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Steam trading cards

Quick Definition

One of the various features offered by Steam is the ability to collect, trade and sell virtual trading cards.

These virtual cards are earned by playing elegable games, bought from other players via the Steam Marketplace, or traded with other Steam users. Collecting an entire set allows you to turn in the cards for a "badge", which is proudly displayed on your profile. You also get an exclusive emoticon and profile background based on the game and a coupon for another game on Steam. The coupon will expire shortly after creation, but the other items are yours forever.