I have a trading card game dated 1996 tell me about it yu -gi -oh
Well it was insanely popular. It was still overshadowed by Pokemon however. It had about 5 animated series and an equal number of mangas. I would use Trollandtoad.com to find out the pricing for the cards you have.
Trading card games are used in trading and selling of cards. The older the card, the higher the price of the card. For a 1996 trading card, you can get about $2 or four new model trading cards.