Help Are These M Venusaur-EX Fake?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by eishiba_lancorde, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. eishiba_lancorde Aspiring Trainer
    eishiba_lancorde

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    So I recently bought a lot of 20 holos of the newer card sets for 5 dollars. I really wondered why some people would sell them for so cheap. Nothing was wrong with the listing. I glanced around at other lots similar and one lot is entitled "Pokemon TCG MEGA 20pcs Poke FLASH Trading Cards EX Charizard Venusaur Blastoise."
    Looking at the item description it says, "These cards are copy ones, not official original."
    So people are selling false cards? I started wondering if the cards are got were not official. The cards kind of feel like the came right off the press like brand new 20 dollar bills.
     


  2. eishiba_lancorde Aspiring Trainer
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    The one on the right is the real one and the left is the fake one. I got sold fake garbage.




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  3. Latte1504 Aspiring Trainer
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    Do you have one from GEN? If so, can you compare the fake and the GEN one side by side?
     
  4. eishiba_lancorde Aspiring Trainer
    eishiba_lancorde

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    I posted a picture already.
     
  5. It's actually really hard for me to tell if that's a fake or not. I'm pretty sure it is, but could I see a picture of the back of the cards?
     
  6. Latte1504 Aspiring Trainer
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    I think it's legit and just from GEN.
     
  7. bbninjas Squid or Kid?
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    The Mega Venusaur-EX on the right is definitely real; it's a print from GEN. The Mega Venusaur-EX on the left, however, looks fake. This isn't because of the art (it's an XY print), but because the holosheet does not look correct. If it was real, the holosheet should shine very similar to the print on the right, whereas it just looks dull. The art and the body of the card also seems to be too big; there's not that defined border around the main part of the card as there normally is on official cards. There's a couple of other ways that you can determine whether the card is real or not; does the card on the left feel the same as the GEN print? You can also compare the backs of the cards; if the one on the left is brighter or duller than the one on the right, then it is definitely fake.

    Unfortunately, scammers sell fake cards all the time. Some of the biggest signs are incorrect holofoils (glossiness), over-contrasted or darkened colours, and spelling errors. You might even find these cards sold in commercial shops, such as dollar shops. Often if the price is too good to be true, then it's a scam.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
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  8. GekkisaiDaiNi Bee Revenge!
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    Okay, you put the one from XY up next to the one from Evolutions. Evolutions has a completely different card design than XY does, which could be part of it. However, like @bbninjas said, the lack of holofoil means it's almost surely fake. Sorry :(
     
  9. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    The left one is fake. Severely miscut borders (which happens mind you but i've never seen a legit card as bad as that) and absolutely no foil.
     
  10. gumball51321 Scotty Chesser
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    You got your lefts and rights mixed up.
     
  11. bbninjas Squid or Kid?
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    It seemed to have just been the first two instances. Hopefully noone got confused!
     

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