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Cgc Trading Cards Certifies A Non

Posted on 9/15/2020

A thorough analysis revealed that this card was meant to be holographic but, as a result of a production error at WOTC, it is missing the holographic foil layer.

CGC Trading Cards has authenticated and graded an amazing Base Set 2 Charizard error. The card, which is supposed to be holographic, is missing its holographic foil layer.

CGC Trading Cards is the first third-party grading service to authenticate and grade major errors within the trading cards market. Trading cards are evaluated by CGC Trading Cards experienced and highly knowledgeable grading team with the aid of advanced forensic machines.

Base Set 2 Charizard with Missing Holographic Layer

The incredible non-holo Base Set 2 Charizard error recently certified by CGC Trading Cards is completely original. It has the expected layers on the edge of the card, including the middle layer indicative of genuine Pokémon cards. This layer helps block light from transmitting through the card. Graders also confirmed that the size, weight and thickness of the card were correct for a Wizards of the Coast era card.

After performing a detailed visual examination, the graders subjected the card to numerous tests utilizing all of CGC Trading Cards advanced authentication equipment, including a specialized imaging machine and x-ray fluorescence analysis.

Missing Holo Error and Holo Base Set 2 Charizards at 18.66x Magnification.
Missing Holo Error and Regular Holo Base Set 2 Charizards under UV Light.

St Edition And Unlimited Edition:

The first print run of a set would have a special Edition 1 logo on the left side of the card, just below the card art. An enlarged example of this logo is shown here. The 1st edition print run would typically be very limited, and once sold out, would no longer be available for sale. In fact, the first print runs of a set were officially called Limited Edition.;

To meet super-high demand from the public, an Unlimited edition version would then be printed. Unlimited edition cards dont have the Edition 1 logo on the left side. Typically, a 1st edition card will be worth more than an unlimited edition card. Often this price difference can be quite significant.

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Charizard Holo 006 Japanese Base Set 1996 Basic Pokemon Card

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Base Set Charizard Variations And Reprints

Over the lifetime of the Pokemon Trading Card Game there have been many reprints of a particularly notorious card among collectors. I am speaking of course, of the Base Set Charizard, one of the most famous and popular cards in the series.

Unfortunately, due to the large amount of reprints, there is often confusion among card owners, as to whether or not the Charizard they have is in fact the Base Set variant. I have decided, once and for all, to create a guide for determining exactly what your card is. I hope you find this useful :3

Let’s start with the very first one…

Base Set First Edition Shadowless Charizard

What a mouthful eh? That’s a long name for a card… I know, I know, but there is a reason for it. This is the Base Set Charizard, but the rarest form of it. The company that first made Pokemon cards was Wizards of the Coast . They made most of their sets in two prints: First edition and Unlimited

First edition cards bear a first edition stamp like this one

They are found on the left side near the center of the card

Obviously, first editions are rarer and more valuable than unlimited versions, which are the same card but without the first edition stamp.

Here is an Unlimited Base Set Charizard:

This is the most common of the Base Set Variants, and is what people mean when they refer to the “Base Set Charizard”

There is however, one more member of the Base Set Charizard family…

The Shadowless Charizard

Here is the Base Set 2 Charizard

Holo Rare

Non-Holo Rare

Base Set: Unlimited Edition

There were reportedly six separate printings of the Unlimited Edition of the Base Set. ;The first five print runs had a copyright line that read: © 1995, 96, 98 Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK.;©1999 Wizards.. ;These five print runs are completely identical, with;no way to differentiate between them. ;The final print run, which was only available in the United Kingdom, can be differentiated by a change to the copyright line which reads, ;©1995, 96, 98 Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK.;©1999-2000 Wizards. Cards from the sixth print run are much rarer due to their limited geographical distribution.

Unlimited Edition made a number of aesthetic changes to the face of the cards. The overall card appears to be a lighter and brighter printing than the previous Limited Editions. The drop shadow was added behind the art box to add some depth to the card. In addition, certain text, such as the Pokémons HP value, was set in a bold typeface.

With five to six printings, these cards are by far the most common Base Set cards in existence, and their prices reflect that. Unlimited Edition was printed to meet the insane demand of a public that became obsessed with Pokémon. A Charizard from these printings could fetch about $500 in Near Mint condition from a collector.;

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A Note On Pricing And Condition:

The examples throughout this text all utilize the Pokémon Charizard, who typically fetches the highest prices of any Pokémon from these early sets. Those looking to sell their collections should not expect Charizard-level pricing for other cards from these sets. While other Pokémon, like Blastoise and Venusaur, carry decent value, none approach the level of Charizard. ;

The pricing examples all note that the estimated retail pricing reflects a card in Near Mint condition. Finding cards from this era in Near Mint condition can be quite difficult. Pokémon cards are essentially pieces of a game, and many became treasured possessions of children who took them to school in their pockets to show off and trade. As a result, cards frequently show significant wear, which significantly affects their value. Unless exclusively stored in binders and played with in card sleeves , there are few Near Mint examples in circulation. In addition, cards that came from a household with heavy cigarette smoke, or that were stored in a damp attic or garage in the intervening years, can have a lowered value, even if the card physically appears otherwise Near Mint.

If you are considering selling your cards to a store, expect a much lower price than the retail price as stores would typically only pay between 30% and 60% of the retail value of an item.

Base Set: Limited Edition 1st Printing

Cloned Charizard Base set 2 holo 4/130

These cards are the most valuable and rare of the Base Set print runs. ;This 1st print run was printed, distributed, and sold before Pokémania fully took root in the United States, making them extremely rare today, particularly in Near Mint condition. Collectors who do own these cards will typically have them authenticated and graded by a grading service such as Beckett Grading Services or Professional Sports Authenticator . These cards, graded or ungraded, if authentic, can carry significant value. For example, the above Charizard card could be worth upwards of $5000 or more to a collector in perfect condition.;

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