This guide will teach you how to spot fake yugioh cards from the real ones. I have learnt this from my experience as a yugioh card dealer and have seen many fake cards for sale on ebay so I decided to write this guide to teach people the difference.
Spotting Fakes Cards
- Wrong Names or Incorrect spellings e.g. ‘Cate Guardian’
- Wrong colour backgrounds on cards
- Different size font text on card description
- Bad picture quality
- Completely shiny card surface as if card is covered with a plastic film
- On monster cards the stars on the card will look too 3-D or blurry
- Hologram in bottom right hand corner - must be fixed exactly onto the card’s edge
- Wrong Card number (found on the right below the picture)
Spotting Fake Booster Packs and Booster Boxes
- Bad picture quality - image looks blurry
- The konami logo will be the wrong way around ( top left hand corner)
- Konami may be spelt wrong as ‘konaini’
- The copyright holder should be Kazuki Takahashi not “Kajuri Tarahasei”
- On booster packs the seem at the top and bottom should be arranged vertically not horizontally
- Do not contain some of the booster specific characteristics
How to see if cards are real or fake on Ebay
- Check sellers feedback for any negatives/neutrals for selling fake cards
- Use the above techniques to check the photo of the card
- Card may not be genuine if there is no picture or if the picture is blurry - If in doubt ask the seller!
- There will be little information in the item description about the card
- The card may be sent from Asia - where most of the fake cards are produced
- If the price is a lot lower than you know the card is worth than it can often mean that the card is fake
Thank you for reading my guide and I hope it was useful for you. You can be sure that I always sell real YuGiOh cards.
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