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An Example of a Counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh card
01.13.05

"Hi,

Recently silver holograms are appearing on first edition cards. A lot of people are suggesting that these are fake. I have since emailed the Fraud Investigation Team at The Upper Deck Company and they said to me that the first edition cards with the silver holograms are not fake, nor misprints.

I would like to know if the staff at Pojo have heard or have any information about these silver hologram first edition cards?

Thank you for your time. 

Respectfully,

Mark Hodgson"

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Pojo Note:  I sent this on to cool ol' Kevin at Upper Deck.  His Initial Response:

"What cards? Where did he get them? When? In what form of packaging?

We need details to answer the question."

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"Here is a scan of a first edition silver baby dragon which came from a Joey Starter Deck.

I have also seen first edition silver holos in all the starter decks including the evolution decks. I have seem them in the Metal Raiders booster packs and I believe them to be other booster packs as well.

I live in South Africa and I have noticed these cards started showing up around September/October 2004. Thatís the time I started buying Yu-Gi-Oh cards. If you would like a scan of the packaging, please let me know. The packaging is of high quality and not the usual poor quality of fake packaging that I have seen at flea markets, etc.

Also let me know if you would like me to forward you a copy of the emails I have received from the Fraud Investigation Team.

Thank you

Mark H"

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UDE's Kevin's Response:

"This is a counterfeit card. 1st edition Joey Decks have gold holofoils. Also the cutting on the card is severely off, notice how the black border is lopsided & crooked around the card."

 

 

 

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