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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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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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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Beginner’s Guide to Box Breaking

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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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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