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    Default Official "How Rare/How Much Is My Card Worth" Thread

    Yes, due to the sudden explosion of these kinds of threads, I’ve decided to make a sticky for the sole purpose of finding out the rarity or the value of your cards. You can either post here with your question or actually read the FAQ and do a little bit of work, which will probably answer your question.

    How rare is my card?

    Different cards have different rarities, and for the most part, they are based on the symbol in the lower right-hand corner of your card.

    Circle: Common. There are 7 of these in an 11-card booster, and 5 in a 9-card booster.
    Diamond: Uncommon. There are 3 of these in an 11-card booster, and 2 in a 9-card booster.
    Star: Rare. There is only 1 of these in each booster.
    Star with HOLO picture: Holographic rare. This will be the rare in 1 in every 3 boosters.

    There are other cards with different rarities, here are only some examples:

    EX Pokemon: These Pokemon will have “ex” after their name on the card. Depending on the set, there can be anywhere from 6 to 2/3 EX cards in a box of 36 packs.
    Shining Pokemon: These Pokemon have “Shining” in front of their names and came in the Neo Revelation and Neo Destiny sets. I do not know their exact rarity, but they ARE rarer than the normal holos of those sets.
    Pokemon *: These Pokemon have a * symbol after their names, and can be found in many of the new EX sets. I believe they are usually only found once per box.
    Secret Cards/Boxtoppers: These cards will all have card numbers that are ABOVE the actual number of cards in the set. For example, 101/100. Boxtoppers are cards that you can only find by buying a booster box, and they will be lying on top of the boosters when you open them. The secret cards are found in packs, and their rarity varies by set.
    Reverse/Alternate Holo: These cards come one per pack since the Legendary Collection set, and have a “reverse” or “alternate” holographic pattern on them. There is one RH/AH version for every regular card in the set, except for EX Pokemon and secret cards/boxtoppers. From the Legendary Collection set through the Team Aqua/Team Magma set, these cards were holographic around the main part of the card, and just not in the picture. In the following sets, they had an alternate holo pattern on the card picture, and/or a special stamp of the set name.

    How much is my card worth?

    To find the actual amount of money your card will sell for, you may just want to look up the finished auctions on eBay to see what people are paying for them. If you are a member of the PokeGym forums, you can check out their Price List, which is usually accurate and up-to-date.

    The only other important thing to remember about card worth is that newer cards are almost ALWAYS worth more than older cards. This is because the Modified format, the format used in all official tournaments, is updated every year to include only the newest sets. This means that people can not use older cards in their decks for premier tourneys, and so they are not worth as much in general, as they are not as sought-after.

    If you are posting:

    If you’re looking for a price/rarity of your card, please include the set and card number, or barring that (if it’s in Japanese and you can’t read it, etc), any other information you can about the card. If you say “I have a Pikachu, what’s it worth?” we will have no idea what card you are talking about.

    If you’re answering people with a price for their card, please post where you are getting your prices from. Also keep in mind that book prices (prices that can be found in magazines like Beckett) are usually around 3 times the actual worth of the card (what people will actually pay for it).

    I believe that’s it, post away!
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    um i stopped collecting a while ago but recently i picked up a few Dragon ex packs to catch up on old times.. anyway i got a Latios ex holo (94/97) and a Salamece reverse holo (19/97).. they are both in great condition
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    If anyone can help me, it would be most appreciated, I have:

    Shining Gyrados - Neo Revelations

    Raikou Ex - Aqua and Magma (I think..)

    I was just wondering how much they are actually worth.

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    From the 'Gym's price guide:

    Latios ex - $10
    RH Salamence - $2

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    Shining Gyarados - $15
    Raikou ex - $10
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    I'm wondering about the worth of this card.

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    Could someone tell me how much these are worth? I would really appreciate it!

    Lapras EX (Ruby & Sapphire)
    Electabuzz EX (Ruby & Sapphire)
    Mightyena EX (Holon Phantoms)
    Swampert EX (Team Magma VS Team Aqua)
    Kyogre EX (Hidden Legends)
    Flareon EX (Delta Species)
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    I need these valued-
    Articuno EX (EX FR/LG) Medium condition, has no rips but is very wavy.
    Jirachi- Team magama vs Aqua
    Groudon-Hidden legends
    Cacturne EX-Emerald.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitt Kat
    Could someone tell me how much these are worth? I would really appreciate it!

