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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:33 PM
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I know this is just a printing error
it's on a Timburr (62/101)

But is this a big deal at all??

or it just like "yeah... that happens" ?


(and please just merge this somewhere relevant >.< I wasn't sure where to put it. I'm not looking to be like OOOOH IS THIS A GOLDMINE?! so I didn't want to stick it in what my card is worth - though I suppose this could fit there. I'm just more wondering if this is uncommon. I have more than 500 cards now, and this is the first time I've encountered a spot this big)
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:38 PM
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That'd just make it worth less than it was. They can be pretty careless on the printing side when they're trying to push through as many cards through production as they do.

Those errors are actually pretty common. Miscuts happen all the time, too.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:42 PM
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That'd just make it worth less than it was. They can be pretty careless on the printing side when they're trying to push through as many cards through production as they do.

Those errors are actually pretty common. Miscuts happen all the time, too.
alright, I figured it'd be such.
@_@ no idea about miscuts :/ that's not cool >.<

Do splotches like that on the faces of cards?

are they still ok for tournaments?
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Splotches on the front occasionally happen, but rarely.

With the splotches on the backs, probably not, unless they were in sleeves and you got the tournament judge's OK to use them.

On the front, probably not, either, unless, again, you got the tournament judge's approval. I wouldn't bank on using them in any tournament, myself, though, just to be on the safe side to avoid being kicked out and having my player reputation be soiled.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:07 AM
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Out of curiosity, why would the judges care about a minor mistake on the card, its not as if it makes it worse?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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Because it can be considered as "marking" the card, which is a way of making the card different from all the other cards in your deck so you know which card is next. That is considered cheating because it tells you when that card is on top of your deck.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Yeah lol I have a Dragonair which actually has groves on the top from the machine that seals the packs XD
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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:08 AM
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Because it can be considered as "marking" the card, which is a way of making the card different from all the other cards in your deck so you know which card is next. That is considered cheating because it tells you when that card is on top of your deck.
As long as you use a SOLID card sleeve such as Ultra Pro Black or a very dark colour such as Red/Purple it will be very difficult to see the misprint symbol through the sleeve itself.
It is the same if a card is slightly damaged on the back.

YOU CANNOT use a clear sleeve for damaged cards or cards which are cut slightly differently. As then you can clearly see where that particular card is from the back alone.

In terms of the "front of the card", as long as the attack(s) text can be read, all the HP values, energy costs are not distorted on the card, it is tournament playable.

Most judges and tournament organizers will be understanding if you have a misprint or foreign card (European text) as long as you have the correct sample of the card with you when you play down the card such as a print off picture of the original card or using your smart phone on a reliable source (Pokebeach/Pokegym.)
Such as "Tropical beach" for example is a prime card which usually will be in a variety of languages which some players may not be aware of it's text.
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