Back in the good old days, everybody knew that Charizard was the only Pokémon card that really mattered. The unspoken understanding among Pokémon fans was that if you didn’t have a holographic Charizard, your card collection was shit.
Pretty nice alternates for Pokémon cards that normally had boring plain backgrounds. Artist Lunambra extended the tiny pics on the original cards with some custom paintings.
Nooooooo. This is how they get you. This is exactly how Nintendo gets you to spend money on stuff that might just end up in a landfill in a few years.
Would you spend almost $225 for a single digital image of Han Solo from the original Star Wars? For most people, the answer is obviously “No.” But many of us who are using the app Star Wars: Card Trader, from Topps, would kill to have that singular image in our collections. And some people will pay dearly for it.
Player Pascal Maynard found a relatively rare card during one of the biggest Magic tournaments of the year. And while it didn’t fit his deck strategy, he kept the card and put it up on eBay. Because of this and because thousands saw it live, the card sold for a crazy amount of money.
Ah, trading cards. We all amassed piles of them when we were younger, be it Pokémon, Star Wars, sports or whatever. Now, at least for their Star Wars line, Topps are bringing the cards back... as part of a digital app that is literally nothing other than buying pictures on your phone.
Further proving that eSports is all grown up and should be recognized as a real sport, Blizzard created a deck of StarCraft II trading cards. Baseball and basketball players have trading cards—why shouldn't these guys have at least a few?
Launching today in beta across a selection of popular titles, Steam Trading Cards are collectibles Steam users gather while playing their favorite games, with sets tradable for game badges, profile backgrounds, emoticons, coupons, and more. As if hunting for achievements wasn't enough.
There is no crazy trading card battle system woven into Garfield Collections. It's just a game about buying, selling and collecting virtual trading cards. I am not sure how that makes me feel.