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Offline BlackenedPies

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Steam Trading Cards
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:44:55 am »
I looked today at the Steam trading cards and noticed a couple things. You can sell them on the steam market with most having a value of around 7 cents. I sold 50 out of my 300 at 1 cent below the market price. By the end I had made $1.73 ($2.45 now)

Who's speculating on the value of trading cards? Why are the basics you unlock after an hour of play worth 7 cents? Does anyone have experience in this market

I also noticed that I only have two Guns of Icarus cards: Galleon and Pilot. I find it a bit hard to believe that after 2660 hours there wouldn't be more unlocked. Check if you guys have any others. I kept the GOIO cards because they're only worth 4 cents and time is money so you're losing 30% by selling them (takes 10 seconds to sell a card)
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 10:47:18 am by BlackenedPies »

Offline The Mann

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Re: Steam Trading Cards
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 10:49:26 am »
they way Steam works, When you buy a game, you get about half the deck of cards. thats it.

You will get a boosterpack.

the rest, you need to get from trading or buying on the market depending on the sale values.

Offline Hoja Lateralus

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Re: Steam Trading Cards
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 10:58:31 am »
They are just worth more because
a) GOIO is not a popular game
b) probably not many people from GOIO community care enough to buy another cards and create a badge
So yeah, you'll see that cards from more popular games are usually cheaper, this is just how market works. And cards get much cheaper during sales.

also what The Mann said

Offline The Mann

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Re: Steam Trading Cards
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 11:00:23 am »
Also, if you collect cards just for the rewards, these rewards are often random thus it can be better to check the market for them.

Also, Foil cards can often be more expensive too.


I like badges. I have nearly 40 badges...  :'(

Offline The Mann

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Re: Steam Trading Cards
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 11:18:21 am »
On another note, once you collect all the badges, you can transform them into a badge.

This can be done 5 times and you do not get a booster pack after each badge.
This means that you need to repeat the process :)

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Re: Steam Trading Cards
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 08:48:26 am »
I bought a load of cards to get the badges,
My acc was hacked and they were all sold on the market, but I think a profit was made...
« Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 08:50:08 am by GeoRmr »