If you get a card reader now, chances are that it doesn't work. The main reason is the "gummy wheel": the rubber wheel that pulls the card is completely disintegrated into a sticky mess. it is really a disgusting exercise to take it off the axis.
You can see how it looks in the picture besides. It goes away with your fingers - just remember to wash your hands afterwards!
If you are DIY minded, there is a fantastic description of the repair here:
If you're not, or you don't want to get dirty with a messy cleaning (and we won't blame you for that, now we do offer gummy wheel repairs as well, for 30€ plus shipping - please contact us if you need it at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.