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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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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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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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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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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While card collecting is a historic and timeless hobby, “box breaking” has become a huge trend in recent years thanks to video streaming technology becoming much more accessible. In this blog, we’ll cover the basics of box breaks and why you might want to try one out.
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