My steam trading cards either turn into between 0.02 and 0.10 EUR when selling them, or I can turn them into gems. Can I sell these gems later on in some way? I see i can put them in a sack of gems, but I'm not sure how many I need for a sack, or even if I can sell those sacks.

I know that I won't make much money in this way, but I really don't care about trading cards, gems or medals as much as I do about money I might get from them. I want to sell them in the most profitable way.

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Selling them in the most profitable way is a hard one to give a right answer for....I can break it down for you though...It is up to you after to determine for yourself what is most profitable for you :) (what you have the patience for)

In order to get a sack of gems you need 1000 gems and the price RIGHT NOW on them is .73 cents.

Gem sack

Cards vary in the amount of gems they are worth depending on the age of the game, number of cards acquirable without additional purchases, and rarity of the card (there can be 'foil' cards).

Selling the cards individually usually only net you a few cents a piece and they usually sell at different values in the same way as it would work for the gems. Take into consideration for popularity here, too. The card below has a decent value, while most will sell for around .08 cents. Brand new games can get you card values at about .35 cents if you get them quickly.

Witcher 3 card

Additionally you can sell cards by the pack. You can do this by purchasing packs with gems. The amount of gems a pack will cost you varies from game to game. These packs seem to sell on the market for about the worth of a sack of gem depending on the game, but the packs may cost more gems than the total in the sack of gems.

Witcher 3 card pack

  • I had no cards in my inventory to show you the gem values, I might get one tonight and will upload it as an image if I do.
    – Dupree3
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 18:36
  • So if a sack of gems is 1000 gems for 83 cents, then that effectively makes 1 gem about 0.083 cents? The cards I gemmed were about 17 - 22 gems each, with 1 foil card going for 170 gems. So that's 1.4-14 cents going by gems. Even the foil was worth more than that.
    – Nzall
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 18:53
  • @NateKerkhofs Right selling the foils is a better idea.
    – Dupree3
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 19:10
  • Even selling the normal cards is a better idea. there are very few cards that sell for less than 2 cents, even after deducting transaction costs.
    – Nzall
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 20:03
  • @NateKerkhofs Well does my answer suit your needs then?
    – Dupree3
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 20:04

The law of supply-and-demand almost guarantees that cards will be at least as valuable as the equivalent number of gems.

If gems were worth more than the cheapest cards, people would buy the cards and sell them as gems, which would drive down gem-prices (and drive up card-prices) until they equalized.

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