Authored by Poké Trainer Nic | July 19, 2021
You've probably seen the YouTube videos of Pokémon fans showing off cards in Japanese that haven't yet been released in English. You've probably also seen the videos where people rave about the quality of Japanese cards versus the other languages.
It's no secret, Japanese Pokémon TCG cards are pretty cool!
So you're at a point where you'd like to add some Japanese cards to your collection, but you're not sure where to start. Where do you buy them if you're living in the United States or Europe? How do you decipher the naming of the Japanese sets versus the naming of the English sets?
In this article, we're going to explore some of the Japanese Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) sets and where are some good places to buy them.
Authored by Poké Trainer Nic | July 17, 2021
If you're like me, you have a fairly decent collection of cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). Some of your cards might be common, some of them valuable, or some of them meaningful to you in some other sense.
At some point in time you might decide that you want your cards to be locked in a graded slab. There are many reasons why you might want to do this. Maybe you want to make sure your card is authentic, maybe you want to know the condition of the card through grading, or maybe you just want it preserved in a solid slab for the end of time.
All are great reasons!
So how do you get your cards graded and more importantly how do you send them in correctly so they aren't lost, damaged, or incorrectly evaluated? In this article, we're going to look into the process for using the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) to submit our cards for grading.