Buylist Terms & Conditions

Buylist Terms and Conditions.

F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long do I have to send you the cards?

Buylists that are placed with us give us an incoming inventory, so orders must be postmarked or dropped off in-store within 7 days of acceptance of your order. Orders postmarked after 7 days may have their orders cancelled or purchase prices updated on receipt.

  1. How long does the grading process take?

The grading process will fluctuate depending upon how busy we are and how many orders we have at the time. After your order arrives in our facility, we will verify its contents and it will be graded and finalized in 1 to 5 business days.

  1. Do you contact me with the grading results before finalizing my order?

To keep the grading flow as fast as possible, we will only contact you with the grading results if you email us in advance regarding the buylist. Otherwise, your order will be graded and finalized in regular fashion.

  1. Will the price I see when I submit be the price I get?

The price you see may be adjusted based on grading and any bulk cards in the list.  Bulk cards are, generally, cards worth less than $1.00 USD resale value.  These would be corrected and, on cash requests, may be removed from the list and offered store credit for.  Any changes in values, other than for grading, will be communicated to seller's email before finalizing the order.  For bulk trade-ins please see our Bulk Trade in Information page.

  1. Can I change my mind and get my cards back after my order is finalized?

The only way we can provide you a return of your cards, if you change your mind regarding the grading or you disagree with the grades you’ve received, is if you have emailed us in advance of the buylist order requesting that you be contacted with the results before finalization. Once we have finalized an order, the order is committed to our live inventory and is immediately sent to our fulfillment team to be incorporated into the inventory floor. There will be no way to tell which cards are yours at that point, so we will not be able to return the cards to you if you change your mind.

Selling Singles

Step 1- To begin selling singles you must be Logged in to your Swords & Boards account.

Step 2 - At the top right of the web page click the "Buylist", then select which game you are selling cards from.

Step 3 - Use the search bar to find the cards you wish to sell and add quantities to your cart using the “SELL” tab. 

Step 4 - Once you finish adding your cards on the buylist, click “Submit List” 

Step 5 -   You will receive a confirmation email with a list of your cards. Please sort the cards in the EXACT ORDER shown in the email. Please note that there may be a delay in processing your order if it arrives out of order and a fee of up to 10% of your total may be applied.

Step 6 - Please wait for an acceptance message that we have accepted your buylist request.

Step 7 - Remove all cards from binders, top loaders, and any card sleeves. This includes standard-style card sleeves, "perfect-fit" or inner sleeves, side-loading inner sleeves, and sealable sleeves.

Failure to do so may result in significant delays in processing time and penalties of up to 10% off the buylist total.

Organize all individual cards in the exact same order in which they appear on the approved Sell Request.

Failure to do so may result in significant delays in processing time, penalties of up to 10% off the Sell Request total, or our declining the sale outright.

Ensure that all items are packaged safely and securely.

Please either hand deliver or carefully package and ship the cards to our store address.


[ BUY ORDER # ________ ]

Swords & Boards

1625 N. Dixie Blvd.

Radcliff, KY 40160


Buylists MUST be delivered to our store location, by mail or in person.
You are responsible for the cost of shipping on returned cards.

NOTE: Please write your buy order number on the outside of the package as indicated above. Do not put cards in rubber bands. We highly recommend packaging your cards in boxes designed to hold trading cards with padding, to prevent them from movement or damage during shipping/transit.

We strongly recommend that you purchase tracking and insurance for your package. To ensure your cards are well-protected while in transit, we recommend that you package them inside of plastic card cases, deck boxes, empty Fat Pack/Bundle boxes, and/or similar storage methods that are specifically designed to protect trading cards. Do not ship any cards in binders or toploaders, as they both create significant delays in processing your Sell Request and offer the highest chance for damage during transit. For larger buylists, consider using one- to five-row card storage boxes. Place the cases or boxes inside a bubble mailer or cardboard box, leaving as little space as possible for the cards to move around inside by using newspaper, foam, packing peanuts, or another type of flexible packing material to protect the contents of your shipment.

We will not purchase any item(s) that smell of smoke or any other strong odor: If we receive a shipment containing such items, you will be contacted via email to arrange the return of your items at your expense. Any cards we receive with a strong odor will be denied for purchase at our discretion.

*CARD CONDITIONS*: Once your shipment has been received by Swords & Boards, the contents will be verified against the approved buylist. Should the condition of the items received not match the condition of the items originally submitted on your approved buylist, your buylist total will be adjusted accordingly and emailed to you for approval. You will not receive a penalty if cards are mislisted or missing. We will adjust the pricing to reflect the change and notify you if multiple cards are missing or mislisted to inform you of the changes made

*COUNTERFEIT CARDS*: In the event you have accidentally/unknowingly sent us a counterfeit card(s), we will notify you and destroy the card in accordance with US Laws.


  • Payouts will be issued once buylist has been received and graded. "Cash" will be paid by paper check and will be held at the store to be picked up or paid via Paypal, and store credit deposited to your account.  Valid ID will be necessary to pick up a check from the store.
  • Paypal payments are made in USD. Paypal fees will be removed from the buylist payment. Paypal payments will ONLY be made to paypal accounts using the same email address registered to the Swords & Boards site.
  • We are not responsible to pay any custom costs for buylists sent to us from outside of the United States. If there is a customs fee when we receive the buylist, it will be removed from your total credit.


  • We ask that all buylists sent to us are received at our facility within 7 business days. After that time, any prices we have offered are subject to change. Your buylist will remain active in our system for 14 days, after which time acceptance is not guaranteed.

All prices are subject to change based on market value and current card stock.

Our buy lists are provided for your information only and should not be considered as a guaranteed offer to buy.

Buy list prices and quantities in demand are subject to change at any time, and we reserve the right to refuse cards for any reason.