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Old March 8th, 2017 (6:56 AM).
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Ok thank you, I checked packaging an it all looks genuine, what's the best way to check if it's fake? I'm new to buying pokemon cards so sorry for the questions
If you wouldn't mind uploading pictures of both the packaging and the card as attachments to a post, we could highlight at the very least what you can look for on your packaging.
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Old March 8th, 2017 (7:03 AM).
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Ok thank you, I checked packaging an it all looks genuine, what's the best way to check if it's fake? I'm new to buying pokemon cards so sorry for the questions
Evolving from Meowth would be too big of a misprint. It's beyond the realms of possibility. A real misprint in this day and age would be a typo, or a missing word or something. Anything too wrong will be a fake
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Old March 8th, 2017 (8:40 AM).
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Figured it out now I think, sorry for this! I cannot take a picture of the packaging as I'm out at the minute but soon as I'm back I will. Thanks Guys
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Let me know if it's working please. I'm not confident it's real from the replies but I also got an MRayquaza EX Holo in another pack so of this one is fake then I can presume this Holo will be :(
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Figured it out now I think, sorry for this! I cannot take a picture of the packaging as I'm out at the minute but soon as I'm back I will. Thanks Guys
Attaching uses the paper clip icon next to the smiley face in Advanced Post mode. A bit different from the way you went about sharing the picture. Also the picture isn't working properly.

The way you went about it needs you to directly link to the picture itself, like so:

[IMG]https://s10.postimg.org/wvztpvd2h/20170308_142407.jpg[/IMG]



There's quite a bit wrong with this card.

Below is the actual card for comparison (if it'll load)



Link to the card picture below if it doesn't load:
http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/a/ad/MTyranitarEXBanditRing43.jpg

Notice how most of the text is in a different font on the one you have? It's hard to tell for many, but basically counterfeiters use a font that looks similar enough but has bigger spaces between words and letters while also ending up with each letter being wider and shorter.

Next, take a look at the Energy symbols for the attacks, the weakness, the resistances, and the retreat cost. Notice how while they largely look the same, there's something just, you know, off about the one on your counterfeit versus the official one? It's because counterfeiters are deliberately using the wrong images, but are still using images that would look fine to someone who doesn't know.

Mind taking a photo of the packaging? There's tells on there that could help us help you identify counterfeit packaging.
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Old March 8th, 2017 (10:05 AM).
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Ok thank you for the in-depth review of my card. I won't be back for another few hours but soon as I can I will upload a picture of the packaging, plus my other MRayquaza EX card. Thanks!
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Hey, just joined the site because me and my son just found the same card in his collection tonight as well. Super coincidence?
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Hey, just joined the site because me and my son just found the same card in his collection tonight as well. Super coincidence?
Out of curiosity, do you remember where you bought it?
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Old March 8th, 2017 (8:00 PM).
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Also, idk if yours was a holo, but this one is. Unfortunately he got this in a pack he got for Christmas, so we don't have the packaging anymore
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Old March 8th, 2017 (8:01 PM).
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He got the pack from his aunt, so not sure.
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Sorry, been busy offline and tired when I'm online.

2002 Pokemon Mew - Holo Expedition #19 GEM MT 10 - 19/165
A PSA 9 went for "Best offer accepted" at something less than $38 US back on February 16th. My guess is that it probably went for $30. $30 to $35.

2000 Pokemon Gym Heroes Rocket's Scyther Holo #13 GEM MT 10 - 13/132
Last two PSA graded ones sold for $87 and $120, respectively (March 1st for the former, February 1st for the latter). Probably somewhere in the middle like $95 to $100.

2002 Pokemon Expedition Tyranitar - Holo #29 GEM MT 10 - 29/165
Prices are all over the map for PSA 8, PSA 9, and PSA 10 versions of this card over the past two months. The most recent one went for $122.50. The last two before that: less than $10. The 4th one way back on January 13th went for $20. And then back in December, it went for $60.

My guess is probably $40.

2001 Pokemon Japanese Tyranitar - Holo Expedition - 1ST Edition #127 GEM MT 10 - 127/128
The only PSA graded version of this card to move was a "Best Offer Accepted" at something less than $40. No idea where this card's value actually stands.
Hi, thank you so much for the reply. Sorry if i sounded inpatient.
Thats a great help. I wont put any more up for the time being.
Again thank you
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Old March 9th, 2017 (7:49 AM).
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It's fake, sorry.
I have the same card bfrom a pack bought at Walmart.

Opened it and found the Tyranitar that evolves from Meowth.

How's it fake if it's purchased from a large retailer like Walmart?

Still trying to find a value
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I have the same card bfrom a pack bought at Walmart.

