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Steam: What the heck do I do with these "trading cards" that keep building up?

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Like the title says...

What good are these "trading cards" that keep piling up in my Steam account?

I have no idea what they are for.

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Craft badges or sell them on the marketplace.

The badges give you some XP toward your steam profile.
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sell em on the steam market for a few cents each.. eventually youll have enough for a new game!

trading cards are something steam started recently... you can collect a set and make badges... gives you experience and levels up your steam profile. if you dont care for them, sell em! biggrin.gif
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Gather entire sets and craft them into a badge for xp/sales coupons/aesthetic things for your steam profile.


Or sell them on the market for a few cents per (anywhere from $0.05 to $0.50) depending on the card.
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Also, once you exhaust your card drops for a certain game they will put you in a pool to be randomly given a booster pack. The drop rate depends on your steam level (20% for level 10+, 40% for level 20+, etc). You can usually sell the booster packs for a couple of bucks on the marketplace as well depending on the game.
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Still waiting on this feature:

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