Reputation matters in the Hobby!

With dodgy dealings coming up in the trading card hobby more often over the last few months, I reached out to collectors and admins in the trading card community to see what could be done.
We’ve put together a Scammers list and submission form on Cardcodex to help notify collectors and groups about people who have ripped off others within the hobby. This takes all platforms into account not just FB. Also this is for actual scammers not bad shippers or annoying transactions (where a review/rating would be more suited)

Scammers list:

Submission form:

We have also created a Reputation section, with some help on how to have some great collecting practices like shipping etc..

We are thinking of doing a list for some of the most reputable and approachable collectors as well, this could really help rookies that have just joined the hobby.
Please share around! Also let us know if you need any help with the form or have any questions about it

Getting Started

Welcome to Cardcodex version 2.0!

A lot of features remain the same but looks a bit different, also runs smoother and faster!

We have narrowed down our focus to a new Marketplace, updated Classifieds, Albums, Groups & Community.

First place to start is pretty easy, complete your profile, simply click on your Avatar in the Header Menu, top right of screen.

Select “About” then fill out your details, let’s other collectors know how to contact you. You can add in what you PC here. Also upload a cover image and avatar to add to your profile.

Update any “Preferences” and “Notifications” in your profile menu to customize how you want to use the site/app. Once that is done you are ready to go. Let’s look at the three main sections of Cardcodex.


Think Facebook group posts, tweets or Instagram photos but WAAAYYY more organized. Keep your post in the Classifieds for a set amount of time in their relevant section. And it stays on Cardcodex, your classified does not get lost amongst everything else on the site, a massive bonus compared to other platforms.

Easiest way to start is post a “Looking For” classified. Self explanatory, what card or cards are you looking for? Use Hashtags to keep in topic.

Got a sale going in another group or auction site? Post the link in the classifieds for free. Have some low end cards for sale? Post them up.

Higher valued sales require verification from users and incur a small fee. A reputable system in which sellers are accountable will build trust within the collectors on Cardcodex. Already have a great track record within the hobby? You can register to become a vendor in the marketplace which we have a some more detail on below.

Not just a trustworthy system of collectors but card related businesses aswell, the Classifieds have numerous options for businesses to have a listing along with Vendor application.


So what’s different in the Cardcodex marketplace compared to others? Think more of an online retail store for cards rather than a social network post. Vendors have been verified and selected specifically so buyers can purchase cards knowing they won’t get mucked around like other platforms. Add cards to your cart and choose to pay with either Paypal or Credit/Debit card, so buy with the extra security built in.

Be sure to review the vendor after the transaction has been completed, this is another way to build that hobby reputation.

We will be accepting more vendors as we build the community, please visit the Preferences tab in your profile to register:


Add photos straight to Albums by clicking on “Photos” in your profile. Any images you add on the community stream will be added to an Album aswell.

Just like FB Groups, you can create a group to cater to a specific topic. Join to stay up to date with all things Cardcodex & Sportcodex.


Use the stream to post your thoughts about cards, maybe share news or an article, show off a mail day or tag your friends in a specific topic. Use the # Hashtag to include any post in the relevant topic.


Just around the corner! So keep an eye out for our App releasing very soon.

So if you like Cardcodex, please spread the word and invite your collecting friends and fellow enthusiasts! Any questions please let us know by tagging Cardcodexadmin in your post, flick us a message or email on

The Journey Begins, a bit about Cardcodex & ourselves

The Trading Card community online needs a central hub, Cardcodex is that hub.

Built on open source software, Cardcodex is your place to collate your info, interests, links and updates as a Trading Card enthusiast.  Add links to your sales elsewhere, show off your favourite cards from your Instagram account or list your cards for sale.

We are based in New Zealand and will be focusing on the local trading card community but all collectors are welcome from across the world!

Trading Card transactions can be difficult through other social media sites, Cardcodex lets you build a reputation as a seller and creates transparency on transactions.

Verify your account to add another layer of transparency and be involved in the community to enhance your reputability.

We don’t want to take away from your other trading card platforms!  Simply use Cardcodex as another resource to connect with other hobbyists and learn more about the hobby.  Feel free to add links to sales on other platforms.

Cardcodex is not just about transactions either!  We want to build a community that encourages newbies in the hobby, upload your new collection, it doesn’t matter what value the cards are, if you like them, put them up for others to see.

Card education is key for Cardcodex.  That’s why we are building a Card Wiki, an informative section on all things trading cards.  Contributors can add to the historical record of cards.

We have organised Cardcodex into sections which you can access from the Main Menu. 

Have a browse through the site and check them all out, you can utilize once specific area or use them all, totally up to you on how you want to use Cardcodex to your advantage.

Now for a bit of background on the creators of Cardcodex:


In the halcyon days of the early 1990’s, I was an avid purchaser of NRL (or ARL as it was then) and Cricket cards.  During the week I would do every chore I could to save up $5 for my pack of cards, always wishing for a special insert card or one of my favourite players.  Fast forward to school years and I quickly learnt that cards were not in vogue any more!!!

Sometimes life comes full circle and here I am again, searching out cards, preferably ones that make me feel young again!


My earliest memory of collecting cards was my Granddad buying me the old WWF (now WWE) cards that used to come with a stick of bubblegum. This would’ve been around 1990-91. A couple of years later, I got into basketball and NBA cards in particular, but also some rugby league cards too.I stopped a couple of years later though. I never got into the cards that trended in the years in between (Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon etc) but always found myself collecting something (Ninja Turtles figurines, those old Looney Tunes Pogs, Funko Pops) so it’s only natural that I’d get back into the card game eventually. Now, I’m after all the Charlotte Hornets cards as well as a plethora of past and current players I like.


I started collecting Regina NSWRL cards back around 1991-92 when my old man would buy me a pack for doing my chores.  You got a stick of pink bubblegum along with about 10 cards from the Winfield Cup days.  That got me started and not long after I discovered big plastic repacks of early 90s NBA cards from an upcoming retail store, The Warehouse.  These packs had about 50 cards for around the $4 mark.  The third stage of collecting cards as a kid was Fleer Ultra X-Men both 1994 & 95 and a bit of Marvel Metal and Marvel Masterpieces when I could find them.  Once I hit high school it was game over for card collecting.

Buying some Pokemon and NRL cards around 2013-14 for my nephews drew myself back into the hobby, leading to searching Trademe listings around 2018.  That was it, back in the game!


Cardcodex will continually be updating and developing components of the website.

Here are some elements we want to add in the near future.

Feedback system for transactions

Upgrading listings

Push Notifications for Desktop & Mobile

App development

Please contact us at with any queries

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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