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Starting in September, Japanese booster boxes will feature a new tamper-proof design. To open one, you’ll need to tear a perforated line along the top of the box. Previously, you simply lifted the flap to open one.
Old Booster Boxes
New Booster Boxes
This new method will “damage” the box to make it obvious it’s been opened. This is no doubt a countermeasure by Pokemon to combat the increasing number of resealed booster boxes making it to the secondary market. In recent years there have been numerous reports of Japanese fans opening booster boxes, only to find the booster packs contain no chase cards. This is because members of Team Rocket are filling the boxes with tampered packs and reselling them.
As we reported last year, Japanese stores began to...