Buying from Direct by TCGplayer™

Get all your cards in one package, authenticated by our team of experts

Shop thousands of local game stores and receive all your cards in one convenient package. When you order through Direct by TCGplayer, your cards come straight from our Authentication Center where our team of experts double checks every card by hand to ensure you are getting exactly what you ordered in the right condition. Orders $50 and up ship free in one convenient package.

Free Shipping

If your order is over $50 (before taxes), and you are in the United States, your entire order ships for free with Direct—no matter how many cards you buy or how many sellers you buy from with the Direct program.

Authenticated by TCGplayer

We're passionate about our collectibles, so we know how important it is that you get exactly what you ordered in the condition you expect. Our expert team carefully checks every card before it gets packaged and delivered to your door.

Perfect Delivery Guarantee

When you order through Direct, you have our guarantee that you'll get all the cards you ordered, exactly the way you wanted them. If something isn’t perfect, just tell our customer service team and we’ll work with you to make it right.

How it all works

Pick out the cards you want and look for sellers with the Direct by TCGplayer blue direct icon on the product details pages. When you buy from them, TCGplayer will ship your cards to you in a single package, using our own carefully managed inventory. You can also choose Direct by TCGplayer options by using the Cart Optimizer.


Yes, Direct by TCGplayer is currently available in Australia*, Canada, Japan, and the U.K. for Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! singles.

Orders placed with Direct by TCGplayer will typically reach you faster, on average. The cards come straight from our own carefully managed inventory and are packaged and shipped as soon as possible. Behind the scenes, the sellers you bought from will resupply TCGplayer's inventory, so you never have to wait for their cards to reach you.

Items carried by Direct by TCGplayer are clearly marked. Our Cart Optimizer can help you search for cards that are supported by this program.

For any order including one or more items not labeled as Direct by TCGplayer, your order will be packaged and shipped by the seller as normal.

* Shipments to Australia are temporarily suspended. For the most up-to-date information on international shipping suspensions, please visit the USPS Service Alerts page


Change Log

  • 6/8/22 - Updated information about free shipping.
  • 4/13/22 - Updated language to clarify Direct program features.
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