    Lapras EX (Ruby & Sapphire)
    Electabuzz EX (Ruby & Sapphire)
    Mightyena EX (Holon Phantoms)
    Swampert EX (Team Magma VS Team Aqua)
    Kyogre EX (Hidden Legends)
    Flareon EX (Delta Species)
    I generally go by what the going rate on E-bay is for these cards since it's far more accurate as to what you're really going to get if you try to sell them....especially to a comic shop.

    All but Mightyena, Kyogre, Swampert and Flareon range from $3-$8, depending on condition. Mighty generally goes for $12-$15, Kyogre for $12-$15, Flare for $12-$15 and Swamp for $15-$18.

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    My Koga's Ditto and ditto FR/LG?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Aerodactyl
    My Koga's Ditto and ditto FR/LG?
    Depending on the condition(and if K's Ditto is a 1st ed.), around $3.

    Edit: BTW, the rariety of the Shiny Pokemon from the EX sets is 1 per 3 boxes(or 108 packs).

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    I think stars are actually 1 per 3 boxes and I helped someone open a box of Holon Phantoms and they only got 1 ex (Mew).

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    I dunno, butr I think I got ignored..

    I'd like these valued-
    Articuno EX (EX FR/LG) Medium condition, has no rips but is very wavy.
    Jirachi- Team magama vs Aqua
    Groudon-Hidden legends
    Cacturne EX-Emerald.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruzzy
    I dunno, butr I think I got ignored..

    I'd like these valued-
    Articuno EX (EX FR/LG) Medium condition, has no rips but is very wavy.
    Jirachi- Team magama vs Aqua
    Groudon-Hidden legends
    Cacturne EX-Emerald.
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    Anything that isn't in mint condition isn't worth selling. There really isn't a market for cards that aren't in excellent condition.

    Everything else is $3, except Cacturne which can go for about $10.

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    What about that Diglett from the Base Set with the side ways energy?

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    I have a mint condition Ancient Mew card that I got when I watched the 2nd Movie. Anyone know how much it is worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonemerang
    I have a mint condition Ancient Mew card that I got when I watched the 2nd Movie. Anyone know how much it is worth?
    According to Pokeorder.com, it should be no more than eight dollars.
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    Ancient Mew US version cards generally sell for $2-$3.

    American promo cards aren't worth a lot due to the distribution. Unlike Japanese cards which are produced in far more limited quantities, US cards are mass produced and distributed, in some cases, at multiple times in multiple ways.

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    I have a 1st Edition Holagraphic base card of Charizard

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    How much would my German Holo Mew from EX Legend Maker be?
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    Okay, I have the Promo Cards given out at the very first Pokemon Movie

    Pikachu, Electabuzz,Mewtwo,Dragonite

    I'm wondering how much they are worth. Thanks

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    Depending the condition of a 1st edition Base set Charizard, it could go from $20-$80.

    The 1st movie promos generally sell from $1-$4.

    I don't deal with German cards, but check an auction site for a similiar thing. Just remember that you'd probably have to send the card to Germany in order for you to get that kind of money should you decide to sell it.

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    How much is my Black star promo Mew worth, #8? Near mint condition.

    And my Articuno Ex and Moltres Ex from FireredLeafgreen Both mint condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash's Pika Pal
    How much is my Black star promo Mew worth, #8? Near mint condition.

    And my Articuno Ex and Moltres Ex from FireredLeafgreen Both mint condition.
    Black Star Mew Promo card #8 cost $.75, according to Pokeorder.com. It's not really expensive.

    According to Toywiz.com, Articuno Ex and Moltres Ex from FR/LG costs $49.99. It's pretty expensive.

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    Moltres EX and Articuno EX sell for around $8-$10 on most auction sites.

    Meowth goes for $1.00.

    Never, ever, use the price guides of card order sites because they're not accurate. Auction sites depend on suppy and demand, and hence, they are.

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    E3 Pikachu with the red cheecks. The one that was only obtainable at E3 1999. Price it.
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