So I guess I 'made' about 6-8 bucks selling cards.

#5 Posted by BonzoPongo (111 posts) -

@fearbeard: how many cards did you sell to get 20 bucks?

I think I've sold about 15 cards from various games at the market rate for $2.70 in total

#6 Edited by Fearbeard (834 posts) -

@nasos100 said:

i dont care about this shit i got shit to do with my life man

Like post on a video game website forum thread that you don't care about. All about how much you don't care about it! You sir, have won life.

#7 Posted by Demoskinos (15168 posts) -

I've probably made nearly $30 selling TF2 and Trading Cards. I sold all of my TF2 and Portal 2 cards back when they still went for like a $1.50 each in the beta days. I haven't really sold any cards since.

#8 Posted by monssfisch (45 posts) -

I bought Sword of the Stars: The Pit for $2.50 during the sale. Within about 10 minutes of playtime, I got a foil drop which I sold for $3.50. I was pretty happy about that.

#9 Edited by Fearbeard (834 posts) -

@bonzopongo: My market history shows about 144 transactions. I'd say about 120-130 are from selling cards. I did get a booster pack which I sold for about $1.30, but most of the cards sell between 10 cents and 40 cents depending on rarity and demand. I've only gotten one foil card, but I haven't sold it yet.

#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9481 posts) -

@nasos100 said:

i dont care about this shit i got shit to do with my life man

Man, you haven't LIVED until you've sold virtual trading cards for cold, hard cash.

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#11 Posted by Nasos100 (727 posts) -
#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Is it possible to trade my dumb cards for even dumber games? Is anybody even willing?

#13 Edited by BeachThunder (12439 posts) -

@nasos100 said:

i dont care about this shit i got shit to do with my life man

Man, you haven't LIVED until you've sold virtual trading cards for cold, hard cash.

*cold, fake, digital, Steam-only cash.

Anyway $26.36

#14 Edited by TruthTellah (9481 posts) -

@truthtellah said:

@nasos100 said:

i dont care about this shit i got shit to do with my life man

Man, you haven't LIVED until you've sold virtual trading cards for cold, hard cash.

*cold, fake, digital, Steam-only cash.

Anyway $26.36

ha. I originally had "digital" as part of it, as well, but considering I put real money into that same pool of "digital" money, it's relatively real to me.

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#15 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (399 posts) -

I made around $15 during the Steam Sale selling all my cards, which was awesome. That's the thing though. I sold ALL my cards. I fucking idled games to exhaust all of my drops. I will never get more cards unless I'm randomly selected for a booster pack.

I feel like I crossed a line.

#16 Edited by TruthTellah (9481 posts) -

@indiana_jenkins: Oh man, I love your userpic. Do you have a full-size version of that?

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#17 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I fucking idled games to exhaust all of my drops.

I feel like I crossed a line.

That's a fucking great idea, god knows I don't want to actually play Offspring Fling. Also Iddle Dew cards are worth a lot so far apparently, I like.

#18 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (399 posts) -

@truthtellah: Yes I do. I wish I could credit guy that did this, but I found it on Twitter a couple of weeks ago. I think Matt Rorie might have retweeted it.

#19 Posted by TruthTellah (9481 posts) -

@indiana_jenkins: Nice. Thanks. Yeah, must have just been one of the many in the flurry of odes to Ryan.

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#20 Posted by TruthTellah (9481 posts) -
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#21 Posted by Xymox (2116 posts) -

Sell cards to buy games that have cards to sell more cards to buy games
What's not to love?

cards rule everything around me S.T.E.A.M get the money
wallet wallet funds y'all

#22 Posted by StarFoxA (5165 posts) -

Guys, here's my thinking. Those Summer Sale cards? They won't drop again. So don't sell 'em now, while they're going for like $0.15 USD. Hang onto them. You'll probably get like 20 cents more!

#23 Posted by MattyFTM (14433 posts) -

I only got into cards over the summer sale. I've made like $3. Spent it all on Secret of the Magic Crystals cards. Because I HAVE to be that guy who has the level five Secret of the Magic Crystals badge.

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#24 Posted by BeachThunder (12439 posts) -

@indiana_jenkins said:

I fucking idled games to exhaust all of my drops.

I feel like I crossed a line.

That's a fucking great idea, god knows I don't want to actually play Offspring Fling. Also Iddle Dew cards are worth a lot so far apparently, I like.

I thought Offspring Fling was actually pretty good, just saying.

#25 Posted by Killercombo (234 posts) -

I have made around £30 selling cards, I got £5 from selling a Foil Dust: An Elisian Tail Card and £1 from selling and Offspring Fling Emote (the heart) I have farmed all 71 games with trading cards and got 30 of them complete to level 1, including the Summer Badge all the way to level 5 and so I now have around 60 summer cards left, just hoping the prices go back up so I can sell them

#26 Posted by fox01313 (5089 posts) -

Put up some of the summer sale cards, a few duplicate cards & some cards from games I didn't care for, sold them for $.10-30 cents each usually. Great way to get enough for some of the badges to be complete but only really worked on the more popular games where the card prices were rather cheap. Nice to do this as if it was a straight 1 to 1 trade on some of the cards I would have lost a few over selling them. Now it's just keeping watch on the summer sale cards now that the summer sale is over to see where the price settles at (as I have a few duplicates), last page here on the US last I checked was some people trying to sell the summer sale cards for $400, don't think it'll get to that but expecting in a few weeks that the price should be closer to $.50 (right now still $.10-20 for them).

#27 Edited by Winsord (1307 posts) -

I've made about $5 so far. Biggest get was $1 for a Civ V booster pack, but aside from that I haven't gotten any cool foils or anything. It seems that generally the less played the game, the more valuable the cards are. The GRiD 2, RE6 and SR3 cards were all going for about $0.40 when I last looked, so it seems like it's worthwhile to idle games just to sell cards. I haven't bought any cards with 'real' money, just Steam wallet money I made from selling other cards.

The only two card related badges I've got are for Civ V and the summer sale. There's some fun to be had in crafting the badges, but what will likely happen is I'll farm the games I don't like to make badges in the games that I do like.

#28 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4859 posts) -

I made about £4 in the first couple days... but then the collect-a-mania caught up with me. Now I can't stop getting them. I have 129 cards right now.

#29 Posted by alanm26v5 (463 posts) -

How do booster packs work exactly? I know you have to max out your available drops in a particular game to be considered for one. Do I actually have to be running the game at some point that week to get one though? I kind of just want to idle games that I've played already just to sell the cards and get eligible.

#30 Edited by Stache (67 posts) -

@alanm26v5: I believe what they say is that booster packs are given out "as more people craft" that badge. So they probably have some arbitrary thresholds for each game, and once that threshold is crossed, it sends out booster packs based on the percentage that is dependent on your level. The higher your level, the more likely you are to earn a booster pack once that threshold is crossed by the community. There is a chart on the FAQ somewhere but I think it goes up by 20% every time you progress 10 levels.

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