Pokemon Card Set Symbols

Use this handy guide to look up Pokemon card set symbols, set names, and set years.

Pokemon cards can be difficult to identify. The same Pokemon character is can be printed in many different sets. Usually the set symbol is printed at the bottom of the card, next to the card number.

To identify the set your Pokemon card came from, use the following table:

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Magic Card Set Symbols

Unlike other types of cards people collect, Magic cards don’t have a unique number printed on them. This makes it hard to look them up online.

To look up your Magic cards you need to know the edition name (not printed on the card). Look for the set symbol (middle-right area of the card) and use the following table to look up the corresponding edition name.

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Good News, Bad News About Those Sports Cards You Found

Every week we get dozens of comments from collectors that all look like this:

I was cleaning my mom’s attic and found several boxes of baseball cards. What are they worth?

In this blog, there’s good news and bad news. We’ll tell you why your cards might not be the moneymaker you hoped for and how to find out for sure.

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Featured Seller: Collectosaurus Hit / Hobby Crates

We’re excited to introduce a new monthly feature topic where we promote box breaks, events, or deals that we think collectors would be interested in. To kick this feature off, we’re talking about Collectosaurus and the Football Hit Crates that are currently available for pre-order by DMing them on twitter @Collectosaur (with free shipping) or live order on July 1st!

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Pet Peeves of Collectors

The card collecting community was buzzing on Twitter this weekend. After an initial article from Beckett on the dreaded eBay “1-of-1,” collectors took to social media to vent their other pet peeves when it comes to the eBay experience. In this article we offer a list our top three annoyances and why people should stop committing these collecting crimes.

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