Use this handy guide to look up Pokemon card set symbols, set names, and set years.
The most common way to organize Pokemon cards is by set. To identify the set, look for a little symbol at the bottom of the card, next to the card number. There are a bunch of these set symbols… 5-6 sets are released every year, each with a different set symbol, and they’ve been printing cards since 1999!
The following table is a complete list of Pokemon card sets, sorted by date… the newest sets are at the top… the oldest are at the bottom. If I missed something, let me know if the comments! I want this to be THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR POKEMON CARD SETS!
The Pokemon Champion’s Path contains 80 cards… some of which are extremely valuable. Use the checklist in this article to keep track of your cards and look up how much they’re worth!
The Champion’s Path set was released on September 25, 2020. Cards from this set can’t be purchased in individual packs. Instead the cards are sold in speciality products like collection boxes or trainer boxes that include a coin, mat, packs of cards, etc. There are 80 cards in this set, 73 in the base set, 7 secret rare cards, 19 trainer cards, and some really cool V and VMAX Pokemon. Champion’s Path is the 4th expansion set in the Sword & Shield series.
Pokemon Darkness Ablaze contains 201 cards… 189 in the base set plus 12 secret rare cards. Use the checklist in this article to keep track of your cards!
The Pokemon Darkness Ablaze expansion set was released on August 14th, 2020. It’s the 3rd expansion set in the Sword & Shield series and contains 201 cards… 189 in the base set plus 12 secret rare cards.
Rebel Clash was released on May 1st and contains 209 cards total… many of them are valuable.
The Rebel Clash expansion set was released May 1, 2020. It’s the 2nd expansion set in the Sword & Shield series and contains 209 cards… 192 in the base set plus 17 secret rare cards.
The most valuable cards in the set are the Pokemon V, Pokemon VMAX, and the secret rare numbered cards. The table below is a complete list of cards in the Rebel Clash set. You can click on the cards to see how much they’re worth.
Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Sword & Shield set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.
The Sword & Shield expansion was released February 7, 2020. It’s the 1st expansion set in the new Sword & Shield series, ending the Sun & Moon series. The set contains 216 cards… 202 cards in the base set and 14 secret rare cards.
Sword & Shield is the first expansion set to feature Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX cards. These cards have higher HP (Hit Points), better attacks, and just like Pokemon EX, your opponent gets two prize cards when they’re knocked out. Pokemon VMAX make their first appearance in the Sword & Shield set. The VMAX cards have the highest HP out of any Pokemon cards ever printed… and when they’re knocked out, your opponent gets three prize cards!
As far as the most valuable cards in the Sword & Shield set… look for the Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX, and the 14 secret rare cards… they’re usually worth the most.
The table below contains all the cards in the Sword & Shield expansion set.
This article shows you the most valuable Pokemon cards in the world; cards that come from packs and prize cards from special events.
It’s not just the 1st Edition Base set cards that are worth big money. Valuable Pokemon cards are released every year. There could be cards hiding in your collections that are worth thousands of dollars!
Pack rippers like me (people buying and ripping open packs of Pokemmon cards) know the chance of getting a common or uncommon card is much greater than getting a full art Pokemon GX card… so the GX cards are worth more, fewer were printed.
Another factor to consider is the Pokemon itself… some characters are more popular with collectors and in demand. For example, Charizard cards always seem to fetch a higher price.
And then there are trophy or prize cards given out at tournaments and events. These cards are the most valuable because there are so few in existance.