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    Question How much would you pay for a foil or rare TCG card.

    I just got into collecting and playing the TCG game but am really frustrated at how hard it is coming into these rare cards. I went on ebay yesterday and got 14 foil and rare cards total for about $15.

    How much would you pay to buy a card on ebay or in a comic/specialty shop? Would you only resort to this if you had a few yet to collect and didn't want anymore commons?
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    Heck, I'd pay a buck per card if they were rare.

    I don't play the games, but I snagged some packs here and there . . . the foil cards are the neatest, IMO, so I would definately prefer to "overpay" a bit on average to get the ones I really want. Some of those cards are . . . ugh . . . so the thought of not pulling them over and over from the packs is an enticing thought.

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    The only card I'm still looking for is the rare Yoda. I'd probably pay as much as $5 for the regular card and maybe a little more for the foil if I could just find one. I don't really want to go through e-bay. Every time I find one, someone bids so high that it seems like a joke. It was > $15 last time I checked.
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    I've seen them go at times for around $5, but I hope I can get one for less than $3 since most places want $1 or so for shipping. I've bought several rares so far, but then I've found them in the booster packs.

    In one shot from a ebay seller I got R2(A), Jar Jar(A), and Queen Jamilia (A). Before they arrived I found all three in three straight boosters, but at least I only paid $1 for each and the Jar Jar and QJ that I found were foils.

    I've managed to get Ani (A&B), DT(B), Sidious (A), Palp(A), and a few other toughies buy dumb luck but most good rare character cards I've had to bite the bullet. I think I'm down to just OB1(A), Padme(A), and Yoda(A) for rare character cards at this point. The only ones being sold on ebay right now are $6 min. bid. OUCH! With my luck I'll buy it and then find it again a week later.
    "I'm just a YES man trying to make my way in the universe." - Jango McCallum

    "Good dialogue and smooth editing are no match for a good YES man by your side, kid." - George Lucas

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    I finally finished the SOTE set after, what's it been, 15 years now? It was the chase etched foil Fett card #82 that was holding me up. I passed on several auctions over $15+ over the years, and found one a few weeks back for $4 (from Australia; thanks, mate! ). : patiencepaysoff:
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