Why not just drop Merrick and focus on gardening what you have for now? Give them some time to blossom and grow before going big game hunting.
See if you prequal for Venture.
If so, you should get a good SL with Venture, Savor, or QS.
2nd Navy Federal?
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OP, when you say you "need" another card, do you really mean that you "want" another card? What is your reason for wanting a larger limit card? I do think the advice above of just rolling with what you have now is sound, as you've got plenty of cards.
I need another card as I need to get rid of my last Subprime and it has a montly fee.
My scores FICO 8
EX 728, EQ9 772 as I dont have access EQ8 to it but should be highest as I was able to get 9 year old CH7 off of it.
I have NFCU 6K few months before can CLI.
Disco 9500, BBVA 6400, CapOne QS1 1500, Merrick 1200(needs to get replaced), Kohls 1000
Im Blacklisted from Amex, cant apply to Citi or Barclays.
TU 706 but hasn't updated since last CA dropped off.
How about a Chase Sapphire Reserve; you'd be certain to get a "decent sized limit."
With a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a collection and a charge off on your credit report what you're looking for would be a challenge.
My suggestion is to be a little more patient. When I was rebuilding I made the mistake of applying for cards that I was marginally qualified for, as a result I ended up getting low SL or rejected. The end result was several inquires wasted. Someone here told me to be more selective and patient, allow my accounts such as my Navy card to age a bit and when I did that suddenly good things happened. If I were you I would not do anything until after I get a CLI on that Navy card. Fact is with your situation chances of a "Decent" SL are kinda hit and miss with anyone else but Navy will reward you like no other lender so why take a chance of them becoming concerned about inquires that aren't likely to do much for you? I would get that CLI and then apply for a second Navy card, I also think the CLOC is a great tool that is very flexible. I would let all the baddies age before doing much with lenders other than Discover and Navy
I agree with the majority voices to wait. And as @workingfor850 said, NFCU is going to show you the most love. You got some good ideas for cards to look at when you're ready, but for now, work on that spade (I'm in the same boat).