MAGIC: THE GATHERING
Here at Card Kingdom, we’ve been buying and selling hundreds of thousands of Magic cards daily since 1999. We’ve been a proud part of the Magic community, and will keep providing our customers with great prices, fair grades, and quick and convenient payments for the transactions we’re trusted with. You can count on us to get you taken care of!
Before you start your sell order, please take a look at our updated selling information below. You can find instructions on how to sell your cards, how to pack your cards, how we grade, payment information and more. If you have any other questions, or couldn’t find your answers in the sections below, please feel free to reach out to us any time at [email protected] or give us a call at 206-436-7870 between 6:30am and 8pm PST, and we’ll do our best to get you taken care of.
How long do I have to send you the cards?
Sell orders that are placed with us give us an idea of inventory that will be coming into the building, so orders must be postmarked or dropped off in-store within 7 days of placing your order. Orders postmarked after 7 days may have their orders canceled or purchase prices updated on receipt.
How long does the grading process take?
The grading process will fluctuate depending upon how busy we are and how many orders we have at the time. After your order arrives in our facility, we will verify its contents and update the status as received within 48 hours. Once the order is marked as received, it will be graded and finalized in 1 to 5 business days.
Do you contact me with the grading results before finalizing my order?
In order to keep the grading flow as fast as possible, we will only contact you with the grading results if you leave a comment in the customer comment field requesting that you be contacted regarding the results before finalization. Otherwise, your order will be graded and finalized in regular fashion.
Can I change my mind and get my cards back after my order is finalized?
The only way we can provide you a return of your cards, if you change your mind regarding the grading or you disagree with the grades you’ve received, is if you have left a comment in the customer comment section of your order requesting that you be contacted with the results before finalization. Once we’ve finalized an order, the order is committed to our live inventory and is immediately sent to our fulfillment team to be incorporated into the inventory floor. There will be no way to tell which cards are yours at that point, so we will not be able to return the cards to you if you change your mind.
Please read our FAQ for answers to other frequently asked questions!
These are the instructions for selling singular cards. If you are looking to sell bulk cards, sealed products or collections, please check our other selling sections on this page for more information.
This section is regarding packaging singles, collections and product orders. Bulk orders are packaged slightly differently and are notated in the Selling Bulk section.
Attn: Grading (Your Order Number)
5105 Leary Ave NW
Seattle WA 98107
This section will explain the grading process, the approximate timeline of a sell order, and how your payment will be totaled and distributed to you.
Payments for cards are done by a percentage system based on the NM buy price for a card. You will see the NM buy price for a card listed when you are adding cards onto your sell order. Depending on the price of the card and what edition the card is from, we will pay a certain percentage of the base NM buy price for the card. The percentage break-down is listed below:
|Less than $15||80%||70%||50%|
|15.00 - 24.99||85%||70%||50%|
For example, if you had an Amonkhet card that had a base buy price with us of $25, but it was graded down to EX, we would pay $21.25 for the card, or 85%. If you had an Alpha card with a base buy price of $25 and it was graded down to EX, you would receive $20 for the card, or 80%.
Note - when you are finished making your sell order, you will see a total at the bottom of the invoice showing the added total of the cards on your order. The total you see is a combination of all your listed cards if they are graded at NM. If the cards are not graded at NM, you will see the initial total go down when your order is finalized. If cards are graded as BG, or Below Good, they will be returned to you and their price will be removed from your total.
If you are looking to sell an entire collection with us, or if you have Magic collectibles, high value foil or high value non-English cards, please contact our Purchasing Department at [email protected]. For more information regarding collections and high value cards, please see our Sell Your Collection page.
If you are looking to sell sealed Magic products with us, please note that due to Wizards of the Coast policy, we cannot purchase sealed product until 2 years after its release date. We also do not purchase singular booster packs at this time.
We operate our grading by using our own grading guides, rather than grading guides from other sites. The grades also reflect the card in its entirety, rather than some singular aspects, so grades may fluctuate. Due to this system, you have upper and lower ends of each tier, such as a high-end EX or a low-end NM. Cards are judged upon a case by case basis but will always use this grading system as their core.Near Mint (NM): Cards graded at Near Mint have little to no damage. These cards still have their sheen. Minor corner whitening or surface clouding may be allowed if the damage is only seen under very close inspection. Excellent (EX): Cards graded at Excellent have minor wear, often from gentle play. Cards in this condition may have small amounts of whitening or border wear, light scratches, or small indents. Mild, widespread surface clouding or sheen disruption also fall under Excellent. Very Good (VG): Cards graded at Very Good have significant wear. Whitening around all edges, moderate surface damage, or larger sections of border wear fall under Very Good. This category also includes more noticeable tactile damage, such as larger indents, shallow bends, or small creases. Good (G): Cards graded at Good are tournament playable, but show extensive wear. This category includes heavy whitening around all edges, heavy surface scuffing or scratches, and large creases. Cards may also show moderate dirt build-up or widespread shallow indents.