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Fortnite, a massively multiplayer online game, has become a major trading card market.
Its popularity has brought its price down to about $1.25, down from more than $3 in the past.
But its currency trading cards are only available for sale in China.CBC News spoke to the industry experts behind the trading card craze to find out how to get started.
Chet Thompson is a former card designer and a senior editor at GamesIndustry.biz.
He has worked for major trading cards companies including Hasbro, Activision, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft.
He’s now the head of marketing and sales for the World Wide Trading Card Association.
“There are some really interesting ways to get into trading cards,” he said.
“The best way is to get in contact with an authorized reseller or card company.
The only way to get these cards is to be a regular person who’s got a credit card.
So the only way that’s going to be viable is if you have a bank account.”
Thompson said card collectors who are buying trading cards for their collection are not buying them legitimately.
“They’re not buying real, hard-to-find, hard currency,” he explained.
“They’re buying them because they think that it will be a nice way to make some money on their cards.
They’re buying it because it’s a good way to generate some interest in their card.”
He said trading card collecting has become very lucrative, with about 200 million cards being sold worldwide each year.
“In Canada, we had about 40 per cent of our cards sold through the online trading card trading market in 2015,” Thompson said.
“So we’ve seen huge growth in that market in recent years.”
The Canadian card industry estimates that there are more than 100 million cards in circulation worldwide.
The industry is also looking at a new card format called the ‘Card Wars’.
It will introduce a new set of rules and regulations to make trading cards more transparent and accessible to the general public.
But many card collectors are concerned about a future of higher card prices.
“It’s definitely going to hurt,” said Thompson.
“If the card industry doesn’t have a way to sell them at a lower price, it’s going not to be sustainable for a long time.”
“There’s going, like, four to five card companies that are basically competing to sell cards at a higher price than they are,” he added.
Thompson said he’s heard from a number of card collectors that they’d rather buy cards online than in-person at an authorized card dealer.
“If they can just sell them to the retail store, they’re not going to get it for free.
It would make a lot more sense if they could just buy them directly, rather than selling them to a card company for $2 or $3 a card,” Thompson continued.”
So I’m kind of hoping that card collectors can get the trade cards that they want online, because there’s a lot of cards out there, and it’s not really going to change the way that you play Fortnitre.”
“It would make a lot more sense if they could just buy them directly, rather than selling them to a card company for $2 or $3 a card,” Thompson continued.