Pokemon Card Set Symbols

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… The Pokemon Company is releasing 5-6 sets per year, each with a different set symbol, and they’ve been printing cards since 1999!

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

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Pokemon Card Rarity

How to determine the rarity of your Pokemon cards. Learn about the three rarity symbols and the many variations of Ultra and Secret Rare cards.

This article tells you how to determine a Pokemon card’s rarity, and therefor value. We’ll cover the 3 rarity symbols and how to identify the many variations of Ultra and Secret Rare cards.

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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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