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… 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!

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Most Valuable Pokemon Cards

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.

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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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How to Spot Fake Pokemon Cards

This article will show you how to spot fake Pokemon cards. We’ll show you some simple tests you can perform to determine if your Pokemon card is genuine or a counterfeit.

We get a lot of comments from people asking us to identify cards that they can’t find on Cardmavin. If you search mavin.io for your card and don’t find any results… it could be a fake. Or maybe you have a valuable Pokemon card but it just seems “off” in some way. It could be a counterfeit card. This guide will help you identify fake Pokemon cards.

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Japanese Topsun Set List

Complete list of cards in the Japanese Topsun Pokemon set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Japanese Topsun set is considered the first Pokemon set ever printed! Although the copyright printed on these cards says “@copy 1995” they were actually printed in 1997 by Top-Seika, a Japanese media and publishing company. The cards were released in packs containing 2 Pokemon cards and 2 sticks of gum. There were several print runs of these cards. Some of early print runs have missing card numbers, making them more valuable than later print runs. The first print run had a blue back (more valuable), later print runs had a green back.

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July 2019 Yugioh Banlist

The official TCG Yu-Gi-Oh Banlist was updated in July 2019. The following is a complete list of cards that are banned.

Periodically Konami updates the Yugioh banlist to shake things up and force players to re-make their decks. Some cards become more restricted while others less so. Check out the latest Yugioh ban list!

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