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What is the point of Steam trading cards?

Get the most out of your play experience.

Steam trading cards are an exciting new way to get free rewards while playing your favorite Steam games. By trading or selling your cards on the Steam Community Market, you can earn real Steam Wallet cash that can be used towards buying in-game items on the Community Marketplace and games on the regular Steam Store. If you collect a full set of cards for any given game, you'll also receive extra rewards! With these cards, you can customize your profile, purchase in-game items, and even use them as gifts for friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Get collecting those cards now and start earning those rewards!

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How do you get Steam trading cards?

Steam Cards are a great way to enhance your gaming experience. Playing the games with Steam Card support allows you to earn cards and trade them with friends or strangers. If you don't know which of the games you own have Steam Card support, follow these instructions:

  1. Open up the Steam client on your PC and select your username at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on the Badges option in the drop-down menu.
  3. Find a game with card drops available and select the Play option.
  4. Play the game and earn more cards!

Whenever you earn cards, the envelope icon at the top of the Steam client will turn green, indicating that you have a new card. You can also buy cards on the Steam Community Marketplace or open booster packs to get even more.

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Nat Collazo
Nat Collazo is a writer with a little over a decade of experience in the gaming industry after having started as a sign flipper for Play N' Trade stores while dressed as Mario. Now they spend all of their time writing, forgetting to drink their coffee, and switching between Pokemon Masters, Lost Ark, and whatever else currently has their interest.

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