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Buy and Sell Magic The Gathering Cards Online!Game Theory is now offering online buying (Duraleigh only) and selling of Magic The Gathering cards. Please visit our online stores to browse, buy, and sell.

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Buy & Sell "Magic The Gathering" Cards

MTG singles are available at our Duraleigh and Wake Forest locations.


Game Theory specializes in buying and selling individual Magic the Gathering cards and collections. We have an inventory of nearly 300,000 individual Magic the Gathering cards, ranging from Legacy to Standard and everything in between! Our cards are graded using the guidelines below. We update prices regularly to stay on top of pricing trends.

You can order cards in the Duraleigh and Wake Forest locations or place an order online at shop.gametheorystore.com (Duraleigh) or wakeforest.gametheorystore.com (Wake Forest), and we will have them waiting for you.


We are currently only buying cards at our Duraleigh location. We purchase individual cards and entire collections. If you have individual cards you'd like to sell, please use the Buylist feature on our online catalog to check prices and create a buy order.

From there, we will review the condition of your cards and then issue payment. You must be present in store for us to review your cards, regardless of if it is a buylist or collection appointment.

The buylist prices in our catalog are cash prices, or we offer a 10% bonus if you select store credit. For individual card orders, we only purchase cards in Near Mint condition unless the cards are high-value Legacy or Modern staples.


If you have an entire collection you'd like to sell, please call our Duraleigh store at (919) 787-4449 to schedule an appointment with one of our buyers. Our buyers can review your entire collection while you wait and make an offer on the spot.

Grading Guidelines

Grading is a subjective process, but we do our best to rate each card in our inventory using the guidelines below. If you’d like to preview a particular card before you place your order, please contact the staff to see the card in-person or have a picture sent by email. With that said, here are our guidelines:

  • Near Mint (NM) - Cards in Near Mint condition are clean and show no nicks or dings to the front or back border. They show minimal to no wear from shuffling or general play.

  • Lightly Played (LP) – Cards in Lightly Played condition show minor wear. Examples of cards in this grade include cards with minor border wear, minor corner wear, very minor binder bending, slight scratching, clouding, or scuffing/loss of sheen on the front due to play wear.

  • Moderately Played (MP) - Cards in Moderately Played condition show moderate wear, but are still legal for tournament play if sleeved. Examples of cards in this grade include cards with moderate binder creasing, moderate corner wear, moderate border wear, whitening on the back or front face of the card, slight inking along the back borders, moderate scratching or clouding, minor water damage, or slight (hairline) shuffle creasing.

  • Heavily Played (HP) - Cards in Heavily Played condition show extreme wear, and may not be legal for tournament play, even in a sleeve. We typically do not carry or sell Heavily Played cards except in cases where cards were purchased as part of a collection. We encourage customers to physically inspect these cards before placing an order.

Note: We only purchase Magic the Gathering cards at this time and are unable to make offers on cards from other games.


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