What is Bulk?
Bulk cards are the cards you don’t want. They might be duplicates or extra cards you don’t have a use for. When opening 10 card packs, you usually have the chance of pulling chase cards in the Holo and Reverse Holo slots. This means at least 8 cards in each booster pack are common and considered bulk. After opening several packs, you’ll notice your pile of bulk cards will quickly increase. Before you know it, you might have hundreds or thousands of common Pokemon cards that you’re not using. So, what should you do with bulk Pokemon cards?
Selling Bulk Pokemon Cards
Your first and easiest option is to just sell your bulk as a lot. This means you put 500 cards together, or however many you want, and put it up for sale as random bulk. This can be sold on websites like TCGPlayer, eBay, or anywhere else. To get an estimate on how much your bulk lot is worth, look at similar listings and determine a price off of them. If you decide to do this, keep in mind you won’t be getting a lot for your cards. Common cards aren’t very valuable in the first place and the buyer won’t know if they’re getting anything that’s worth it.
Your second option is to sort through the bulk and sell cards individually on websites such as TCGPlayer. This can be very time consuming and may not be worth it if you’re not looking to maximize profits. Look up the value of each card using TCG Player and list them as you go. A lot of cards will be worth less than $0.25 and might take a while to sell, so this is a long-term commitment. Keep in mind there are fees and shipping costs once the cards sell. On the surface this might not seem worth it but can be very profitable if done right. For example, if you sell 1,000 cards for 25 cents each, that’s $250 of revenue.
Another option is to do something fun with your cards. You can build weird decks and play the Pokemon TCG, cut up common cards and make some art, or give them away to other fans in the community! The options are endless and the fact that these cards are so cheap means you don’t have to worry about losing too much value. Let us know some of your ideas in the comments below!