"IndoorGameBunker is supported by its readers. Please assume all links are affiliate links. If you purchase something from one of our links we make a small commission from Amazon."

Are Empty Pokemon Tins Worth Anything?


Are Empty Pokemon Tins Worth anything

There are many Pokemon collector’s cards that come prepackaged in a tin. While these tins are the perfect size for storing cards, many collectors store their Pokemon cards in protective sleeves. They keep these sleeves in a binder or folder so it’s easier to keep the cards in mint condition while looking at them. Eventually, they end up with more Pokemon tins than they need.

This has a lot of collectors wondering what they can do with the extra Pokemon tins. Are empty Pokemon cards worth anything? Don’t get your hopes up on the idea of making a profit off of your old Pokemon tins. After the cards have been removed, the Pokemon tins aren’t worth anything.

Do you have extra Pokemon tins that you no longer use? If you’re wondering what to do with them, you’ve come to the right page. Today, we’re going to discuss if Pokemon tins are worth anything and what you can do with them. Keep reading to find out more.

Are the Pokemon Tins Worth Anything?

Click Image for More Info

If you were to take a look on Ebay or another site where people sell their used goods, you may notice people have Pokemon tins for sale. While some are listed for a couple of dollars a piece, other rare ones can be seen for as high as $50. 

On sites like Ebay, people can list their items for as much money as they want. It doesn’t mean that someone will actually buy it at that price. If you took those same tins to a collector or game shop, you likely wouldn’t see the same price, if they offered you any money at all.

Many game shops sell used Pokemon cards that are in good condition and other collectibles. When it comes to empty Pokemon tins, you may find a couple in one of these shops. However, you’ll likely notice that the shop is selling it for under a dollar. This is because the empty Pokemon tins were likely donated to them.

To check the current price and availability of Pokemon Tins, click here to view the selection on Amazon.

What Can I Do With Empty Pokemon Tins?

You may not be able to make a profit off of your empty Pokemon tins, but that doesn’t mean they have to go to waste. If you are no longer using the tins, there are several options that you can choose from to put them to use.

Organize Small Items

Pokemon tins aren’t just great for storing cards. There are a lot of smaller items that people end up accumulating in bulk. Since Pokemon tins are smaller, they are often the perfect size for storing smaller items that you have in bulk. These tins are excellent to use for organizing items on a messy desk or overflowing drawer. 

Paint Them

If you like the idea of using the tins for storage but don’t want Pokemon designs on your desk, you can repurpose the Pokemon tins and paint them however you like. The best type of paint to use is an acrylic blend. Always make sure you are gentle when applying the paint with a brush.

Before you start painting a Pokemon tin, you will need to prepare it. Wash the tin thoroughly with soap and warm water, then dab it dry and wipe it down with vinegar. Make sure the tin is fully dry and then lightly sand it with a piece of sandpaper.

Before you paint the tin, apply a layer of metal primer. When you are finished painting (and it’s dry) use a protective varnish to seal the paint and protect it from chipping.

Gift Tins

If you’re not good at wrapping gifts, a painted Pokemon tin can do the job. These tins are great for putting small gifts in, like gift cards. It’s a lot easier than wrapping as well. 

Visit a Local Game Shop

Many game shops will buy used items or accept donations. When it comes to empty Pokemon tins, they will likely only accept them as a donation. While some game shops will sell them incredibly cheap, others will pass the donation along to a kid in need.

If you have extra Pokemon cards that you no longer want in your collection (or doubles of any card) you can also put them in the tins you donate. This way a kid will get to enjoy them. 

Can You Get Rare Pokemon Cards in Tins?

It is possible to get rare Pokemon cards in tins. If you are on the search for rare cards, it’s recommended to get a promo Pokemon tin. This is because the promo Pokemon tins always come with booster packs and a selection of rare cards. Each promo tin will have specific rare cards that the selection comes from.

Most Pokemon tins will have a random selection of cards unless something different is stated right on the package. While it’s not impossible to get a rare card in a standard Pokemon tin, it doesn’t happen often.

Final Thoughts

Most Pokemon card collectors have a lot of extra Pokemon tins laying around. If you are not using them to store your cards anymore, you may be wondering what you can do with them. It’s very unlikely that you will make a profit off of them because Pokemon tins aren’t worth anything. However, there are other things you can do with them. 

One of the best things you can do is donate them to a local game shop because a kid that has use for the tins will likely receive them. However, you may be able to use them as well. They are excellent for storing smaller items, which helps to clean up unorganized drawers, desks, and other messy areas in your home.

While you can attempt to sell your empty Pokemon tins on Ebay or another way, it’s not that easy to make a sale. Once the cards are removed from the pack, the empty Pokemon tin has no value. Unless you have a rare tin, collectors likely won’t be interested in making a purchase. 

Indoor Game Bunker

We are Indoor Game Bunker, a group dedicated to providing reviews, how to guides, and helpful information to those interested in a wide variety of games and hobbies.

Recent Posts