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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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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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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Complete list of cards in the Sun & Moon expansion set.
The Sun & Moon expansion set was released in February 2017 and the first to feature Pokemkon GX cards… it has 27 of them in this set. It also contains 14 secret rare cards.
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Complete list of cards in the Pokemon XY Trainer Kit with Sylveon and Noivern decks. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.
The Pokemon XY Trainer Kit was released in March 2014 and features Sylveon and Noivern. The set contains 60 cards total… 30 in the Sylveon half deck and 30 in the Noivern half deck. Unlike previous trainer kits, this set doesn’t contain reprints from the XY series… all the cards are original designs. Also unlike previous trainer kits, it didn’t come with a booster pack… just the standard rule book, a guide, a playmat, damage and status counters, a coin, and a deck box.
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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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