About these Stats

Here are some statistics about trading cards in Steam.

Note that these stats are from around 2000 games tagged “Anime” on Steam, from anigames.me. Therefore these numbers are not representative of the entirety of Steam’s games.

Stats about Cards

How many games have trading cards in the first place:

How many games have trading cards

How many different trading cards do games have?

Looks like most games have 5 or 6 cards, which makes it easy to collect a badge, but there are many with up to different 15 cards

How many different trading cards does a game have
Number of trading cards in a full set

How much does a badge cost, depending on the number of cards the set has?

As the number of cards in the set goes up, the price of a full set doesn’t go up that much – because in those large sets the cards are cheaper, thanks to dropping a larger number of them from the game and also because it’s cheaper to craft a booster of them with gems.

These prices are for the badges of anime games, so the total average on Steam is definitely lower, as all the anime stuff is more expensive on the Steam Community Market compared to similar items from other games.

How much does a badge cost for a number of cards in the set
On x-axis: number of cards in a full set

Emoticons and Backgrounds

How many different backgrounds or emoticons do games have?

While there are games that have 5 rare backgrounds, most have more common ones and one or two rare ones.

Number of backgrounds per game
Number of emoticons per game

How much do emoticons and backgrounds cost?

While common emoticons and backgrounds for regular steam games are mostly worthless, the anime ones can get quite pricey. The average is brought up even more by special rarities – games that have few owners so that there aren’t many of their items available.

Average price of backgrounds
Average price of emoticons

Bottom line

So what do you think? Would there be any more similar numbers that would be interesting to see? Leave a comment to tell me.

Also if you like anime pictures and want to pimp up your Steam profile, be sure to check out anigames.me.

Cover photo by Francesco Ungaro from Pexels