1st Edition Shadowless Set of 16 Pokemon Cards includes:
These are custom made Pokémon cards. They are printed onto quality black core card stock using state of the art printing technology. The dimensions of the card mirrors a regular Pokémon card so you can include it seamlessly into your deck or collection. The back looks just like a regular Pokémon card too!
These versions are holographic.
The 1st Edition Shadowless set of Pokémon cards is a highly sought-after and valuable collection from the original Pokémon Trading Card Game, which was first released in the late 1990s. Here’s why these cards are particularly special and valuable:
1. 1st Edition Mark:
These cards bear a “1st Edition” stamp, indicating that they were part of the initial print run. Collectors often seek out 1st Edition cards because they are rarer than subsequent printings.
The term “Shadowless” refers to the absence of a shadow on the right side of the card’s image box. In later editions, a shadow was added to give the image box a three-dimensional appearance. Shadowless cards are from an early print run, making them rarer and more valuable than their shadowed counterparts.
3. Limited Print Run:
The 1st Edition Shadowless cards were only available in limited quantities before the design was changed to include the shadow. As a result, fewer of these cards exist compared to later editions.
4. Nostalgia and Popularity:
Pokémon has remained a popular franchise for over two decades. The nostalgia associated with these early cards, particularly for adults who collected them as children, contributes to their desirability and value.
5. Condition and Grading:
Like all collectible cards, the condition of 1st Edition Shadowless Pokémon cards significantly impacts their value. Cards that are in mint condition and have been professionally graded to confirm their quality are particularly valuable.
6. Iconic Cards:
This set includes some of the most iconic Pokémon cards, such as the 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard. Charizard has always been one of the most popular Pokémon, and this specific card is considered one of the holy grails of Pokémon card collecting.
7. Investment and Rarity:
Many collectors view these cards as an investment, hoping that their value will continue to increase over time. The rarity and high demand for 1st Edition Shadowless cards contribute to their soaring prices on the secondary market.