Opened it and found the Tyranitar that evolves from Meowth.

How's it fake if it's purchased from a large retailer like Walmart?

Still trying to find a value
It's fake. There's no silver lining with it, sorry. We've explained already how it is fake. I can tell you right now the value is zero.
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I have the same card bfrom a pack bought at Walmart.

Opened it and found the Tyranitar that evolves from Meowth.

How's it fake if it's purchased from a large retailer like Walmart?

Still trying to find a value
It'd be fake because Wal-Mart doesn't do the quality control check on the cards they sell, only the distributor that stocks their stores, and some distributors will buy unofficial packs from a company that buys cards in bulk (without caring if their legit or not, only whether they're Pokemon cards) on places like eBay and packages them up into those "bargain" packs you see. Generally, most cards in those are legit, but those re-packagers don't really know a lot about cards.

Also some people are opportunistic jerks who will steal legit packs off the shelf and replace them with counterfeit packs and Wal-Mart employees won't notice because a lot of them don't even know what legitimate Pokemon products look like or aren't paid enough to care what they look like. There are also people who will steal packs, take their contents, fill them

Counterfeits are designed to take advantage of people who don't know how to spot a counterfeit of a given product. I may know how to spot counterfeit Pokemon cards, for instance, but I definitely wouldn't know how to spot a knock-off/counterfeit Rolex watch, as an example. Pokemon card counterfeiters want to avoid product falling into my hands, but I'd fall right in a Rolex counterfeiter's crosshairs since I don't know how to distinguish between a fake Rolex or a real Rolex.

If you're confident it's real, please post a picture as an attachment to your next post so I can verify. Thanks!

If it's a counterfeit, I'll post what's wrong with it. Do you still have the booster pack it came in? I may be able to tell you how to spot if it's a fake/counterfeit from the booster.
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Hi I got this Wartortle, its 42/100, but next to the number it has like a blue crystal. The card is shinny but also have a kind of sand texture on it too. Could you please help me. Thanks
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Old March 13th, 2017 (1:01 AM).
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Hi I got this Wartortle, its 42/100, but next to the number it has like a blue crystal. The card is shinny but also have a kind of sand texture on it too. Could you please help me. Thanks
It's from EX Crystal Guardians and is worth maybe 40 cents. If you google "Wartortle 42/100" its the first result.
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Ok thank you a lot!
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Old March 13th, 2017 (8:51 PM).
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I just bought a book today but unsure if I overpaid
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Old March 13th, 2017 (8:53 PM).
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I hope the cards are not fake
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Old March 13th, 2017 (8:56 PM).
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I have no experience with Pokémon cards, just don't know how much I can get...






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So, I've gone ahead and moved your post to the How Much is My Card Worth? thread since that's where these types of posts belong.


What I can tell you at a glance is that they do all appear to be legit. What I can't tell you as easily is the values of each, since it varies based on the individual card and the condition that card is in.

I'll see if I have time to get you values on the first handful tonight.
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Old March 19th, 2017 (7:10 AM). Edited March 19th, 2017 by Aiguin.
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Hi! So I was looking through my old pokemon cards and found a charmeleon card that I'm not sure is worth anything or not. Here's a picture:
I saw multiple listings online ranging from 4,000 dollars to 90 cents. Any help would be much appreciated!
It's collector's number is 24/102
There's no sign of a first generation sticker either
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Hi! So I was looking through my old pokemon cards and found a charmeleon card that I'm not sure is worth anything or not. Here's a picture:
I saw multiple listings online ranging from 4,000 dollars to 90 cents. Any help would be much appreciated!
It's collector's number is 24/102
There's no sign of a first generation sticker either
It's worth pennies. It's a fairly common card and it's not in good condition, even in mint you'd be very lucky to get a dollar for it. The people listing it for $4000 are just chancers.
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Hi,
I have a query about a card sleeve rather than an actual card, which I believe to be from 1997
It's a grey card sleeve with a silver pokeball design and the words 'pocket monsters card game international' on it
I was only able to find one example on the internet and it was described as '1997 Original Gun Metal Gray Pokéball - Pokémon International Pocket Monsters Card Game - Very Old School'
Many thanks in advance!
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Hi,
I have a query about a card sleeve rather than an actual card, which I believe to be from 1997
It's a grey card sleeve with a silver pokeball design and the words 'pocket monsters card game international' on it
I was only able to find one example on the internet and it was described as '1997 Original Gun Metal Gray Pokéball - Pokémon International Pocket Monsters Card Game - Very Old School'
Many thanks in advance!
Do you have a photo of it to attach? It's very unlikely it's actually from 1997, mostly because Pokemon cards weren't printed for markets outside of Japan until 1999.
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