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 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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XY Trainer Kit – Sylveon and Noivern

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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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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