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A very simple demonstration of TCGPlayer's API.
import os
import requests # pip install requests
TCGPLAYER_API_URL = 'https://api.tcgplayer.com'
TCGPLAYER_API_VERSION = 'v1.39.0'
# https://able.bio/rhett/how-to-set-and-get-environment-variables-in-python--274rgt5
TCGPLAYER_PUBLIC_KEY = os.environ.get('TCGPLAYER_PUBLIC_KEY')
TCGPLAYER_PRIVATE_KEY = os.environ.get('TCGPLAYER_PRIVATE_KEY')
# All code based on the guide from here: https://docs.tcgplayer.com/docs/getting-started
if __name__ == '__main__':
# Step 1. Get an access token from TCGPlayer. This will usually be good for about 2 weeks, however you should
# check the token_response_data for the value 'expires_in' to learn when your token will stop working.
payload = {
'grant_type': 'client_credentials',
'client_id': TCGPLAYER_PUBLIC_KEY,
'client_secret': TCGPLAYER_PRIVATE_KEY,
}
r = requests.post(
TCGPLAYER_API_URL + '/token',
data=payload,
)
assert r.status_code == 200
token_response_data = r.json()
print('Token Received:')
print(token_response_data)
# Step 2. Format the value we need to use for the Authorization header
access_token = token_response_data['token_type'] + ' ' + token_response_data['access_token']
# Step 3. Use that token in every request to the API from now on
r = requests.get(
TCGPLAYER_API_URL + '/' + TCGPLAYER_API_VERSION + '/catalog/categories?limit=100',
headers={
'Authorization': access_token
}
)
assert r.status_code == 200
categories_response_data = r.json()
print('Categories Received:')
print(categories_response_data)
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